6 November 2011
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The last couple of evenings have been hectic. I feel I know what it must be like to run a creche.
The good news is that puddings & toyboys have not been bothered by any loud bangs from fireworks.
The bad news is that the toyboys are naughty boys! Cagney is obviously the most naughty, but Bezukhov has not been far behind. Cagney has been relentlessly pursuing Raspy for a kiss & has even jumped on her back (how disrespectful!) Raspy is NOT succumbing to his “charms”.
Last night Raspy was in & out the Ferplast & I was up & down opening & closing the Ferplast cage door, either to lock her in or let her out when she wanted to stretch her wings. Surprisingly, for most of her time in the Ferplast, Bezukhov kept her company. Bezukhov was pestering Raspy more than usual, but that’s allowed as he is her boyfriend but she still “squiggled” at him to get out of her face… off her tail… & off her back….
Cagney appeared a little lonely not having his mate to run around with, but it was his own fault for not leaving Raspy alone! He still gave attention to Atilla but even there he was naughty, force-feeding her regurgitated seed that landed up all down her face, neck & back. He’s been such a handful!
Several times, yesterday evening, Bezukhov & Raspy boogie-woogied in the comfort & relative privacy of the locked Ferplast. That incensed Cagney as he desperately wanted to join in. At one point, when Cagney was chasing Raspy around the Manor, I managed to grab him & lock him in the Ferplast on his own. There was a collective sigh of relief in the Manor. I did not have the heart to lock him up for long though, as he was pacing/flying & squarking like mad. As soon as I let him loose again, he made a beeline for Raspy.
The end result was bedtime in separate cages: Atilla & Cagney in the Manor & Raspy & Bezukhov tucked up in the Ferplast.