In Memory of my Beloved Little One.
You were so tiny in that big steel cage,
My heart went out to you as you were so afraid.
I checked back often to see how you were,
Still no one came, but I thought they would for sure.
The third day I was there, ready to take you home,
I really didn't know if you would feel like you belong.
I knew nothing about a Rat.
You were my first and I thought, the last.
But there was something that said to me,
That it was just meant to be.
You were released into my care,
Little did I know, with you I would share,
A bond so strong, no one could compare.
You were so funny when you would shake your rope,
What a tough little Rat I am, you would gloat.
You were beside me when I was so sad,
Always giving me a look as if to say 'Hey, it's not so bad.'
I took you everywhere,
My constant companion, we would share.
You would steal my food before I knew where it was at,
I would laugh and say 'You darn little rat.'
I loved you with all my heart,
But little did I know, that soon we would part.
You were gasping for air,
This was my worst nightmare.
I made the emergency trip,
The vet gave you many shots, without you so much as giving a nip.
I took you home and gave you constant care,
Losing you would be more than I could bare.
But your precious breath became more struggled,
I knew that you were in trouble.
I revived you twice,
Praying to God, that he not take your life.
I was not ready to let you go,
You were my everything, how could I take such a blow.
I could feel you slip away,
Along with my heart, which went with you that day.
I can still hear your tiny feet go pitter pat.
I so love you, my Little One Rat.
You knew my thoughts before I did,
You were such an amazing little furkid.
My tears flow freely, and my heart so aches,
Wishing you were here, I would do anything it takes.
It is so hard to continue on,
I really don't know how, my heart you had won.
They say time will heal this pain,
But I will never be so blessed again,
To have such a beloved furever friend.
My heart will always long for the day that we will meet again at the Rainbow Bridge, my Little One. I miss you so and you will always be remembered in my heart.
May you rest in peace,
My Little One Rat