|Rowena and her mate, Jet. He is staying right with her while she feels badly.|
Rowena is not feeling well. She has lost some of her fur on her flanks and is lethargic. Those are both signs of adrenal disease. I am going to take her to some people who rescue ferrets and know a lot about them. If they recognize this as some other malady they can tell me how to treat her. If it is adrenal disease, it means going to the exotic animals vet a long way off. Sometimes the vet in our town can do a video conference with him and take care of the ferrets, but this time Rowena will have to have an implant and I want a specialist to do that. The old couple that run this rescue in my county are a bit odd but they are nice when you get to know them.
Over the years I've picked up good examples of most bolt action and some of the semi automatic military weapons from the last century. I've never bought anything automatic because of the involvement with ATF, and the tax you have to pay just to own one. There's also the fact that the gun I want is pretty pricey for a good condition weapon.
Still, I've wanted an MP 40 since I was a 1st Lieutenant on an exercise in Germany (Bold Guard/ Northern Wedding 1978), and the German Army let us fire some of the weapons they had at a cross training session with the U.S. Marines. The MP40 wasn't an issue weapon with them then, but it has a huge fascination and was far and away the most popular shooter that day. What a piece of engineering. I didn't make this motivator but the person who did got it just right. So, I have started checking around the class three dealers , just to see what's there and what it runs. If, by some miracle, I do find one I can afford I will have to sneak it into the house. But that's what you do. My wife can't recognize one gun from another. So when she sees one that I just bought, I say "oh, no, I've had this a long time." Maybe she believes me or maybe she knows better but it's an out. And anyway, I haven't bought a new gun for a long time so I am due! >:(
I can rationalize anything.