Pink frou-frou evening gown? But my mother was calling me Barbie long before Mattel came out with the doll... at least 6 or 8 years before.
When I was a teenager, NOBODY was allowed to call me Barbie unless they gave birth to me or came from the same womb... I was that resistant to the stereotype. My husband won my heart by being the only person in my life who called me by the entire appellation on the birth certificate "Barbara".
Anyway, thanks for my laugh of the day... but toddler Barbie is dressed in a red velvet dress with a white pinafore, and black patent leather shoes, that when she's in a mood she kicks on the floor. NOW you have the visual.
Exotic pets tend to be a lot of work. They are rodents but not like mice, rats, guinea pigs, etc. They can live for 15 to 20 years. We have had ours about 8-9 years and this is the first respiratory problem.
I know what you mean. We did have Wheeler euthanized when he became apparent she would not recover. The vet seems to think that Reekie can recover with adequate care. He is 90% improved according to him. If he had cancer or something like that we would not do this but he has pneumonia. Reekie has some really good days like I did when I had pneumonia. Some days he coughs more, eats less, requires more care. At any rate it takes 2 months to get over pneumonia on average so he is ahead of the game according to the vet. After 2 weeks he was 50% improved and after a month was 90% improved. His lungs just have a few spots of consolidation. Sometime life is challenging and we have to make decisions whether we can meet them or not. I always decide I can. Thanks for the support. I appreciate it.