Which I've never taken pictures of. This will happen. Hopefully soon. My main hinderance is that I don't actually own a camera. Practically everyone else in my family does, though, so there will be pictures at one point.
But for those who know the current rat saga, it's continuing.
See, I had to take my rats to the vet to get them spade. Not because I'm worried about them reproducing, but because it largely helps reduce the chance of mammary tumors. So I get them spade, and the vet they're doing well, and then I go to pick them up later that day.
One of my rats, Punk (who's the black and white hooded dumbo) is an absolute brat. She's brave and loves people and loves to cause mischief. Well, of course it was her who had already started pulling out her stomach staples, so the doctors fixed that and put one of those cones on her head. If you can imagine, a tiny cone on a rat is kind of the most adorable thing ever.
Anyway, she still had two staples in her stomach, and the rest of the incision had been glued shut. For two days she was fine, then yesterday evening I noticed that the staples were dislodged and that the wound was splitting open. Not good. It's not like she was bleeding profusely or guts were spilling out or anything, but still not good. Not only that, but she had somehow managed to get to the edges of her cone and has started chewing a large chunk out of it, making it fairly useless.
I called the vet this morning, and they told me to come in so they could take a look at her. On the drive over, while keeping an eye on her, I realize that she's pulling the staples out herself, and that she can reach around the cone to get to her stomach, and not even the chewed away parts. So now the cone is basically completely useless except as a deterrent. And it impedes her walking and eating, too, but she's a feisty, intelligent thing, so she's not letting it hinder her but too much.
So I go in, they take out the two useless staples and put in three new ones, but she's already trying to pull those out again. I'm going to have to take to spraying her with water every time she does it or something. She just needs to keep them in for one week. Maybe not even. Just a few days would be nice, but somehow, I don't see that happening. :P
Oh, and Kat, this is some delicious Turkish Delight! Thank you. ^_^