May is full of Aurora

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May 1st
Pua is snoring. It kind of sounds like a squeaky pigeon cooing. ~ Pua's Madre

May 3rd
Aurora started peeking out of the washer after 9 so she got some yogurt but she gut up at 9:30 to go to the closet for a snack. She is up again having a meal after a short nap in the nest. She seems to have the munchies.

Got the washer to my self for a couple hours now. I'm gonna keep sleeping.


May 4th, 12:40am
Got up and went right to the hammock to sleep. Then went and got a drink and back to nap in the hammock. Then to the nest to nap with Aurora. Had a few treats now to nap in the washer.

3:30pm
I got the closet nest and Aurora is in her hut. She's not slept in there for awhile.

Aurora looking at Beaker

Aurora looking at Beaker

Aurora descends
Aurora descends

Aurora showing off her figure
Aurora showing off her figure

Aurora at the window
Aurora at the window

May 6th
I got a nice hike in the woods today but mom didn't have a charged and working camera ready so no photos. I ran, I explored, I dug in old stumps and tried to take naps.

Then we passed by the second trail. I knew I was getting tired but wanted to go. The decision was agony. I walked up to it and then away then up to it again X many I stood there on two legs and looked up the trail then down the road and back and forth. Eventually I went for it.

I did get very tired and wanted to find a burrow to sleep in or dig one if all else failed but we kept going. When the circle was done I went back the way we came but once we got the the short cut I gave up and climbed in my bag to be carried back.

In the car I got out and wedged myself between the seat and door to sleep till we got home. I walked in by myself, had a groom and drink and went back to bed.

Pua napping on the shelf
Pua napping on the shelf

Aurora gets first dibs on the rotten stump
Aurora gets first dibs on the rotten stump

Aurora cautiously inspects the stump
Aurora cautiously inspect the stump

Aurora is suspicious of the stump
Aurora is suspicious of the stump
It took her awhile to decide it wasn't a trap. She kept looking it over then retreating.
She also had yogurt on her face from her wake up treat.

I didn't make this mess
I didn't make this mess
Aurora spilled her yogurt before leaving and Pua was licking it up.

May7th 12:30AM
Big rotten stump, yay! We'll be busy all night. I do need pauses for drinks. I'm thirsty and moving kinda slow. I think I over did it on the hike but the stump is worth clawing at.

Pua finds the stump
Pua finds the stump

Aurora climbing around
Aurora climbing around

Aurora deep in thought
Aurora deep in thought

10:50pm
Aurora just took her cup of yogurt and picked it up with one hand turned it upside down and watched it all pour out then turned it upright and licked what was left out. You did that wrong Aurora.

Checking out the stump
Checking out the stump

OMG! Really??
OMG! Really??
Beaker started humping a stuffy with enthusiasm and Pua stopped to watch with great interest.

Pua and Aurora with a stump
Pua and Aurora with a stump
I caught them both looking at me.

Pua enjoying a rotten stump
Pua enjoying a rotten stump
These were taken in a dark room.

Pua with head in stump
Pua with head in stump

May 9th
We loved the stump so much last night after we were done with it Aurora and I played in the play hammock for a long long time. Tonight we are back playing in my princess hammock but we did poke at the stump some too.

May 10th
So I was hanging out at the hut but Aurora was too busy eating to come play so mom came and played but I decided to snuggle. I got her arms wrapped around me and my back to her and hugged her arms and rest my head on her arm and she put her head on me. It was great.

Then we played some and then snuggled some more with me facing her hugging her arms. Then some more play and finger poking then I decided to go inspect the stump.

I played with Aurora later in the princess hammock.

May 11th
I do not see my yogurt, I was looking for my yogurt
I do not see my yogurt

3PM
Aurora got her first real walk today and no one died or escaped. Mom had never taken her fearing it would be too much for Aurora and at the least more upsetting than fun. Mom had been contemplating it recently as she no longer tremors, or only when nervous anyway, since being on her supplements and still very vocal but it's all bluff.

Aurora could not settle in today no matter how much yogurt she was given so mom finally gave in and took her. Aurora was pretty mad about the manhandling to be put in a harness and crate. She probably thought she was going to the vet. But when the crate was opened on the trail she walked right out and started walking along the trail. She also did quite a bit of running.

She did have a few arguments about going off trail and needing to learn the leash always wins in a tug match but she was mostly staying on trail. Pua get to go off trail some because she's earned it by being good. She kept going back and forth on the one part of the trail rather than keep going the whole thing. The last tug match sort of ended in a draw. She used her back claws to push the harness off. It's Pua's and wasn't quite snug enough for her. I think she needs a velcro one like Pua's old one since she wont sit still for a fitting. So she got scooped and put in the crate since she was too worked up to try getting the harness back on.

She was pissed about that. I mean really royally pissed. She was thrashing around like a tazzy devil in there. She did calm down but when I went to let her out on Pua's washer her claw was stuck in the grate as she was in a more secure crate than Pua's bag but I got her loose.

Well after all of that she was too hyped up to go to bed so she went outside and ran around and ran around inside and out many times. Beaker also had fun tearing around the yard and wore himself out he mostly was just running around excited but when he spent too much time near Aurora I would pick him up so she wouldn't get to upset. Eventually she got locked in my room. She kept coming in and out of Pua's washer so Pua came out and followed her around for awhile.

They both settled back in the washer eventually. Aurora sleeping under the blanket and Pua next to her on top of the blanket. Aurora did peak out a few more times.

So really she did well and we just need a more secure harness for her and she didn't react bad like I thought she would aside from the going home too soon part.
(she did loose some fur on her belly from the stress later but it is growing back again. Hopefully if she gets to stay awhile it will be less stressing I did finally find a harness I think will suit her but I haven't had a chance to try it as we just got it, hope I didn't get too small of a size).

Aurora's first walk
Aurora's first walk

Video

Aurora running
Aurora running

Aurora in the woods
Aurora in the woods

Short video

Taking a woodland stroll
Taking a woodland stroll
Aurora on the trail
Aurora on the move

4pm
Aurora got back up to pace around but she's not made it back outside yet. She stopped for a bit to nap in the closet but is on the move again. Hyper girl.

6pm
After much pacing around with small interruptions for naps Aurora has come back to the washer with me. I expect she should stay now and get some sleep. I guess her short walk was just to exciting to sleep after.

May 12th
Warm weather sleeping positions
Warm weather sleeping positions

Hmm did I hear something?
Hmm did I hear something?

May 13th
We have been sharing the washer today. Aurora was up this morning to run around the yard and house for awhile. She even found some ants in a log. Lucky but I like staying in during the day myself.

May 14th
Since you are probably wondering I have the closet nest and Aurora has the washer. She did not get up to run around outside this morning. Think her hormones are winding down.

May 15th
Last night Aurora spent some time outside. Then we played in the princess hammock. Then Aurora went to eat and I played and snuggled with mom. Then Aurora and I went and tore the log down some then we went and played in the closet nest.

Later I was going to come down the window shelf when Aurora started coming up and we scared each other and ran opposite ways.

Rainbow Zebras! Who's bright idea was that?
Rainbow Zebras!

I am offended
I am offended
She was just chillin and sniffing but she always looks a bit offended.

Are there treats over there?
Are there treats over there?

May 19th
So early morning mom hears something and scans the room with the flashlight and found Aurora on the dresser. Aurora saw the spot light hit her and ran. I think that's a sure sign of guilt.

The dresser drawer was open and the last ant package was torn open and she had been chowing down. When I came to investigate what mom was doing as she cleaned up she offered me some ants and I said no thanks.

So then she blames me for opening the drawer and ant package! Aurora gets caught ant handed and I still get blamed. Can't a girl just not be in the mood for ants?

So then mom gave the little cup of ants I refused to Aurora but she had some trouble with it and it fell so mom put them on her soup. Aurora was not impressed so she went and tore at the stump hoping to uncover another ant nest.

Okay that is long already so here's some dogs



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