Last week my niece called me at work in the middle of the afternoon. My heart skipped a bit and my mind automatically went into overdrive: Something terrible must have happened. Did something terrible happened? OMG! Something terrible did happen….(Yeah as you can see I have issues…🙄😂).
Me: “Are you all right?”
Niece: “Yes, of course!”
Me: “Then why are you calling me in the middle of the day at work?”
She never calls me mid-day weekdays. She either calls me early morning while walking her dog Yuki or late at night. Never in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday.”
Niece:” Don’t worry, nobody died! But guess what?”
Me: “What? Spit it out!”
Niece: “Yuki just ate a dead rat.”
Me: “Ewww! Yuki is badass! I am both disgusted and impressed.”
It’s like learning somebody you took for granted cheated. You’re both disgusted and secretly impressed.
Niece: “Don’t say that! I am horrified and traumatized. I’ll never look at her the same ever again”.
(Soft dramatic music playing…😂😌)
Me: “I understand. It’s like overhearing your preteen talk about sex. Something is lost that can never be recovered.”
Niece: “OMG! That’s exactly how I feel!”
Me: ” But where would she find a dead rat though?”
Niece: “We were walking on the beach when we saw the dead rat. Before I knew it she lunges forward, grabs it and run. I tried to stop her but she ran away from me. Can you believe it? The little rascal ran away from me!”
Me: “Makes sense….maybe she didn’t want to share.”
Niece: “Don’t joke with that! I am worried!”
Me: “Sorry. Did you call the vet?”
Niece:” Yeah, she said it’ll pass through her poop or vomit. Plus she has a checkup coming up soon so we’ll see…”
She sounded so disappointed at this point and I am trying hard not to laugh.
Niece: “Can’t believe she did that, I am truly horrified!”
Me: “Very disappointing. After all the money you spent teaching her to be human.”
Niece: “I know…..Well I got to go to work now. Talk to you later?”
Me: “Sure! Let me know how it goes and don’t worry, she’ll be fine!”
Apparently Yuki just got her first taste of crime. Just like most people she did not personally commit the crime, she simply benefited from it 😋. I’ll admit Yuki’s not the only one. After learning she was gonna be all right, I immediately hurried to ask for a pic of the rascal for my next blog🤫🙄.
The thing is we all have felt the same in some way when somebody we love and thought we knew displays an offending behavior revealing a side of themselves we either didn’t know existed or refuse to acknowledge. And in that moment we think we’ll never forgive and forget but we do. Love takes over. Not all the time but sometimes it does.
What about you dear reader? When was the last time somebody you love and trust did something truly disgusting. And it doesn’t have to be a pet! Let me know in the comments and Gros bisoux!