Usual blog posts are suspended for the time being. Instead I’m hoping to cheer you up by sharing photos of Didcot pets, sent in by In Didcot blog readers.
If you’ve got a pet you’d like included in future posts please see the bottom of the blog post for details.
Amy, our feature photo, is a four year old tortoise resident of Didcot. She belongs to four year old Bryce, who really will have a pet for life! Amy loves dandelions and comes when she is called. She even wiggles her bum when you scratch her shell. She also loves following the cat about the house, which the cat hates!
This is Porridge. Although he likes to try his luck with getting human food (especially ham) he does not eat his namesake. He was named Porridge for being just a tiny blob of a kitten when we first got him and the name stuck! Porridge is now four years old and has still not grown into his oversized whiskers and eyebrows. He occasionally likes to visit neighbours and has even been known to sleep on their beds uninvited. Apologies if you have ever had an unexpected visit from Porridge!
Jax and Darcy
Here are Jax and Darcy. They are two years old, with Jax being the slightly older one. They are cavachons, which means they are a mixed breed of a King Charles cavalier spaniel and a bichon frisé.
Jax and Darcy were rehomed in October 2019 from a charity. They have always been together so could not be split; they love each other!
Darcy is a lap dog and is mighty noisy but very loving. She gives the most amazing cuddles and loves to be carried like a baby. Darcy is a destroyer of toys. Soft fluffy teddy type toys and some tough rubber toys only last minutes before she has gutted them of their fluff. She also likes to squirrel away any treats trying to bury them under cushions.
Jax is a snuggly boy. He is so laid back. Jax loves a long walk and a run through the fields, same as Darcy. He is ball mad and can play ball for hours. Even when he is worn out and panting he still carries on. He’s also like a little kangaroo; I’ve never seen a dog bounce the way he does.
Rehoming these beauties is the best thing we have ever done.
Tallulah and Fern
This is Gary, our pet Giant African Land snail. He has been with us for 2 years and loves cucumber. I put him out on the grass for a ‘run-around’. He also, as I found out today, laid some eggs! I looked it up and apparently its possible, albeit rare. I wonder if there will be any baby snails?
Thank you, Didcot pet owners, for your photographs.