The only thing that makes this whole rat thing difficult is the money. Especially with gas and grocery costs being what they are in the U.S. right now.
I was soo happy. We had just a little extra money. I was going to buy my own small digital camera so that I don't have to always borrow one, and I know I have one that works. I had picked it out and set the money aside. I'm going to need to be able to post pics a little more easily when the website's up.
But then there's Izzy. Izzy, our patchy hairless and one of my favorites, is prone to escape artist routines and she gets herself scratched up quite a bit, so last night I go home and her eye is swollen with some scratches around it and the eye itself is a little foggy looking. She seems to be able to see out of it. It's not slowing her down or making her feel bad, touching around it didn't seem to hurt, so I'm pretty sure it's just a run of the mill scratch and I put some moistening drops in. But we all know what an eye scratch means, possible infection if untreated. So tomorrow morning she goes to the vet for a check and some antibiotic drops, which I figure will run about $40 for the visit and about $35 for the drops, the approximate cost of my camera.
How do rats have such great timing? How do the little devils always know when I'm flat broke?
On a more positive note, Izzy is soo worth it. She's hilarious. She breaks out of the cage all the time, usually just to climb in and fall asleep in one of the empty cages. And her patches are migratory. This week she'll have just the face mask. Then next week there will just be hair in circles around her eyes. Then after that she'll have a little spot on her head and a hitler mustache. Then no hair on the face and light fuzzy body hair. Then the next week the full black face mask again. It goes in a cycle like that all the time, little weirdo!