(Pua's mommy) But I wanna climb into the neighbor's yard. But I wanna climb the pea trelles. But I wanna go under that shed. Need to put the harness on her next time and start getting her ready for a woodland walk. She's ready to explore. Didn't wanna come back in either. Oh and no, I did it spur of the moment so no photos of first day out but will try to get some next time.
Pua pounces Aurora
Wait what are you doing?
Okay I'll stay a moment
So this photo started concern about Aurora. Her eye is puffy and there is a swelling behind that eye(left) I figured Ori smacked her a good one but then the next night I noticed a swelling behind her right eye but not as big. Swelled eye lid on left eye was fine by then though. Of course next day, Saturday by vet was out. Called an exotic vet in Portland and he recommended antibiotics but said it was likely safe to wait. So went to vet that Tuesday(no openings Monday) with her. Vet thought conjunctivitis so we got antibiotic eye drops and cream. Some days later I was looking at old photos and realized she's always had those lumps behind her eyes and I guess I just never noticed. She was really good at the vet though and never took a swipe at anyone. She just kicks with her back feet when you are trying to hold her. Vet swabbed her eyes. So I guess she just has freakishly large eye muscles but I'll keep an eye out for changes and we can aspirate if it looks like we need too.
Aurora with a baby pillow
Recent freaky eye bump photo
We've had a mostly cool and wet summer till this last week(July 31st I'm posting, we're still behind)
July 15th (This has become a semi-regular thing)
. Then I whacked her when she tried to come back up. Mom told me I was bad and then showed me Aurora had not stolen anything so I set to eating and Aurora came back out. I caught her just before she left and groomed her rump so she sat and let me for a bit then left.
I went up onto the tower and after a circle around the room and a stop at the dirt box Aurora came back. I'm not used to her visiting twice and her climbing up reminded me of her old tower raids so I smacked her back down off the tower. She went and hid behind the washer for a long time. When she finally came out I tried to groom her rump again but she growled at me and left. She thought I was sending mixed signals. I was just confused by the break in routine.
Ori was pacing back and forth on the shelves wondering where her mommy went during all of this. She wasn't terribly worried though she would stop sometimes to claw her log.
July 17th evening
After rain walk in the yard
Looking cool for a cool summer night
Going up the tree
I want to go higher
Dead end, backing down now
Time to go explore more
Ori went back to the closet but looked like she couldn't get up so mom put her half way up. Ori turned around and came down. She went up the play pen then climbed up the wall climb bricks. Aurora came to check on her and cleaned out her ears.
Baby Ori looking Huge
Ori Cinco using the climb wall
I don't wanna grow up
Someone's watching us, mom
I still know how to pose cute
Closet meditation time
July 19th So I just pulled her from the hammock and took Aurora on her own to see the vet. She did really well. Never took a swipe at anyone, just her usual kicking when held in place. The ruling is conjunctivitis. Got antibiotic eye drops for her.
No worms in her poo. Funny we looked back at Pua's old records and she tested positive for basically every internal parasite including giardia and coccidia. That girl was a walking petri dish when we got her.
I set the crate by the closet when I got home but every time Aurora tries to get in the nest there's a growl and Aurora retreats to sleep on the hanging clothes. Poor Aurora her own baby doesn't even like her or Aurora is the one growling and doesn't want to deal with her baby now. Not sure which one is growling. Hopefully that will go back to normal tonight because Ori did still like her mom last night before setting into their separate corners.
Waiting for the vet to get back with her eye drops.
Can I get back in the crate yet?
This place sucks
July 20th 2:30am
20th will be cont in next post as this is long now