Another week of lockdown, another round up of Didcot pets! I love receiving pictures of your pets to publish so please continue to send them to me (details at bottom of blog page).
Our cover photo this week is of Boris. Boris is an eight week old cockapoo puppy. He is currently learning to sit and give his paw. He is getting there…
Pip is an eight year old cross Westie and Border Terrier. She enjoys walks and snoozing in the sun. She also chases squirrels when they come into the garden!
Ruby is five years old and was adopted from the Cats Protection when she was five months, along with her brother Bob, who sadly got hit by a car a couple of years back. She loves her food and never lets you forget if you haven’t put food down! She is the most gentle cat and very timid. Ruby loves attention and if we are on our phones or tablets, she will jump on our lap and nudge our hand until we stroke her. You will always find her sleeping on a bed, in a sunny spot or on a fluffy blanket!
This is Baxter, an unofficial therapy dog who absolutely loves all human attention, especially when it comes from small humans! He loves treats, woofing, walkies and most of all, cuddles. He really is the best boy and it is impossible to stay annoyed at him for long, even when his halo slips a bit…
Flower and friends
These are our chickens, Flower, Rosie, Kahaleesi, Ginnie and Luna. They are a variety of breeds; the white one is a Silkie Bantam, the two with pom poms on their heads are Polish chickens, the little round one at the front is a Pekin and the sorry looking chicken at the back is a Cream Legbar. She lays blue eggs and looks a lot better now that she has finished moulting!
Luna, the black and white one, is one of our favourites because she can’t see very well so she follows the sound of your voice to come and get treats.
Now that I’m working from home, I have an additional challenge of an eight week old kitten called Jäger, who is also after my attention. Having seriously annoyed his older step-sister, he decided it was time for us to spend some quality time together. Although a quick “lock-screen” saved too much damage, he still managed to activate “narrator” mode to get his revenge! For those of us fortunate to be able to work from home, this is a wonderful distraction that reminds us how much our pets help us to relax and enjoy the moment, whatever they do.
This is Nipper enjoying the mud at Wittenham Clumps a few weeks ago. Nipper is a 12 year old Jack Russell terrier who has been a constant companion to her human siblings since they were born.
Remi is a 9 month old stick insect who loves eating ivy leaves. Since hatching he has grown from 2mm to 11.3 cm!
Remi was one out of 8 stick insects who survived the chemical spray we used to clean the table. We have since figured out that the insects were very sensitive to air pollution and chemicals. He is living safely now and happily in his own vivarium where he has just had 26 babies! We keep rescuing babies after we find them caught in spider webs or having their evening stroll in the living-room. Apparently Remi may have up to 130 babies!
Mr Soot and Pumpkin
We have two guinea pigs called Mr Soot and Pumpkin. We’ve had them a year and they have grown so big. Mr Soot eats lots and is very friendly. Pumpkin is a typical teenager!
Would you like to take part?
I’ll be running another blog of Didcot pets in a couple of weeks. If you’d like your pet to appear please send me a landscape picture to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a few sentences about them. Thank you!