We did pick up one incredibly tiny bristlenose pleco. I bought an albino one over summer and she grew fast, but she turned out to be a female. Female bristlenose do not have the namesake bushy face. So this go round I bought a brown one, so I can tell them apart. He's about 1/4-1/2 inch long, just a tiny guy (assumed male, but won't know gender until it's bigger). But Jon Snow (our white female bristlenose) was this size when she arrived too. She grew fast. And hey, if we end up with a boy and a girl, perhaps we will have baby bristlenose plecos. Anyway, #4 also admired the black molly tank, so we got one of them too. It'll be something a little more interesting to look at than just Slim (the weather loach) and Jon Snow (the albino bristle nose pleco).
Amos and Butter Beer both had a crusty eye today. A warm wet paper towel over the bad eye loosens the gunk enough to clean them up. They're on day 12 and day 16, respectively. I have noticed that Amos, aside from missing both eyes and having a very pointed face and a blunt-ended tail, also has a deformed nose. I was looking at him while cleaning up his right eye a few days ago and noticed that his nostrils are just tiny little pin-holes while the other kittens have clearly defined nostrils like normal cats should. Poor Amos really has the deck stacked against him. I'm still hoping for a miracle for him. His may be a rough life, but I hope one day I can say "he doesn't realize he's any different" and that he lives to an old age so we can continue to love him.
We are enjoying our Christmas festivities and family time, but we are also keeping a wary eye on the weather. From the sounds of it we may be looking at quite the blizzard just after Christmas.