*sigh* this is the first thread i've started here... my husband and i had two pet rats...lenore and delilah...that we had gotten last year in february, as an engagement gift to each other. i know, how romantic. lenore died back before christmas when we still lived in our apartment, and we couldn't do anything other than wrap her up tight and send her to the dumpster. i cried for days and i felt so awful for having to do that to her. this morning my husband called to tell me that he had gone to feed delilah, and she was lying dead on the bottom of the cage. he went out, bought a shovel, and waited for me to come home at lunch. i could not stop crying after i saw her...i felt so terrible for her. we wrapped her up in fabric, and put her in a little box. we buried her under our lilac bush in the back yard. i feel very guilty because we couldn't give lenore a proper burial (or a burial at all!). am i crazy? i want to cry over it... have any of you been so emotional about a small pet like that? i'm not talking dogs or cats...but the little guys. thanks for letting me vent...hopefully i'm not wasting anyone's time.