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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:37 am

Another mouse rescue conducted this evening - involved chasing the murderous moggy (mouse in mouth) around the kitchen, out in to the garden in the dark, up and down the path and in the back door, through the kitchen again, down the corridor and up the stairs before finally rugby tackling him upstairs on the landing. Despite being menacingly growled at, I managed to get the poor little bedraggled mouse off him.

Thought the poor little chap was dead at first, but when I opened the tissue he was clearly gasping for breath even though he was too exhausted or terrified to move. Popped him in the rodent carrier I keep for such occasions, thinking he was likely to die of shock, but checked on him after an hour or so and he has recovered enough to have an explore, a chew on a peanut and is currently hiding in a cardboard tube. If he makes it through the night, he'll be released back into the garden in the morning . . . murderous moggies permitting

I do have to admit to having an ulterior motive to my mouse rescues, as one of the little blighters once tried to take refuge in a book that was in the bedroom, expired in said book, turned maggoty and it was only the god-awful smell that alerted me to the dead mouse, by which time the book was completely ruined and it took a LOT of Febreeze to get rid of the smell. They may only be tiny, but believe me a dead rotting mouse creates one hell of a stink!!!
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Catch-up » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:20 am

Great rescue Grace! Did he make it?
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:54 pm

Catch-up wrote:Great rescue Grace! Did he make it?
The jury is still out, as the little blighter escaped the carrier overnight and was last seen scampering into the fire hearth in the living room to escape my ginger tom-cat, who had been chasing it round the TV cabinet. A cardboard tube with some toast in it has been deployed, but no luck yet.

Hopefully, once the fox mating season is over, the foxes will get back to catching the garden mice before my moggies do - at least the foxes don't bring them in the house and release them under my bed at 4am in the morning!
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:03 pm

Bet you AM$5 that you can't watch this video without thinking boing . . . boing . . . boing . . . :wink:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/20/deer-skips-across-poole-harbour-at-sunrise-video
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Feb 09, 2017 08:11 pm

Love this little baby dik-dik deer - he has a nose that can sniff round corners! :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/38925011
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jun 16, 2017 01:52 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:Love this little baby dik-dik deer - he has a nose that can sniff round corners! :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/38925011


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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Jun 16, 2017 05:24 pm

chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:Love this little baby dik-dik deer - he has a nose that can sniff round corners! :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/38925011


has been named Thanos

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:lol: one of the keepers is a clearly a mad Marvel Comic book fan . . . although I have to agree it's not the best choice of name as it's hard to imagine a less likely supervillian than a baby dik-dik
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Aug 13, 2017 01:55 pm

A dose of feline feel-good: The story of a deaf, rescue cat called Corporal Nobby Nobbs :D :meow:

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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Jun 06, 2018 05:29 pm

I think this man should immediately be made a member of Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club :D :D :D

Man becomes loving 'cat dad' after finding random kittens under his bed
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:13 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:I think this man should immediately be made a member of Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club :D :D :D

Man becomes loving 'cat dad' after finding random kittens under his bed


Totally! OMG what a sweet story! I hope he gets to keep them as they are obviously doing him a world of good.
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 pm

Nonny Mouse wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:I think this man should immediately be made a member of Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club :D :D :D

Man becomes loving 'cat dad' after finding random kittens under his bed


Totally! OMG what a sweet story! I hope he gets to keep them as they are obviously doing him a world of good.
Me too - if the mother cat turns out to have an owner, I really hope they let this lovely man keep at least one of the kittens - they couldn't have a better cat daddy :wink:
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby phalarope » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:52 am

Awwwwww! And squeeeeeeee! Kitten therapy. It's the best!
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby phalarope » Sun Jul 15, 2018 04:18 pm

A skink invaded the garage earlier in the summer. It kept falling into the cat's litter box (ewwwww), and every time I managed to scoop it out it scurried back into the garage. Finally fell into the bucket we collect the 'product' in and was toted out to the woods where hopefully it will find a lovely home under leaves eating bugs. Mate has called the garage door people to come and fit a new seal onto the overhead door. (It was the shed snake skin that was the final straw. :roll: )
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Re: Magrat Garlick's Wet Hen Club

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Aug 29, 2018 06:09 am

Boris the feral bruiser turned up last night, I had Dinky trapped in the house, with her nose in a bowl, so got to feed him withiut her being too nosy. As soon as I opened the packet, he rustily trotted down the garden for food, and without a hiss, just nose down into the food.
Im still not brave enough to touch him, I might loose a hand! though I am thinking of building him some form of shelter in the garden, a second hand rabbit hutch would do, since I have been feeding him on and off for a week or so, he has started looking less ecimated.
if he turns up tonight, I might add some cat biscuits to his feed, a bit cheaper, and will pad out his food. Poor old bully boy that he is, I will try to get a photo of this aging bruiser, he could be a decendant of Grebo.
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