Monday, 5 November 2007

Bit more...

Well you can tell I've been stuck here all day, two blogs in one day! So I've just taken a couple of pics of Diddles, he's taken to his new/old home like a duck to water, very apt considering the weather outside. At 4pm the light was fading fast, and he was huddling outside in an old shelter, so I brought him in and plonked him down in the porch/cupboard/thingy, having first removed the guinea pigs, because they'd been in there all day for a run round. Well he ate, and stomped around a bit, then put himself up on the perch like he'd never been away. Phew. I was anticipating tantrums as he wanted to go to his normal place. I've had a thought though, I could easily put the new house I bought him inside where he is now, and he can still use that, maybe a better option, and at least it won't get all messed up and rotting outside. May do that tomorrow.

Also Brian rang me, had problems with the heater which wasn't working very well, and he's had to order parts, said did I need the car back today, so as it was 3.40 by then I said no, so he's going to keep it overnight and get it done first thing tomorrow, so I can have it back by lunchtime, so I'm hoping that will be the case and in time to go to the vets. I'm working up my nerve to ask Damien outright if I can take his photo tending to Emma, wondering if I can do it though! I shall explain that she does a blog and it's for that, hope he knows about Blogs, else I shall feel really stupid. I will anyway though. Not sure if I can do it, but have a while to build up my courage! Silly cow. :D


7 comments:

Pete said...

go on. as you say its for emma's blog. hope she is ok

oldcrow61 said...

Go for it, I'm sure he would love to have his picture taken with sweet Emma...who wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chickendiapers.com/

Won't you please reconsider and let the chicken in the house. He looks so folorn and will probably die if you don't.

Anonymous said...

I never realized that chickens have shoulders. If the diaper is slipping off the tail, tighten the pouch flaps a bit more. If the
shoulder straps are slipping, first check to make sure that the shoulder straps are not cutting into the bird. If the straps are too tight, the bird will drop its
shoulders so the straps will slide off. If the shoulder straps are not too tight,tighten up the back flap. If the bird is still getting out of the diaper, put a
safety pin through the straps directly behind the shoulders. Good thing that Diddy wont be laying any eggs.

nicola said...

sorry I saw that as chicken dippers! I must stop the pills!!!

Mary said...

Looks like he has a nice warm cosy winter House.

Jan said...

Thanks everyone. At the moment the weather here is still fairly mild, and it's not a lot warmer in the house Anon, so he is fine for now. The reason he looks so forlorn is that he is old and tired I think. He is eating well, but tends to just want to sit around sleeping, much like an old person, but when he sees something of interest, like a worm, he perks right up, lol. Thanks for the link to the website though, looks like fun, I will have a good read of that. I can't really see me putting a nappy (as we call them) on him though, I will probably let him have the run of the kitchen again a bit later like I did last year, because it will be awkward if I go away for Eileen looking after him if I don't, cant expect her to keep back and forth to check on him and moving him around. I've got to be perfectly honest here though, I don't think he will last a lot longer, hope I'm wrong, but he just seems like he's coming to the end of the road, had a little one before called Harry, and watched him getting pretty much the same through old age. I just hope he goes to sleep and doesn't wake up, because I don''t want to have to make that awful decision to have him put out of his misery, have done that a few too many times now and it hurts like hell. I shall be so distraught either way I can assure you, and not looking forward to it one bit. I've lost so many beloved pets over the past 10 years or so, the grief is horrible, sometimes wonder if its worth the pleasure of having them at all. Rest assured though, I will do all in my power to make his last few days, months or however long it is as pleasurable, and comfortable as I can.