I used to have trouble keeping small pets. As with George’s pal Lennie, something always seemed to happen to them that resulted from my actions. I recently mentioned the kitty in the attic in another thread; that happened nearly 30 years ago and I still feel guilty about it. That longtime faimly pet likely got heatstroke-induced brain damage because of me!
It’s been nearly 20 years since I lost a pet due to anything I did and do not want to be Lennie ever again.