April, 2003 - April 7, 2005
McFly, I loved you, even when you weren't a good rat. You sat inside my shirt. You licked me and cleaned under my nails for me and even tried to clean my lips and teeth. I took you with me to my last day of high school the day after I got you. I took you with me to Columbus and hid you in my dorm room, and some days you were the only thing there that I could like. You were selfish and beautiful and perfect and I worried over you as much as I possibly could. If you had been human, I would have married you.
I'm sorry you became so aggressive, but I don't blame you. I wish I could have taken better care of you after you bit me, but it was hard. But I still loved you. I'm still glad I got you. Thank you for being with me.
"Ah, well, people can be stupid abou' their pets," said Hagrid wisely. Buckbeak spat a few ferret bones onto Hagrid's pillow. - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban