Ribh's D'Coopage

MaryJanet

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Any change tips the flock balance but sometimes it's a good, fun thing. I had a lovely little partridge Wyandotte banty who was the only banty in the flock @ the time. I was supposed to get 2 but the breeder wouldn't sell me her sister as she felt she wasn't up to standard so I took this girl anyway & she was always right @ the bottom of the pecking order though so fast she stayed out of trouble. When I added new girls this banty suddenly found herself quite a lot higher up the pecking order & she was so delighted it was a joy to watch! She really came out of herself. Unfortunately she had reproductive issues that I'm pretty sure took her in the end. Just when I really needed a vet we went into lockdown & the vets notified us they were shut. It didn't last long but it was long enough. :(
Little Lottie 🥰

You've got me remembering how Sandy flourished once she had the pullets to educate. It'll be Ivy's turn next year.
 

drstratton

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Any change tips the flock balance but sometimes it's a good, fun thing. I had a lovely little partridge Wyandotte banty who was the only banty in the flock @ the time. I was supposed to get 2 but the breeder wouldn't sell me her sister as she felt she wasn't up to standard so I took this girl anyway & she was always right @ the bottom of the pecking order though so fast she stayed out of trouble. When I added new girls this banty suddenly found herself quite a lot higher up the pecking order & she was so delighted it was a joy to watch! She really came out of herself. Unfortunately she had reproductive issues that I'm pretty sure took her in the end. Just when I really needed a vet we went into lockdown & the vets notified us they were shut. It didn't last long but it was long enough. :(
I'm so glad that she was able to enjoy some new found freedom and happiness, even for a short time! Sorry you lost such a sweet sounding girl! :hugs
 

MaryJanet

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Tap and Treacle.
Cillin would let Tap go if Treacle made more of an effort. It is hard for him not having his own place etc but despite all my encouragemnt and demonstrations he just hasn't got the giving bit down.:he
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That's curious. What's he thinking. He reminds me of a teenager with a gaming habit.
 

Ribh

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Our cats never seem content to just sleep next to us, for some reason they always wanted to wrap themselves around our heads :gig ...it was to much for hubs, who had to get up at 5 everyday and put in a 10 hour work day...so they had to be banished from the bedroom!
My sook~da~puss, Marlow [who is a rag doll X] likes to crawl into my arms & purr up a storm until I'm nearly asleep. He then moves to the bottom corner of the bed & stays there for the duration except in the coldest winter weather when he will curl against my tummy. Kirby is very nervy & I'm too restless a sleeper for him but he will often stand guard all night on the windowsill beside my side of the bed. The man says it's quite unnerving to wake in the middle of the night & see both cats awake & watching over me! :lau
 

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