Lando is SO excited, because his best friend is coming to say ‘Hi!’ His best friend — a rat! Named Michael! Lando is OBSESSED with Michael. Like, his love for him is on another level. And Michael the rat loves him right back. These two aren’t afraid to show everybody that a rat and a dog can be Best. Animal. Friends. Lando basically behaves like a runaway balloon! He darts around a lot! It’s just the way he is! When he was growing up, Lando lived in a few different homes. But then he found a family who was very patient. Lando! Good boy! And who loved him for who he is! And, oh yeah, the family had a rat! Who became his brother! No one knew if a dog and a rat would get along, so their parents were ready for them to be like “No, thanks!” But it was a perfect match! I guess Lando and Michael were both looking for a friend — because when they found each other, they were, like, “I’m never leaving… I’m staying right here with you forever.” Now, they even have their own special way of talking to each other. If Michael is in his cage and Lando wants to play, he shoves his nose in to say, “Let’s hang out!!” And if Lando is feeling anxious, or maybe too excited, Michael can help Lando feel relaxed just by sitting by his side. Hey buddy, let me help you calm down. And he always makes sure that no one bothers him while he’s sleeping. It’s an easy job. Lando is a very heavy sleeper. But life with Lando isn’t sleepy all the time. Not even close! There’s a lot of jumping from couch to couch! And playing “Find the Rat!” Hey! Where’s Michael?! There you are, little buddy. And sometimes, they even go on trips! Grand trips… to the Grand Canyon! That’s right, Michael and Lando visited the Grand Canyon. And had a blast! Think how many bones I could fit in there… Michael and Lando just get each other. They know when their friend is sad and blue… and how a little extra love can make him feel better. They tell each other their secrets and give each other courage to try new things. But mostly, they make each other feel special — the way only best friends do. Who could have guessed these two — a wild and crazy dog and a little rat named Michael — would be so close? I guess all it takes is a little trust, a little patience, and a lot of love. The secret ingredients for best animal friends.