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I have finished my essay a week early so I have next week free for packing and panicking.

Yesterday was not a good day. I got stressed out and miserable and everything seemed to be going wrong. But things are better now. Yay.

My list of crap:

Evie was sneezing and I felt like I should take her to the vet but I was too scared. So I felt horribly guilty that my rat could be suffering because I'm too pathetic to do anything and kept beating myself up about how I'm scum and shouldn't be allowed to have pets if I can't take care of them.

But I talked to Mum on the phone and we agreed that maybe she was just allergic to something or stressed out. Rats sneeze when they're stressed and Evie is very nervous. Dad also thinks the wood shavings are probably pine so I'm going to get her a non-wood based bedding today and see if that helps.

I tried giving Echinacea but while Minnie loves the stuff, Evie avoids it. Fussy rat.

Secondly, I couldn't get online. It was very worrying and I started to panic about not having the internet for a week and not being able to talk to Jeni but as you can see it's ok now. I don't know what went wrong or why it's working again. No one else seemed to be having the same problem, I guess technology is just out to get me.

Thirdly, I was having one of those days. You know the type, where one thing goes wrong and everything else follows? I cooked pasta. An extremely simple dish that would usually present no problems but I ended up dropping things and spilling things and losing things and tripping over things. Eventually I just wanted to give up and go back to bed.

Speaking of bed, Evie managed to get under mine. I tried rat-proofing it by blocking all the sides but she is sneaky and speedy. She wouldn't come out so I ended up moving the whole the bed, but she's also smart and moved with it. It took a while but eventually I got her back.

It wouldn't be so bad if I could just let her explore under there knowing she'd come out again but she just curled up and looked at me. I'm sure she'd have come out for food eventually but I didn't have time to wait that long.


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Mar. 11th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
Awww.I sorry you're having a bad day. I love you!

I'm worried 'cause mine seem to keep making these coughing soundy noises. I should probably change their bedding, and I'll do that tomorrow.

I never let my ratties out. I should but they'd get lost in my mess of a room and never come out, living off of the crumbs on my floor.
Mar. 12th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
*huggles* I love you too.

Coughing soundy noises doesn't sound good. I'd be worried about that.

I think my rats would go stir crazy if I never let them out. They love running around.
Mar. 12th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
I'm a horrible parent.

I'm gunna see if maybe it's because their bedding is rather icky. And then if they still seem sick I'll give them some of those droppy things the E(insert rest of word here) and then if not well...

Where would I let them run? I got them balls to run in but they don't like those very much.
Mar. 12th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
If the bedding smells then it's probably that. Rat noses are very sensitive so if it smells to you, then it must be far worse for them.

Uh, I don't know your room so I don't know where they could run. Maybe once I've seen it I'll be able to tell you. And how cool is it that that's not a vague, some time in the future statement!
Mar. 12th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'll be cleaning it sometime today. Once I get out of bed.

I know! So cool. You can tell me in a week! YAY! I'm so excited.
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