First of all, DG changed the rat's name from "Cibo" to Mittens. And here is why...
This morning, he was playing with the rat and talking to it and all and I made a comment about how it would be difficult to find Nike shoes small enough for a rat's feet. They have tiny feet.
DG informed me: "They only wear shoes on their back feet."
Me: "What do they wear on their front feet?"
Without any sarcasm or humor, he said: "Well, mittens, of course."
So there you go. And now you know where the name "Mittens" came from.
During that conversation, he revealed that he gave the rat a pardon. The poor rat has been pardoned from a death sentence of Consumption by Snake. And in telling us about "The Pardon", he made a hand gesture. You may remember, a while ago, he also told us about The Shun. And the hand gesture that goes with "The Pardon" is palm up, hand open, and a downward motion from the elbow- sort of like you've said: "Ta-dah!"
Mittens the Rat has gotten The Pardon from the Disabled Guy.