When Simon read this posting, he insisted I reply.
You see, Simon is my pet rat, and he is currently sitting on my shoulder, eating an Oreo cookie.
Actually, sewer rats are so called because they have adapted so well to life in the sewer. In fact, they have learned to use manís sewer systems so well, that the toilet is a very commonly known access point to get to food sources.
Simon suggests simply giving in and inviting them over for dinner, through the front door. I think I would prefer to flush 6 times, but donít tell him that.