Would you believe it?! This is the 500th post on this blog! I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on these last few years of blogging.
The blog was started not long after the Toyboys entered our lives. Atilla & Raspy were already well-established, respected puddings. Their lives were to change dramatically when Cagney & Bezukhov arrived. Surprisingly (given recent events) their introduction went well. The girls were not territorial over the Manor & the toyboys seamlessly entered their domain. Initially, both girls were quite taken with Cagney (naturally, as he was later to be named Mr Popular) but it did not take long for Raspy to switch her allegiance to the more subtle but more engaging Bezukhov. They became a devoted couple, chasing each other & flirting. It was lovely to see.
This left Cagney with Atilla to woo. He took this task on with aplumb. Atilla was a hard nut to crack. He eventually did wear her down though & she became as devoted to him as he was to her. Interestingly, Atilla & Cagney were the first to embark in carnal activities. Though Raspy was keen to explore such areas, Bezukhov was rather shy & took a little coaxing. Of course once they had succumbed, there was no turning back, & ‘synchronised boogie-woogie-ing‘ became commonplace.
Not long after I started the blog, Atilla provided me with rich content, when she unexpectedly began to lay eggs. She laid 9 in succession. With the benefit of hindsight, I would have provided her with a nest box & dummy eggs, to try & halt the process earlier. It is pretty certain that her later hernia was triggered by the excessive egg-laying.
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