A corpse update - graphic text warning

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So I was checking him the other day and saw toe bones starting to show on his feet and decided to flip him over and see what progress was being made since top side he looked deflated but not a lot going on otherwise. There were big fat maggots, yay. Oh and one centipede which quickly burrowed back in, which somehow was creepier than seeing the maggots. I didn't know they went for corpses.

So I decided to leave him that side up to give the other side a shot at it and covered the top side in just a thin layer of "mulch" to keep it from drying out and killing the bugs. So there is progress with bugs even. It looks like the tail will be a problem though.

Oh I put "mulch" as it's the left over stuff from when my dad tore out the lawn trying to replant last year so kind of a dirt grass mix partly composted already but he's not actually buried by it. I just wanted to help keep moisture in.

And if you are feeling lost
http://www.livingwithanteaters.com/2010/02/good-day-to-dig-up-corpse-plus-fun.html

Bellow has a bit more at the end of the whys and such, if you're feeling freaked out
http://www.livingwithanteaters.com/2010/02/puas-night-out.html

Besides by sharing online I have a detailed journal and "witnesses" as to the fact I have a rotting anteater corpse in a tinny cage in the back yard for a specific suppose and not something sinister as it could sound bad in any other context.


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I think summer is coming

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Flowers
We saw butterflies on strawberry flowers in the woods plus a scotch-broom bloom. I took a long walk this time down by my summer swim place. It was warm and sunny. Mom figured it would be good to get me out as I was a little stir crazy and hanging from the door last night when I wasn't clawing at her head to wake her up sometimes to play with me sometimes just because I can.

Mom's note: she's feeling a bit hormonal

Where are we?
Where are we?
She took a couple minutes to get her bearings then came out and got moving.

Going to check the water
Going to check the water
I just missed her sitting on the rock for a moment before she moved

It seems a bit cold still
It seems a bit cold still

Coming back up
Coming back up
I like photos of her on the rocks since it's something different

Along the beach area
Along the beach area
Near her swimming spot

The rock bridge is washed out
The rock bridge is washed out
That didn't stop Pua

Coming back across
Coming back across
Had to have her turn around but even so she was out for an hour and a half

It's this way Pua
It's this way Pua

Going down to the beach again
Going down to the beach again

Starting to get tired
Starting to get tired

Checking out a hole
Chjecking out a hole

Tail close up
Tail close up

Tired and dirty
Tired and dirty

I'm coming out
I'm coming out

Exploring the woods
Exploring the woods
She took a long fast walk so we explored to let her grandma catch up to us

She sat quietly on the ride home
She sat quietly on the ride home

Fresh towels are snuggly
Fresh towels are snuggly

Cheesy mess
Cheesy mess
*sigh* need to drag in the ladder to clean that.


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Some evening photos of Pua

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I just want to sit here, that's all

I just want to sit here, that's all
I came to open the window so she could sniff but at that time she just wanted to sit there.

Upside down window sniffing
Upside down window sniffing

I can hear the neighbors
I can hear the neighbors

She got a little chilly
She got a little chilly

Napping in the pet bed
Napping in the pet bed


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First Day of Spring

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snug and cozy

snug and cozy

Anteater Yawn

Pua snug in her hammock and a yawn about 30 seconds in.

Not fully awake yet
Not fully awake yet

I was starting to make a batch of anteater food but came into my room and found Pua awake so we took her for a walk.
Walk time

It was warm out so her sweater same off early.
It was warm out

Looking for bugs
Looking for bugs

No ants here yet
No ants here yet

I found something yummy!
I found something yummy!

Posing on a branch
Posing on a branch

Sniffing the air
Sniffing the air

Disagreeing with me
Disagreeing with me
She wanted to taker the tunnel under the log

Having fun off trail
Having fun off trail

Coming back up
Coming back up
Between a tree and a log

This stump is rotten
This stump is rotten

Going in the hallow tree
Going in the hallow tree
She didn't stay long she was getting tired.

Heading back
Heading back

A squirrel
A squirrel
That's his eye glowing

Trilliums
Trilliums

Sleeping on the ride home
Sleeping on the ride home

What are you rolling in?
What are you rolling in?
Hyzzie likes to roll in clean grass

Quasi rolling
Quasi rolling
He rolls when Hyzzie makes him think there is a smell he can't smell.

Feeling sleepy
Feeling sleepy

We also had some nice time in the yard today enjoying the sun. Jake can jump like 4 feet in the air for his toy. I caught Pua some flying ants and she got a caterpillar and a grub.

Don't forget to vote for Pua -
http://bit.ly/bSoT9R


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Snuggle, walk, play time and tooth

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Laundry day blues

Laundry day blues
She was shivering so gave her the heating pad and a blanket on top. She was just waking up here.

You got my blue cheese ready?
You got my blue cheese ready?

Everyone likes this new bed
Everyone likes this new bed

Feeling bashful
Feeling bashful

Let's try that dance move one more time
Let's try that dance move one more time

Time for a walk
Time for a walk
Pua woke up at 12:30 and wanted to go. It was chilly but once we got on the trail)past this mud) she had fun.

Freaky Fungi
Freaky Fungi

In her favorite tree
In her favorite tree

I think these termites are having a party
I think these termites are having a party
Is it possible to get second hand drunk?

Canadians
Canadians
Nice considering how far away they were.

This back area is interesting
This back area is interesting

Found something yummy here.
Found something yummy here.

I'm ready for a nap now
I'm ready for a nap now

Clothes back on and heading back
Clothes back on and heading back

We better be home soon or else..
We better be home soon or esle..

On the way out we came up on a fisherman that was trading spots and Pua was running so I called out excuse me and he jumped and said I scared him then saw Pua and asked if she was a possum. Well it's better than aardvark possums and tamanduas are similar size(if possums make it to old age), similar tail and ears and short legs. So we passed him and then she slowed down so he walked out behind us but I held her so he could get a photo to show his kids before letting her in the car.

Hyzzie's tooth
Hyzzie's tooth
It apparently cracked last night below the gum when she was playing tug of war with Quasi. She made faces and would paw at her mouth sometimes after that but I could see nothing wrong till she spit this out today. She seems much relieved to have it out. Will talk to the vet Monday. It's an incisor.

Hyzzie with ear up
Hyzzie with ear up


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