Pua's hike

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It's cold and rainy today but these are from when it was nice enough to take Pua out.

Pua walk by the ranger station

Pua walk by the ranger station
She likes to go the back way

Looking for ants
Looking for ants

Could I sleep here please
Could I sleep here pleese

I'd like to check over there
I'd like to check over there

It's a big world
It's a big world

So much to explore
So much to explore

She ran the last half of the hike
She ran the last half of the hike

Wood fungi
Wood fungi

Pua enjoying an apple
Pua enjoying an apple

Yummy apple
Yummy apple

Pua and locally grown apples

She likes apple season

Mandua has been called away by his owner. He was only here a couple months but with him gone Pua is happier and coming to bug me for play and snuggles at night like she used too.

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Thanksgiving photo shoot

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Quasi thanksgiving

Quasi thanksgiving

He helped me test my backdrop. He's such a good boy.
Quasi thanksgiving

I don't like this at all
I don't like this at all
Hyzzie wasn't quite as happy to pose for her treat. She just deserves treats for being cute.

Any bugs on these?
Any bugs on these?

They almost have the same expression
They almost have the same expression
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You woke me up for this?
You woke me up for this?

It's his fault I know it
It's his fault I know it
She kept sniffing the air to see if this had anything to do with Mandua.

I'm no turkey
I'm no turkey

That's not a rose
Happy Thanksgiviny!

Mandua too
Mandua too
His creeping posture would have been better for Halloween. Guess we confused him by taking photos a month early.

One nice pose
One nice pose

I'm special too
I'm special too
Jake got up there by himself so I took his photo too.

Is Mandua coming down?
Is Mandua coming down?

I smell anteaters
I smell anteaters

Can I play with these?
Can I play with these?
He tried pawing at the leaves

Does this pose work?
Does this pose work?


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Mandua stuff

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Mandua takes his first vinegar bath

Mandua takes his first vinegar bath
He knocked the vinegar and stuff down aftr a fight with Pua about who gets to eat her food. He then rolled in the vinegar and rubbed it in with his claws.
Mandua takes his first vinegar bath

Pua demands attention
Pua demands attention
Her eyes are glowing purple o.o She was jealous of my paying attention to Mandua.

Attempt at self portrait goes wrong
Atempt at self portrait goes wrong

Chasing me through the hall
Chasing me through the hall

Mid lunge
Mid lunge

Letting me chase him
Letting me chase him

I can beat you with one eye closed
I can beat you with one eye closed

Playing with his claws
Playing with his claws
Since I didn't grab his belly soon enough.

Taking a break
Taking a break
These little pauses are the closest he gets to snuggling. Though today he actually cuddled. When in the cat house he curled up around m hand to sleep, aw. Though he didn't care when I left either. I went to get juice to lure him out with as I didn't want to be in the studio room all day.

Anteater in a box
Anteater in a box

Hey there
Hey there

Mandua playing in the cat house
Mandua playing in the cat house

Playing anteater chase and wrestle

Playing with Mandua. He runs into the studio room, it's combo for painting, lab sorta, Jake's stuff, and pantry so messy. The carpet in there is just stained not really dirty.


So now seems like the appropriate time to warn you all that Mandua wont be staying. He's here on breeder loan and recently asked if I wanted to buy him I declined. There were a number of factors involved in my decision, the most obvious being that Pua still wont forgive him for not being nice when he first got here even though he's nice now that he's settled in. If we try again the new fellow would be sequestered to another room till we are sure he's settled in. Which also leads to another factor.

For those that skipped the odds n ends post last time(most of you) he is a sperm donor and we are trying AI with Pua. Last month was the first try and we are impatiently waiting for Pua not to start her monthly spotting. If she has a baby and we can find a baby male when her's is a few months old then she may adopt the baby boy as her own too. Since she did sort of adopt Stewie and she'd not be of the mind to attack babies when she has one. We could also try the vick's trick of rubbing some on her nose so she can't tell which baby isn't hers. But that's all if we get lucky and she gets pregnant by Mandua. If she has a baby girl all the better as then we could keep it and have the one male for both. She normally spots monthly(28-30 days) but the average for females is said to be 42-45 days so we have some waiting to do to be sure she skipped spotting then a little more to be able to check via ultrasound at the vet. Tonight will be 30 days since last time she started.


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Hike in the woods with Mandua

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Mandua goes for a hike

Mandua goes for a hike

Belted
Belted
The catch on the harness broke. It just fell off as he was walking, eek. So I belted him till I remembered we had a spare harness with us.

The spare harness was Pua's
The spare harness was Pua's
But it's okay for a guy to wear pink.

Exploring a little
Exploring a little
Since he had played earlier he wasn't too hyper and he got to explore of trail just a little bit.

Mandua head on
Mandua head on

Passing by a stump
Passing by a stump

Sniffing a stump
Sniffing a stump

On a log
On a log
This shows how lanky Mandua is. He weighed in at 18 pounds but he looks thin as he's got such long legs and arms and his body is long. Pua is shorter and broader. Madnua also has much shorter fur which adds to the look.

Under a leaning stump
Under a leaning stump

Mandua walking in the woods

Heading back to the car after getting tired. I carried him the rest of the way after this. He had Pua's harness on because the one he had been wearing broke.

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Some other things we saw in the woods

Brown mushroom
Brown mushroom

Little mushrooms
Little mushrooms

Chanterelles
Chanterelles
I think, they were just barely peaking through. Not allowed to mess with them as this is the ranger station area, so didn't investigate to be sure.

Freaky mushroom
Freaky mushroom
Would love this identified? Looked cool.

Swallowing earth
Swallowing earth

Coral mushroom
Coral mushroom


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