I was talking to a friend recently
and was pleasantly surprised to
hear that she often read my blog.
She explained that she really liked my blog
but "there really isn't enough about
your animals, that's what I'd like to see
So Amanda, if you're reading,
this Urbani animal update
blog post is dedicated to you ;)
|(Pimple and Poppet)|
Pimple and Poppet, the guinea pig sisters,
are now about 7 months old and have spent
a warm and dry winter in the conservatory.
They enjoy a crazy run-around each evening
and eat their way through anything they
see as an obstacle -
books, tables, electrical cables..... :/
Naturally, despite me providing delicious and
varied meals, and always being kind and
gentle with them,
they view me as their
Number 1 Predator.
Poppet is a pudding-like creature
whose main purpose in life is to eat.
I'm convinced that Pimple is a soul returned
from a previous life. She is far too intelligent for
a guinea pig and spends her time plotting
elaborate escape plans. Thankfully, these plans are
always foiled by Poppet, who always insists they
have a snack before they leave.
Clifford the Bunny is around 9 years old.
We 'rescued' her from Hope's school animal
shed when she was about 3 years old.
She too has enjoyed being in the conservatory
during the winter months and happily bounces around
my feet each evening when I'm arting.
She has developed a passionate relationship with
my slippers but sadly her love remains unrequited.
Taking a photo of her was tricky because
she's always on the move, so I suggested that
she took a selfie or two.
Her first try was rather eerie (geddit?!)
.....the next one was better :)
Cliffy is absolutely adorable.
We have a cat?
|(No publicity please)|
We foster (on a permanent basis) a cat
from Last Chance Animal Rescue.
She is 17 years old and is called Small Cat.
Small Cat lives upstairs
in Hope's room and they share
a warm and loving relationship.
I am, however, the one who is responsible
for giving Small Cat her medication (for
medium to severe kidney failure) so
she looks at me with distaste and treats
me with derision.
I am lucky if I get to stroke her when I've
just given her some dinner.
But as long as she's happy, I'm happy.
Rose-Marie is not actually her name, of course,
but that is one of the nicknames she has
picked up over the years.
Her proper name is Rosie Mae.
Having adopted her from a rescue centre
when she was about 18 months old,
she is now 17+ years old;
and sadly blind and deaf and increasingly tottery.
However, she remains full of love for her family.
She regularly checks up on us all, likes to help
wake Luke and Hope in the morning and sees
patrolling the garden perimeter fence,
checking on the bird table and chasing
her tail as just a few of her many duties.
She spends most of her time sleeping
these days, and that's perfectly
understandable for such an old lady.
She is THE BEST GIRL, EVER.
Well that's the Urbani animal round-up.
They give all us so much pleasure and
I can't imagine a life without pets in it.
What about you -
are you an animal person or not?