Hi everyone. This is Maizie the chinchilla.
I don't know what happened, but I know we didn't like it one bit!
It was the end of March. Me and my chinchilla sister, Mollie, were sleeping, while our degu brother, Joshua, was playing on his wheel. It was lovely and peaceful, because the human caretakers and the Lilie dog were taking a nap too.
Then, all of a sudden, there was lots of loud beeping noises going on, and the human caretakers were saying something about "fire alarms" even though none of us could smell any smoke. They stopped outside the living room - which is where our cages were - and I heard the Mummy human say she was sorry for some reason, and then she picked up the Lilie dog, and the human caretakers left. A little while later, the beeping went away.
Shortly after that, the human caretakers and the Lilie dog came back in, which we were glad about. At least, we were until we realized the Mummy human wasn't breathing right. I don't know what happened, but she was really struggling, and we all got worried. None of us knew what to do for her, but luckily the Daddy human did, because he told the plastic ringing thing about it, and some strange people showed up and did some things we don't understand to the Mummy human.
We were glad when they seemed to be making her breathe again, but not so happy when they took her away. Especially since she didn't even stop to say anything to us before she went, and then was gone for the whole weekend.
We didn't like the Mummy human being gone. Me and Mollie, I mean. Joshua didn't mind too much, because the Daddy human was still handing out nibbles and making sure we had everything we needed. And the Lilie dog didn't mind too much either, because she loves the Daddy human best anyhow . But me and Mollie were very upset about it. We banged our bowl on the side of the cage, threw stuff out through the bars, and everything. None of it made her come back though.
When she finally came back she smelled funny... Kind of like that vet place the Lilie dog goes to regularly. We didn't like it, but were glad she was home, so tried not to make a fuss about how she smelled. We were glad when she had a bath and smelled more like herself though. Well, like herself and flowers, but flowery smells seem to be normal for her, and are better than the smell of the vet place.
Like I said, we don't know what all that was about, but we didn't like it one bit! I hope nothing like that happens again any time soon, and the Mummy human stays home where she belongs.