Magnus continues to improve on a weekly basis. He is still doing well, doing lots of splashing at feeding time for extra fish, his skin is looking good and his eyes are clear. Magnus is enjoying doing lots of swimming and rolling.
Fatima has been spending lots of time this week with Lizzie.
Lizzie is back to her kind self this week, and can be found hauled out on the side of the pool with the pups.
Sheba and Ray are still together, and can be found doing lots of hugging on the side of the pool.
Anneka is still pursuing Ray in the hope that he will leave Sheba for her. But Anneka will be in for some disappointment as Ray is loyal to Sheba.
Snoopy has been guarding the gate to nursery pool 2, and keeping an eye on her old dad. Snoopy is also being a little kinder to the pups this year and is more tolerant of them.
At the moment Marlin is a very round; this is because at feeding time, he is stealing fish from the pups in the convalescence pool.
Atlanta is also getting her fair share of the fish, and in true Attie style has started to moult out of season. Her new coat is a lovely silvery colour, and so she will have a new coat for Christmas.
Both Flotsam and Jetsam are back to target training this week, after a few months break and are doing really well. Little Ed is still as big as a house – so much so that we are considering changing his name to BIG ED. Little Ed has also been spending lots of time with his head in the water, his bottom in the air, waving his flippers about.
Yulelog and Flipper both have been back to training this week and are doing well. Flippers’ laziness has now gone and is back to swimming for his fish. Unfortunately he is not very quick and the sea gulls are stealing most of the fish – in return Flipper is stealing fish off of Yulelog.
Rocky has not been doing any barking this week and has been treated to conger eel and squid. Due to the cold and rainy weather, Pepper has been spending a lot of time in her cave. She is also on and off her food, and has a squint in her eye which she is receiving antibiotics for. Pepper has also taken a liking to the squid and now is very picky as to what she eats.
Carus may have to go on a diet as this week; he broke some of the rocks at the bottom of the pool, when he sat on them. He is also having his pool cleaned as the leaves are starting to fall quite heavy now, but Carus is enjoying swimming through them. He has been treated to conger eel and feed balls. Carus also expects the visitors to give him treats and conger eel, and when they don’t, he snorts at them.
Our Otters are having no more “lie-ins” this week and have both been very busy. The Animal Care Team (ACT) decided to add some new trees to their enclosure. Both Bamboo and Thai have taken the trees and removed all the branches and leaves. Bamboo has added some to the holt, making it nice and warm for bed time, and Thai has taken the leaves and put them in her daytime holt, to make it warmer.
Our Goats - Elvis has not been very well so the vet popped in this week to see him. He gave Elvis a full MOT, checking his heart, lungs and tummy. Elvis had a shot of antibiotics, multi vitamin jab, and had some blood taken. The ACT decided to take the Goats for a walk around the site this week. Churchill and Monty , who normally are too lazy to go had a burst of energy and wanted to go. Usually these two pull on the leads, so the ACT decided not to put them on the leads, but get them to walk along beside them. Churchill and Monty have a great time running around site, saying hello to all the seals.
Our ponies have not been out for their walk with the ACT as it is too windy. Bracken does not like the wind and will buck and rear if he has to go walking in it. Instead the ACT have opened up all the paddocks to give them more exercise, so now all three are running around the paddocks and loving it.
Reef, our cat, now has a fondness for fish especially mackerel and sardines, and does lots of meowing for more food. Reef also has a new profession as a cat burglar – as the ACT have to lock the fish prep-room, to stop greedy guts getting in.