Outside Time

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Going for a hike

Going for a hike

In the bushes

In the bushes

Pua on the trail

Pua enjoying a run in the woods

I mostly ran till I blew off all my steam

I like this stump

I like this stump
Lots of digging around to make a nest

Taking a nap
Taking a nap

Dirty butt
Dirty butt

Fungi
Fungi

I quit
I quit
Pua stopped and demanded a ride home in her carry bag

OCT 14
Ori got taken out to run around the yard. She did some but she's an inside girl. Think she wants a Madison avenue apartment and some fancy dress suits and occasional sophisticated cocktail parties.


Ori in the greenhouse
Ori in the greenhouse
This is where she spent most of her time "outside" She went in and kept going back and forth and exploring in there before finally coming out and spending some time in the real outside world.

Ori running in the yard
Ori running in the yard

Ori outside

She was running back and forth by the back garden but got her just when she decided to head for the door.

OCT 15
Up and having some breakfast


Darn ousted from the washer for laundry day.


So hyper ran around outside but mom brought me in. Enjoying a very sloppy mango and back scratching. A bit cool out tonight, makes me itchy.


YaY vinegar bath!


Okay I give in, for now, in my hammock, but I'm just resting my eyes.


In the closet with Ori and we shared an apple on the shelf.


Pua and Ori sharing an apple
Pua and Ori sharing an apple

Aurora was out for a bit running around at supper sonic speeds but she wasn't watching where she was going and smashed nose on into the corners of the raised garden a couple times. She gave herself a bloody nose so had to get locked back in. She's mad but okay. Bleeding stopped once she got in where it's dry.


Pua and Aurora playing in the closet now.


Aurora says hi
Aurora says hi

OCT 16
Ori is sleeping in the baby hammock today and Aurora is in the closet.

Ori sleeping in the baby hammock


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Living the Anteater Life

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Sept 28.
Sniffed at the window and relaxed with mom now playing in the closet with my awesome family.


Aurora sleeping in the hammock

Aurora sleeping in the hammock

Sept 29
2AM Crap Pua sounds like she's got a cold. She's all wheezey and sounds stuffed up and coughing/gagging now and then. Appetite is fine gave her a bit of benadryl in ketchup. Will be calling the vet tomorrow cuz that sounds awful!

Benadryl helped she's still wheezing but not as much, if she's sniffing or moving around a lot. She's acting perfectly normal just sounds bad.

Much better now. Maybe it was just an allergy attack. Will call the vet anyway. Can't be to careful with these guys.

By a half hour after the bynadryl she was all better and has been fine sense. Call the vets office and it was agreed that sounds like an allergic reaction to something. I don't know to what but I've put an air-purifier on the list for our shopping trip tomorrow. Hopefully it was just a freak one off but I wanna be proactive as that was scary.

Sept 30
Pua is now the proud owner of an air purifier.

She also now has a packet of ketchup and a bynadryl pill in her carry bag for hikes.

Where's my ketchup

Where's my ketchup
Pua has a drink of ketchup when she wakes up instead of coffee

Looking cute

Looking cute

Sleepy princess
Sleepy princess

Couple of tired anteaters
Couple of tired anteaters
Aurora and Ori size comparison.

Random fact: The vascular pattern of the lesser anteater differs from those of other previously described vertebrates, but is similar to the pattern found in fetuses of domestic mammals during early intestinal development. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1984-46702011000400010&script=sci_arttext
-Zoologia (Curitiba, Impresso) - Vascularization of the small intestine in lesser anteaters, Tamandua

Moving furniture I uncovered Kat's paw prints. When we painted the floor years ago we did not realize she was sleeping in there somewhere so there are paw prints leading out of my room. Kat left her mark.


Trying to play with Ori but she keeps running away ~ Pua

I guess I'll just keep chasing Ori around. The exercise will be good for her.


Oct 2
5PM My servants were out all day gathering firewood but they brought me some rotten logs too, yea. I came out to say hi and am now napping in my hammock.

10 PM
Love Ori. Cleaning her ears while she eats. Ears can never be too clean.

11PM
I keep trying to go from the new closet shelf over the window to the desk but can't get a good grip. Mom needs to add a small shelf there so I can take this short cut.

Yummy log

Yummy log

Big rotten log
Big rotten log

Pua and her log

OCT 3
Had a little juice go bad. Mom poured it down the sink. I'm trying to bath in it.


I just got done telling some people how Ori is a stick in the mud who doesn't much like to play with others and plays by her self and she runs up and starts playing with me. I played with her quite a bit but she's gonna have to learn to play gentle.
~ Pua's Mommy

At one point she actually got Aurora to follow her down and was playing right there by me. I sat real still and Aurora was fine then Ori started pinching my hand and the ouch ouch omg sent Aurora back to the closet with Pua instead. Was almost magical having flighty Aurora standing right in front of me and playing. Ori even got on my knee with Aurora kind of on her back a bit. Someone will be getting their nails done soon but I didn't want to do it right now and discourage Ori's playing with me. Ori's perfectly tame she's just a weirdo who mostly plays on her own and likes grooming me instead of playing. ~ Pua's Mommy

OCT 4
Can't get the others to come play in the closet they like their new bed too much. I keep trying to get them to follow me so we can play.


OCT 6
Joined Ori on the cage and we woke Aurora. Lead Ori to the closet but then chased her back. We all 3 played on the cage then Aurora took off for the closet so we followed her and are playing there now.


Aurora asked for breakfast so we all crowded around as the bowl was presented. I'm sharing with Aurora but she keeps shoving me.


OCT 7
Ran around outside, climbed the lilac and peed by it, pooped in the bushes and spent some time in my dogwood. Was a good night out.


OCT 8
So I heard Ori puffing and then an anteater was going by the bed. I reached down to pet her and she stood up so I pet her more and ruffled her fur and belly. She turned around and then I felt someone trying to cling to her butt(Ori). Oops it was Aurora! Boy was she insulted by my disrespecting her personal space. She's not a people person and doesn't like to associate with the staff.
~ Pua's mommy

Stretch
Stretch

Stretch and yawn
Stretch and yawn
Sometimes she lifts each arm above her head one at a time clenching her fists to stretch like a little kid.

Get her off me
Get her off me
Pua trying to ride Ori again.

Ori's "bald spot"

Ori's "bald spot"
Due to her ugly shed. There really is hair there it's just lighter and shorter than the rest so looks bald on film.

Not sure what Pua was doing but she seems to have hold of her own foot.

Proof Ori's "bald" spot is not really bald
Proof Ori's "bald" spot is not really bald

Take me for a ride Ori
Take me for a ride Ori
Pua on top

Pua and Ori

They were playing a bit but stopped.

OCT 9
Had a long hike in the woods and carry home when I got tired. My servants then went and got a bit more wood.


Was playing with Ori in the hammock but she's run off so I'm chasing her now.


Okay cornered her and playing in the closet now.

OCT 10

Went through soup faster than expected and had to make Aurora an anteater slushy this morning. She wouldn't settle for anything less. ~Pua's mommy

1PM I'm up. No walk because of rain? Boo.. At least I got some ketchup.


9PM I already woke Ori up to play why does she keep curling back up and pretending to sleep?


OCT 11
Napping in the closet waiting for the others to wake up and leave that silly pee pad house and come play.


Ori's up but she's been eating for the last 20 minutes and still going. This is so depressing. I wanna play. I'm laying next to her waiting.


Pua waiting for Ori to get finished eating
Pua waiting for Ori to get finished eating

Pua waiting for Ori to get finished eating

Ori left! Boo. But silly girl looks like she dunked her head in the food bowl, she didn't but she looks like it


Snuggled with Aurora in the closet while Ori ran around the halls like a crazy girl.


Wee
Wee

Ori getting pets in the living room
Ori getting pets in the living room

Ori running down the hall
Ori running down the hall

OCT 12
12AM OMG Aurora's riding Ori, lol

2:21AM Was playing in the blue house with Ori when the house took a tumble to the floor with us in it. I was traumatized but Ori is unfazed and has been running around like a fool again.


2:27AM Aurora was on the desk and turned and started sniffing in my direction interestedly. So I leaned in and let her sniff my breath. She sniffed for quite a bit before she was done with me.~Pua's Mommy

11AM
Aurora found her way into the washer with me this morning but when mom came home with the dogs she came back out. She went out and ran around the yard for an hour then came back in.

Ori is no longer nursing So Aurora has gained back to 17 pounds.  Ori looks a wee bit trimmer too or maybe her arms and legs just grew.

11PM Was out hanging in my tree then started across the street and something startled me. I almost ran back in but then got brave. Then mom saw two raccoons so she brought me back in but I got a cool new log to keep me busy.

OCT 13
Aurora did try getting in my washer last night. First time I was standing on it the second she had forgotten how and she was standing on it.


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The Little Cloth House Saga

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So ya'all know Ori was born on the little brown cloth house. For awhile it moved to the back where Kat could use it since they like the blue one better but with Kat gone it moved back to my room on the top of the cage. However it's been through a lot now.

Ori being naughty

Ori being naughty

Looks like the little house came through a natural disaster
Looks like the little house came through a natural disaster
Oh wait it did, Hurricane Ori.

That's Ori hugging Aurora.

The other issue you may have picked up on from recent blogs is they all pee in or on the cloth houses but everyone loves the cloth houses.

Ori sleeping on her momma's hand
Ori sleeping on her momma's hand
Look at her little jaw askew. Saw it and had to stop and get the photo.

Since Aurora also pees in her hammock I've toyed with the idea of using a pee pad to make a hammock but I just place one under the hammock instead. But then I said: "Ugh what is it with anteaters peeing in their houses. I'm seriously tempted to try making them new houses made of pee pads. I'd just need to find some foam. ~ Pua's mommy."

Then when we went shopping I found some foam so I did it.

Ori in the pee pad house
Ori in the pee pad house
Ori has pretty well destroyed the old houses and since everyone loves to pee in and on them so much I made a new one out of pee pads. I broke the sewing machine needle half way through so the green string. Also could not turn the pad inside out to sew as it was to sticky and wouldn't move in the machine. And yeah the absorbent side is up on the roof since as I said they like to get on sometimes and pee in it too.

Ori in the house
Ori in the house
Ori set right to work clawing at the new pee pad house(hence the caved in roof) but it made her tired.

Taking a nap
Ori loves the new pee pad house
Ori loves the new pee pad house

Aurora in the pee pad house
Aurora in the pee pad house

Ori and Aurora sleeping in the house
Ori and Aurora sleeping in the house
You can see someone already peed on the roof. They like the restroom/bedroom combo.

Ori spilling out of the house
Ori spilling out of the house
Ori spilling out of the house

Oh, hello there
Oh, hello there

They love the house so much they started sleeping there every day. Pua's not so fond of this new house since she'd rather play with them in the roomy closet.

Trying to get 3 anteaters in a house
Trying to get 3 anteaters in a house

Squeezing in
Squeezing in
Pua joins Aurora once Ori leaves

Sweetly sleeping Ori
Sweetly sleeping Ori
Sweetly sleeping Ori

Play time
Play time

All three were playing on the cage top but I didn't manage to catch much.
Play time
Aurora is inside

Ori sleeping on her back
Ori sleeping on her back

Trying to cram 3 anteaters in a house
Trying to cram 3 anteaters in a house

Could you make it bigger
Could you make it bigger

This blanket smells funny
This blanket smells funny
I added the blanket thinking maybe she could still lay with them on it like in the closet.

We did it
We did it
Crammed all three anteaters in the house.

It wasn't comfortable though so Pua went and waited in the closet for them.

Other times she would keep going to their house then back to the closet trying to get them to join her. She now has mostly given up and will go nap in the closet waiting for them to wake up


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