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Dydh da diworth Kernow
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Beautiful 

A well fed rat is a HappyRat    A smile a day keeps the psychiatrist away.

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So lovely to know someone cares, too many mis treated pets in this world. Now where did I leave the tissues?

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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He's seven, Janet. And sitting on my knee as I write. We may have words about the keyboard in a moment - after all, I'm playing with it so why can't he? Apparently 'toy' is spelt 'destroy' in the cockatoo dictionary. big_laugh

Aw, Danuta, I didn't mean to make you cry. Ask Ali for the tissues. cry

I really do believe that things happen for a reason. Shuna was meant to come to you and for some reason Gwynn was destined to come into my life. Actually, I think there is a longer term plan for Gwynn but lets see how the next twenty or thirty years pan out!

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Congratulations on your new arrival Ruth. Glad you found each othercheers

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That is such a lovely story, Ruthie. Like I said before, you have a special talent for writing about wild things in your life. Write the book and it will be a bestseller. I really do mean that.

Lucky, lucky Gwynn. Maybe life's ups and downs have finally balanced out and now it's a long term up.

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Ruthie, Danny's right - you write so beautifully.  big_hug to you and Gwynn.

What a lovely story - I do love it when the story has a happy ending! laugh

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Thanks for the compliment, Danny but I fear there are too many soppy animal stories around already. Self publishing is easier with the advent of the ebook I suppose but there's still the need to market it and I wouldn't have a clue. So no, I doubt I shall ever do it.

 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I logged on late last night to reply but ten o'clock struck and a grumpy voice demanded "What are you doing? What are you doing?" over and over until I shut the computer down. Gwynn needs his beauty sleep and I'm not allowed to stay up past ten anymore. big_laugh

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OK, Ruthie, but I say that yours are different. Not soppy. Your style is enchanting and immerses your reader in seconds.

Us lot on here would love a simple compilation of your tales. That can't be too intimidating? You already have written a few. Just add three or four more, one at a time if you like – on here for starters.

I won't harp on about it. In fact, I may never mention it again. big_hug

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Oh, Danny, thank you for saying that. This is me blushing -> ponder I'll give it some thought.

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Here's the video of Kara Jackdaw turning on her beloved fan heater. I took it on my phone a couple of years ago, so it's poor quality.

At the start of the video the heater has just turned off. First she checks that it's still turned on - the right hand knob. I have been known to sneakily turn it off, you see. Then she pecks at the thermostat - left hand knob - to turn it up so the heater starts working again. You'll see the red light come on. She does this all the time. I turn it down, she comes and turns it back up again. She's even learnt to make sure the knob is turned up far enough for it to keep going for a good while. She's not strong enough to turn the right hand knob so if it's not turned on she pecks at it and shouts to get my attention.

She's not at all happy about the oil filled radiator I've bought - no pushy buttons within her reach. She goes round and round it, pecking at it to try to make it go. I had to stop using the halogen heater I used to use. She loved to bask in front of it so much she would steam. Having seen me do it, she'd poke at the buttons. She understood how it worked and one day, having poked at the buttons without success, we watched as she went around the back, followed the lead then picked up the plug and tried to put it in the socket. Even we were amazed at that.

Kara is now coming up for her 17th birthday, this spring. She's been with me since she suffered an almost severed wing soon after leaving the nest. When I realised the extent of her injuries I intended to have her put down but someone offered her a home. So a friendly vet did a hasty amputation and she convalesced with me for two months. I gave her to her new carer, complete with a roomy cage and everything she needed. Two hours later she rang to say she didn't want to keep her. It seems somehow that she was simply meant to be with me, and my life has been the richer for her company.

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Thanks Ruth, that is intelligent- 17 years is a long time, so you must have extended her life considerably by looking after her as you have. Even our pet ducks only managed 15 and 16 years, so that is good going.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

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I love that story, you were obviously meant for each other.

I'll try that again!

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Just saw the vid today, Ruth. amazing, and what a touching story.

Deserves to be bumped so maybe more new people will see it too.

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Well bumped, Danny! I missed this first time around.

That's one clever bird you've got there, Ruth. It's easy to forget how clever the crow family is.

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