TJ the hamster died after only 3 weeks with us. Now Curly is sick.
Maybe some people should just stick to one kind of pet. Cats work for me because they practice such diligent self care. All I have to do is put out food and clean the litterbox. The only sacrifice is smooth upholstery. Playing with them and loving them up is easy.
I thought it was easy with Curly as well. Now I feel like such a failure.
School starts this week and I refuse to allow this to foreshadow it. I insist on a brilliant and positive year this year. And I shall take my cleansing breaths this morning and transform rodent consciousness into a sunburst crown of positive light.
That and maybe two cups of coffee this morning.
UPDATE: CURLY HAS MITES! LITTLE CREEPY UGH-Y CREATURES THAT ARE MAKING HER HAIR FALL OUT. SHE GOT A SHOT. NEEDS THREE MORE OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. $73 PLUS DOLLARS LATER AND A CLEANED OUT CAGE AND I'M KA-CHINGED OUT!!