Magnus is still in the nursery pool, but he is feeling a lot better now. He has put on lots of weight and is quite big now. He is doing lots of swimming and feeding well, he is also now waiting for fish. Magnus was also joined this week by a new face in his pool. Little Narla had squeezed through the gate to visit him.
Lizzie is pretending to be a taxi and can be found most days carrying Atlanta around on her back in the pool.
Anneka has been flirting with Ray, but Ray decided he did not like all this attention and gave Anneka a quick nip to tell her to go away.
Sheba is still playing happy seals with Ray, and is refusing to eat sardines, she will only eat mackerel.
Fatima and Atlanta are both really missing Magnus and can be found camped out at gate of Nursery pool 2, keeping Magnus company.
Snoopy this morning had a few cross words with Attie, and Attie came out worse off. The reason behind these cross words? Attie got to close to Snoopy on the side of the pool. Marlin has decided he a likes Attie more than Sheba, and they are now holding flippers.
Flotsam, Jetsam and Little Ed have all gone off the sardine this week especially Little Ed. The reason for this is that in the week Little Ed went overboard on the fish, after Flotsam and Jetsam did not want dinner, Little Ed gobbled them all up, which made him sick, but he is all recovered now. Flotsam is growing bigger, and has taken to slapping his belly at the moment showing us how proud he is of his tummy.
Yulelog and Flipper have both had lots of fun chasing the sea gulls this week. Flipper is also being sneaky to get out of his training. He comes out of the pool on command but when asked to do a task, he gets a scared look on his face and heads back into the pool. This then means the Animal Care Team (ACT) have to throw a fish to him to get Flipper out of the pool, when he comes out of the pool again, he does exactly the same again.
Rocky and Pepper are in love again this week, and Pepper is back to eating whole mackerel but is now refusing to eat spates. Rocky is very hungry and trying to steal fish off Pepper; he is barking a little and doing lots of synchronised swimming with Pepper.
Carus is having a great time playing with the leaves in his pool. He is missing the crowds of people that have visited over the summer, and so is very happy when the small amount of people that visit us at this time of the year stop at his pool during feeding time. Carus does lots of huffing and puffing, when the people walk off, and also when the ACT do not give him extra fish.
Mika has had her fish intake upped, as she is very hungry. This has which has upset Chaff and has been trying to steal fish from Mika all week.
With the high winds this week, the leaves have started to fall quite heavily off the trees which has blocked the filter to the waterfall, but Thai and Bamboo have really enjoyed playing in the shallows. Thai and Bamboo were treated to some mackerel heads, and have also been really lazy otters this week. When the ACT have gone down to open up and give them breakfast, both otters were still in bed and on some days not surfaced until 10am!
Due to the heavy rain, our ponies have had a problem with wet hooves. So the ACT having been pampering them this week, to keep their feet dry (we have yet to find Wellington boots that fit our ponies).
The goats have been treated like Lords and Ladies plus a King (Elvis) this week, with our volunteers pampering them every day.
Reef, our cat, has finally been given his flea treatment and can now be picked up, and doesn’t run off. Reef has also been a bit sneaky this week. The ACT had stored the afternoon’s fish for the feeds in one of the bus shelters on site. Reef watching and waiting in the wings, was ready to pounce as soon as they left the buckets unattended. When the coast was clear, Reef was in there like a shot. Later in the afternoon the ACT returned to find Mika’s fish bucket empty and a very fat cat sitting by the buckets rubbing his belly.