Here are my two rat encounters that will make you feel better. In both cases it was cats that brought them in the house and proceeded to play with them.
1. Went to bed, after a few minutes I thought I heard a noise under my pillow then figured I must just be hearing my own heart beat. Few more minutes, slid my hand under the pillow and felt something. Light on, carefly lift the pillow to find a rat. Rat runs across the bed . Almost 24 hours later the cat finally got him and left me a present on the bed.
2. Cat comes through window making noises I should have recognized, jumps on bed and bugs me for a while, keeps trying to bury itself under my leg, under my side. I keep shoving the annoying kitty off of me. Get up in the morning to discover that the cat had brought me a rat, on which I rolled and slept on. Kitty was just trying to get under me to retrieve the rat.
Feel better now?