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Hamu had been in a corner of his cage for hours. Maybe he was sleeping — with his eyes open? And standing? Or maybe he was contemplating a deep philosophical matter?

Apart from his lethargy, he didn’t look sick. No heavy breathing, no ruffled coat, no loose stool. So I refocused on my laptop and continued writing my psychology thesis.