Rosa had grown weary of dashing through the intricate sewers. The subterranean world of Melbourne lacked the thoughtful design of the bustling streets above; its pathways were rough and uneven, and the sharp bends often caused rats to collide as they hurried around corners. Rosa’s paws ached, and she was well aware she wasn’t the sole rodent suffering from paw predicaments. During her journeys, she had encountered countless fellow rats lamenting bleeding toes, strained muscles from ascending stairs, and fungal growth on their nails due to the persistent dampness. Most distressing was the absence of any available remedies for these woes. Perhaps this could become her innovative business concept. Could she craft the most remarkable foot healthcare treatments and products Cheltenham sewers had ever witnessed? Rosa envisioned herself at the forefront of this endeavour. By preempting all potential competitors, she might even establish a monopoly in the realm of rat podiatry. Given the frequency of grievances she had encountered, Rosa speculated that financial success awaited her. With those riches, she could finally construct a lavatory of opulence rivalling that of Remy’s. The mere thought of his boasts annoyed her to no end.
But Rosa realised she was getting ahead of herself. She needed to start from the ground up. Seeking guidance, she consulted a nearby rat attorney to inquire about the training and accreditation required for healthcare professionals. To her surprise, such formalities were unnecessary within the confines of the sewers. Adjusting her focus, she began meticulously planning her pricing strategy, jotting down essential details like the cost of custom-made orthotics and the expenses associated with treating common foot ailments.
A mischievous chuckle escaped Rosa’s lips. As anticipated, her nascent podiatrist venture promised substantial profitability. Eager to commence her quest, she set her sights on locating the ideal space for establishing a clinic in Cheltenham. A cozy nook beneath the human council offices seemed a viable option. With an excited grin, Rosa packed a rucksack and set off on a mission to find her friend Ruby, anxious to share the news of her groundbreaking undertaking.