We also had the added write-off of my so called business, which has only added to our debt, but lowers our income a tad. But it's oh so much more to me than an added write-off; I just need to keep reminding myself of that. I actually do have a lot of fun writing, even if it is free right now.
Then I got on the phone to find out how much neutering rats will cost me. I will not share the number with you, but I probably would have said no to the rats if I had found out the cost of neutering FIRST. Ironically about 6 years ago we spent a lot of money getting rid of rats.
The vets kinda have you up against a wall, because not many take care of rats. In the world of veterinarians, a rat is considered an "exotic" animal.