Louis “Cheddar” Barron I
Cheddar passed away earlier this evening. He was very sick, but even though he was suffering he never stopped being sweet to me and to his companion Oreo.
Cheddar was purchased as a feed rat for our snake Gumby, but that night Gumby granted Cheddar a pardon, and he was free to live as a happy pet rat. Though we don’t know for sure how long he lived, we do know that his short life was a happy one.
I never knew how sweet rats were until I held Cheddar in my hands for the first time. I was a little bit afraid he was going to bite me, but to my surprise, he licked my hand! Ever since that moment I was absolutely in love with him.
He was only sick for a couple of days, and he didn’t suffer for long. He just hit a rapid downward spiral this afternoon. He spent his last moments in my hands, and he died shortly after in the soft bedding of his home.
We buried our beloved Cheddar in our flower garden, and said some kind words of remembrance.
Cheddar, I will not forget you.