I'm off work Thursday (tomorrow) and am going to make an appointment for Friday. Can't wait to see that bill!!
Oh how do I wish that they are dumping him on me. I don't feel like giving them 200+ dollars and paying for this vet bill on top of EVERYTHING else. Thank you so much for the kind words. It really means a lot right now. This is getting stressful.
Of how much I want this glider out of their hands, I really don't think they need another animal. They are great people and just say Yes to anything that needs a home. I with there was just a way I could make them see how he's suffering.
As for the toys-- The fleece thing sounds like a great idea!! I was going to pick up some cat balls at work today but forgot. I'll run to Wal-Mart and get some scrap fleece. I work at petco and we have these key chain $ savings card. I got some of those and I'm planning on making some sort of toy out of 'em. It'll be fun to figure out. I'm also going to get him and wheel and a friend once we "click" and bond. I've read it's easier to get a younger one that the older one watches him trust you (which builds a relationship with them both at once) but I think it's be best to keep him just for a few months or so until he fully trusts me. I feel we've come a long way.
Me too. I love him so much.
When he first got here he was constantly crabbing at me. I couldn't open the cage without him yelling at me to leave him alone. After taking him to work for a few days he started coming around. I felt safe enough to let him run around in the bathroom but he only climbed up on me and sat on my head. After he peed all over my head and hair and face I put him back. I thought he was scared-- didn't know it was normal for them. A chinchilla is wayy too modest!!
The night after that I let him run around again in the bathroom. This night was much better. He was climbing the hair dryer cord (don't worry he was fine!!
), swinging on the towel holders, jumping from Kevin's head to my head to the sink, and having a complete blast. Last night was a horror story for me!! (fun for him though) On our way to the bathroom he peed alllll over my shirt. It was so wet that I took it off not thinking about his ENORMOUS claws. Well after about an hour of him using my bare skin as a tree and me prying him off, I put him back in his cage for his dinner.
We have come so far. I've cried just thinking about what he's been through and now knowing what liife can really be like. I don't want to let him go. It's not fair. I wish there was something I could do that would guarantee they would let me have him. That way I could just let go all of the way and not be scared to fall inlove with him. I know I sound pathetic.. I just.. it's not fair to him or anyone else. I wish they could see. I hope mpney and persuading them works. Please pray for us. He'll die if he goes back to them, I just know it.
Oh yeah.. Did I tell you? http://www.geocities.com/rocheal828/glider.html