Merry Christmas and stuff

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What's in your stocking?

What's in your stocking?

You shall pay for this tonight!

You shall pay for this tonight!
Playing Christmas music does not make getting stuffed in a bag any more festive!

OMG these ants are dry!

OMG these ants are dry!
They need some BBQ Sauce!

I'll just have a wee bit more

I'll just have a wee bit more

NOT funny! So NOT funny!

NOT funny! So NOT funny!
In my defense I had the silly idea she would just turn around and come out but she didn't take to the idea quickly enough and stood up instead.

This it humiliating

This it humiliating

I'm getting out of here!

I'm getting out of here!

Nov 26th

Climbed down the wall and found Aurora on the cat tower. We stood and play battled a bit then she climbed down a level and I got on her back but she didn't let me ride anywhere. After a bit I went back up the wall. She almost followed then turned and went and sat in the playpen blankets instead. Then all of a suddenly she moved quick, practically running, up the tree and wall and to her bowl. Guess the munchies hit her fast.


Had our treats now playing like crazy in the hut.

Nice hammock

Nice hammock
Still not as nice as my Princess hammock though


Nov 28


These big tomatoes are kind of hard to open.

Tamandua song
I can't say I agree with all the lyrics though. I really am mighty and sure not lowly, wanna feel my claws dude? At least he calls us noble. That's true.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUJz3N8irEs

Dec 1st

Mom went shopping yesterday and they got back late. She left a bag of tomatoes on the floor tied shut. I tore it open and tore up a few tomatoes, yummy. I normally avoid the floor but my nose tells me when it will be worth coming down. Maybe she'll remember this time but if I'm lucky she'll forget again. i left a couple uncalwed.

Dec 2nd

Oh score, there are ants in this log!

Aurora was restless and grumpy this morning. She got some yogurt then mom gave her some blue cheese laced with some melatonin to help her relax.

Had fun last night, we played a lot and Aurora found her way to my washer. She kept going bang, bang, bang with the lid. Eventually she got in and stayed a bit but went back to the closet early.


Dec 3rd

10:40AM
Aurora just went outside in broad daylight. There was no huffing and puffing either but she did give a couple little growls as mom followed her around, but just a couple. After she did her rounds outside she went and checked the back bedroom too.

It was spur of the moment so no photos. Aurora was heading along the shelves to my washer but mom didn't have the drawers out and Aurora panicked and fell when she saw mom coming to pull them out and once she was on the ground she just continued on outside. Walked around and came back in.


11:40AM
Aurora was relaxed but when she saw mom taking the food bowl away she suddenly remembered the washer sounds are scary so she paced awhile and settled into the hut instead.

Mom was low on fridge space and left the ants out since they are dried. Someone found them and opened the container and pigged out, it may or may not have been me.

Uh-oh, that someone also poked a hole in the container and lid. I must blame Aurora then, though I was just up for a treat and mom says my lack of interest in some of the ants just now is suspicious. No. no it's not cuz' I pigged out on them earlier, I'm just not in the mood.

Dec 4th

We were playing in the hammock and the hook came loose in back and kinda dropped us. Aurora got scared and went to the shelf. Mom said she couldn't fix it till today cuz she has to move the cage. Aurora came back and we tried playing in it a bit longer but then moved into the hut.

Darn her I went to the shelf wanting to nap with her but she's sleeping in the hut. She should sleep where I want her.

Dec 6th

Aurora came down and was active last night. She had some fun bang, bang, banging my washer lid. Seems to still baffle her most of the time. Later she started up the nightstand but mom woke and thought it was me and when mom sat up Aurora dropped back down and ran off to the closet. Mom got up and gave her fresh food and all was well.

This morning I got up for my treat and Aurora got up too and got some blue cheese.


Oh yeah Aurora also pooped on the cat tree and knocked some pee pads and towels down. I was good and only woke mom up once or twice.

Aurora on the cat tree
Aurora on the cat tree
She was there a long time so I snuck a photo in the dark, then she left.

Aurora's Holiday shot

Aurora's Holiday shot

Aurora on the prowl

Aurora on the prowl
Showing off her long tail

Aurora by the window

Aurora by the window

Tamandua tail

Tamandua tail
Pua's

Dec 7th

Aurora had fun banging the list to my washer again but she eventually found her way in and is sleeping with me today.

Snuggle Buddies

Snuggle Buddies
Sorry you can't see Pua's face but I had to be quick and sneaky to get a pic under the lid and not disturb Aurora.

Ting, ting... ting of claws against metal as we jostle for position in the washer.

Dec 8th

After I got up mom propped the washer lid open a bit so Aurora wouldn't forget how to get out again. I sent most my time sitting in the drawer waiting for her. After awhile she came out and went back to the closet.

I got my washer to myself now. I had some morning ketchup and Aurora had some yogurt. We had morning munchies.


Hey, I'm trying to eat breakfast here!
Hey, I'm trying to eat breakfast here!
Tail anchor.

Dec 10th

Aurora does not approve of my playing with the human. But that human is my mom!

Aurora went in her hut but I chose not to follow and got mom to come play instead. Aurora came and sniffed several times and could not figure out why I did not smell of terror. She even accidentally touched mom with her cheek. Aurora paced the shelves a couple of times but kept coming back to look and sniff at this odd sight. Eventually she gave up and hid/waited in the hut.

We are playing in the closet now. Just us anteaters.


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Living the Anteater Life

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I have no legit excuses for being behind this time but that's kind of a good thing.

Nov. 11th
Slumber party in the closet. Played with Aurora now we are having snacks. I got ketchup and she got some yogurt.


Passed out at the slumber party
Passed out at the slumber party


Pua vs Aurora poop
Pua vs Aurora poop
Aurora's is lighter from the yogurt but it's always been huge. Yogurt helps it be softer and more frequent though



I've added a bit of flax to her soup and her poops as a little less broad and darker now. No new photos though.


Nov. 12th

12:46pm: May have partied a bit to hard. Aurora is not even up yet.


12:30pm: I'm in my washer and Aurora in the closet. She got up for a mid day snack. She just went back to her nest but Grampa sneezed so she complained, then he blew his nose so she complained louder, but all is well now.


Pardon me, I'm trying to bath
Pardon me, I'm trying to bath

 
We just got our new pee pads. Most of them are really large there was one smaller one that was already made into a hammock(maybe not the real purpose) So mom hung it up to see if we will use it. Just too bad it wasn't one of the huge pads.
Pee pad hammock
It was only peed in once so was not loved but the pads are good. And best price around even once shipping was added, was like $2.33 a pad or something like that.
http://desmoines.ebayclassifieds.com/accessories/cedar-bluffs/reclaimed-washable-whelping-wee-wee-pee-pads/?ad=13954995

Nov. 13th

Wrestle time

Wrestle time

Are you going to join us?

Are you going to join us?
Aurora's rump makes a nice pillow.

My most viewed photo on a daily basis on flickr is "big poop". People are weird. I mean I do pause a second to sniff raccoon and skunk poop but I don't go searching for it. ~ Pua

11:47pm: I get up go to the closet to see Aurora but Aurora's in my washer. I've tried to give her the hint it's time to go to the closet but she wont get up *huff*

Nov. 14th

4:08am
It was getting late and Aurora had still not left my washer. I started crying about it a lot. Mom came and peeked at Aurora. Aurora peeked out but then saw human and ducked back in.

Mom propped the lid open with a sock turned the lights off and left. After about 10 minutes of seeing me come and go with no human interference Aurora finally came out. I was so thrilled I was climbing on her. I thought something was wrong with her but the poor dear had simply forgotten how to get out.

She was very hungry and went right to the closet for her yogurt and food. 4AM That's a very late breakfast for her.

Is it worth getting up yet

Is it worth getting up yet

Ketchup in your cup

Ketchup in your cup

So relaxing
So relaxing

Nap time

Nap time

Aurora relaxing

Aurora relaxing

She's peeping at us again

She's peeping at us again

11:55pm: Woke alone, left my washer and found Aurora in the closet and am napping with her. Now that is how my evening is supposed to go. It's nice having a snuggle buddy to sleep but I don't like it interrupting my routine.

Nov. 15th

12:01am:
Playtime!


Nov. 16th

10:48am: Went to join Aurora in the closet and she left to pace the shelves. Might have had something to do with me stealing her spot, maybe?

All stretched out

All stretched out
Mom gave her a special blanket after I stole her spot. I wanted the special blanket too.

Since we don't have much to report today I'll tell you about mom's dream. She dreamed that Ori escaped "camp" and made her way all the way back home. It's like a billion miles. Mom Found Ori when walking the dog and brought her back to the house. Homeward Bound the anteater edition. Best part is Ori was still fat.

Here we were talking about people looking at our anteater poop photos and Hyzzie goes and eats some(mom found a couple pieces she had stashed for later).

Dear Hyzzie I know you admire us but eating our poop will not help you to be more queenly.


Nov. 17th

Up at 5pm? Well, it sure felt like midnight. Bit of ketchup and back to bed.

I see you creeping around down there
I see you creeping around down there

Belly shot
Belly shot

Nov. 18th

Hyzzie had a barky play session so Aurora and I are both up. I had my ketchup and Aurora her yogurt.

Nov. 20th

Power went out last night. Since it wasn't super cold we stayed in our room but we enjoyed the pitch black quiet and had a party running around making noise all night. Aurora even went down onto the floor so I followed her and found a tomato mom was hiding from me. Blackout parties are fun.

It's our second in just a week or so. First was because a goose flew into the lines. Mom says 2 so soon may not bode well for winter. I don't know what that means since it's fun. I guess it doesn't bode well for the geese.


I'm sleeping in the closet but I got it to myself. Aurora decided to sleep in her hut. First time since her illness when mom had to pull her out for medicating. Glad she feels safe in there again.

1:20pm:
Aurora is snoring.

11:47pm:
Was playing with Aurora and she got yogurt on me.

Nov: 21st

Fresh wet rotten chunk of log, YAY!

Nov. 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm spending the day in the closet with Aurora.

So walking around barefoot it felt like I had a splinter in my foot. I give pulling it out a trying in the dark and come away with a tamandua hair. Ah relief. Weird though, no they are not silky soft but they sure don't have porky quills either. ~ Pua's Madre

Nov. 25th

Playtime in the hut with Aurora

She started loosing fur again after her illness. I did some research and some studies showed biotin and melatonin help resolve skin and coat issues in the majority of cases where no reason was found. She gets 7mg of biotin and 5mg of melatonin per night. It's working. It's taken awhile to see the results though. Started her not long after her illness was resolved.

Nov 6th

Nov 24th

Dec. 9th

She has also been more active and mentally bright, like coming down to explore and sometimes finding her way into Pua's washer, even if she does still forget how to get out.


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