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Gutter Rat has a minion!

Trashy the Feltis




Gutter Rat
Legacy Name: Gutter Rat


The Hydrus Wyllop
Owner: zwitter

Age: 10 years, 8 months, 2 weeks

Born: March 17th, 2012

Adopted: 10 years, 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Adopted: March 17th, 2012


Pet Spotlight Winner
April 12th, 2014

Statistics


  • Level: 2
     
  • Strength: 10
     
  • Defense: 10
     
  • Speed: 10
     
  • Health: 10
     
  • HP: 10/10
     
  • Intelligence: 0
     
  • Books Read: 0
  • Food Eaten: 1540
  • Job: Unemployed


Entered the Limelight in September 2021
It was Tee's first day away from his mother, out on his own for the first time. His first instinct, food. Must find food then shelter, in that order. So he set out at dusk in search of food. He followed his nose out of the woods and into a quiet suburb, where there were so many aromas and sights. He had heard such wonderful things about the suburbs, warm places to live in and easy meals. He came to a block where the smell of food increased with every step. He wandered over to the curb in front of a large house, the aroma was coming from here. There were large cans emitted the aroma of a buffet, he sat in front of it and stared at it and thought of how to get the food out?
There was no cover on top so all he had to do was get to the top. He looked around, the only thing closest to the can was the fence. He walked to the other side of the fence and climbed up it. Tee perched on top of the fence and looked into the can. His eyes widened at what he saw, it was glorious. There was a buffet sitting there waiting for him; fruits, breads, vegetables, candies, chips and everything else that would make a little raccoon's nose go a mile a minute sniffing.
As he sat there staring in the can he began to realize, the can was pretty far from the fence, he began to panic. What if he couldn't make the jump? He wanted to turn around and climb down, but he didn't. Tee took a deep breath, stood up on the tip of the fence and jumped.
He felt like he was flying for hours even though he was only in the air for just a second or two. He landed on the far side of the can. He made it, but as soon as he landed, the can began to fall. His force was enough to knock it over. He let out a screech as the can tipped and garbage came tumbling out.
Everything went dark. When he opened his eyes and looked around, it was mostly dark with a sliver of light. He walked over to the light, thankful that he had not been hurt. After a few steps he bumped his nose. He looked around confused, and reached his paw out. There was some invisible force blocking him from getting out the garbage heap. A glass jar had fallen over him and had him trapped under the garbage.
Tee sat there a let out a shrill little whine. His first day away from home and already he's in trouble, how could this have happened? He pressed his nose against the glass and let out another cry...
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Gutter, despite growing up as any gutter rat would, is a kind and caring rat.
Gutter grew up in the sewers and on the streets. He had dozens of siblings growing up and didn't get much attention, but that didn't prevent him from being a good rat; he helped gather food for the younger rats and watched over them. It was a demanding life and he wished he had help but he was the only one that cared about the little ones. It was a thankless job, the other rats never thanked him in any way for all the work he put in taking care of them. He became tired of being used like a butler and a maid and became fed up with it, he left. They were old enough he thought, they need to learn how to care for themselves, the streets will eat you alive if you can't.
He left his gutter home and decided to make a new home for himself. As he walked away he felt kind of bad for leaving his family with out any good-byes but they need to learn on their own, no one had taught him how to survive. To stop himself from feeling bad, he started to wonder where he would make his new home. He was growing tired of the city life, it was too noisy and dangerous. The woods possibly? No. He wouldn't have a clue how or where to get food or what dangers there are. Gutter became frustrated and stopped walking. He hadn't realized how far or long he had been walking and took a look around. He didn't know where he was, it wasn't the city but it wasn't the woods. I was like a mixture of both.
There were houses, but they weren't all mushed together, and between the houses was grass and trees. He had heard rumors of places where the city and woods blended together but he thought it was just an urban legend. It wasn't because here he stood in it. Sitting there in amazement, Gutter remembered what this magical place was called. Suburb. This is where he'll live, he thought. Protection and food from the houses but the quietness and fresh air of the woods. He started to wander through the yards looking for a place to sleep, it was getting late and he was tired from such a long walk. He came up to a house that must have a lot of kids, there were toys all over the yard and in the corner there was a playhouse. He scurried over to the playhouse, slipped in, curled up in the corner and went to sleep.
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Gutter woke up to a loud sound, it was still dark out. He left the playhouse is search of the noise. He smelled garbage, good garbage. It smelled better than the stuff he got off the streets in the city. He followed his nose to the house next door and saw a tipped over trashcan. Dinner! Gutter ran over and started nosing through the food. It was so much better than the city's garbage - fruit, bread, quality meat bones - it was a feast. While stuffing his face, he hear scratching and what sounded like crying. He looked around, but didn't see anything, and the noise continued. He started to dig through the garbage and bumped into a glass jar. He jumped back. There was a baby raccoon staring back at him in the jar.
"HELP!" The raccoon yelled from behind the jar.
"I'll get you out, just hold on a minute."
Gutter climbed up the pile and began to throw food and trash everywhere. It was piled on top of the glass jar, pinning it to the ground. After a few minutes he uncovered the top of the jar.
"Ok little guy. I'm gonna pull the jar from the top, you push up and get out when it lifts, ok?"
"Ok."
Gutter started pulling and the raccoon started pushing. The jar started to budge and lift, and the raccoon squeezed through the little space there was.
"I'M FREE! THANK YOU!" The raccoon jumped up and down happily.
"You're welcome, I just heard the noise and went to investigate. What's your name?"
"Back home, everyone just called me Tee I guess because I'm tiny compared to my brothers and sisters." Tee put his head down in embarrassment.

"You're a hell of a lot bigger than me. You make me look tiny," Gutter laughed. "You need a better name than that."
They both sat quietly for a moment, before Gutter spoke up.
"You smell trashy. How about Trashy? Sounds kinda tough. In the streets your name said everything."
Tee looked confused "How is that tough? I'm sorry but I grew up in the woods, I don't know about the streets."
"It's dirty, it kinda implies that you, uh, don't play clean. Yeah, you play dirty, and tough guys play dirty."
"Really?"
"Yeah! You were the runt right? Why not leave that behind and be a tough guy?"
"Trashy it is then!"
They both smiled at each other and began to eat.
~
Gutter and Trashy became best friends after that moment. They traveled all over from city to suburb to forest and back again.

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Art
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X by tYueying
X by Oatmeal
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X by Penguin
Overlay-X by Tippy

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