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Cathie G

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I had a pet sparrow for 7 years , He was one of 3 I reared after a nest was accidentally knocked down in school. Two of them were strong and were released but the 3rd was the runt so I had to keep him longer and he ended up living in the house. He would come and sit on my shoulder to snuggle in my hair or make himself comfy in the crook of my arm while I was watching tv. he would even try to pinch my food. I also reared a chaffinch that I released in my garden but every time I went out he would fly down to me or sit on the washing line when I was pegging out clothes. If he could see me at a window he would tap on it until I opened it. Birds are more intelligent that we think.
I think they are too. And even all animals. They stay alive by their wits. I've not really met one I could outsmart. I think they don't forget the person that tries to help them either.
 

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Oops, should have read a little deeper into the posts. I got my answer to my question on the other reply. 🤪
I need to catch up. I have been a little off since the fishing trip. Glad Sapphire is good and your happy with the vet.
You inspired me to try and get a vet. I wanted one but was really uneasy about it even though I knew I needed one as backup. Our city didn't have a reptile vet until a couple of years ago. Even then I was kinda suspicious because she does the pet shops here. I'm just really glad now that if the advice here says get a vet. I've got one.🤗
 

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Sapphire is doing halfway decent considering. Not only was it his first vet visit, it was his first time in almost 14 years of being in a pet carrier so I'm sure he's still a little stressed. Thank God she was good and just a few blocks from my house. I was almost as stressed as him. It was so much better than I expected. And a big plus he bombed her and she got a really good 💩 sample 😁
Wow first time to vets in 14 years. 😯.
he’s a strong dude sapphire will be ok bless him. So glad he’s ok and the 💩 sample he left WTG 😂
 

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Wow first time to vets in 14 years. 😯.
he’s a strong dude sapphire will be ok bless him. So glad he’s ok and the 💩 sample he left WTG 😂
Yea he must be actually a pretty healthy wild caught Russian that endured extreme abuse. Either in the wild or more likely the company that sold him to me. I'm glad I decided to keep him.🤗
 

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I did thanks Lyn, Yvonne's reply got me thinking it maybe happened when Opo dug under the shed. I will be checking for nails or screws today.
That makes even more sense. I remember when you posted that. Knowing you and Rose and how you take care of Opo, I couldn't believe that an animal got to him under your care. Did you find nails? Or screws?
 

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Good mornooning all. It’s a rainy Saturday and I don’t care.

1. The garden desperately needs it

2. We are going for a week away. An actual holiday. We are leaving the county! And that means postcards! 🎉 :)

In the meantime, a very short video of a very fat hedgehog waddling . Except the hedgehog is female and we are pretty certain she’s not fat… she’s going to give birth soon
 

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Good mornooning all. It’s a rainy Saturday and I don’t care.

1. The garden desperately needs it

2. We are going for a week away. An actual holiday. We are leaving the county! And that means postcards! 🎉 :)

In the meantime, a very short video of a very fat hedgehog waddling . Except the hedgehog is female and we are pretty certain she’s not fat… she’s going to give birth soon
We've had lots of lovely much needed rain here again too.
Can't wait to see the hoglets!!!
I've not seen my hedgehog for over a week and no food has been taken, although the shredded paper I packed my hoghouse with has been disturbed so I'm hoping that with the cold weather we've had lately s/he's gone back into hibernation.

Which county are you heading to?
Wherever it is I hope you have a lovely Staycation and enjoy the break.
 

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That makes even more sense. I remember when you posted that. Knowing you and Rose and how you take care of Opo, I couldn't believe that an animal got to him under your care. Did you find nails? Or screws?
Had 2 doctors appointments yesterday. Going to hit the ground this morning before it gets to hot. Going through my morning routine, so I can be functional. 🤪
 

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Good morning everyone, had doctors appointments yesterday. At my primary doctors appointment. When she came into the room.
I said to her......last time you referred me to a medical specialist. The copay on my insurance was so expensive.
It cost me part of a arm and a leg!🥁🥁🔔🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Have a great weekend!😁
P.S. didn't have a symbol emoji so had to use a bell😁
 

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We have arrived in what I think of as my home county of North Yorkshire. @Maro2Bear will be familiar with this part of the world.

We are just over the hill from Wensleydale which is hime to the famous cheese and couple of rather good breweries - Theakstons and Black Sheep.

Our accommodation dates back to the 12th century, and the extension was added in 1650. The walls are nearly 2 feet thick. We are surrounded by countryside. The bird song is loud. It was lovely to hear curlews in particular and the sun just came out so we are popping outside for a bit

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Good mornooning all. It’s a rainy Saturday and I don’t care.

1. The garden desperately needs it

2. We are going for a week away. An actual holiday. We are leaving the county! And that means postcards! 🎉 :)

In the meantime, a very short video of a very fat hedgehog waddling . Except the hedgehog is female and we are pretty certain she’s not fat… she’s going to give birth soon
There was a funny news story on today about hedgehogs in Wisconsin. I couldn't wait to watch it. Come to find out, the navy and the state are kinda bickering over an old hedgehog statue made from canon balls. People rub it's nose for good luck😁. Have a fun and safe vacation.
 

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We have arrived in what I think of as my home county of North Yorkshire. @Maro2Bear will be familiar with this part of the world.

We are just over the hill from Wensleydale which is hime to the famous cheese and couple of rather good breweries - Theakstons and Black Sheep.

Our accommodation dates back to the 12th century, and the extension was added in 1650. The walls are nearly 2 feet thick. We are surrounded by countryside. The bird song is loud. It was lovely to hear curlews in particular and the sun just came out so we are popping outside for a bit

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Yes, just a few Dales away. Spent many a day off hiking the trails there & stopping for proper Sunday brunches & a pint of real ale. The Wensley Dale cheese! Yes please.
 

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I had Sapphire's stool sample done Wednesday and hadn't heard back yet today. So this morning I called and was told reptiles sometimes take longer. I'm just curious as to why.🤔🙂 just to learn.
 

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We have arrived in what I think of as my home county of North Yorkshire. @Maro2Bear will be familiar with this part of the world.

We are just over the hill from Wensleydale which is hime to the famous cheese and couple of rather good breweries - Theakstons and Black Sheep.

Our accommodation dates back to the 12th century, and the extension was added in 1650. The walls are nearly 2 feet thick. We are surrounded by countryside. The bird song is loud. It was lovely to hear curlews in particular and the sun just came out so we are popping outside for a bit

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How beautiful!!
I'm looing forward to the postcards!
 
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