You can read Prudie’s advice here. And here’s mine:
Oh, hell no. He put your pet in the freezer?!?! When I first read the title of this letter, I thought your husband put your dead rat in the freezer, like, after it was euthanized, to preserve the body for some reason. Like, maybe he wanted to have it taxidermied or something, which is still creepy and pretty freaky, but not necessarily cruel. Except, maybe, to the person — you, I guess — who opens the freezer to get a popsicle or maybe a pint of Haagen Daaz to help ease your grief in losing your pet and then finds it, unexpectedly, wedged between the ice cream and some frozen ground beef. But, your husband put your rat in the freezer while it was still alive?! He thought that was an appropriate way to euthanize the poor guy? Hell, no.
You need to take your husband to get his head checked. Has he ever exhibited signs of losing his mind before? Regardless, putting a living animal in the deep freeze is a big sign that something is off. And then the fact that he apologized over text. Like, he couldn’t even be bothered to dial you up and say sorry for freezing your rat. It’s all so disgraceful!
I say get your husband to a doctor to have his head checked, and then get yourselves to therapy so you can hash this out. Because, truly, if freezing the family pet isn’t grounds for divorce, apologizing for it in a text message certainly could be…
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