Nobody has pointed out to me that I put 11 suggestions in my list of 10 ways to deal with an impending empty nest (which is here): https://throbbingsofnoontide.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/10-ways-to-deal-with-an-impending-empty-nest-2/
But I did.
Today we found another one.
12. Swerve into Pets At Home on an impulse and spend a whole hour getting in the way of young people cleaning out rodent cages, flailing a camera and planning a gigantic Degu cage in your tiny house because you have discovered that Degu respond to your whistle like you are the Messiah prophesied in their holy book .
This hamster is posing in a futuristic dystopia.
This hamster has been imbibing an unwholesome fungus it found in a fake log
These degu are pleading with us to lead them to the promised land.