Magnus is getting back to his old self and has been so hungry this week that he has been trying to get the Animal Care Team (ACT) to give him more fish by slapping the water.
Lizzie is normally nice to all the pups in the convalescence pool; however, this week she has taken a turn for the worst and has been stealing fish off the pups.
Fatima has this week been spending a lot of time sleeping on the bottom of the pool.
After the rejection last week from Marlin, Anneka has not been spotted much by the ACT as she is spending a lot of time in the caves – nursing a broken heart.
When Sheba is not spending time with Ray, she is in the pool terrorising the pups, the pups are now reluctant to go in the pool at feeding time.
Snoopy has been spending a lot of time with her dad, and sleeping by his gate. Snoopy was also filmed for BBC Flog It; surprisingly she didn’t moan at the cameraman when he got a little close.
Ray is still with Sheba and at the moment is a very greedy seal.
‘Love is in the air...’ for Marlin and Atlanta, these two seals are spending a lot of time together and having even been caught kissing this week.
Flotsam and Jetsam plus Little Ed are very FAT – especially Little Ed and so all three are still on diets. We have also not been doing any training, but will start again once they have dropped a few pounds. With their rounded bodies, the sea gulls have been doing well with the fish, as they are a lot quicker then fat seals.
Flipper has got even lazier then last week, and has now taken to not even looking for fish we throw in the pool. If the ACT throw a fish and it is:- 1) Not in Flipper’s eye line; 2) Underwater; 3) In deep water; and 4) In shallow water he will not make the effort to go and get it. Yulelog has been a bit of a grump this week as the pool cleaning took a little longer then normal.
Rocky and Pepper are doing lots of swimming together, Pepper has a little bit of a poorly eye and is receiving antibiotics. The cold weather is giving her old bones a bit of trouble, but she is doing lots of swimming to relieve her old joints.
Carus has been playing with the rocks at the bottom of his pool, so the ACT are thinking up some new ways to keep him amused.
Mika has been showing the ACT her new swimming technique this week in the hope that she will receive more fish. Her new technique is spinning in the water. Chaff is still being a good boy.
Due to the large amount of rain Thai and Bamboo have been spending a lot of time inside their Holt. Both Otters are still being lazy and having a “lie-in” in the mornings.
All the goats are still being pampered by the volunteers and receiving treats from the ACT.
With the grass nearly all eaten in the ponies’ field, Bracken has started to stick his head through the fence and is eating all the grass on the bank. We think this in the hope of finding a weak point in the fence to break through again.
Reef, our cat, is getting braver and is now spending a lot of time down on site. He can be found near the bus shelters around 1.30pm just in time for the seals to be fed in the hope of stealing more fish.