December!!!! Caught Up!!!!

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December 1 at 9:41pm ·

Mom kept trying to touch my nose last night during snuggles saying I had a booger. "Cut it out, it'll take care of it's self" Then I sneezed it onto her arm.

December 6 at 7:00pm ·
Aurora sounds a lot like a moaning hippo as she snores away in her box.

December 11 at 10:30pm ·
Sorry no posts for awhile. I was trying to raid the fridge. Ya know I'd not fall off the desk if mom would just put a shelf across to it from the cage so I can reach the fridge without touching the scary floor, but no she likes to make things difficult.

December 12 at 12:38pm ·
Aurora: So 4am rolls around and the human opens my box to look in on me. Checking I'm okay since I wasn't up yet. "I was doing just fine till you woke me". At least she brought me some ants.

So I have moved to the washer today and Pua has taken the closet nest.

December 12 at 7:39pm ·
Up and grooming myself all over!

December 14 at 11:33am ·
Mom's been giving me my coconut in Easter Eggs. I have to squeeze them just right to get them to open. Last night she heard different sounds than normal so came to investigate. The bottom of the egg had inverted into the top and blocked access. I solved this issue by poking a hole in the egg bottom and was licking my treat out through the hole.

December 14 at 7:38pm ·
No you can't get a photo of me licking between my toes. How rude!
No you can't get a pic of me licking my toes
No you can't get a pic of me licking my toes

December 15 at 12:08am ·
What are you doing? Quit rubbing that gross stuff on my hands, ugh my feet too. NO!!! Not the ears. Are you done yet? My tail too, seriously, are you trying to be funny?

Mom: It's lotion. Your skin is getting dry.

Now I'm gonna be stinky all night. Can't you just turn the humidity up to 80 or something instead?

December 15 at 11:08am ·
Aurora: The human forgot the no groping rule again and pulled me out of the washer right before she went to bed and weighed me. How rude! I ran off to the closet and had some ants then turned back in to finish sleeping.

She said she though it would be a good time to do it as it might get me up earlier. Uh no 3 hours or so is a perfectly acceptable wake period long as you take plenty of naps.

However I am pleased to announce I have gained another pound.

Human: You are supposed to be loosing Aurora.

Aurora: What? That's not fair. You always used to say I was skinny. You can't go changing the rules now! So rude.
December 16 at 4:02pm ·
Aurora got up last night while I was having evening snuggles with mom but then when I was done and mom left to finish putting out food and such Aurora realized mom was still up and retreated back into her box. Guess she didn't want to risk being grabbed again.

December 21 at 3:54pm ·
I googled "the coolest anteater" and this result was first on images preview but on the actual images page it was second. What do I have to do to be number one?

December 23 at 12:15pm ·
I left the washer so mom thought I might want a fresh blanket but that wasn't the problem. The problem is my roommate takes up a lot of room. So I am now in the closet nest.
Aurora tucked in

December 24 at 10:05am ·
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Was going for that 3d pop out of the screen effect.
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

December 25 at 11:50am ·
Not as big a spread as usual but not all was pictured. I got my egg full of coconut, some tomatoes a ball of ants, avocado, and some blue cheese, mom also left a kiwi but I poked it a couple times and was not interested. And Aurora and I shared a cake of ground beef as a treat as well. We like the ground beef so much I didn't even wake mom for treats.
Some of the Christmas Treats
Some of the Christmas Treats
Some of the Christmas Treats

December 28 at 12:33pm ·
Someone sent me some bee pollen! Thanks a bunch. I'm not yet sure about it. I was excited and put my nose way down in the cup but found the pellets to big for my mouth.
Bee Pollen, nope
Then mom ran the blender and I had to flee for my life.

Later she put a cup in front of me again but it smelled the same as before so I didn't try it.
I'm thinking the right presentation may help like putting some in the fake flower or adding a bit of water.
Powdered Bee Pollen, nope

Yesterday at 12:16am ·
So it's cool if I just snort the pollen, right?
Snorting Bee Pollen, Yeah

Snorting Bee Pollen, Yeah
Snorting Bee Pollen, Yeah

Play time
Play time

Sleepy Window Time
Sleepy Window Time

Happy New Year!


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October 2016

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October 1 ·

Aurora: Last night I noticed the human had woken up so I lightly dinged the bell once and backed off to wait for my treat. The servant says this is a nice change from Pua's incessantly ringing it as loud as she can till she finally gets something. I do try to be polite, until you touch me, then you'll start hearing some choice words.

October 2 ·
Tails and moms make good pillows
Moms and tails make good pillows

Nightly snuggles
Nightly snuggles

Tail hugs
Tail hugs

Anteater Claws and tail
Anteater Claws and tail

On the cat tree
On the cat tree

October 3 ·
Aurora: Why are you looking at me human? Did you bring cocktails?

Servant: No, I was checking on you. You sounded strange.

Aurora: I was snoring!

Servant: Well it was really, really loud. I'd never heard anything like it before.

Aurora: Well, I was fine. Now where's my cocktail!

October 3 ·
Thanks to help from Grampa our old rickety plank bridge has been turned into a fancy drawbridge.

New draw bridge needs sniffing
New draw bridge needs sniffing

It seems safe
It seems safe

October 4 ·
Aurora slept in her box so I got the washer to myself.

Oh and I did a fridge raid last night. Made a claw hole in the blue cheese mix lid and drank it all and clawed open the ant dust baggies.

Nap time interrupted

October 5 ·
Busy night last night. I tried to raid the fridge but it was locked so I climbed up on top. Mom came and removed the vinegar so I'd not find anything of interest up there and be discouraged to do it again.

Later mom was having dreams about giving me enrichment to keep me out of trouble and that I really was going at the box she gave me under the bed. Then she woke up as Aurora and I spilled out from under the bed playing.

Aurora is camera shy but mom managed to sneak a couple pictures. Aurora was suspicious of the focus preflash so looked at the camera.

Then we ran across the room and continued the battle on the doorstep. That's when I found the vinegar! I stuck my claw in the lid then toppled it over and the lid popped off. The noise sent Aurora running for the safety of the closet. The noise of her running sent my climbing the log to my bath area for safety. And then mom had to mop up a half gallon of vinegar. She wrung some of it out into my bath area so I had a really good bath later.

Aurora noticed the flash
Aurora noticed the flash

Late night play by my bed
Late night play by my bed

October 7 ·
Aurora: Pua is impossible to share a room with today so I got up and went across the room, even with the human being awake, to go to my box.

October 7 ·
Like my scarf?
Like my scarf?

Queenly collar
Queenly collar

October 7 ·
Waking me? For what? What are you doing? Nail trims! No! What did I do to deserve this?

Mom: They just needed trimmed.

No they didn't! Leave me alone.

Mom: Here's some cheese to make up for it.

I don't want it. Go away. You have betrayed me.

October 10 ·
Aurora's spying on me ~ Pua's mommy
Aurora spying on me

October 10 ·
Ants in a ChuckIt glow in the dark ball taste so much better than from a cup.
Glow in the dark chuckit ball filled with ants

October 11 ·
Aurora: Beaker was being a jerk last night so I was scared to go past him to get to my box. I have just now left the washer and made my way past the human to go into my box. Ah, home sweet home.

October 13 ·
Tried to raid the fridge but it was locked and I wound up on top, knocked some things down, was unable to poke holes in the coconut powder bag.

Earlier in the evening I played and cuddled with mom. I didn't find the log chunk too interesting but Aurora had some fun with it later. She's in the washer with me today.
October 13 ·
Aurora is anxiously awaiting the big storm and keeps peeking out of the washer to see if it's here yet.

October 14 ·
Wanted to get a photo of Aurora resting her chin on her claw but Pua was trying to hog the limelight.
Pua hogging the lime light
Pua hogging the lime light

October 15 ·
Aurora: big poofy blanket in the washer so was sharing with Pua but it's hard to share a room with her. So I got up. I checked out my box but had to make a second circle around the room first before settling in. Yes, this will do.

October 15 ·
I cut nightly play and snuggle time with mom short to go play with Aurora last night since I saw she was up early, but she didn't want to play so I had to mope about it.
Moping because Aurora didn't want to play

October 16 ·
Aurora: Decided to stay in the washer and now Pua has left me for the closet. I am contemplating a run for my box but it is nice and comfy in here.

October 20 ·
We've been fairly quiet lately. Aurora spilled her ants last night. She has the washer so I took the closet though we shared yesterday.

She loves her washer
She loves her washer

Upside down log time
Upside down log time

Pondering how good the log is
Pondering how good the log is

There's ants in here
There's ants in here

October 24 ·
Love my poofy blanket.
DSCN2969

October 24 ·
Is there a buffalo with a head cold under the bed? Ah, no that's just Aurora snoring in her box.

October 25 ·
When I got up last night I rushed right over to the little hammock and hopped in and looked at mom to come hurry up for evening snuggles and play.

October 26 ·
Appreciating the artwork.
Appreciating the art work

Bath time
Bath time

Tail grooming
Tail grooming

After bath scratching
After bath scratching

October 27 ·
I got up late last night but mom made time to play with me anyway. Aurora took to her box to sleep today so I have the washer to myself.

October 29 ·
Mom tried a small comforter in Aurora's box instead of the flat blankets or wool one last night so Aurora was pleased to sleep there today. I decided to go to the closet nest anyway to sleep so mom took advantage to hose out the washer. She said it wasn't too bad though since we have recently been treating it as a pee free zone.

Not sure what changed but Aurora rarely wets her bed any more, she just pees in the closet nest instead once she gets up.

October 29 ·
Cavewoman for Halloween. I felt I nailed it on the first try but mom talked me into trying again.
Pua was a cavewoman for Halloween
Pua was a cavewoman for Halloween
Pua was a cavewoman for Halloween
Pua was a cavewoman for Halloween

November 1 ·
Lots of snuggle and play time with mom last night then I went to play with Aurora in her box. Later I kept trying to raid the fridge but it didn’t work.

November 1 ·
Mom hung a wet towel on our ladder to help loosen up the grime from our hands for cleaning. It was dripping onto the washer. Aurora found this unacceptable and after peeking out to see what the noise was she left for her quiet box.

Peeking out
Peeking out

Aurora taking off
Aurora taking off

November 3 ·
I had to get up and have my supplements this morning and after I got back Aurora left for the quiet of the box though she popped back out at first and rang the bell. Mom gave her a treat and changed the blanket in her box and then Aurora was happy.

November 4 ·
So anteaters are not very visual since they are gathers rather than active hunters. That makes any enrichment that doesn't involve food hard to come by. But they are very reactive to sounds so I tried playing this last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4uTYXlWCSE&t=8439s
Pua instantly stopped eating her snack to listen for a minute or two then went back to eating. I left it run for a few hours and it did effect their behavior. Only saw Pua when she moved around but now a...
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November 6 ·
I played with mom last night and bugged her for snacks. Then I got moody and cried, maybe because there wasn't enough treats or I heard something, I'm not telling. So mom put on my rain forest sounds and that helped. So I tried to raid the fridge and tossed things on the floor. Aurora hadn't gotten up yet so mom turned the sounds off later and Aurora got up and ate eventually. I'm sure Aurora would prefer country music all night instead.

November 7 ·
I took the time change seriously and got up at 10:30 last night, instead of after midnight. Aurora got up not long after. Then I was up late eating food till a bit after 9am.

Aurora got up in the morning and rang the bell for a treat. Last time she did that mom gave her a treat and changed her blanket this time Aurora just got her treat. Well when she got back to her box she wasn't happy so came back out and sat on the shelf above mom grooming herself. Soon as she saw mom had changed the blanket she came running back down into her box.
November 8 ·
I slept in the closet yesterday and woke up late but I still woke mom for treats once I was up.
Pua's chin

November 8 ·
I had a great fall walk today. It was a bit cool for an anteater so I wore my sexy shirt but it's not as sexy as it claims as it made me look like I have love handles.

I took it easy and sniffed lots of trees. A couple trains went by and those are so scary. I wanted to hide in the old tube thing but did not want my bag. I got tired and turned back but made the most of it and explored on the way back.

I got so tired I kept trying to find a place to sleep but kept refusing my bag. I was just tired but it was fun so I didn't want to go home just nap in a burrow but none were big enough. I finally got so exhausted that I lay down next to a tree.

Then mom shoved me in my carry bag against my will! I squirmed and clawed the whole time she carried me till she let me out. So I then ran happily to show her I wasn't so tired but that didn't last long. I curled up to nap soon as I got in the car. Mom started to carry me in the house but I got down and walked myself. After a groom on the shelf I went back into the washer.

After a brief rest I realized my tail was still sticking out and pulled it in with me.

So some photos, the first aren't the best but they get much better and help show the story.


Start of a hike
Start of a hike

The mean bridge is not so bad with leaves to pad it
The mean bridge is not so bad with leaves to pad it

Checking out a tree
Cecking out a tree

Exploring
Exploring

Lots of exploring
Lots of exploring

On the trail
On the trail

Sexy shirt
Sexy shirt

Some sounds are scary
Some sounds are scary

Tree sniffing

Tree sniffing

Taking a little break
Taking a little break
Sitting by a tree 
 
Tree sniffing
Tree sniffing

 In the ferns
In the ferns

Going to hide in the tube
Going to hide in the tube

Train sounds are scary
Train sounds are scary

Getting tired and nervous
Getting tired and nervous

More tree sniffing
More tree sniffing

Interesting tree
Interesting tree

Checking a hole
Checking a hole

Cool Tree
Cool Tree

Mossy log
Mossy log

On a fern covered log
On a fern covered log

More ferns
More ferns

I found a hole
I found a hole

It wasn't big enough
It wasn't big enough

Heading back
Heading back

Trying to hide
Trying to hide
She wanted to hide to sleep so I made her ride in back for a bit

A bit of running as we neared the car
A bit of running as we neared the car

Tail sticking out the washer
Tail sticking out the washer
to tired to pull it in after her walk

November 9 ·
Pua gets up and has a vinegar bath then stops to have her supplements so Aurora comes out and see's the bridge is gone so I go to change put it down, "I didn't know you'd be getting up now", so Pua crosses the bridge while Aurora runs off to avoid me and goes the long way. So Pua will have the closet and Aurora will have the box today. ~ Pua's mommy

November 9 ·
I have been pooping from the closet perch for awhile now. So long mom stopped putting a pad down by the play box. But I made a statement last night by pooping from the box, in front of the heater.

Relaxing in the closet
Relaxing in the closet


November 9 ·
Tail grooming during bath
 November 10 ·
I was tired from my walk last night so just snuggled with mom but tonight we played and snuggled and I had some of Aurora's cocktail since she wasn't drinking it.

Aurora: yes I was.

Well, you needed help to finish it.

November 11 ·
Aurora: Pua came and stole half my ants last night. She rarely even eats the ants anymore, she's all about the coconut, but if I have some she always steals. But she later tried to make it up to me by taking me on a fridge raid but we couldn't get it open.

So we chased and wrestled each other around the room and under the bed and battled on the stairs. Then I lead her into the fennec cage to continue the play fight. She was nervous about going in there but I convinced her.

She climbed up onto the shelf to fight down at me, then... I ran away and left her there and she got confused and took awhile to find her way back out. "ha, ha, got you back"
Pua is confused in the condo
What's going on?
Found a way out.

Pua Hair
Tamandua hairs

Pua close up
Pua close up

Pua in her princess hammock
Pua in her princess hammock

Hanging from hammock
Hanging from hammock

Coming down
Coming down

November 13 ·
I was snuggling with mom and dozing when I felt ants crawling all over my tail! I sat up suddenly so excited and sniffed all over my tail but could find no trace of them. I sniffed more and sniffed mom's hands in case she took them, sniffed the hammock, sniffed my belly, sniffed all around and sniffed my tail lots more.

Mom: Sorry my hair brushed against your tail when I leaned forward.

No I felt ants! They must be here somewhere, sniff sniff sniff

Mom: no really it was just my hair.

Well that was a mean trick but I'll finish snuggling with you anyway, but, are you sure Sniff, Sniff.


November 16 ·
We had fun running around and playing last night. Aurora tossed a couple books down as well.

November 17 ·
Aurora has the washer so I took the closet nest. I was all sprawled out sleeping when mom came along. She snuggled me and then started trimming my toenails! I tried to ignore her at first but then she got annoying and I curled up so she only got one foot done. I guess I'll be lopsided tonight but a girl needs her beauty sleep.

November 19 ·
Since mom had to thaw ground beef to make food she left it out last night in our dinning area. Such a special treat I didn’t wake mom at all for treats last night. She did get up once and while up gave Aurora some ants and a bit of coconut for me so I tried ringing the bell for more but she ignored me.

November 21 ·
Aurora: Pua was moody last night and I didn't want to share the washer with her but I was not pleased with the blanket in my box. It was quite the feat but I managed to pull the blanket out of the hole in the box, around the corner out from under the bed, over into the closet, up the closet shelves and deposit it in the poop catcher. There that's what I think of this blanket.
However my servant was sleeping on the job and did not see this till morning so I sat in an empty box. So she opens up the box and I'm expecting a treat but she has a blanket instead so I had to run in case she was trying to catch me with it. I paced around for awhile and was given a treat. I did look in the box a couple times but felt settling there would be risky now so I made due with the closet.

Well Pua had heard I got a treat and got up for one too then joined me in the closet.
Everything has worked out the opposite of what I had planned.
November 25 ·
Aurora and I spent Thanksgiving in the closet nest together. Today Aurora has returned to her box but I'm still in the closet.

Aurora was scratching herself and her claws knocked on the box walls. Beaker got excited for a moment.
November 25 ·
Aurora tamandua snoring. Turn sound all the way up. Sounds different and louder in person. That one loud one at the end is how she sounds a lot of the time.
 
November 26 ·
"If you're not bringing treats, quit opening the lid"
Aurora tucked in
Aurora is an expert at tucking herself in.

November 29 ·
Chill everybody, it's World Tamandua Day!
Pua chillin in her hammock
Pua chillin in her hammock

November 30 ·
We haven't been using the play hammock since mom put the cage topper on as it hangs too low and touched the cage topper. So mom finally put a smaller hammock up. Aurora immediately took advantage of it by peeing in it. I don't think that's what mom had in mind Aurora.

Asking for treats
Asking for treats
Asking for treats
Asking for treats






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 











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