A welcome misting
7 September 2015
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The Thomas bath is often in use but not as a bath. I usually put something leafy in with water to entice either Cagney, Bezukhov or Phineas to have a bath. They may go over to it & nibble at whatever goodies are there, but never have a bath. Recently though, Bezukhov had a paddle.
That day the bath had dill. It was a rare moment that Phineas was not guarding his dill (all the dill, wherever it is placed) & Bezukhov took the opportunity to put both feet in the water. He had a little shake, as if to imitate having a bath but in reality only his feet got wet. Anyway, I took the hint – it was time for a celery misting.
This misting, a few days ago, was enjoyed by all. I let Cagney & Bezukhov have their go before I let Phineas out. Both toyboys were eager; Bezukhov started dancing in the wet celery leaves before I even started spraying water over them. Cagney, who can sometimes go ages without a bath/misting, was also keen. I felt that he wanted to wash his recent vet & hospital visits out of his feathers.
Once the toyboys had finished, I let Phineas out for his turn. He was a bit confused as he was torn between having a wash under the spraying water or eating the celery. He managed to do both (video below).