Please never worry, no need to apologize. Wow, a lot was going on. Ember probably just didn't like the change and Ash having to get cleaned and then I am guessing you were already a little stressed and it got worse and she may have picked up on it. It is normal and it happens. It happens here as well. When things like this happen I tend to just let them decompress. So I tend to make over them, give them treats etc. Don't worry, it happens all the time and I know you can solve it. Poor Stella. Something upset her stomach. That could be why the cats were different as well. Cats can sense little changes. Sometimes dogs pick things up from outside. Or they eat something. Just keep an eye on it and if it persists then a vet visit is a good thing. But is sounds like something just didn't agree with her. She might have gotten into the cat litter or ate something around the house. If she gets lethargic then I would take her in but if she is acting normal then it should pass and if it doesn't then I would get her checked out. Poor thing. Oh and don't worry, I have seen it all, nothing grosses me out anymore. Awwwwwww, that is sweet. It is pretty amazing they are gentle to them. I forgot you had rats before. It really is. Amazing. They really do have personalities. It is cool. You are right. It is always good to try no matter where you are in life. I am going to try. Good for you. I think that is a great motivator. Running a shelter is hard so it will be good to be in good health.