||Deceased, Seven months old|
||Agouti Berkshire rat|
meant the world to me. One June 2nd, this sweet little boy came in
to my life. My first rat, Sara gave birth to thirteen little babies. I knew from
the first day that I could see his color coming in that he would forever
be mine or, rather I would be his. Even when he was tiny, I spent almost
all of my time doing something with him.
I did everything with my squishy boy. He went just about every where I
did. I even snuck him in to Wal-mart with me a few times. He showed many
people how wonderful rats could be. He would always give them his sweet
smile, and then they would want to pet him. He slept in the bed with me
and even had his own pillow. He was the sweetest boy in the whole word. He
gave me kisses, licked away my tears when I was upset, and would sit
perched on my shoulder and stick his little nose in my ear to give me
whisker kissies. Every day, he would wake me up by licking my hand, or
nibbling on my fingers, and then we would spend a fair amount of time
together cuddling, and me giving him treats. We would sit at the computer,
with him in my lap, while he slept peacefully. His favorite things to do
were to sleep, spend time with me, eat and bully other rats.
He hated to be in his cage! When I put him in there, he would glare at me,
and trying to chew the bars of the cage. I always ended up taking him out
because I couldn't stand to see his sad little face.
After a long battle with respiratory disease, he lost the battle the
following February 15th. I was celebrating his mom Sara's birthday and
after she and her cage mate had their fill of her birthday cake and
yogurt, I went to get the boys out for their turn. My baby boy didn't
greet me, so I figured he was just sleeping, since he was a lazy boy, but
he had passed away. I miss him every day, and there will never be another
rat like him. Rest in Peace, my sweet squishy angel.
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