Sunday, September 29, 2013
Life has been a lil' crazy lately....I've been focusing on eating healthily rather than restricting, and I haven't touched the scale for more than a week.
A dear friends' husband had a stroke late last week. They are a wonderful couple in their early 40's with four darling young children. We have circled the wagons around them and are doing our best to ease their burden a bit.
My friend is a wildlife rescuer/rehabber. I was already set to take two of her ringtail possums for a couple weeks to give her a rest, as she has two kangaroo joeys and was going to babysit two more. So instead of two, I have four possum joeys. They are just adorable little gremlins! Right now they have four feeds a day of liquid formula, and nibble when they want on bottlebrush, a little grevillia (not too much as the blossoms are sugary and they get hyped up like children if they eat too much!) and wattle blossoms and foliage.
This morning I was in kinks of laughter over the little twerps....I staggered in at 6am to feed them, and three leapt out of the box and ran right up my arm and jockeyed for prime feeding position. So I had three fluffy, furry little creatures swarming my neck and shoulders and contemplating a perch on my head. Fourth little fluffball tried to feed himself out of the syringe. Needless to say I was a sight when we were done...formula spilled all down my pajamas. My own children were never so messy!
I bought four small heavy shallow bowls today and second feed went much more smoothly and less messily. They are nocturnal so they aren't as lively in the afternoon as in the early morning- they just lapped their milk and crawled back in the pouch. I will be keeping them til they reach 500grams in weight. The largest is 150 grams right now, but they grow quickly. Then they'll be released close to where they were rescued.