I'm sure you don't mind, you've all seen her by now.
So, Miss Fancypants, aka Lola, has become very comfortable here. So comfortable she's begun playing with her toys. Little soft rubber balls about an inch across, larger ones that fit in the palm of my hand, and hard plastic ones with bells inside.
Her favourite playtime seems to be around 2-3am, so I've started putting away the noisy toys, leaving only the silent rubber balls. Once she's lost all of those under the bed or couch, she either goes back to sleep or gallops around to let me know that I'd better get up and feed her if I want to get any more sleep that night.
So of course I get up and feed her and go right back to sleep while she eats.
I've noticed something new in the past week or so, when she's galloping around there's a clickety-clackety sound as well. The girl needs a manicure. An appointment has been made. Tomorrow morning, at 11am, Lola will be getting those claws trimmed.
Hopefully, anaesthetic won't be needed, there are two vets on duty each Wednesday and I'm assured one will be able to hold Lola while the other does the trimming.
In other news, I no longer have to care for Pat's budgie, Mitchell. I mentioned to Pat that my itching was getting pretty bad and I wasn't sleeping well anymore and asked if I could take the budgie to someone else for care. Pat agreed, telling me that E has been wanting another bird since he lost his a couple of years ago, so I knocked on his door and asked would he like to have Mitchell, yes was the reply, so I delivered bird, cage and bucket of seed that same afternoon. Two days later, the itching was gone. Also the low-grade constant headache and I'm sleeping well again.