Day 15 of Heat Treatment
Well...I've been really lazy, I'm not going to lie. Between yesterday's all-day out at the railway museum, and today me just being plain tired from lack of sleep, the poor boys haven't had their tank water changed in two days, and I feel really bad about it
. Merlin looks a little more clamped again, but otherwise happy, and Dragoon is his usual self, zipping around his side of the tank and constantly asking me every time I'm in the room, "Food?" (No, seriously, that's the expression he gives!)
So, we'll back-track a bit to yesterday!
I had a great time at the railway museum! I got to see many old time trolleys, cars, trains (particularly my favorite steam engines), got to ride in an antique railway car, an old-time trolley, not to mention I got to see the Nebraska Zephyr pulled out of the barn and even got to walk through the cars (not the engine though
). If anyone's interested, I can post pictures, but you'll have to let me know!
Merlin and Dragoon got extra pellets since my mom didn't want to fiddle with trying to get just six of the tiny pellets for them (three each)
. Luckily, they have their fasting day tomorrow (looks at date) today!
Also, the boys had fun flaring at my uncle (who went with me to the museum), and spent the night in my room. MY GOODNESS did those two go insane flaring at him every time he was near their tank! You'd think they hadn't seen other people near their tank before...now I'm wondering how they're going to do in my dorm room
Now onto today! Yesterday...whatever! I'm considering it yesterday (7/28/2013)!!!
The boys have been very excited to see me every time I walk into the room. I'm not sure if it's due to my absence yesterday, if they're just hungry, or what! But they were doing their happy dances every time I entered the room! I hope they're not lost when I go to Texas for several days!
Tomorrow...today..whatever--they're getting their tank cleaned and water completely changed. If Merlin doesn't perk up by tomorrow, I may have to put in the little amount of aquarium salt again, even though I was hoping to get him off of it
. Oh well, I knew he was a special fish, and if he needs the extra care, so be it! I want him and Dragoon to be around for awhile!
After all these water changes, I've come to the conclusion that the 5.5 gallon is enough for me; at least for now. I can't see trying to clean a 10 gallon tank at college, especially when I know that I'm going to have difficulties just cleaning my 5.5 there.
In puppy related news:
Lucky decided that he didn't like my computer mouse. My scrolling button now stops whenever I try to scroll up
. He's destroyed my MP3 player, my computer bag, my sneakers, the couch, the recliner, his first harness, and many, many other things in his separation anxiety. My mom and I are both hoping the trip to Texas cures him of it when he realizes that we were gone for several days, yes, but that we still came back. I'm also hoping he doesn't go on a food strike while he's boarded. Part of me doesn't want to go on the trip just because I know he's going to be upset about his being left at a kennel. We'll see how things go either way!
That's all from me, I'll post tomor...later today and update on how the boys are doing after their water change.