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  1. Hebe is adorable - very sociable and comes up to the bars to say hello; we can put our hands into the cage and it doesn't bother her...she was handled a lot in the pet shop and I picked her up a few times there too whilst deliberating over her and her sister! She has been out several times but she jumped out of OH's hand on Tuesday evening and, when he managed to pick her up off the floor, she did it again so we have left her in her cage for another few days (and OH banned form hamster juggling again). Hoping to get her out maybe tonight or tomorrow but will have to clean her out on Saturday anyway. Really want her to be very tame but I know it will take time. Thanks for asking! Will post a pic as soon as she is still - we have a degu wheel in her cage and she thinks it's just the best thing ever; OH says we should plug it into the grid as would prob power the whole house!
  2. A beautiful little ginger and white banded girl called Hebe chose me today! We were reccomended to a petshop locally who have a wonderful hamster breeder and, as I went and sat by the cage chatting to them (how mad am I!?), one little girl came up and pressed her nose up against the corner of the cage nearest me and sat for over 5 minutes listening to me ramble on. She seems very confident to be handles and is currently crashed out, having spent over an hour exploring her huge new cage and generally enjoying all the space and activities. Will post pictures when we get her out again, hopefully tomorrow afternoon! But I still miss Hilda!
  3. It's going from one extreme to the other! After melting here yesterday today is bloomin' chilly and very overcast. Hoping that the rain will fill the waterbutt as the runners are now defo off and running!
  4. How exciting - I love the bit about tucking them into your bras......I suppose I thought that was an urban myth! Your children must have felt so bad about letting them out but who could have forseen the result? Looking forward to updates and pics 🥰
  5. Found our lovely Hilda dead in her cage on Sunday morning, snuggled up in her bed. Must have been very quick as we heard her bumbling around, as usual the evening before and she had been up to the cage door to see up that morning. Only 22 months old but she had been 'slowing down' for a couple of weeks but still bright eye and happy to come out. Totally not ready for this so soon.
  6. If the leaves are unpleasant then the hens probably won't want to eat them anyway (once they have had an experimental' peck) so I wouldn't worry unduly. However, might be worth keeping an eye out and, if you see areas of obvious pecking on the bushes, relocate them for peace of mind. However, it was lovely of your OH to get on with the job in hand - wish mine bloomin' would 🤣!
  7. OOh, nasty! You'll probably find that potential broken toes get no attention from the medical profession unless really bad! I've broken rh big toe 3 times now and, on each occasion, I was told by the GP just to splint it and 'be careful'!! Hope it soon heals! (And also that you managed to collect some eggs at the same time otherwise it was literally adding insult to injury 😉 Or the other way around!)
  8. How are things going 'down west' Cinamon? Have you got your set up set up yet?
  9. Had THE most amazing storm last night. Thunder started just gone 11pm followed by heavy (and I mean heavy) rain then the lightening kicked in. 20 minutes of natures sound and light show! Worth getting out of bed for but OH and the boys slept through the whole thing. Due more heavy rain tomorrow morning so no doubt the lawn will respond accordingly - so much for No Mow May, I can hardly see the bird bath as it is!
  10. Now I have seen everything - a pole dancing cat! She looks very happy!
  11. Welcome Home, Sarah! How lovely to see you again! Hope the move went well and that you are getting settled. Extremely envious of your location; a very beautiful place. I don't go to Henley much these days but when I do I think of you - esp in Waitrose! Keep us posted with your property progress!
  12. Oh no! What a shock that must have been, CT. At least it was quick and in the coop rather than drawn out and at the vets but that's prob no comfort at this stage. Hope you are OK.

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