I'm at a loss....
So, pretty much everyone here knows I work at a pet store.
I talk to a lot of people about chinchillas, though I only know a few by their name. There is one particular customer that always calls me and asks me questions.
Well, the first few times she called was when her chin got loose and she couldn't find her. I told her tricks on finding her, and she was eventually caught.
That happened a few times, but then it got better. The next big issue that happened recently was fur biting. Her kids were on summer vacation from school, and were being loud and such. I told her the noise stressed her out, and she was probably fur chewing because of that. She moved her to a more quiet room. I don't know if she's still chewing, but she did take her to a vet (crappy one may I add) to see if it was a fungus.
Now, her chin has soft poo. I told her to put her on a hay and water diet only for a few days, and see how it works out. I told her no pellets and absolutely no treats, as that can make it worse. She said she felt bad about no treats, but I told her the chin will be ok with no treats. I said if it doesn't clear up, get the chin to a vet immediately, as it may be a bacterial infection.
Here's the kicker and hence my subject. She was talking to a friend about me, saying I help her out a lot, I have fourteen chins, etc. I corrected her by saying I have 16, and I had 17, but one recently passed from a uterus infection. She smirked and turned to her friend and asked how in the world a chin could get that.
I was so upset. How can one think that is funny?? It boggles my mind. I wouldn't laugh if it happened to her, why would she laugh at me??