This is Wayne. Wayne is a female rat.
She was one of the only little creatures that I actually loved. She used to live in a fish tank next to my bed, and when I’d come home, drunk as, at 4 or 5am, she’d come trotting out to greet Me. She loved beer and chow-mien.
When she was about 2, she got pneumonia. I ended up having to take her to the vets to be put down. On the way in the car she snuggled into my shoulder and stayed there the entire time.
I cried like a baby.
I hadn’t ever been so attached to an animal before. Not even the cat we owned when I was a kid … but this little critter made me smile … everyday.
I never had another pet or got attached to another animal after Wayne. Kind of sad I guess, but I couldn’t deal with the loss.
And it seemed pointless.
What I did learn, was I was ‘capable’ of loving something … but have chosen not too since.
Strangely enough though … this little furry friend, made my hellish life at the time, just that much more pleasurable 🙂
Thanks Wayne 🙂