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Sad news about monkey
Monday, December 18, 2006
Monkey is my brother's pet rabbit. He's had him for over 6 years now, and has always lived in a cage in my brother's room. Ever since my brother moved back home, he's been a poor pet owner. I love my brother but there are times I wish he were more responsible. There have been times I've seen Monkey's dish empty and when I refilled it, he would be frantically pacing the cage as if he were starving. I'm not a huge animal person (meaning I'm scared to touch them) but I still care about the little guy. I think Monkey is the cutest rabbit ever, and I always hate to see him starving or lonely.

Around September, my brother moved Monkey to the garage so he could clean his room for a party at the house. It's December now and he never moved him back in his room. I kept telling him that Monkey was probably freezing to death and it's so dark, lonely, and scary in the garage. Monkey has lived his whole life indoors in my brother's room, so it just boggles my mind that he could leave him in the garage for that long. My parents would remind my brother on several occassions to feed Monkey and my brother would just get annoyed that they were nagging him. I now understand why they would remind him, because Monkey is the skinniest rabbit I've ever seen.

Well my parents came home tonight and informed me that they checked the garage, and Monkey is dead. I never realized how much I do care about animals, because I literally cried. He wasn't even my pet, and yet knowing that he died in our garage just really upsets me. I'm not placing the entire blame on my brother, but I am mad that he never moved him back in his room and he had to die that way - neglected, starving, surrounded by the darkness and the cold. I can't bear to look at the dead body, I'm having flashbacks of when I had to bury my guinea pig in the backyard when I was a child. It's a horrible feeling.

My parents are also not very big animal lovers, but they seem very upset over this. They haven't explicitly told me, but I know that they are disappointed in the lack of responsibility on my brother's part. I asked my mom if she told him the news and she said yes but she didn't think he'd be rushing home anytime soon. That really upsets me.

Benny's been saying that if we ever get married he wants a dog. While a part of me wants to (I never grew up with a dog) I don't know if I could handle the loss. I can now sympathize with pet owners. and my heart goes out to all of you.
posted by Daphne @ 10:52 PM  
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Holly said…

    Awww! I'm so sorry, babe! That's terribly sad! :(

    I feel bad for Monkey, too, and I'm a bit peeved at your brother. He shouldn't have neglected Monkey like that.


    You can call if you want to cry on my shoulder! ;)

  • At 3:01 AM, Blogger Grace said…

    Ooh Daph!! I'm so sorry sweetie! I've never had a pet before either, but I'm imagining just how awful it would be to lose one. :( I think it's only natural to cry. (((((((((DAPHNE)))))))))

    And ditto to what Holly said, your brother should not have neglected Monkey like that. He should have been more responsible. Poor Monkey.

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Dylan (aka Rowena) said…

    Oh damn I'm sorry to hear that sweetie, I'm not an animal person either but I'm mad at your brother too...

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