Pups Progress Update July 2012

Macey is getting along well with the resident seals (Amber, Sally & Tyne) and will be shortly joined by some of the other recently rescued seal pups which are currently in the hospital.

Pippa was very sorry to hear that her Olympian Pippa Funnell was not been able to partake in the equestrian events due to bad injuries, however, the centre´s Pippa is doing very well! She currently weighs 18 kilos and is feeding well. The Animal Care Team have started teaching Pippa to catch her own fish in the pool, and she´s helping them to teach Pendle how to eat his fish properly!

Kate is currently weighing a chunky 18.40kg and has just moved into the pup pool with Oates, Ogogo and Dempsey who are going to help teach her how to catch her own fish! She´s developed a great singing voice and still calls for her food at feed times!

Won´t be to long till Dempsey is outdoors with our residents as he´s a hefty 25kg and has almost mastered the art of catching the fish himself. The Animal Care Team are not sure Olympian Nick Dempsey would appreciate all this extra weight - could slow him down! But Dempsey the pup is hoping to be out in the wild in time for Olympian Nick to win his first gold medal.

Daley has recently learnt to catch the fish out the water himself and as a result is rapidly gaining weight, he is now a solid 19.16kg. It won´t be long until he gets to go out to live in the resident seal pool with Sally, Amber and Tyne. Daley is turning out to be as good a swimmer as Olympian Tom Daley.

Miley has mastered the art of feeding herself - but just like a toddler she is determined to do it her own way! She is currently more white than brown from the fish oils, as she likes to tear her fish up and eat them in small chunks!! Daley is helping the team teach her to eat them in one piece but Miley seems to be having too much fun! She currently weighs 15kg and is putting on weight nicely.

Ogogo has recently recovered from a nasty abscess and has been given the all clear by the vets! He now weighs 16kg but is yet to learn how to catch his own fish - Dempsey has been stealing them all! His cute cries have won the hearts of the pup´s interns who have been sneaking him extra fish throughout the day!

Oates currently weighs 18kg and has also learned how to catch his own fish!! He now competes with Dempsey for the food and is helping teach Kate and Ogogo to feed themselves! Oates was very sorry to hear that Colin Oates hadn´t won a medal at this year´s Olympics but was very impressed with his performance and loved watching it in the hospital!! Oates will be outside in the resident pool with Dempsey and Daley very soon!

Pendle was rescued in July 2012 from Hunstanton beach after being abandoned by his mum. He has been very poorly recently, swab results from his head injury showed up a very nasty bacteria which the team has been tirelessly trying to cure him off! Fingers crossed he´s looking better now, and he weighs a healthy 18 kilos so now we just have to teach him to catch his own fish. Pippa has been helping members of the Animal Care Team, and the pair of them are enjoying playing with each other!
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