An April Filled with Anteaters and Chihuahuas

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April 2nd
Mom can't find where she put the stash of ants. Isn't that a crime? I need my ants. Do you think she ate them all herself and is making excuses?

Mom found the ants where no ants should ever be, in the pants drawer. I wonder about her sometimes

April 3rd

Buzz off I'm sleepin' here

Buzz off I'm sleepin' here

I'm keeping an eye on you

Keeping an eye on me
"She wouldn't close them again till I left."

Aurora left the lid open on the washer last night so I slept in the closet and she slept int he washer but I as you could see in the earlier photo I am quite comfy here all stretched out.

April 4th
I have the washer. Aurora has the closet and a case of the munchies so it works that she is near her food bowl.

April 7th
Sleeping on top of Aurora in the closet.

April 8th
Lots of play last night. We were playing battle on the shelves till mom came and peeked so then we went and played in my hammock.

Sharing the washer with Aurora. She's tucked under the blankets.


April 11th
I had the closet to myself for a couple day now we switched and I got the washer and Aurora is in the closet.

April 12th
I was a bit moody but now that I've pooped I'm feeling better.

1:39AM
Mom left the vinegar jug near my castle and I came down the cat condo and tried to open the lid but couldn't get it. Maybe I should have poked a hole in it. Mom took it but let me have a swig.

Now, some play time with Aurora in the closet.

April 13th
Aurora and I are still sleeping in the washer. I got a new coat that is very sophisticated, perfect for a queen like me. I hope the weather stops being blah so I can get out and about with it soon. We got a new play hammock too. It's got zebras on it, and rainbows, and rainbow zebras.

April 17th
Spent some time clawing at the new log with Aurora then she went to sit on the cat tree. I left a bit after and mom got up to get Aurora some soup. Beaker started squeaking and he went on the cat tree. This did not please Aurora so she left and is having soup now. Silly doggy cat trees are for anteaters!

I got a tomato!

Pua in her new coat

Pua in her new coat

Treats?

Treats?

I need more yogurt
I need more

OMG! What the...
OMG! What the...
Apparently Aurora made some noise changing positions so mom decided to peek. Cut it out! It's not like I bother you when you're sleeping. oh, wait...

April 18th
Was sharing the washer with Aurora but we've been doing that for about a week now and it's getting old so after morning treats I went to the closet.

April 19th
So mom was doing yogurt and decided to set them in front of her heater to finish. This worked in the past but tonight she woke to a bloink crack. The first words out her mouth was "oh Pua!" Then "you better be okay" So judgmental! It was Aurora. Guess she got the munchies and it was starting to smell like yogurt and the pulled a jar over. Wasn't cured enough though and ran all over into a nice big mess. Was pretty brave of her though the heater is right near mom's bed.

April 20th
This morning Aurora was running back and forth across the room so I got down on the bridge and pounced down onto her and we had a massive wrestle session. No photos as mom didn't want to disrupt the play.

11:52AM
Some visitors wanted to see an anteater but Aurora was the only one in the washer, so mom went ahead and pulled her out. She was not amused but was good and only growled once when Beaker was sniffing her tail. After one pace around the room she is back in the washer.

April 23rd
According to the article "Characteristics of natural salt licks located in the Colombian Amazon foothills" Tamandua occasionally visit natural salt licks but only at night. Of course, night time is party time.

Similar to the wild salt lick behavior I was very attracted to these elk teeth mom brought home once, like a natural mineral lick I think. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamanduagirl/2932450185/

April 26th
I've been sleeping in the closet the last few days. Aurora has been kicking back in the washer. We play in my princess hammock instead of the new play hammock. We don't like new things but I have peed in it once or twice.

Bit of a party last night we tore the small door window curtain part way down and knocked books into the sink but we didn't turn the sink on. We also got out an old VHS tape but couldn't figure out how to use it.

Oh and mom ask a neighbor about a rotten buggy stump that was pulled out of the ground but she forgot to go get it so maybe tomorrow night we'll get that.


Hey there, got any ants?
Hey there, got any ants?

Napping in the little hammock
Napping in the little hammock


Napping in the little hammock

And so concludes April but here's some Chihuahuas first

Hyzzie loves this bed
Hyzzie loves this bed
Though at night she mostly uses the basket back there. The rest of that is Beaker's horded toy pile.

Beaker licking his nose
Beaker licking his nose

Beaker rolling
Beaker rolling

Beaker showing off his tongue
Beaker showing off his tongue

Beaker in the grass
Beaker in the grass

saying Hi

saying Hi

Chihuahua's seem to naturally recognize others of their breed
saying Hi

This guy was running around by himself
saying Hi

I couldn't quite catch him
saying Hi

I called the police but later when I was trying to talk him into jumping in the car with my kids(just to check his tags and turn him in somewhere) his owner woke up and called him. Seems he lives at a trailer park nearby and lets his dog run at the park while he sleeps.
saying Hi


saying Hi



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The end of March

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Oh forgot on the last one it's not much but video of me in the woods
Pua in the woods - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx-kpU8pLMk

Hyzzie and the dillo toy

Hyzzie and the dillo toy

March 17th
Aurora and I are both sleeping in the closet today. She makes a nice pillow and I figure mom can clean out the washer for us.

March 18th 11AM
Aurora was cranky last night from having her period but today she got brave and ventured out of the room. First time she went back in when she saw some feet move under the table but second time she ventured outside. She explored with a Beaker on her tail then came in and checked the back bedroom out then went out to explore some more before coming back and joining me again in the washer.

Aurora in the yard

Aurora in the yard

Aurora followed by Beaker

Aurora followed by Beaker


Aurora and Beaker

Aurora at the door

Aurora at the door

Aurora going fast

Aurora going fast

Aurora and Beaker in the yard -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVyYcQ45pFY

March 21st
I slept in the washer by myself yesterday. We are both in the closet today.

March 22nd
I got the washer. I had a morning snack of ketchup and some ants but Aurora has the closet and the munchies so is eating a late meal of soup after some yogurt.

12pm
Aw Aurora came down but Beaker wanted to play so she got scared and went back to the closet nest. She was not happy. Darn kids don't know their place.

March 25th
So last night after midnight Aurora decided to pick at the door wanting to go out. Mom decided to pet her so Aurora complained then Hyzzie came and growled back at her. Beaker came wanting to play so Hyzzie growled at him to leave Aurora alone but then would growl at Aurora for her growling. Mom settled it all down. I think Hyzzie just wanted everyone to shut up and go back to sleep. Old ladies need their sleep.

Thinking about going down
Thinking about going down

Aurora at the window
Aurora at the window

Going up
Going up

A good climber
A good climber
Aurora is better at climbing up the window than me but I'm the only one that can come down that way.

Heading to the closet nest

Heading to the closet nest

I was sleeping hugging my toy and Aurora was nicely tucked in.
Good morning

I love my toy
I love my toy

March 26th
Today's sleeping positions
Pua on Aurora

Hyzzie likes the plush wolf

Hyzzie likes the plush wolf

March 26th
Aurora woke and peeked out of the washer sniffing so mom brought us yogurt but I said I'd rather keep sleeping. She napped for a bit after then when she came out mom came to move the bridge into place. That was scary so Aurora went around the tower.

Beaker came over and was whining he wants to be friends, which was scary too. Aurora almost fell and mom helped by grabbing her tail so she didn't fall, which was a bit scary. Aurora's tail is supper soft and silky feeling skin.

Aurora climbed up into the hammock and mom offered her some cheese, that was scary at first but then she sniffed it and said she wasn't interested, it was only cheddar. Mom got her some more yogurt and she liked that. Once done she came down, failed at getting into the washer right away so went to the closet for more to eat.

Poor girl I swear she'd be scared of her own shadow if here eyes were good enough to see it.


March 29th
I have been snuggling Aurora more. When mom has peaked I have been up behind her hugging her with our heads together or her head on my belly but she keeps getting up to pace around.

March 31st
Aurora: I was sleeping peacefully in the closet and then felt the blankets pulling from under me. That darn human servant was yanking them! How rude. She apologized and said she thought I was sleeping with Pua, she was going to wash it. She paid penance with some yogurt but I paced once just to make sure she felt bad.

Beaker in the grass
Beaker int he grass

Beaker being suspicious
Beaker being suspicious

Beaker munching grass

Beaker munching grass

Beaker makes this sweater look good
Beaker makes this sweater look good

Well that's the last of March


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Spring time Walk with guest

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March 9th
Woke and left Aurora in the washer. I had some ketchup and went to the closet and had a tiny bit of yogurt. When I got back and peeked in at Aurora she'd had her half cup of yogurt. How'd that happen? Not fair!

Then I played and mostly snuggled with mom on my tower for awhile. I'm still trying to talk her into more treats.

Oh and I almost forgot that last night I visited mom in bed. I didn't stay long but it was nice. I had just been letting her come to me lately instead.

12PM
Aurora and I were hanging out in the hut this morning but after a meal of soup we are both sleeping in the washer.

12:40PM
I heard mom cleaning up my dinning room so looked out of the washer. I was standing on Aurora with my hands then she stuck her nose out from under the blanket and sniffed around my belly then she made a nice step to get out of the washer with. Had some ketchup and grandma peeked in and petted me. Time to groom and now back to bed.

Who turned on the lights?

Who turned on the lights?
Pua: "Aurora lifted the lid with her hand to peek out for a bit then came back in. Somehow this scored us a mid day treat of yogurt. Mom opened the lid, squeaked happily then ran and got the camera but we got our yogurt after."

Yummy yogurt in bed.
Yummy yogurt in bed.

March 10th
Sharing the washer again today

March 13th
I got the washer. Aurora decided to stay in the closet nest. She has the nest made nice.

March 14th
We are both sleeping in the washer today. I did get up for treats in the morning though.

March 15th
I was sleeping in the washer with Aurora but after my morning snack of ketchup I went to the closet nest for some me time.

So mom peeked in the closet and I wasn't there. I snuck back into the washer when she wasn't looking, ha. Well she came and pulled me out and we went for a walk on my favorite trail.

Sadly we do not get to do that anymore because grandma can't handle it and it's best if humans use a buddy in the woods but I had a special guest along. He played chauffeur and carried my bags for me. Okay I only had the one bag but he also took photos.

We did have to turn back sooner than I would have liked as the trail was hopelessly washed out in a dangerous manner.

After I did go the the closet though. I need to protest such disturbances even if I did enjoy it.

Pua n the ferns
Pua n the ferns

fallen log

Pua on a log

crossing a log

Snifing

Under the twigs

Pua in the woods

The river

I like these anteater highways through the woods
Pua on a log

Pua under a log
Pua under a log

Pua in a hole
Pua in a hole

The river

 Mom took photos too
Me and Pua

This isn't one of hers yet
Pua on a log

Looking for bugs
Looking for bugs

Pua crossing a log

Taking a scratch
Taking a scratch

Sniffing

Pua

Pua in the woods

Pua looking for grubs
Pua looking for grubs

These are mom's

Pua on the trail
Pua on the trail

Pua spring walk

I heard something
I heard something

Pua finds grubs
Pua finds grubs

rooting for grubs
Rooting for grubs

Walk by the river
Walk by the river

Pua in the woods

On the trail
On the trail

Sleepy car ride
Sleepy car ride

Checking things out
Checking things out

Relaxing
Relaxing

Are we home yet?
Are we home yet?

Okay sso we didn't get very far caught up but that is a lot of photos for one blog


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