Oct. 31st, 2005

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A month or so ago, I talked to the pet stores in town to see if any of them would take the baby mice, since I couldn't keep them all-- out of four stores, I found one that said they would take some, and the small pets manager said they could probably take a couple of dozen to sell as fancy mice (pets). She just wouldn't buy any more mice in the meantime.

At the time, I thought I might have five pregnant mice, instead of the two I ended up with, I figured I'd have way more mice than just two dozen, but at least that was a few of them taken care of. When it turned out only Tohru and Ryu were pregnant, I was like "great! They can take all the pups and I won't have to worry about it!" and the fact that they would sell them as pets instead of feeder mice was a huge relief as well.


Yesterday, I stopped in to the store to let them know I would be bringing them mice in this afternoon, and they said sure. Today, however, when I got there, the small pets manager-- the same woman who originally told me she would take them to sell as fancy mice, which they are-- looks at me and goes "I said I'd take them if I didn't have any mice, but I have tons. You should have called two weeks ago."

FUCK YOU, LADY. You said you'd take them, and I took your word for it.

She did, however, say she could take them and sell them as feeder mice, instead of for pets.

...and I had to say yes, and leave my baby mice with her to be eaten alive by snakes, because no other pet stores would take them, I don't have the room to keep them all, and don't have the fucking money to buy more terrariums.

I feel terrible. Disgusted with myself. I can't do anything but cry about it.


R.I.P. baby mice. I love you, and I'm so very sorry.
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Oookay. I've calmed down a bit. Still upset, yes. But calmer.

Baby mouse fiasco aside, I did a handful of other stuff today, too-- got a wire mesh lid for the terrarium with my remaining mice (Noriko & co.), since last night I watched Kisa and Noriko teach themselves how to leap straight up into the air, grab onto the terrarium lid, then hang by their front legs and chew a hole in the plastic. =_=;; Wire lid it is! AHAHAHAHA! I WIN!

Moved Flash and Dazzle from their temporary cage housing (which they don't like as much as terrariums, and which are messier because they throw shavings all over the damn place) back into their terrariums, which they had to give up for mice for a while. They are happy gerbils.

Then my three male mousies got moved into the smaller glass-terrarium-with-wire-mesh-lid. Rin, Kira and Shouta are now happily settled down, with their new home sitting on top of the terrarium with my other mice, for lack of a better place to put it for the time being. ^_^;;


Now! The following people have packages coming in the mail:

[livejournal.com profile] cat_mcdougall
[livejournal.com profile] kierseth
[livejournal.com profile] etcetera_cat
[livejournal.com profile] cassandracsenta

Cat McD, -cat, and 'Sethi's are the P.O.S. boxes I finished up a while ago. Finally got around to mailing them! Cat McD and 'Sethi should get theirs in 10-12 days. emma-kitty's will take longer, since it's going across the ocean, but hopefully you'll get it in a month to a month-and-a-half. Cassandra-san's package is the CDs that I've been burning for her for months now. ^^; And it'll take a while for that one to arrive, too, but it's on the way!

[livejournal.com profile] midnightstar16's P.O.S. is still here, because I still don't have her new address, hint hint. Ahem. *pokes*

In a month or so, I'll be mailing Christmas gifts out to everybody, too, but I'm not done shopping quite yet. X3

Speaking of shopping, though-- Cat McD, I got gifts for Mariah and Jasmine today. An awesome hat/scarf/mitts set for Mariah (OMG I want it! X3) and an adorable stuffed unicorn for Jasmine (um... which I also want, actually. O_o lol.) Now I just need to find something neat for AJ. Is there anything that I should avoid, or anything he would particularly like? I almost got him a Darth Tater... that's a Mister Potato Head doll that's dressed like Darth Vader from Star Wars. XD Nyahaha...

Then I went with Mom while she got her hair cut, and we stopped at the book store while we were at the mall, where she bought me Spirit of the Horse off the bargain rack. It's an awesome photo book, which I wanted for some decent body and head shape reference pictures. ^^

Oh, and then on the way home we stopped at the grocery store so I could buy some pumpkin pie.

Comfort food while I cry about my mice, and all...

EDIT: Oh yeah. Happy Halloween, everybody.

EDIT #2: OMFG NANOWRIMO TONIGHT. @_@;; *spazzes*


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