Hi humans, rodent types, and anyone else reading this. This is Joshua the degu.
My chinchilla sisters and I were not impressed with the human caretakers last week.
Because they went away from just as the sun was rising until just as it was setting, and when they came home they smelled of all sorts of strange animals, most of which we've never even smelled from a distance before, and all of which we didn't recognize the scents of.
When they first got up before the sun, and we got an early breakfast, we thought it was great. Then they said they were going out and would see us later. We figured they were either going for breakfast themselves (they do that sometimes, since apparently eating at home isn't good enough for them some days) or going to that place they call town, where the petstore place is. So we figured they'd be back within a couple of hours at most, maybe even with nibbles for us... The chinchilla cookie package is getting low, after all, so it was possible they were going to get us a refill.
They were gone for ages and ages! Then, as I said, when they finally did come home, they smelled of all kinds of strange animals.
If that wasn't bad enough, they literally stuck around long enough to feed us and give us a quick pet, then told us they were really tired so going to bed. Followed by them sleeping late next morning.
So, they disappear all day, come back smelling of strange animals, and then think it's acceptable to just feed us and go to bed, only to then give us a late breakfast the next morning.
Oh, and, in case you're wondering... No. They didn't get us a refill on chinchilla cookies.
What kind of service is this?
I think we need to work on their training again...
Also... I have to wonder... Where did they go? And what were all those interesting animals they smelled of?