Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sam, Super Busy and Studying

Hello, hello!!

Sorry for the long wait but it's been a busy few days!
Okay, first of all, the "tortoise" is atually a turtle!
We took it to the exotic pet store and they told us it's a turtle! When we looked closely, it was true. My Mum named it Sam because we don't know whether it's a Samuel or a Samantha!! Sam has really become part of the family now. My parents bought him/her a nice big tank, some big and small stones, a pump, heater and a nice colourful light! We'll also get a plant or two. My Dad really likes Sam so, it's sort of his pet ;)

Sam has grown alot since we adopted him/her and now has a white underbelly and a green colour is starting to show on his/her head. Sam eats blood worms and turtle food sticks...yummyyy... :l Hahahaha :)

Blitzy only noticed it yesterday but I think she thinks it's a movie or something. She used to watch wildlife movies when she was a kitten. She hasn't tried to stalk or hunt Sam, instead she just watches!

Joshy and Curly are uninterested though. Curly had a bath the other day and she was feeling so nice and clean! It's winter here in Claridge and we're all trying to keep warm!

We hadn't seen Charcoal, the little grey cat, since February but then the other week he came to visit! His face is gone fatter but he came and greeted us as if it's the most natural thing in the world! That little grey kitty!

The custard apple tree's are bearing fruit now! We've been living here for 4 years and this is the first crop. My Dad had to hand pollinate the flowers but we're sure glad he did! They're getting nice and big though one or two did fall down. We'e covered them because of the monkeys and it seems to have worked.

Our studies are going good, I'm busy reading an 800 page book now....who said studying was easy?!

Anyway, I must end off now! I'll update soon :)

God bless,

 Sam the turtle!
 He/She was busy eating her turtle food sticks.
Uh-Oh....somebody found out about little Sammy!
 The custard apples ---->
We gave Curly a little trim around her eyes :) cute hey?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Baby Tortoise :)


This morning, Oom Peet found a baby tortoise in the field. Do you perhaps know what tortoise he/she is? I've got no clue! The photo isn't very clear because he is so small! We wiped him with a damp cloth because he was covered in mud. He is about the size of a 2 litre milk bottle lid. Very small!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sad News :(


I guess I should probably let everyone know what happened with Roxy and the pups. Apparently cats cannot contract this virus. Anyway, we heard about the virus on Friday and then on Saturday, Oom Peet and Tannie Andra nursed and cared for them. They had to feed the pups through a syringe. Our family couldn't be there on Saturday because my Dad was preaching at a service.

On Sunday morning, Tannie Andra took Roxy and her pups to the vet. The vet tested them and told Tannie Andra that they must be put down! We heard that all of them were gone that afternoon....what a shock!!! We were so sad! It's still hard to believe that they are gone. 8

We don't know why the Lord let this happen but we do know that He has a purpose and a plan for everything! God gave us Roxy and her 7 pups to enjoy for a season and I'm glad that we had that time with them. Now Tannie Andra and Oom Peet just have Kenzo, Nero, Katinka and Kater (that's the correct spelling!).

The description for Parvovirus is that it is diseased intestines and the symptoms are vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, weakness and other things too. On Monday we took Curly to get her vaccinations against this, Tannie and Oom took Kenzo and Nero. Curly's vet said that Parvovirus usually infects puppies and dogs that are under the age of 2. On Roxy's vet card, it says she was born on the 22nd of September. She was only 1 year and 8 months old :(

One thing I know for sure is that Roxy and her pups made our lives very colourful!! We will never forget them! :')

Thank you all for reading this!

God bless!

Sele'ha Mikhaila

Goodbye, Roxy and puppies, we will miss all of  you...