A Puaearly fall hike

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It was quite warm and muggy more like late summer.

On the hunt for ants

On the hunt for ants

she found some
she found some
ants and eggs

Pua finds ants

Tiny ants and eggs are yummy


Sticking her nose in
Sticking her nose in



Walking the log
Walking the log

Checking out the river
Checking out the river

The trail's blocked
The trail's blocked

Over and along the log
Over and along the log

End of the road
End of the road

In the tree hole
In the tree hole
under the roots

Pua tamandua in a hole

She likes to check out this hole under a fallen tree.

Pua on an anteater highway

She loves going along the mossy logs


Tail holding wood bits
Tail holding wood bits

At trails end
At trails end

She didn't fall in this time
She didn't fall in this time

Getting warm
Getting warm

Heading up the beach
Heading up the beach

She loves the river
She loves the river

Looking for a way across
Looking for a way across
She tried standing up and waving her arms at the river at one point, begging it to part and let her across I suppose.

Turning back
Turning back

Getting her feet wet
Getting her feet wet

On a fallen tree
On a fallen tree

Pua in the woods
Pua in the woods
I got down low to get the shot of her on a fallen tree

How to deal with a road block
How to deal with a road block

Coming around the fallen trees
Coming around the fallen trees

Almost back
Almost back


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Pua and Mandua progression

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So Mandua attacks Pua when put in the cage. I only tried a couple times once the gloves were right but he's nicer to her outside of the cage and his attacking her wasn't going to help her relax about him. So I've let it go at the slower natural rate.

Mostly they have chosen to be apart. Occasionally he'd come to eat her food or sleep in her hammock. If she was up she'd chase him off. She chased him out on laundry day but he likes her hammock and kept coming back other days. This has helped them take some baby steps forward.

Laundry day already?

Laundry day alread?

A truce
A truce
Mandua choose this morning to go sleep in Pua's hammock. He woke when I got a pair of pants and made his way from the closet to there when I took the dogs out.

I offered Pua to snuggle in bed with me but she left and went for her hammock. She was not ahppy to find a tresspasser in her bed and chased him off.

Only he really didn't have an escape route so I lifted the basket so he could get out of the hammock. He decided to stay there.

Pua was just happy to have won her hammock back though she did need a treat to keep her from chasing him from the basket too.

Mandua in the clothes basket
Mandua in the clothes basket

Pua and Mandua
Pua and Mandua
As close as they get without fighting. He wanted to sleep and she wanted to chase him off because he had been in her hammock


Mandua in Pua's hammock

Lots of treats and she ignored him for a bit then chased him out. That's her hammock

Pua after chasing Mandua from her hammock


Pua trying to deal with Mandua


On another night he got the best of her and she backed down the tower. Later she came back up and had a treat till they squabbled over the hammock and he left to go pee in the closet.

This have since gotten more interesting.

Hugging my leg
Hugging my leg

I brought her to me to snuggle a few times then night before last I woke up to her playing under the bed. She chased Mandua back once and I played with him till she went back to her area.

Pua snuggles
Pua snuggles

So last night I missed something as I woke to an anteater coming from the direction of the closet. I assumed Mandua and played a but then it climbed it bed with me and played, which was odd but okay then I was an anteater in the play pen since I was sitting up. After a moment I realized it looked like Mandua then I finally woke up enough to know it was mandua there and Pua with me, lol.

She played with me and snuggled with me and draped herself over them then she went insane and growled and clawed madly at me. Well, I was not happy and held her claws and gave her a talking to and she left. She played under the bed some and I went to play with Mandua since I was up.

She came out later and tussled with him going passed to go to the window so I opened it for her to sniff and played with Mandua more. Once done she curcled around the room and came back. Played with her a bit and when she lost interest I went back to Mandua.

She then came by up on the chair and I rubbed her arms while playing with Mandua with the other hand. She gave friendly squeezes then growled and clawed into me again. Well not into, into, glad her claws are dull. Displaced anger maybe and some "she's mine" attitude too.

She then came down and charged past Mandua with a growl. She broke off from he and followed and leaped on her rear and a fight broke out. It lasted a bit long so I pulled him out by his tail and he went right back to playing.

She explored the closet, did her rope thing and kept an eye on us from up high until she decided to come down. She was scared of him at the time so only came down to the stool and then climbed over to the chair and desk.

Everyone settled I went back to bed and woke to Pua coming into Mandua's area hissing at the top of her lungs with a sort of whistle to it. If she were a person I'd say she was screeching at him. She later sat on the bed and took care of her needs with her tongue, showing she's in heat. Later she tried snuggling with me again but again freaked out. Some more time with herself and eventually she was settled enough to go back to bed.

Well, that's the best I remember it from my sleep deprived mind. I was about to lock one or the other of them up if they didn't settle down. So Pua was bitchy from hormones and a man she's not yet fond of in the house. I've not had her act like the before. She generally is sweeter and more playful during that time. He got riled up from her a bit too so I took to backing off when she'd come screeching at him if I was with him. She would mostly back off after yelling at him and getting close and he'd just keep playing or retreat to the closet if she pushed him.

Will just need to stay on my toes with her for the next few days. I think she needs to get knocked up. It's long over due.

A new piece of wood
A new piece of wood

Checking for bugs
Checking for bugs

Pua and rotten wood

I found it under the shed when Mandua was digging there


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Mandua yard and play time

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Mandua on top of his house

Mandua on top of his house
I fried fixing it a couple times and he'd go on top again, though it got a little cool last night so he popped it back open and went inside instead.

Mandua in Pua's hammock
Mandua in Pua's hammock

Pua not doing much
Pua not doing much
The door on the sink cabinet was ajar so when she groomed it made a weird noise and she'd stop suddenly and look behind the sink but not so much once I started filming.

Mandua
Mandua
His long blade like ears that he often has slanted back gives him a devilish appearance but I think I fail at capturing that.

Log time
Log time

eyes bugging out
eyes bugging out

The tree fell on me
The tree fell on me

Wrestling a log
Pua and the log

Pua and a log

after Mandua played with it

Charge
Charge

Active boy
Active boy

Hello
Hello

Digging under the shed
Digging under the shed
He was loving that
Digging under the shed

Working on moving a rock
Working on moving a rock

Coming out
Coming out

Finally a good shot

Finally a good shot

Claw wrestling
Claw wrestling
Yep his peer is muddy. That's what happens when you dribble pee and play in dirt.

I got you
I got you

Play in the old hay
Play in the old hay

I'll get you
I'll get you

More claw wrestling
More claw wrestling


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