April 2016

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April 1 ·
Aurora complained till her blanket got changed even though it wasn't peed on. She came over soon as she saw mom change the blanket but she gave one last hiss of complaint at the poor service as she climbed into the washer.

April 5 ·
I was waking mom too often but I was coming down to get her rather than ring the bell so she started hissing at me anteater style. It was a bit startling but I figured out she wasn't really going to claw me and was bluffing. Beaker dog not so much, he turned into a shivering mess but he's pretty high strung.

April 7 ·
Aurora: Have my period. Not happy about it. I muttered hisses and cries to myself about it. Was heading to the washer when the blanket was changed and ran into Pua having some ants so I had some too but then I forgot what I was doing and went back to the closet to mutter and pace around some more.

Then I headed back to the washer but had some more ants on the way. I remembered to go to the washer but Pua was in it! So I had to leave and pace some more.
Pua came out of the washer so I started heading to it but she was coming up the window shelf as I was going down so I had to flip back up and pinch her feet. Then I followed her to the closet.

I settled in the closet for awhile with some complaints but eventually made it into the washer for the day.
April 8 ·
Mom brought me some blue cheese and set to giving me a pedicure. She brought a flashlight to find my quicks and a erasable marker to mark them then set to cutting. She almost cut one to short anyway but I kept flinching and it was being tough so she re-shined and cut lower.

She left with everything except the cheese and the pen cap. I'm not saying I hid it to get back at her or anything but she may likely find it when she changes my blanket.

Getting into position
Getting into position

Prehensile tail use level: Expert
Prehensile tail use level: Expert

Hyzzie gets real carpet
Hyzzie gets real carpet
From bed and basket to water and food and her pee pad so her feet don't slip out from under her.

Hyzzie's sleepy time walk area
Hyzzie's sleepy time walk area

Another gloomy day to sleep in
Another gloomy day to sleep in

That's a big pill
That's a big pill
Dropped a gel pill case into the water.

Dry pollen puddle
Dry pollen puddle

Mom found a new "dog blanket" at the thrift store. She let me try it out. It's the poofiest blanket ever. Mom says she may need to cut it in half if she wants to use it in the washer. No it's perfect. I deserve this sort of luxury.
Pua got a new blanket
Pua enjoys her poofy blnket

 Comfy Hyzzie
Comfy Hyzzie




Beaker by the river
Beaker by the river

Aurora: Had some late morning soup and gave the bell a ding after. It's important to say thank you. I decided to sleep with Pua and her poofy blanket. Then asked for a cocktail. Came right away as I hear my treat song. I was part way through when Pua came to join me then she started hogging it and curled her tail in front of me to block the bowl. She's so rude.

April 15 · 
Pua and Aurora
Pua: Aurora has been sleeping with me on the cushy blanket the last few days but she peed on it so I'm in my princess hammock.

Aurora: I've only been sleeping with you because you were peeing on my washer blankets after the servant had changed them. So now we're even.

PS the servant waited till late to change the blanket to avoid that so I'm in the washer finally.

Aurora's guide to successful weigh-in: When the human grabs you, helicopter your tail the whole time while squirming. This fine tunes the calibration of the scale. We got the very accurate weight tonight of 10-28 pounds.

April 19 ·
Pua silhouette
 
 Mirror shot of Beaker parrot
Mirror shot of Beaker parrot

Beaker on a road trip
Beaker on a road trip

Aurora deciding to go out side or not
Aurora deciding to go out side or not

Aurora: Had fun running circles around the cul-de-sac tonight, Had an audience of neighbors for awhile. Everyone appreciates an athlete. Then there were cars so I came in to have a cocktail and a rest.

Aurora on the law
Aurora on the law

Checking out the neighborhood
Checking out the neighborhood

Aurora partied, like a rock star in a hotel room, last night. She started out running around, then we played in the play hammock, Then she pooped on the step ladder, then she was under the bed clawing and dragging herself around under there, Then she was shocked when mom woke up and shone the flashlight under the bed and took off but she was back later so mom got a photo. Then she broke and spilled her soup bowl and it poured all over the step ladder and splattered all over, some even got on Beaker on the bed and the walls, then she made a expert fridge raid, walked over some pillows and the rug with buttermilk feet, and went back under the bed to play around some more.

Aurora playing under the bed
Aurora playing under the bed

Fridge raid aftermath
Fridge raid aftermath

Bed usage failure
Bed usage failure

Aurora was up and down all day yesterday. Which sucked for me since she was sharing the closet nest with me. I was tired last night. She wasn't as active but did try the fridge door only to find it latched tight this time. She also tried the barricade to behind the working washer. She pulled some tape and put some little claw marks in it but it held and she is in the bedtime washer today.

Changed the blanket for Aurora. Then checked the closet nest and she wasn't there. Moment of panic and checked the drier vent, still in place. She's sleeping in the stuffed toy box.

One of my favorite things to do in my golden years.: Just standing here listening to the rain and reminiscing. Care to join me?

I'm just checking for moldy items, like blue cheese.
Caught in the act

Getting better with bed use
Getting better with bed use

Eye cleaning
Eye cleaning

Close enough
Close enough

I'll just take a nap here while while I wait on you.
Nap time on the window shelf

Sharing a cocktail
Sharing a cocktail


Hyzzie at the park
Hyzzie at the park

Beaker greets another dog
Beaker greets another dog

Hyzzie by the river
Hyzzie by the river

Beaker sniffing a squirrel tunnel
Beaker sniffing a squirrel tunnel

Beaker in action
Beaker in action

Hey there, got treats?
Hey there, got treats?

Yummy ants
Yummy ants
Yummy ants
Yummy ants

Bed Sharing Success
Bed Sharing Success


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March 2016

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Hyzzie enjoying the freshly washed anteater blankets

Hyzzie enjoying the freshly washed anteater blankets

March 5 ·
Aurora: Major play last night. Lots of chasing each other around and claws smacking against the ceiling as we battled.
Aurora checking out the shed

I went for a stroll today. I circled the house many times before being locked in for the humans to eat breakfast. Here is a photo of me checking out the shed. There are a lot of things that smell of anteater in there.


March 5 ·
Aurora: So I also pulled a screw loose and found my way behind the washer. The sink drain tube accidentally got unplugged in my struggles to try and fit through the drier vent tube. My head fits the rest should follow. I'm pretty sure that's how it's supposed to work, yet somehow it never does.

The tube got all bent up and The servant had to reattach it. Apparently that's hard, not sure why it's easy to take loose. Then she accidentally pulled the washer drain tube loose when she pulled the barricades away and there was a flood. You'd think she'd be pleased. She needed to mop anyway after the stinky sink tube drained on the floor but no the words coming out of her would indicate otherwise.

March 7 ·
I was up and down yesterday to get treats. Aurora was calm again. Today I'm relaxing as well.
Deep sleep

Hyzzie in the cave
Hyzzie in the cave

March 8 ·
This year's ants have arrived. Looks like the Chinese government made sure they were safe and comfy for their trip. Okay it just says safe but the comfy is implied.

Year's supply of ants
Also I got up when mom opened the box so I could sample them. They are delicious.
Year's supply of ants

March 8 ·
Some of the ants I was eating sprinkled onto the desk Beaker dog is eating them.

Aurora found her way into the sand box during her explorations and she dug in it. Not sure if she was looking for ants or hoping to tunnel to China.

I was clawing at my log last night when mom saw a big black spot under my fur on my hip. So she came to investigate freckle? Mole? She moved the hair aside and the spot moved! She poked at it and it's legs wiggled. "What is that? Is that a ...? Oh it's just a ant biting you" *puck* Thick skin is nice and ants are yummy.

Mom came to the closet nest and gave me ants and poked me. I was going to just curl back up but she reminded me we have to snuggle after so we did and then I had to hug her as I dosed off to sleep. Then she watched me sleep for a bit before leaving, and for the first time ever she snuck off without waking me. She's getting more stealthy climbing down.

You doin' okay there?
You doin' okay there?
Beaker checks on Hyzzie. She was cold and teeth chattering so put her favorite shirt on her.

There was a new scary sounding monster in the room last night. It took a long time to work up the nerve to go past it. It may or may not have something to do with my staying in the princess hammock today but I complained about it on and off all night. Aurora seemed oddly unfazed.
Mom claims the monster is there to keep Hyzzie warm

I hear a scary thing
I hear a scary thing
Pua heard the space heater I set up for Hyzzie and took a long time to listen and sniff and think it over before finally moving to her dinner area.

Hyzzie's heater
Hyzzie's heater
She no longer is waking up shivering. She sleeps on the other side of the room from the wall heater and needed some help.

The noisy evil washer is running today so I left the princess hammock for the bed time washer with Aurora.

Gave up on sharing. I'm back in my closet nest.

Mom came to remove the soup bowl and offered me a fresh blanket. Yes please and some ants and could you tuck me in too? I want to be down inside the blanket today.

Puffy blanket in the closet today. These big ones are normally reserved for the washer. So comfy.
Pua got a puffy blanket
Pua got a puffy blanket
Pua got a puffy blanket

Yawn
Yawn

Why are you still there?
Why are you still there?
Pua got a puffy blanket - ZZZZ
Pua got a puffy blanket - ZZZZ

Sharing the washer with Aurora today but yesterday she shared with me as she was impressed with the puffy blanket.

Since you've not seen me cuddling with mom lately she gave photos a shot but I like to hold both of her thumbs so don't like photo time. Also it was in a dark room and mom's rusty at the selfie thing.
Snuggle time selfie with Pua
Pua standing to cuddle
Pua kisses

Hyzzie slept the day away
Hyzzie slept the day away
Shedding on my bed

Hyzzie kicked her bed closer to the heater
Hyzzie kicked her bed closer to the heater
When I had it turned down lower than normal.

March 24 ·I smell ketchup on your breakfast!
I smell ketchup on your breakfast!
Was sleeping in the closet and then: I smell ketchup! Did you put ketchup on your breakfast? I need ketchup! Don't make me come down there!

The best bed in the whole house
The best bed in the whole house
They always both want that bed, even when the sun is in the other one.

I rang my bell so much last night and then mom took it away. How rude.

Aurora: The lights went off so I got up and left the washer to run around for the night only to have the servant come home from walking the dogs an turn them back on. How do I keep track of the time if the human plays games with the lights like that? And there's a monster-cycle growling next door which makes me even more nervous so I've settled into the closet nest with Pua.



Yes our trees grow algae on them.
Ys our trees grow algae on them.

Speeding Hyzzie
Speeding Hyzzie

Hyzzie at the park
Hyzzie at the park

Marking the tree slime
Marking the tree slime

Hyzzie by the tree slime
Hyzzie by the tree slime

Hyzzie wanted to walk farther
Hyzzie wanted to walk farther

Hyzzie by the river
Hyzzie by the river

Hurry up guys
Hurry up guys

Tree sniffing
Tree sniffing

Hey, I'm sleeping here
Hey, I'm sleeping here
I tossed the blanket there to finish drying, guess it was dry now.

Hyzzie sniffing a tree
Hyzzie sniffing a tree

I want to smell that too
I want to smell that too

 Getting tired
Getting tires

Coming to me
Coming to me


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