Just pulled one of the replacement frogs (bought her Friday) out of the tank. I did everything the pet store dude told me to do to ensure the health of Kenya II and Rhino II...and she was still floating on her back tonight. And Rhino II doesn't look so healthy, either.
Sigh. Pets are a lot of work, even if they don't pee all over their blankets (like I found Tally had when I checked on her while taking care of the dead frog.)
And now I will curl up on the couch under a blanket and pretend I am not in charge of any animals for a long while, or at least until Tally starts doing her old lady bark for attention.
And that moratorium? I guess it's just not happening. Forget I asked. It was probably a bad idea, anyway. I need to be ready to accept whatever the universe has ready for me next, not try to make deals to keep the bad things away.
That said, I'm still crossing my fingers for the continued health and well-being of Rhino the Second.