I walked quietly along the corridors of my endless rats. They slept in cages, and some were running about my feet. Jupiter was on my shoulder, Tiger on the other. I carried on walking along, dropping treats, and then stopped. A small, grey rat was looking up at me hopefully.
"I want to go on an adventure!" he whispered.
"An adventure?" I gasped, staring at the fragile rodent. His name was Sammy. The runt of his litter.
"Yes!" he grinned, eyes shining. "I like it here, but I have never really fitted in.. Besides, I want to go out an explore, meet new pets and new people!" I raised my eyebrow at this. Jupiter leapt down from my shoulder, carefully followed by dear old Tiger.
"You sure? The world's a dangerous place, y'know.." Jupiter whispered.
"I'm not afraid!" Sammy piped, sticking his chin out. "What is there to be scared of?"
Tiger sighed and squeaked, "It's sad to say..But..Some people don't care for rats like us. We're very lucky we've got Sheep here and not somebody else. Some people don't care for rats whatsoever, only caring about dogs and lions. They abandon the rats, which are left unwanted... Hungry..Lonely...Cold... Yet their dogs are enjoying themselves with lush sofas and carpets, delicious food and constant attention."
Sammy looked a little panicked, but stayed cool. "I want to help all those rats!" he decided. I sighed. I wouldn't be able to change Sammy's mind.
"Pound?" I said. Sammy nodded. I picked him up and kissed him on his head for the one last time.
On this day BlackPersianSheep. wrote a sad but very sweet story about her pet rat Sammy. According to our user, she did actually send Sammy to the Pound, but she is tracking where he goes next. We hope he has a great adventure :)