2) speaking of Atobe, he's been taking his antibiotics and tolerating me cleaning off his scab a couple times a day, which was all fine and dandy until we got back from the movie tonight, and Atobe had eaten the whole scab off, and I could see his insides.
EW EW OH GOD. SO GROSS. It's not doing anything horrible though, so I just cleaned it out some more and gave him his next batch of antibiotics and lined the cage with clean flannel. We'll just have to play it by ear, I suppose.
3) while googling this whole 'my rat just ate his scab' thing, I stumbled across a Japanese rat blog. Much like Colbert and his rivalry with Rain, sometimes I really feel that my life is collapsing in on itself in a black hole of things that I love.