All yesterday but still making me happy today:
1) Fab music lesson, really enjoyed it. Even the fiendish weird-squggles-everywhere Hotteterre stuff
Quite fun to completely ignore the exam pieces and scales and do something else (I think my teacher is leaving it to me to be motivated to get stuff polished for the exam; hopefully that isn't a mistake!)
2) One of my rats had a lump removed the other week. It's not an unusual thing in female rats, though she was a bit young for it. They are hormonally caused, but usually not hormone-producing/affecting. Well, I got home last night and this rat who has been delumped has picked up 99% of the paper in the cage (shredded paper as bedding), and made the most enormous
nest with it. And she is hassling the alpha-rat an awful lot (she's always been happy-second-place rat). So I can only think that this lump was not the usual lump, and her hormones have gone bonkers at its removal, so now she has delusions of grandeur (and pregnancy!) Very funny to watch - also lovely to see her being very bouncy and getting a 'chunkier' build following her op.
3) And once the rat was better, the cat had to go to the vet. My husband noticed last weekend that she had a scab, I prodded it a bit and the area around was all lumpy and the cat shouted at me for touching it. So Monday she went to the vet, and the vet was the brave one who shaved the cat and it turned out to be an enormous deep cut - and likely infected, too. So they couldn't stich it up (as it would seal the infection in), but it was too big to leave open, instead they put a staple in. Cat has been confined indoors and is supposed to be wearing a collar
Anyway, Tuesday she wanted to lick it a lot (but the collar was in the way). Wednesday she seemed to be ignoring it (and when she snuck out of her collar, we didn't force it back on). Thursday - wow, I got home and she was just in an insane mood. As all cats do from time-to-time. But it just made me very happy to have an insane cat running about the place like a nutter. On top of which, the wound is healing really well, she has no objection to me looking at or touching near the cut, and she's not paying it any mind at all now. Wwe have a vet check up tomorrow and in theory the staple isn't meant to be out for another five days but I suspect that it might come out tomorrow