Anteater family snapshots

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Quit bugging me

Quit bugging me

June 9th
Yummy roses. Then to the closet to see Aurora.

Anteater saliva
Anteater saliva
Sometimes the vinegar is so good a film of foamy drool gets left on top
When it's fresh it's like runny slug slime as it dries it gets to be kind of like rubber cement, once it is totally dry it is flaky.

Pickled anteater spit - http://youtu.be/2O6ErbLXv7o
It wasn't real fresh at this point

Grrr, got you
Grrr, got you

Pretending to be an anteater
Pretending to be an anteater
Quasi loves to make faces for the camera

Hyzzie passed out
Hyzzie passed out

Aurora napping on the cat tree
Aurora napping on the cat tree

Aurora fur
Aurora fur
She has started loosing it now that she's been off the treatment for awhile so she is back on for a fresh round with a stronger dose.

Excuse me, Pua. I was sleeping there.
Excuse me, Pua. I was sleeping there.

I also started her on MSM and her tremors stopped(shaking hands/arms) took her off it a couple days and she started having shaking hands again so back on the MSM.

I got a pillow
I got a pillow

Ear cleaning time
Ear cleaning time
Aurora: Nooo

Play with me
Play with me

Aurora in the afternoon
Aurora in the afternoon
Aurora in the afternoon

June 10th
10:30 AM
Peeking from my washer. Just not sleeping well today.

11:50AM
Sleeping peacefully now

Jake was laying there all nice and quiet till I got the camera then he went wild.

Kitty yoga. He looks broken.
Kitty yoga

Jake stretching
Jake stretching

I got it, now I will kill it
I got it, now I will kill it

Jake

June 11th
Got up an tried to wake Aurora but she wasn't budging so I peed next to her in the nest and I'm off to try and find something to do.

Yea new log!

LETTER FROM ORI: I got soooo FILTHY DIRTY today, and I got a scratch on my nose, and bloodied my big knuckle and I had sooooooo much FUN! "The Compound" rules. I climbed a tree and sun-bathed cat-napped on a cat-walk. Summer Camp ROCKS. (Camp Counselor is so lame and forgot her Ipad to take photos, as ALWAYS) Love ~~ Ori

June 12th
Mom says bathing Aurora is a little scary because she roars like a dinosaur about to eat Tokyo. Thankfully it's all bluff and she never pinches or takes a wing. Now me I never said a word but I do pinch a little. Mom should know better than to be so rude to me.

June 16th
Aurora didn't want to get up yet so I curled up on top of her.

Played with mom some and now I got a tomato, yea!

June 17th
I have been sleeping with Aurora in the closet today. Mom decided to hose out my washer but it didn't drain. Grampa helped take it apart and found a Halloween pet collar in there and fished it out. So we know what retired it in the first place.

Then aurora decided to run back and forth on the shelf in a panic during the hosing and wound up staying in the hut. She doesn't like water sounds. Hosing out might be just as scary next time but should be a lot easier. (note mom has been cleaning it but she can't get between the drum thingys so the hosing today.

Aurora on the shelf
Aurora on the shelf

Aurora in the hut
Aurora in the hut

Real women don't need a man to make them happy
Pua taking care of business

Is someone there?
Is someone there?

This morning I started out sleeping in my washer then moved to the closet to be with Aurora.

Pop quiz, who is who?
Sleeping together

June 19th
Sleeping with Aurora again. I have been in and out of my washer but I think she needs the company and I maybe do miss the musty smell the washer had before the hosing. Just needs more pee maybe.


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Pua walk and Ori updates

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June 1st
Frozen in place listening to the neighbors. Guess I'll just lay here then... Oh my! Barking dog! Too many creepy noises, back in the washer for a bit

Pua is nervous

Pua is nervous

Going to hide
Going to hide

Aurora is sleeping in her hut today. I tried my hammock for awhile but went back into my washer.

OMG awesome. Reminds me of Stewie. Think I'd make a nice first lady. There's a part 2 behind the scenes as well. The most shocking thing was the bath. I Mean he actually liked it!
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/15fbbf7bcd/anteater-announces-presidential-campaign

June 3rd
Hanging out with Aurora in the hut

I'm just sleeping in my washer now. I had my treats and spent time with Aurora as usual and pooped in the bunny pen last night.
I like to let them drop from up high and the bunny pen is connected to the anteater cage, he uses it as we mostly just use the outside and roof so it's a nice high place to drop them from.

By request, Pua's Tail is 21.25 inches on the underside of her tail, measured from the dimple at the base of her tail. Aurora's tail is 22" long
"Long-tailed Tamandua (Tamandua longicaudata)[...] differs markedly from the others in coloration and in the structure of the nasals, but not in the length of the tail, as the name erroneously implies. It is nearly uniform straw-color,"
http://tinyurl.com/7zdla3m

Hanging out with Aurora in the hut

My queenly feet should never touch the floor http://youtu.be/v47O32JdU2Y

Pua's nightly travel to the closet

Pua Run Run Run -


Chasing Tail LETTER HOME FROM ORI: Summer camp is "interesting." They keep crazy hours, but I stick steady-fast to my late night routine. I got to met a "boy" for a few hours. He is OK, nothing special, so I can't see what all the fuss is about. If anything he is really annoying, always wanting to play and I don't want to, so he goes and plays with Ta'Ma. Ta'Ma is really nice, I like her alot. The boy IS good for cuddling and taking naps with when he finally settles down. I think I am loosing weight -- I think my belly isn't as "round" as it was, but I haven't weighed myself either. These humans have been MAKING me go outside for a little bit, but all I want to do is go back inside and sleep. They also make me climb the ladder to get back inside after they carry me outside. How simply rude! They say it's for my own good, but I don't see how. I have not gotten to meet any new humans since I went to school, but that's fine with me as it was during the daytime and I'm not much of a day-girl. Well, snorts and grunts ~~Ori

June 6th
Played with Aurora awhile last night and was up early begging for treats this morning.

Chasing Tail LETTER HOME FROM ORI:
"I know, I know, two letters in one week. The head camp counselor human is getting sneaky. She thought she caught the boy and I playing one morning, so she started tip-toeing up the stairs to spy on us. Sure enough, she has caught us hand-squeezing and playing chase. My secret is out, but in my defense, he is a very persistent little boy! Ta'Ma is having what they call "conjugal visits" with one of her husbands. He is older than us and more stoic. The boy and I just avoid the old man and go play on the platform way up high in the corner. I must admit, the boy and I have been being naughty and started picking at the wall way up there, nothing "bad" mind you. I couldn't believe the old-lady camp counselor could climb way up here! She is a really sly human. Camp counselor says she is taking me on a field trip this week to go play in what they call "the compound" for an hour. It's a large piece of forest and brush that was going to be for a Siberian Lynx, but never got used. They say it has lots and lots of brush, and logs, and stumps, and trees and "cat-platforms." It is all fenced in with no-climb tree guards so I cannot climb too high up a tree and fall. A human has to stay with me the whole time but I get to go free. The said there is going to be lots of noises and smells out there because there are wolves and siberian Lynx in another part of "the compound." Camp counselor says she will try and remember her Ipad so I can send home a photo of my field trip. I really really like summer-camp. Well, that's all love ~~Ori

Now back to me: Nice day for a run in the woods

2:45PM
I decided to take stroll in the woods instead of my usual run. Got lots of grooming to do now.

2:58PM
Still grooming so mom gave me some vinegar in the sink. Oh yeah vinegar bath, that's the ticket.

3:15
All done grooming and back in the washer

Treat in the washer
Treat in the washer
I woke her up for something so she got a treat too

Aurora stretch
Aurora stretch
Pua sniffs hello

Doing the splits
Doing the splits

Could you scoot that way a bit
Could you scoot that way a bit

I think we need a wider shelf
I think we need a wider shelf

Pua settles back in
Pua settles back in

She looks to be plotting my demise
She looks to be plotting my demise

Pua holding her tail
Pua holding her tail

She is frowning
She is frowning

Time for a walk
Time for a walk

Crossing the bridge
Crossing the bridge

Checking out a brook
Checking out a brook

Nature wants peace
Nature wants peace

Quick girl
Quick girl

Heading home
Heading home
Taken without flash

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Combing her hair
Combing her hair

After walk grooming -

The mess left after walk vinegar bath http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamanduagirl/7347541216/

Pua relaxing
Pua relaxing

June 7th
Aurora slept in the closet nest. Guess she likes that blanket so now her hut has been all freshened up for tonight.


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Pua and Aurora at home

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May 14th
My poop off the cage landed right in the bunny food dish last night. Score another 10 points in the poop bomb game.


May 15th
Aurora pooped by her soup bowl. Maybe she was aiming for it and missed.

Aurora has slept in the hut today.


Ketchup joint supplement concoction is a win. Mango bribe after, okay I forgive you for taking me to the vet.


May 16th

No Aurora in the closet to greet me. Was going to go look for her but got distracted. The ceiling molding makes a nice back scratcher. Oh well, back to my castle. I'm sure I'll find her later.

Aurora is sleeping in the hut again today. Guess she likes to change things up now and then.

May 17th
I'm up for some breakfast. Aurora is sleeping in the closet. All these morning sounds are a bit creepy though.

Took a long run in the woods. Feel that burn humans. I'll get you in shape.

May 18th
Aurora was in the closet when I got there but then left for the hut. Turned out okay. Mom came to play with me in the closet.

Playing with mom in the closet nest
Playing with mom in the closet nest


Put the camera down, Play requires both hands
Put the camera down


I'm gonna get you
I'm gonna get you
The spots are dried sweat from her walk. They sweat orange.


I got you now I'm gonna poke you
I got you now I'm gonna poke you


Is anyone else coming?
Is anyone else coming?


Aurora grooming
Aurora grooming

Aurora

A little more grooming
A little more grooming

Peeking at me
Peeking at me

Yay cheese
Yay cheese

Peeking at her sore
Peeking at her sore
Just showed up there. Maybe a bug bite

Aurora is to busy eating to play with me *crying*

Pua thought she would make Aurora feel better about Ori being gone by acting like her

Pua annoying Aurora
Pua annoying Aurora
Licking food onto her face

Shoving match
Shoving match

My birthday is July first therefore my Christmas wishlist has been updated ;)
Pua's Birthday & Holiday Wish list - https://www.facebook.com/notes/pua-tamandua/puas-birthday-holiday-wish-list/245814662147004

Aurora climbing
Aurora climbing

May 24th
Got tired of being by myself when I wake up because Aurora has not slept in the closet, so I gave in and have joined her in the hut.

Aurora in the hut
Aurora in the hut

You can't see me, right?
You can't see me, right?

Is it worth getting up?
Is it worth getting up?

Hyzzie on the new dog bed
Hyzzie on the new dog bed

Oh look we have company
Oh look we have company
Pua is not amused, Aurora is hoping for blue cheese

Pua: "Aurora likes sleeping under her pink pillow. I join her till morning, with a few breaks for bugging mom about treats. I was laying my head on the pillow waiting till Aurora woke up. You can see I'm giving mom a dirty look. I already played and snuggled with her in the closet earlier. Aurora seemed hopeful blue cheese was coming."

They are getting suspicious
They are getting suspicious

Play time
Play time

I lick you, that makes you mine
I lick you, that makes you mine
Lets see if blue cheese makes for a nice hair gel

I slept with Aurora in the hut part of the night when I wasn't eating or bugging mom. I moved back to my washer in the mourning. Aurora should try joining me in the washer.

Forgot to mention silly Aurora is sleeping under her pink pillow in the hut.

Chasing Tail shared a status.May 25: Ori's first day at school :-) Peed right out of the gate (thank goodness it was a hard surface floor) and then pooped for the 1st and 3rd grades group (thank goodness she was in her crate ;-) all in all, Ori was AWESOME and ACTIVE.
 
May 27th
Mom changed the pillow in the hut so Aurora soaked it. Mom put the cleaned pillow and fresh blanket up for the hut. Aurora is upset by this and is sitting on the clothes rod pouting.
 
Aurora moping on the rod
Aurora moping on the rod

I woke mom up at 6am so she could be more productive by giving me treats and playing with me. Aurora slept in the closet shelf since mom ruined her hut.

May 28th
Aurora went to the hut. She saw mom put the teddy comforter back around it so she went in. I followed her and just as went n she left. What's up with that. I started to follow her back but she sounds moody. I paused on the window shelf then crept up to her slowly. Yep kind of moody. I'll clean her ears.

After cleaning Aurora's ears, I pried her head up and sniffed her nose then checked the other areas. I deemed her okay and left her to her moody self. She later took a huge poop. Guess that was the problem. She needs to learn to poop more often.

Silly Aurora tried to squeeze into the hut on the supports under the comforter wrap. It didn't work so she went back to the closet.

May 30th
Aurora paced back and forth between the hut and the closet nest this morning but eventually settled in the nest.

Anteater poop in the bunny pen? Was there a witness, did you DNA test? No? Then I deny being involved.

So I heard rumors of a vet visit and got up. Mom gave me ketchup and left me behind instead. It was the dogs' turn. She saw her favorite DR and she said Quasi is not so bad and we can give reducing his one med a shot. Hyzzie is just getting old but in generally good health for a fatty but mom's working on that. She's tryin' a whip everyone into shape.

May 31st
Jake had an alligator lizard. He was just layin' there watching it. Mom donned gloves(those things bite) and picked him up. He was in tact and she says a cutie with his little bad self showing his jaws at her. She took him over to the abandoned house. Lots of plants and some sunning rocks for him.


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