July pt 1 2015 - Ten Years Old!

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July 1, 2015
Happy 10th Birthday!

 OH what have we here
 'Well looky what we have here'

Pink champagne!

Pink champagne!

I love this stuff
I love this stuff

Oh roses too
Oh roses too

What to taste next
What to taste next

I'll try the blue cheese
I'll try the blue cheese

This blue cheese is good
This blue cheese is good

But I'm not so sure about this stuff
But I'm not so sure about this stuff

I spy something good
I spy something good

Coconut powder
Coconut powder

I love coconut powder
I love coconut powder

I really really love coconut powder
I really really love coconut powder

I'll even lick up the crumbs
I'll even lick up the crumbs

I need to get all the crumbs
I need to get all the crumbs

Chia seeds are nice too
Chia seeds are nice too

Still not so sure about this stuff
Still not so sure about this stuff

Now for the roses
Now for the roses

There were 20 roses
There were 20 roses



Aurora: Pua is taking half my cocktail. Well okay but that's your birthday present from me then.

Pua: Every time I go in the washer Aurora comes out. Every time I go to the closet nest Aurora goes back to the washer.

Aurora: Can't you take a hint?

Aurora: I was headed back to the washer when my tail got stuck in the window shelf. I couldn't get down or back up. The servant saved me but I sat crying about it till I got some buttermilk.

I woke at 5:30 crying, and crying. Mom tried giving me a fresh blanket. We didn't like the current one but that wasn't the problem. Mom tried giving me some cheesy chia seeds but no treats wont fix this. It's too horrible.

Mom tried cuddles. No. Mom was stumped I went into the fresh closet nest and kept crying. Aurora began running around in a panic due to my crying and mom messing around and Aurora's panic made me cry more.

Mom came up to the closet nest to cuddle me. I looked down surprised the closet monster hadn't eaten her. Mom said I just had a bad dream. I didn't believe her. I went to the food shelf and looked down and cried more. Mom rubbed my butt and sang to me that helped a little bit.
Mom got some coconut powder. "No I told you treats wont.... Wait that's coconut" I chowed down. I cried more after. Aurora got tired of me and went into the washer. Mom tried ignoring me too but I cried really loud. Mom sang to me and that helped some.

Finally mom gave me some more coconut powder but laced it with melatonin to help me calm down. I went back to the nest and cried for a bit more but then settled and went to sleep.
That was a very upsetting half hour.

(Mom's note: Crying inconsolably for no reason now and then was something she was prone to before getting Aurora. I figured she was lonely for her own kind. I'm guessing a dream sparked this as she is prone to bad dreams now and then and one time even "sleep walked" by standing with her claws raised crying/screaming, took some poking from me to wake her, and then she was a bit confused.)

Thunk - Oh there's a gremlin under the bed today.

Also when mom came to test my blood sugar I made her stay awhile so I could hug till I fell asleep.


So these were actually last months videos. But I was going by upload date but I was behind when I uploaded them. I may or may not fix this later but for now, here they are.














There is one plus to being an old dog with poor hearing. The fireworks no longer send you to cower in the closet or under the bed. Though humans may wake you with cameras.
Beaker is luckily unphased even when someone set of firecrackers or a bit bigger near us when walking him. (Hyzzie stayed home 'cuz she just didn't wanna go.)

July 5th
 I mostly sleep in the closet nest since it's closer to the AC. Hyzzie doggy has her cooling jacket for walks. She even took mom one day when it was 100 but she's getting tired of it now. Mom had to lock Aurora in one day when she was running around in the heat a lot 'cuz mom couldn't take it any more. Mostly we anteaters stay inside where it's cooler.

You forgot to remove Aurora's cocktail bowl again but you can't have it now. I'm using it for an arm rest. Go find something else to Put her morning cocktail in.

Aurora out back
Aurora out back

 In the flower bed

In the flower bed

Having a pause
Having a pause

 Time to nap
 Time to nap

Aurora: Lets compromise. I'll just sleep halfway under the shed.

Sleeping under the shed
Sleeping under the shed
Aurora under the shed


Aurora: I get a lot more soup for myself when I ask for it during the day like this.

Aurora's secret is out. She will eat my semi solid food, if she's desperate. Mom didn't put the soup out since Aurora wasn't getting up but then this morning she caught Aurora eating my food. Once Aurora heard the fridge open though she went running to her soup shelf.

No Aurora in the closet or in the washer but I got a fresh blanket in both nests now.

I keep waking up and finding Aurora is not there so I go to the next nest but she's not there either so I sleep then wake and go to the other nest to look for her.

Aurora: I came out from under the bed and had my cocktail, Pua stole some of it. Then I went out for a long evening stroll, came back and had some soup and am now playing with Pua in the closet nest.

Had a water bath in the sink. Now having my supplements.

Aurora: Crawled out form under the bed to have a morning cocktail then went out for a sunbath. It's kind of noisy in the neighborhood today though so I'm now back in the closet with Pua.

Nice day for a sunbath
Nice day for a sunbath



The sun makes Aurora sleepy
The sun makes Aurora sleepy



Aurora: I went back out. I laid down to have a sunbath by the shed instead only to have the servant bump into the shed and startle me. I told her off. It ruined the whole thing.
So I went to the front yard only to be scared by someone vacuuming a car. I bolted for the gate but once I was inside the gate I went back to a leisurely stroll. I don't think anyone saw me panic other than the servant and she doesn't count.

Then when I went to go inside Beaker was in the way. That's just so rude so I turned around and stayed out a bit longer. When I did come in I couldn't decide where to sleep but did have a snack.

I tried going back out but each time I got into the sun I realized it was actually hot out so turned back immediately. I have finally settled into the closet nest with Pua


Well my computer is getting mad at how big this blog is already so there will have to be a July pt 2


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June 2015

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Aurora and I played last night and enjoyed a nice anty piece of log.
It's June 1st! You know that that means. You have one month to decide what to get me for my birthday(July 1st). It's the big one-0. I like roses, artichokes, champagne, fine cheeses, ants and other insects, rotten logs, tomatoes, chia seeds, and roses. Edit: and coconut

Sleepy Pua
Sleepy Pua

That pot of dirt was fun to dig in but it was kind of hard to reach hanging on the wall like that and the flower got in my way. But why do you have it hanging from the ceiling now?
(oddly enough the flower seems to be thriving despite her ripping at least 2/3rds of the roots off.)

 In the washer
In the washer

Aurora: Went out and sun bathed for awhile then had a slow stroll around the yard.

 Aurora at the front door
Aurora at the front door

Aurora: I found a cup of buttermilk on the desk while the human was out with the dogs. Was nice of her to leave that for me.

 So tired
So tired


Lights went off. Time to play!

 Big log time
Big log time

 Are there ants in here?
Are there ants in here?

Aurora: Had a nice sun bath then explored the yard. All seems well in my kingdom.

Yogurt face in the sun
Yogurt face in the sun

I hear dogs barking
I hear dogs barking

I think it's time for a sun bath
I think it's time for a sun bath

Sunbathing
Sunbathing

The sun makes me sleepy
The sun makes me sleepy

Nap attack
Nap attack

Time to explore
Time to explore

Silly Aurora
Silly Aurora

Open up I want in
Open up I want in

June 8, 2015 
Aurora: I went out for an evening stroll as well. The garden is nice at night.

Two anteaters emerging from the washer
Two anteaters emerging from the washer Mom forgot to remove Aurora's cocktail bowl from the washer last night. I decided to sleep in the washer with Aurora today. When mom peeked in I was hugging the bowl. I like to hug something while I sleep. I usually just hug my toy(the washer's fabric dispenser). When I used to sleep with mom I'd hug her hand.
Due to the rude disturbance I got up for a snack and have headed to the closet. There's a nice fresh blanket waiting for me!

Aurora: I missed Pua so went to join her in the closet.

Aurora: First Pua steals half of my cocktail then she sprawls out and covers two-thirds of the closet nest. So rude.
Pua: It's called sharing, Aurora!

Aurora: It's a nice evening for a stroll

It happened. Mom forgot to latch the fridge so Aurora and I had a fridge raid but when I dropped the soaked flax seed container it woke mom. She said something about it being inappropriate and Aurora must have been insulted as she just walked off.

I was straddling the top shelf and the door and it took some work for mom to unwrap my tail and remove me.

Later Aurora kept coming when the fridge was opened. First time mom got me a treat and bumped into Aurora's nose as she was standing on two legs wanting a treat too. Mom had to apologize for not being able to see in the dark and then got her a little cocktail.
The rest of the times she just saw it was mom who opened it and not me and left in disappointment.

Aurora: I had an evening stroll then I had an evening run. All together I was out a couple hours.

Those balls with a hole in top were ice forms? I thought they were treat balls. I guess that's why I found nothing when I poked holes in the bottom of half of them.

Aurora: What a lovely day to soak up some rays

I was in the washer and Aurora tried to come in. I jumped out and grabbed her. I thought it would be funny but she got upset and started making spitty hisses at me and left to do a lap around the room. (+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++cxd98070yuio)- "oops she wrote that"
She's rejoined me in the washer now. - nope she left to pace some more.

Mom tried putting Aurora's new harness on to prepare for a real walk but then she really got in a snit and was racing around the room. I came out of the washer and we are playing in the closet nest now. Mom will remove the harness in a bit.

Aurora was leery but a couple renditions of the her treat song and she came out of the nest for a cocktail and allowed the harness to be removed. Of course I am sharing the cocktail.

Aurora: Pua went back to the washer so I got back up and ran around for hours but got locked in eventually when the servant went to hang more clothes outside so I'm finally resting. I dug in the compost and even climbed in the dogwood a bit but she didn't let me run around the neighborhood due to no harness on.

 Aurora taking a stroll
Aurora taking a stroll


 I found some earwigs
I found some earwigs

Neighbors comments on Hyzzie's cooling jacket today.
"I see you got your spaceman suit on"
"You look like you belong on the Jetsons"

Aurora: I got up at 8 and started running around the yard and house. I kept going till about 10:30 and talked myself into a treat of yogurt and am now having a rest.

I got an avocado
I got an avocado

 Yummy avocado
Yummy avocado


Aurora: I went out for an evening stroll. Even went in the front yard some. This wound up meaning a lot of handling by the human but it wasn't so bad. I only got really mad when she pulled me out of the dogwood. She says if I go to high I could fall in the neighbor's yard or get on the roof. The neighbor's dogs are killers.

Now I came in and woke Pua and we played on the cage and now in the play hammock. I don't even care that the human is still up. She's not really so scary. Well, a little. I peek now and then to be sure she's not about to try anything, like sneak a photo.

 Sniffing the night air
Sniffing the night air

 Aurora out at night
Aurora out at night

 Taking a night time stroll

Taking a night time stroll

 Inspecting the wood for termites
Inspecting the wood for termites

 This wood isn't buggy enough.

This wood isn't buggy enough.
Aurora on the log pile

 Aurora coming off the logs
Aurora coming off the logs

Aurora enjoying her cocktail
Aurora enjoying her cocktail

I'd put it in a glass but she doesn't so well with those.
Yummy cocktail


Some little anteater poked holes in my berry and lemon tea packages
Aurora: I was napping away in the washer when I heard the treat bell so peeked out. The servant says, "Sorry, I was just taking it down to clean it." This is unacceptable. We have rules. I ding the bell for treats and I ding it to say thanks. Pua dings it for treats or jingles the heck out of it. And YOU only ding it when you have treats!

I was in the play hammock last night when the corner let loose and dumped me onto the cage top. I'm pretty sure this incident has nothing to do with the fact I like picking at the corners of the hammock.

Aurora and I are sharing the washer today.

Aurora: It was an odd day. Pua got up in the afternoon and went to the closet. I decided to follow her. Then I decided to go out for a short walk and a lady like pause behind the shed. I came in after that. I rested with Pua for a bit. Later I got up, had my cocktail and paced a bit before settling back in to the washer for the rest of the day.

Enjoying the compost aroma
Enjoying the compost aroma

Aurora: I went out to relax and just when I laid down a Beaker dog came running up to me. I stood and showed him my claws and he left. But then I heard clanging in the kitchen. I'm currently pacing trying to decide if I will try again.

You're wearing that wrong
You're wearing that wrong
Dude that was clean laundry before you pulled it out of the pile and started chewing things on it.

Aurora: fresh blanket in the closet. That will do. Pua is hogging the washer.

I have my period so snuggled with mom a lot last night. Maybe Aurora is starting hers too cuz she wouldn't get out of the washer. So I was mopey. Finally around 5 am she got up. She passed me while I was having a treat so I immediately followed her but she didn't want to play and mopped on the shelf awhile before she finally ate.

That's fine I went and took the washer but later we switched to normal, she has the washer and I have the closet nest to sprawl out in.

 I don't wanna ring the bell
I don't wanna ring the bell
 Just bring me my treat

 Fine one ding
Fine one ding

 Tail ringing
Tail ringing
 If I ring it with my tail as I'm eating the treats should keep flowing

We had a nicer night. Aurora got up early for her cocktail and food. She tried my supplement cup but said the cheese had a funny after taste and left them for me.

Aurora was all sprawled out in the washer when mom peeked but she saw the cocktail bowl was under her butt so removed it. Aurora was not pleased. I have decided to join her in the washer, as long as the AC keeps it cool enough.

Nah too stuffy and she's a washer hog. I'm back to the closet. It's closer to the AC.

Tried the washer again but it's not working well. So I'm having a vinegar bath. That should cool me off and make everything smell lovely.

I'm back in the washer. I want some company today.

Back in the closet with a fresh blanket. I think I'll stay here.

Aurora: I went out for a stroll and went under the shed like I've done a million times before but this time I stopped under there. It was nice and cool. A great place to take a nice long nap. The servant started started poking boards under there.

I sniffed at them. "That's a nice thought but there's no bugs in these. I'll just rest my eyes a bit"
Then she picked some long weeds and started rattling them around behind me. I didn't like that but I moved along slowly, so she wouldn't think she had won.

 Any bugs in that wood?
Any bugs in that wood?

 The sun feels so good
The sun feels so good

 
Aurora: Took a 4 o'clock walk but it's still a bit hot out there. Came from the washer but now I'm in the closet.

Aurora: 8PM I'd like another cocktail. 10PM blue cheese please.

Aurora: Had a cocktail then went out and had a nice long sunbath and a short walk.

Aurora: OMG What's your problem lady?
Pua: Did you bring a treat for us. A treat is the only acceptable reason for such disturbances. All I see is a camera.


Aurora: I had a morning cocktail then went out for a sunbath then a stroll after. I came back in to ask for another cocktail but the servant said there's a two a day limit from now on due to what comes out of my rear if I have too much buttermilk. Excuse me but what comes out of my rear is my own private business.

She gave me soup instead. I was not amused. I had a nap in the washer then gave in and had some soup. Then I went out for a bit longer. I can't decide where to settle yet. Washer. closet under the bed, so many choices.


Aurora: Went back out and explored the front yard a bit. Got snatched up and put back in the back yard when the neighbors dog came out. I'm in the washer now. The servant is now complaining about the heat though and says she will just close the door on me if I get up again. I never asked you to follow me around, though I do appreciate you opening doors for me.

 Aurora prowling around
Aroura prowling around

I want to visit the chickens next door
I want to visit the chickens next door
 
Aurora: Darn she meant it about the door. Back in the washer then.


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