For most of his life, Wester’s biggest problem was finding food. Living as he did, in the high mountains, near a mining town, he had two main options: scavenge in the dump by the creek, or take his chances in the fancy house on the hill. And so, waking up very hungry as the early spring sunshine warmed the earth around his burrow, Wester decided to head for the mansion’s kitchen. Little did he know that what he would find there would forever change his life. Something of extraordinary beauty, transformed Wester from a Rat with an Empty Belly, into a Rat with an Idea. And finally, into Wester The Artful Rat.