Monday, 5 May 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Saturday, 26 April 2008
He was found in the riding school where I train for agility. Whilst it's usually best to leave birds alone, this guy had obviously fallen from his nest which is about 30ft above in the rafters. The riding school has a large population of rats - there's no way this little fella would have survived the night. If by some miracle he had survived the parents still would not have been able to feed him as the arena is busy with people all day. I then didn't want any of the kids to find him in the morning....Anyway, the upshot is that he's now living with me.
After a quick call to the local bird expert (Mrs Wren - honest, that's her real name!!), I put him on a diet of weetabix and water and he seems to be doing OK, well he's still alive anyway which is always a good sign with birds!I have been hand feeding him, its not an easy job as he doesn't gape so I've had to physically open his beak and shove food in, then stand back because he shakes his head and sends weetabix everywhere! However today he's started to peck at seed, it took him about an hour and a half to get the hang of picking up a seed, turning it the right way round and swallowing it without dropping it, but I think he's got the hang of it now!
I'm hoping that this one will make it but my past experience of birds is that just when you think they're doing well, they die. So, we'll see.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
My evening out the night before was an Indian meal which was very nice. Driving home I saw a fox and a badger, and as it was gone midnight I can count them in my mini safari too as it was all the same day. Well, it's my blog so I'll apply my own logic to it!
Friday, 18 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Work is going well at the moment. One of the two dogs I've been following through advanced training at work is now in training with her Guide Dog Owner. This is week one and so far all is going well. This is Bella.
This week, my brother and his family have gone to Hong Kong and China for 2 weeks on holiday. I have got their dog 'Tim' staying, he's a sweetie and is behaving himself so far. He goes home on the 18th April. I've also got their poorly rabbit staying too! He seems to be doing OK though, and is taking his anti-biotics like a good boy! I think I got the rough end of the deal here, but there was a hint that there might be a bottle of duty free brandy in it for me...
Oh yeah, one more thing......
.................DR WHO IS BACK!!! YIPEE!!!!
Monday, 31 March 2008
Anyway, I'm back to work now and back to a more normal routine, much to Tarka's relief. She does like to have a routine!
I did manage to get a bargain for my nephew's 7th birthday present on Friday, he wanted a Dalek Sec voice changer mask for Christmas but they were £30 which was too expensive. I found one in Waterstones for £7.50 - I hope he still likes it!!
Sadly, little Winnie guinea pig died on Saturday night. She'd been poorly for a few days and the vet couldn't find anything wrong with her on Friday, but she was definately worse by Saturday, and she died in the night. It's horrible every time I lose one of my small furries, but I was glad she went in her sleep, it's so distressing for them to have to go to the vets to be PTS. Winnie was a piggie I 'inherited' from a friend when she was unable to keep her. She was with us for about 2 yrs and must have been about 6 yrs old when she died. She was the noisiest piggy I've ever heard! Here she when she first came to live with us. Winnie is the ginger pig on the far left, in the middle is Olive who is still with me, and on the right is Tansy who sadly died not long after Winnie arrived.
And some of Winnie on her own.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Well, I have a week off work at any rate. Not going anywhere, I have plently to do at home to keep me occupied, although I seem to be doing a pretty good job of avoiding the housework that has stacked up over the last few weeks....
It seems to be lunch time already, then I'm going to walk the dogs, then I'm sure it will be too late in the day to start anything else!
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
There are two threads running on dog pages if anyone wants more info, it begins in Oct 07 after the original act of cruelty and has been resurrected in light of the new one that is planned.
The links for the petition and dog pages won't publish in this blog, I will add them to my 'links' section on the sidebar on the right.
There are other cruelty items discussed too in the dog pages threads, please be very aware before clicking any of the links, that you know what you are going to be looking at, as it seems they are very distressing. I have not watched them.