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Spoiled Rat Update!

Feb. 15th, 2018 | 12:23 am

: Xyzzy and Plugh are taking things okay. Plugh will undoubtedly be the next to go -- Xyzzy looks 100% fine and robust still -- but in the meantime they are making the best of it. Xyzzy has claimed Nest-Boxonia for his own kingdom, in the bottom of the cage. The cardboard boxes are HIS. He has even dragged one of the smaller food bowls in through an entrance, which is quite a feat, since I didn't think I cut them that big. I don't see teef-marks around the edges, so he must have just pulled with a great deal of determination. Plugh, on the other hand, has gathered all of the paper towels he can find outside of Xyzzy's box fortress, and dragged them into the big hammock on the top floor. Hammockistan has become the rat equivalent of a human taking every pillow, cushion, blanket, duvet, and plush animal they own and piling it on the bed, then burying themselves in the middle of the heap. I can just about see his nose poking out.

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Feb. 13th, 2018 | 08:18 pm

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Feb. 13th, 2018 | 03:38 am

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Feb. 8th, 2018 | 04:12 pm

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Spoiled Rat Update!

Feb. 6th, 2018 | 01:22 pm

: Grue is unfortunately on his way out. He's breathing funny, and isn't interested in brekfiss until he's had some Tylenol, so clearly something is aching. Just a matter of time until I can no longer keep him comfy. :( In the meantime, the rats are basically living next to the bed. I used to heft the cage back up onto its stand whenever I left the house, but that got old quick. Now I just police the bed for hazards and remove any attractive nuisances before I go. If I really cared about having to periodically wash rat out of my stuff, I probably shouldn't keep rats. Judging from their behavior when I'm here, the only really interesting thing on the bed is Mommy. Xyzzy and Plugh take the occasional spin around the blankets, smelling things and checking for food, but it's mostly for Grue. Grue's self-esteem is directly proportional to the amount of time spent snuggling with other creatures. I suspect he previously derived most of his personal validation from Flathead, who viewed attempts to cuddle as the natural adoration of the universe flowing inexorably in his direction, as well it should. Xyz and Plugh still think they need to spend their day taking care of IMPORTIN RAT BIZNISS like gnawing holes in boxes and destroying paper towels, so Grue has to nap alone much of the time. Grue will now waddle out and head-butt my knitting off of my lap if he thinks he's not getting enough attention. A few days ago, he decided to spend the night sleeping in my hair. Originally he wanted to sleep sprawled across my /face/, but after the third or fourth time I moved him, he decided the pillow next to my head was an acceptable compromise.

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Jan. 24th, 2018 | 06:33 pm

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Jan. 20th, 2018 | 02:33 pm

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Spoiled Rat Update!

Jan. 17th, 2018 | 12:32 pm

: Grue is hunkering down in all of Flathead's favorite spots, emitting a stream of tiny /feep feep/ noises. I think he's calling for his brother. :(

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Jan. 17th, 2018 | 10:00 am

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