Two years ago, I brought Ponti and Monti into my life. Monti was two weeks younger than Ponti, and she didn’t bond with me as much as the older one, but her personality was outstanding. She was so full of energy and very intelligent, always coming up with ideas to take all the food and nest manterials for herself, but both rats were quite close and happy together anyway. During these years, they were the first living being I saw in the morning and the last ones at night. Yesterday Monti passed away due to a respiratory illness quite difficult to treat. Some of my pet cats have passed away, but Monti’s death hurts me the most. I don’t know why. I miss her. I wish I could have said goodbye to her. I haven’t stopped crying. I will do my best to prevent Ponti from feeling too lonely.