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26 December 2013 @ 04:16 pm
Pet-sitting  
I mentioned earlier that I was babysitting my son's pets while he was away over Christmas. Pombo the pup has come to stay at my place but Pickle the cat and Blizzard the lizard have remained at home, so I'm making daily trips over to care for them.
Pickle is no problem at all. He meets me at the door so I can scoop him up for a cuddle, then waits patiently while I fix up his food. Blizzard is also no trouble, although I'm a bit wary around him as he can put on quite a display if upset.

Blizzard 1 (450 x 600)

Pombo has been fun. We've gone for long walks, and played games in the backyard. Earlier today she was cooling off by running backwards and forwards through the hose water while I washed down the path - she loved getting wet! Didn't take long for her to dry off in the 34 degree heat. Once dry, back upstairs where Ziggy doesn't *quite* know what to make of her.

zig and pombo (600 x 450)

Back to work tomorrow, after a very pleasant, laid-back two days off.
 
 
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foxcat74foreverfoxcat on December 26th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Ooh, I love pet posts. It sounds like your son has quite a menagerie there. And I love the name of Blizzard the lizard. And it sounds like you've been having a lovely time with the pup. I'm very jealous of your hot weather, as well!
miwahni: Pros B & D doorwaymiwahni on December 26th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
Blizzard is a cool name for a desert creature.
I've enjoyed having Pombo over. I feel sorry for her, that she has to be locked up when I'm at work, but it's fun walking her and playing with her; she will retrieve sticks all day if you keep throwing them, and she bounds around my backyard like a demented bunny on speed.
Trepkos: Bunniestrepkos on December 26th, 2013 10:33 am (UTC)
Pet-sitting can be such fun!
miwahni: Cats Gandalf the grey and whitemiwahni on December 26th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
It certainly can! Are those your rabbits? I'd like a rabbit but they're illegal as pets where I live.
Trepkostrepkos on December 26th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
Illegal? Interesting ... Yes, Spock and Jemima (Jim) were both mine, but both now passed on, sadly.
miwahni: Pros Doyle Christmasmiwahni on December 27th, 2013 09:06 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that.
Rabbits are a noxious pest in Australia, they're an introduced species that ran riot when introduced. Shame, because they're so cute.
Trepkostrepkos on December 27th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Yes, it just seems odd that they would bother making them illegal as pets, if you already have lots of them wild. I don't suppose one or two escaped ones would add very much to the problem!

Edited at 2013-12-27 10:25 am (UTC)
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on December 27th, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
I guess they're just worried that rabbits will do what rabbits do, and breed like... well, you know.
entropy_houseentropy_house on December 26th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
What a cool looking lizard. And I can see Ziggy thinking 'wow, you are a WEIRD cat'.
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie headsmiwahni on December 27th, 2013 09:07 am (UTC)
Ziggy really doesn't know what to make of Pombo. He follows her around from place to place, won't give her a moments' peace.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 1st, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)

I can imagine why Ziggy would be thrown having grown up in such a cat dominated household. Still, it's nice Pombo is so calm around them.
miwahni: Cats Cardimiwahni on January 2nd, 2014 11:03 am (UTC)
Pombo has grown up around a cat so she's used to them, and although Zig's breeder had a little dog that Ziggy used to wrestle with, it's nearly two years since he's seen a dog. They were pretty good with each other I thought.