Puddings & Toyboys

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Daily Archives: 8 April 2011

Bit of a shake

When Atilla encounters something of a questionable texture she will approach cautiously and on tentatively touching the questionable item, she dramatically gives herself & a shake & then shimmies backwards. 😀

For some time I have wanted to capture this action on camera! I am pleased to report I now have evidence of a bit of this behaviour.

I presented Atilla with a small piece of dried, seeded grass.  You can see from the video, she is sat on her ttmss swing (as usual) & was tempted to touch it but clearly there was a texture issue…..  On touching it she gives a shake & had she not been on the swing I’m sure it would have been immediately followed by a backwards shimmy. (That would have been interesting viewing if she had forgotten she was on the swing….)

Looking for something…

Atilla has been a little more active recently.  Usually she just gets up (from her ttmss swing) for a poop.  This activity has since been named….. the Poop Run. The Poop Run was extended to include bombing (she doesn’t fly, she “bombs”) across to the Ferplast, running the length of it (with Cagney on her tail) & throwing herself on the swing on the playgym.  This last week however, she has taken to exploring a little & it looks very much like she is searching for something…… but I have yet to work out what that something is……

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BTW, the radiator is not on!


Raspy & Bezukhov are still very much a couple.  They seem more stable & grounded than Atilla & Cagney (or rather Cagney!)

Raspy only has eyes for Bezuky & does not like it when Cagney The Cad tries to chat her up.  Bezukhov often flies to sit between the two as if to protect his girl.  If Cagney is getting too close, Bezukhov will flap his wings in warning.  Bezukhov feeds his girl & goes wherever she goes (except when she is resting, in which case he will run around with his mate Cagney!)  In turn, Raspy makes sure Bezuky’s chubby chops are nicely preened & she’s happy to boogie-woogie with him, even with the risk of Cagney trying to join in – no, he hasn’t got that hint yet!

Enjoy the slideshow & video below…..

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