Um... Hi everyone. This is Mollie the chinchilla.
The human caretakers have been doing what they call "organizing" a lot lately. Personally, what I call it is "annoying" (not to mention often noisy). I mean, how's a chinchilla supposed to get her beauty sleep in with all that moving things around, back and forth carrying things to various places, and all those bumping and banging noises that go along with it all? Chinchillas are nocturnal creatures... Don't these humans know the meaning of the word nocturnal?
Not to mention, there have been strange humans coming in and out poking around and muttering things that the human caretakers seem to understand, but which make no sense to us rodent types... Something about boilers and heating systems, and something else about windows. I don't understand any of it, personally. All I know is that the humans are making more noise than we like, and me and Maizie wish they'd let us sleep in peace.
A couple of strange humans even walked out with our freezer yesterday! I mean, sure, the human caretakers hadn't been using it for at least a little while. But we couldn't believe it when they just stood there and watched while two other humans walked out carrying it. Whatever next?
The human caretakers say hopefully it will all be sorted soon, and Maizie and I can get back to getting our beauty sleep in each day. But that's not much comfort, especially when they use words like "hopefully" when saying it.
Well, I suppose all we can do for now is put up with it, and cross our paws that it really will be over with soon, and that no strange human visitors walk out of here with anything that belongs to us rodent types. I'm seriously considering biting anyone who tries to do that. I know we're not supposed to bite, but my rodent siblings and I have all agreed that biting would be acceptable if humans start trying to steal our stuff. Consider yourself warned!