Just put me in a straight jacket and send me to the mental hospital. I am officially insane.
When will I learn that I cannot save all animals?
No, I didn't get another rat. What I did get are three mice.
I don't even know what to say. I was bored after work so I went to a pet store (always dangerous) and there was a guy buying mice to feed his snakes. I always cringe when I see this. It makes me so sad. Two of the mice were mommy mice, with adorable coloring, and one of them was a tiny baby (to feed his smaller snake). Well I had a lot of time on my hands so I started talking to this kid, trying to persuade him to buy frozen feeders instead. He bought the mice and I was still talking to him. I said I
would buy frozen feeders for him if he spared the mice.
So he was like "Well what am I going to do with these mice?" And I said "I'll take them."
So I ended up with three mice and he ended up with frozen mice. So I saved three mice. But now they are mine and who knows what Mike is going to think. I'm sure he will be fine with it but he will think I've lost it and he will tell me that I can't save them all. Well I agree with him. I really think I have lost it and I need to realize that I can't save them all. I almost wish he would just say "Steph, you can't get anymore!!!!" But he's not like that so I need to tell myself that I can't get anymore!
Anyway...the three girls are in my old hamster cage (the Crittertrail One) and have settled in nicely. Two of the girls are very fat and I'm praying they aren't pregnant. The petstore people said they are fat because they were nursing babies.
So, I saved three from being eaten and they will now have a good life for the first time. I am sad that things are like this though, and there will be many more mice that are used to breed babies to be food for snakes.