A Memorial for Eddie
Feb. 2012 - July 14, 2012
I still remember the first day that I bought him. It was a sunny day, with maybe a few clouds. I was going to the pet store, with no big plans on buying a new pet after my 3 mice (Patches, Pikachu, and Sable) died. I walked into the pet store like usual, just browsing with my mother. I came across the rodent area, and I saw all of the cute little feeder ratties on sale. Most were albinos, 1 or 2 of them were white with creamish-brown splotches everywhere, and a couple of them were black and white. There was a friendly young store worker there, just feeding the rats and talking to some customers. I came up to her and asked, "Can I see one of those rats?" She said, "Sure!" reached in, and grabbed the rat that would soon-to-be Eddie. I looked at her, and said, "I think I'd rather have a girl" just because I preferred girl animals at that time (I don't anymore, I like both).
While I was saying that, the store worker was keeping Eddie on a cute little rainbow-coloured wooden play structure; he was running everywhere on it! Occasionally, the store worker would even have to turn it around a bit to keep him from following off. I petted him a few times, but I was quite cautious of him possibly biting me (like my mice sometimes did). Anyways, the girl replied, "Hmm, well, in my opinion, the males are kinder. They do smell a bit more, however." "Nicer? Who cares if they smell more!" I thought. And so, I bought him. She put Eddie in a cute temporary carrying cardboard box for me to bring him home in. We also bought him a box of treats, that resembelled little rainbow coloured donuts.
Walking to the car, I was practically squeeling with joy. When I sat down in my car seat, I just kept shoving donut treats at him, and whenever I heard him nibble, I would squeel even more and say, "Did you hear that?! Did you? That was the cutest thing EVER!" After that, all my memories of going home are a blur.
I will love you forever and always, Sir Eddie the Knight!