Rather a lazy day today, aside from doctoring Kip’s foot (which isn’t showing any improvement yet – although it’s a bit hard to tell since he’s such a soft crybaby). We bought two baby rats as companions to our one remaining fancy rat, and after two days had to remove them from her cage; she was horrendously bad to them. I don’t think they’d drunk or eaten anything all that time, as she would pounce on them, biting and clawing, if they even moved. Evil bitch.
Aja and Anansi were a lot of fun last night – although the amount of fun I can take at 4:00 am is rather limited. I keep getting up in the middle of the night to let them out to play in hopes that our neighbors won’t complain about all the noise. Anyway, rather than keeping them shut in the two rooms on the third floor, I closed all the connecting doors and let them play on the stairs. I’ll have to shoot some video of them bouncing up and down all the flights of stairs, it was very funny.
I’ve had two offers of horses that I can ride if needed or use for lessons, but I am so depressed about Kip’s constant injuries. Some horses are like that – either too clumsy or just victims of very bad luck, and they suffer a string of injuries and illnesses that means that you can’t depend on them to be ridable from week to week. I feel that Kip and I are never going to get anywhere. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but I am very frustrated. And I am hoping with all my heart that this is merely an abcess, and not something disastrous as a cracked pedal bone or whatever…it would just be too much. :(