Ouško Revisits Jesse
Ouško himself was very excited about the prospect. He and the gerbil generally go into a frenzy when we go by their cages, and Ouško now associates me with excursions as well as treats. He thought it was a very fine thing to be able to hop atop his cage and survey the cimbalom. And, of course, for an animal who spends his life confined, the idea of sitting on the cage instead of inside it must be very appealing.
Ouško also enjoyed sniffing a wide variety of things. The cimbalom and the music stand legs got their share of attention, but he thought the socks were especially fine. Rabbits tend to like to sniff socks, but usually they are most interested in socks that are on feet. Being a little skittish, Ouško preferred socks on their own.
After a good deal of hopping, sniffing, and general exploration, our hero settled down for a rest. Orion and Ms. Spots would have been proud of him.
I'm sorry to say that I don't expect to see Ouško or the gerbil again, though, as Jesse is about to move back to Michigan. While I'll miss Jesse the most of the three, at least I'm confident that he can enjoy life back in Ann Arbor. Ouško and the gerbil will probably lead an even drearier life now.