Hello, and sorry for being so absent – there’s been relatively little to say so far this year! No doubt that will all change. Our two groups are getting along fine, mostly, and we managed to get some good photos tonight at playtime so it’s time for an update.
First, the WingDings. They have been growing well and are full of character. Yesterday the breeder came for a visit – it was the first time she’d seen them since we took them on. I can’t believe it’s been five months already and they will go back in another two months. We’ll miss them but it will soon be time to decide what we want to do with our own group, whether we want to have some boys next, that sort of thing.
Anyway, this is how the WingDings are looking:
Mistral, who has a bit of a head tilt which appeared a couple of weeks ago. She’s had steroids and is still on antibiotics but I think she’ll always be a bit tilty, poor thing. Doesn’t seem to bother her much, though:
Verdana, who seems to be boss of the group, and is becoming a bit cage territorial – she will try and give you a nip if she doesn’t think your hand should be in the cage:
All five having an explore:
Verdana and Leelawadee:
Meanwhile three of our four have reached one year old – Snufkin and The Snork Maiden on the 17th and Little My on the 22nd. They’re such lovely girls. Coffee Girl is now on heart meds and is starting to look as though she is feeling her age, but while she’s still reasonably active, eating well and interested in her surroundings we will keep her comfortable. She gets a fair amount of respect from the others – tonight their digging box had pieces of prawn cracker in it, and the younger girls were trying to take them from each other but not from Coffee. They left her in peace and went off to find their own pieces rather than trying to steal hers. Coffee is now 28 months old so doing well.
The Snork Maiden:
Snufkin, practising camouflage techniques:
And the three younger girls all trying to climb on J:
We’ll see what happens next. Personally I’d like to have a group of girls and a group of boys, but it depends on so many things.