Insomnia, rats and the cat that won’t stop purring

I am not sleeping well and haven’t been for a month or so now. It’s not the hot weather it’s all bipolar stuff but last night was the worst of all.

I was wide awake until 1.00 when I fell asleep. At 4.30 a great big purring lump jumped on my bed (how he got in the room I don’t know) and began to purr in his loudest voice and his quietest voice is too loud.

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Over the next hour he tortured me with his patting of my face, biting of my toes and knocking things off the bedside table – all accompanied by his incredibly loud purring.

Then Mister decided to play with Ogden so I had purring lump and big dog trying to get under the bed, scattering dust bunnies as they went, thinking it was a jolly jape.

Then the boy rats added to the noise. I adopted the boy rats when I should have said no and they make a lot of noise at night which isn’t helping my insomnia so I think it’s time to rehome them. I don’t want to have animals that I’ll resent and I really can’t cope with them. They don’t really want to be handled and, even though they’re lovely boys, I find it hard to interact with animals that don’t want to interact!

This is all on the back of several nights of little sleep but I have to let them go because if my sanity goes then we’re all paddling up a faeces ladened creek.