BABY ITCHY ROBOROVSKI has escaped! She is officially AWOL. I waited so long for her to reappear from wherever she's in hiding I fell asleep earlier and, waking to no radio (so any suspicious scrabblings I hear) had no idea of the time and felt it was about 4am. Imagine my surprise when my mobile phone proclaimed midnight no less!
I hope she does turn up. I don't know what I would do without scrambled wet fur sticking up everywhere appearance pinging in the morning...
In my absence I've turned out all lights but my dedicated Rodent Light TM (fireglow bulb: pitch darkness to hamsters) and have taped a succession of tubes to the top of their tank, like a builders' rubbish chute where Itchy can clamber in and like the smell of home to much she flings herself in over the top. Well that's the idea...
... and if I don't check it the minute I get back it's just my luck I'll spend all night cooing "come out you pink nose. Come out you gremlin, you swine!" into every corner so Laundretta thinks I'm now schizophrenic only to find she's been earwashing back home in her nest all night!
Actually you can't really coo to bring them back. Once escaped they go into "wild" mode and ping about everywhere pretending to be scared of you.
Righty-ho so that's the news. I have to go and get some tempting broccoli from the corner shop.
Ta-taa folks! I will hopefully log on with news of her safe return tomorrow a.m.
Video of the Day1:
Struggling to keep her litter in one place...
Video of the Day2:
Why is it always an Aussie tormenting these poor magnificent creatures?
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I figured out the mouse licking the river.
haru kaze ya nezumi no nameru sumida-gawa
a mouse licking up
It means the ripples are so feathery they're as if those of a tiny mouse tenderly lapping the water...
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