When I envisioned Ricky in my mind, he was a cute little mouse; a pincushion i created to be sweet and fun to enter in the state fair. Well, after I actually made him, he became a rat. So, Ricky the Rat will sit along side all the other little pincushions crying out to get his ribbon. "Pick me", he'll say as the judges make their way through all the pincushions begging for a ribbon. Maybe if he slips them some cheese he'll have a chance. Let's hope so!