27 November 2019
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Some time ago, I used the webcam a lot to watch my feathery friends whilst I was in the office. I would just check in for a few seconds, at intervals, to make sure all looked normal. This was invaluable on the occasion Raspy became ill.
Raspy’s illness & subsequent sad, untimely passing, is well documented on this blog (click here) so I will not repeat the details on this post. I will just say that on Monday 21st November, 2011, I kept an eye on the webcam as Raspy had been having problems with passing eggs. During the day she was fine; she was in the Ferplast with her beloved Bezukhov, & was lively & happy. When I arrived home & found her struggling, I could pin point that the problem had begun within the last hour.
It was a relief to know she had not been in pain all day.
Later on, I saved a video of part of what was streamed that day, on the host website. At the time, I believe the videos were too large to download to my hard drive. In time, the host website shutdown. They had sent an email warning of the shutdown & how to retrieve videos, but (annoyingly) I did not read it until it was too late. The website closed down & my video was lost. I felt sad as it was the last video of a happy Raspy.
Then we come to one day after the 8th anniversary of Raspy’s passing (24th November 2019), when I was browsing the internet & amazingly, came across the video! It was on another website. The video was almost 2 hours long, but I managed to quickly download it to my hard drive & then upload to YouTube (how technology changes!)
I present it to you here. Quality is bad & it is very long (!) but I wanted to dedicate a post to something I thought I had lost. Even though Raspy died just two days after this video, I feel happy watching it & seeing the good spirits that both she & Bezukhov were in.
Still in our thoughts.
Love you always my dear Raspy and my dear Bezukhov.