I feel this story means the most to me than any other. I also realize that only a few of you guys have heard it, but the character limit in comments restrained me from telling the story in full. I get teary eyed when I tell this story, or even when I think about it. I want Moe’s story told, so that every pet owner out there knows, that nothing gold can stay. That your pets will be by your side at one moment, then suddenly fade away. Listen, they will always be in your heart though. I wanted Moe’s story to be a more grand, but this will have to do:
It was around my birthday, my grandmother decided to take my mom, my brother, and me shopping. I had spent all my money on video games before we decided to look around in the pet store. I saw the soon to be Moe and he stole my heart, it was meant to be! I had to take my games back to get Moe, but I didn’t care, it was love at first sight. We had spent many wonderful years together after that. He pretty much lived at my side, we went everywhere together, and he loved it. We would sit in the yard and look at the clouds, we went swimming together on hot days, we even went on road trips together. One day, he got sick. He had a Upper Respiratory Infection. I looked it up and saw that, that many guinea pigs never make it through those. I cried every night, and fought the illness everyday again. I didn’t think he was going to live, I was getting ready to say goodbye. Then one day, he seemed perky, and full of energy. He made it. We got to spend yet another year side by side. But, he never seemed the same, he was slow, he didn’t seem to want to play as much or go on as many adventures. He was getting old. I knew my time with him was limited, so I gave him all my love, all my time, all my attention. One day I couldn't bare it, I told him never to leave me, never to die. He hung on for me, he tried his very best to stay strong. I realized that what I was doing to him wasn’t fair. So that night, when I was telling him goodnight, I told him it was okay, I was ready. I gave him a carrot and one last pet. My last pet to ever give him. He died that very night.