Hi humans, rodent types, and anyone else reading this. This is Joshua the degu.
Yesterday I got to have one of those birthday things, which meant extra treats. The human caretakers gave me both oatmeal and Cheerios for breakfast, and a treat I love called "chinchilla cookies" at dinner time. I really enjoyed everything, of course. I have cereal of some sort for breakfast every day, but I got a bigger helping than usual yesterday... I don't usually get two kinds of cereal.
The only way my birthday would have been better is if my degu brothers were here to share it with me. I'd have liked my gerbil brothers to have still been next door to my cage too. I miss my degu brothers and gerbil brothers. I miss my ratty sisters too. I know my chinchilla sisters are still here, but it's not the same. I don't understand why my rodent siblings keep going away, and I don't like it one little bit. I'm still watching the human caretakers in case they're up to something, but if they are then I don't know what it could be, since they don't seem to be doing anything different with us than they always have. I'll keep watching them though... Just in case.