that I had to feed a friend's pet gerbils or hamsters (I forget). Jewellery. So I would go take a necklace or a pair of gold earrings from her collection (she designed jewellery for a living, you see), and cut it up into very small pieces for their breakfast/lunch/dinner.
They would only eat gold.
And obviously I had to access them by crawling through a hatch.
And they talked to me.