He even used his tail as a communication device, making him easy to litter box train.
Some rats are difficult to litterbox train, especially when it comes to urination. Not Henderson. Whenever he urinated, he stuck his tail straight up in the air.
He loved learning tricks and playing games. Henderson’s favorite was bowling:
Towards the end of his life, Henderson had begun practicing basketball:
Henderson’s first girlfriend was Twyla.
His second girlfriend was Tanya.
Twyla and Tanya both treated Henderson with great respect and allowed him to be in charge.
Mr. Personality, Henderson loved being with people. Here’s Henderson with Christina, a veterinary technician at Parkway Veterinary Hospital.
One of Henderson’s veterinarians described him as the “Golden Retriever of Rats”. Just about everyone who met him said he was “perfect”. Living with Henderson was like living with a combination angel/teddy bear. He was the most fun, friendly, intelligent and handsomest rat I’ve ever known.
He reminded me of a tiny Teddy Bear. (In this photo, Henderson had Green Mush on his nose.)
After fighting multiple illnesses for several months, Henderson was euthanized on July 15, 2017. I will always remember him for how extraordinarily special he was. I feel thankful to have shared life together and already miss him like crazy.
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