Mostly pictures

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Haven't been keeping up with writing out the Pua stories but I have all the recent pics here.

This was one day off last week I woke Pua during the day and she didn't really want out. She climbed in the closet knocked down these clothes then curled up in them.

A little hand squeezing. Oh here's a cute thing sometimes Pua will take my arm in her paws and knead it, Pua's a massuse, but a little more up by the shoulders would be great, lol. So took her cue and rub her arms now like she does mine.

She's a curiouse little thing and went in the open drier.

She didn't soil that towel it was old paint stained. Well actualy she did soil it she peed on it shortly after this pic, oops.

Was trying to get some pics of Pua's whiskers. It looks like her snout is covered in bits of lint but she's got these tinny currly whiskers all over. Warning if you click these pics are big to shoe the hair close.


The full head shot and normal sized.

One of my termite collectors.
I have 6 of these and just burried 4 in the woods today. Took Pua out in the woods yesterday dispite everything else, cuz couldn't do anything and wanted her to not be up all night if I could. I don't mind but my dad complained one time about her tapping her claws on my door at night wanting out. She wasn't as thrilled but once she warmed up she had fun, maybe it was been there done that. Was by myself so let her off the path a bit and she clawed into one old downed tree then later she found a old stump about 5ft across and hollow middle. She dug down into there tore some old wood open then after checking with me a few times tried to curle up and nap there. Well she had stired the soil and old soft wood into a nice deep nest. Pulled her out and she didn't want to go back though obviously tired so put her in her carrier and toted her back. She curled up and slept in there.

So took my collectors out there and put one by the stupm and a couple by the other tree area and one at the base of a fallen tree by the trail just cuz it looked a possablity and I was tired by then. After went down to the river and washed my ands and waded a bit. Scared up a garter snake when in the woods ans saw some little baby fish in the river. I did get my cell wet and thought I killed it but the batery had just died *whew*

Last evening I went ahead and let Pua out and she kept running to the back corner of the yard. So it was Pua fetch. I kept toting her back to the other corner and she kept runing right back to the dark corner. I used her stubornus against her and she got some good exersise and slept all night. Yeah. So might let her again tonight. I let her till her nose got cold from the grass and she started pwing at it. Winter is going to be tuffer.

These are from sunday I think sent them to one list. Quasi found this sunspot that morning and has been there every morning since.

Hyzzie joined him that day but is not as devoted to the sun as him.

Last nigt I think. Pua founf her way up onto the curtain rod.

Apparently wondering how to get back down.

or going up might due

Grr nothing up there
Pua is a very messy eater. I put her dish in there so she wouldn't spill it cuz she likes them deeper than the dog dishes. Will need to get her on of those metal elevated holder dish things. Anyway she has a bad habbit too of stiring her food with her claws and splashing it all around if it's not just right.

These were this afternoon. I ran her in the yard again till she peed then let her come back in and she ate and then went to her hammock on her own.


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Humiliating an anteater

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The tittle is in jest because lots of people think it's wrong to dress up animals because it hummilates them. Even Jay Leno complains about dogs being dressed up. Well Quasi gets cold and he happens to love his clothes and will pick which shirt he wants and fight you taking them off.

Well Pua was shivering last night so I tried a sweatshirt. This one didn't fit right and she was still shivering so in the first pic she does still look misserable.


But then I put this sweater on her and she was happy. She did squirm a little putting it on but didn't mind it any more than her harness once on. The pink carrier I just got and was going to resell but think I'll keep it for Jupiter.

Getting chin scritches. She was much warmer with this one on. Only thing is it's one of Quasi's favorites so he gave me dirty looks for awhile. It was a little to long and she got her back feet into it so had to roll it up but otherwise it worked good on her.

Once she was feeling warmer she wanted to go outside but it would have been even colder out there.

"Maybe I can dig my way out"
"I know what to do"

pretty but frowning in concentration as she climbs

"I'm going to figure this door out"

I thought she would be fine once we settled in but after awhile she was sitting there eating and stopped and folded up her arms like in her scared pic looking misserable so got this sweater knowing it's nice and short. She didn't even struggle when I put it on. She's very smart and remembered putting something on made her warmer before. She then uncurled and went back to eating.
I took it off once I was ready to go to sleep and she pretty much just stayed under the covers with me but kept me awake more than normal squirming since she thought it was to chilly to run around in my room.

Took Q&H in the woods today before it started raining harder but didn't take any pics of them.
Here's one of a chipmunk eating a black berry.

Another chipmunk kept running back and forth along this log. It's vissible looking at us but cropped close it looks like the poor thing has one huge eye so it's more of a pretty scenery pic.

A peice of honeycomb from a fallen wasp nest.


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Pua - a day in the woods

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Took Pua to the hiking trail I plan to try the termite collecting on first. She was not interested in the logs but instead just ran down the trail.

The the raised tail? That's the sign of a happy tamandua like a kid grinning ear to ear at a party.

Didn't take a bunch of pics. Mainly because she was just charging along. Would just look ocassionaly at something then keep going. This was on the log that blocks this trail.

Not being by myself we didn't go past the log and Pua was not thrilled to turn around. She knew that was going home and she wasn't ready.

She still did pretty good but stopped more and kept trying to go off the trail and explore more.
And climb trees. I let her and just kept picking her off once she got chest level.
She got near the end and wanted to turn around so we did it again but when we got to the log this time she wouldn't turn around so had to crate her but then was nice and we took her to the trail at the park across the bridge and took her back out there.


She was really happy then and her tail currled up so much she kept tapping her own back.

And she was happy to stay on the trail and just run along except this one spot due to the grass and a deer trail so let her go a little ways then went back. Her tail curled up so much she was nearly tapping her own belly.

She was finaly getting tired here. We took her on a cricle of trails and she wanted to turn around remembering the way back but it was shorter to keep going. She finaly said no more and insisted on turning around so crated her again. Next time we'll just take her to the park trail and she can turn around when she feels like but will most likely be able to do that whole circle if not half used up first.


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The rest of the house

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So the last few nghts Pua has gotton to explore the great big house.


Leaving the room
The end of the hall and a fork in the road


She decided to go strait into the computer room, or Kat's den

wonder what's in there?

Under the computer desk

Oh no whay didn't someone warn me this was the BATH room!

she came in saw this was where baths happened and turned right around and didn't go back in there again on any night so far.

It was harder to make her out on this rug before I croped it this was in my parents room.

Checking out my dad's saxaphone

A shot from under the bed. I like this cuz it focuses you on her legs and you don't normaly notice them as much as you think. Look how long her arms are compaired to her legs.

Climbing onto my dad's bed

This was night before last but last night she tried to pee on my dad's bed. Saw her squat and grabbed her up before she could do any thing. She was doing good on her pee pads but is testing her boundries. She tried the same thing under the table the other night. She peed right before she got out of the cage too so didn't need to.


"hmmm, this headboard is taller than mom's"


Back in my room

"I wanna go out, maybe if I jiggle this thing a little"

"aw comon it's not raining"

"sigh. Mom says night time walks aren't good but they sure are fun"

I had let her out at night as couple times but it's not good especialy with the weather changing. Rather have her out durring the day.


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