Part II will be posted tomorrow.
In other news, Melly has been a little off her game lately and I'm debating whether a trip to the vet is in order or whether I'm being an alarmist. She hasn't been quite as active as usual, although to be honest, I haven't been home as much lately to keep an eye on her routines. She also has a bit of an eye situation: the inner corner is swollen and has an unusual level of discharge. The eyeball itself looks completely fine, but that oozy corner is worrisome. I've been using a cotton ball dampened with warm water to wipe away the discharge, and am flushing out the eye with saline solution periodically. We'll see how that goes.
ETA: I got out da bird to test Melly's energy level and she seems fine. She tore a feather off the toy and is now prancing proudly about the apartment with her prize in her mouth. Nut.