As mentioned, this isn't a chat room or instant messenger - don't expect a reply within 10 minutes of your post. Sometimes we're not all online waiting for you to say something - just relax and visit the other forums while you wait - or read the FAQ.
Yes, patience is a virtue and vital on MiceChat. It does take some getting used to, because on VMK you send messages and your friends answer pretty quickly. Just post in some other threads while you're waiting. But I'll try to get to your room, as I am logging onto VMK in a few moments.