Sunday, February 21


Last night I felt horrid and I do not mean the horrid which means 'a bit under the weather'. 4 am and suddenly I was shivering but I was not cold and I felt like I was going to be sick and the feeling was not going away. I thought it may have been tiredness but I have been more or less nocturnal for a few weeks now due to a work placement.

Harry walked up to me and tugged on my slipper that he had only the day before half removed the sole of, this means 'Play time mummy!' I lent down to take off my slipper to play with him and I got all dizzy so I sat up again. Harry was not impressed so he went to play with Elspeth, or at least I thought that was what he was doing. No sooner had he gone off and he was back again with Elspeth. She pulled down the floppy sole and licked my foot then tried to pull the slipper off as Harry had. I did not go to play as I did not think it would be fair to get their hopes up so Elspeth wandered off to see her Daddy. Harry sat looking confused at my slipper 'Why is Mummy not playing?'.

He sat like this for no less then 15 mins then he started to sniff my feet, I still did not bend down to play. Harry then pulled and pulled until my slipper came off, picked it up and placed it on my knee.
I had no idea what I was to do with it. I waved it around a bit half heartedly but Harry did not grab it. Instead he put his head on my knee and looked up at me 'It's okay Mummy , you have the slipper. You need it more then I do' . He then climbed up onto my knee very slowly and delicately and sniffed my face. I am not too fond of him going near my face as he and Elspeth are still not 100% tame so I gently pushed his head away. He seemed to take a little offence to this as he picked up my slipper and walked off to see Elspeth.
The two of them played for a while but not with the slipper. My foot started to get cold and I wandered over to pick it up on my way to the sofa to lay down for a bit.

Once on the sofa laying down a felt a cold nose on the bottom of my foot where my slipper had flipped open, that would be Harry. He jumped on the sofa, climbed to a bit of free sofa, curled up and fell to sleep.
I dozed off knowing my other half would not let Elspeth or Harry get into trouble.

After I had been asleep for a while my other half brought me a blanket and was going to put it over me but thought it would be best to move Harry first so when he woke up he would not worry about what the red thing was over him.
My partner slowly went to pet Harry to wake him up nicely but it would seem Harry knew there was someone sneaking up on us and when the hand was in range Harry bit it!

Now that was a new way to wake up 'Babe! Babe wake up! Your fox is stuck on my hand' less pleasant English. Thankfully he was not 'stuck' and he let go but none the less my partners hand was streaming with blood through tiny holes. Harry reversed into me with his nose all scrunched up staring at my partner. I told Harry he was a 'bad boy', put him in his crate and went to help the wounded.

During this short time the blood had stopped and there were just these holes in his hand so we just cleaned them up and put a plaster or two on them. 'Silly fox, you would think he was protecting you the way he was going on' said my partner which got me thinking, maybe, jus maybe he was...

I sat down, though the cat nap had helped a bit I still was not feeling like my normal self. Harry looked at me from in his crate. I was not sure weather to go and see him or not. If I went to see him maybe he would think what he did was 'okay' so I sat on the sofa and thought about his actions.

I have read that fennecs sometimes love everyone when they are young and then just their 'favorite' person when they grow up but Harry had not been with me as long as the fennecs I am talking about had been with their owners.... Maybe he was just taken off guard.. But that still does not explain him joining me on the sofa. Yes they do often watch TV on the sofa with us but this was different, and then add his actions on my desk chair...I hope he has bonded with me to that extent but I don't know...

When the sun came up it was time for bed so off we all went to bed. The foxes have taken very well to my changing shifts but I am sure they like myself and my partner look forward to when I work 'normal' hours...well for a Doctor at least.

At about 12pm I could not sleep anymore due to my cat nap with Harry and, thankfully I was feeling much better. I accidently woke my partner when I went for a shower so we decided that we would go to the Cinema to see 'The Wolfman'.

We got to the Cinema 1h early so went to Ikea to waste some time. We walked about for ages and bought loads of stuff we did not really need (such as the 3ft tall vanilla candle that is still in the boot of the car). But one of the things we bought is great! It is a small dog/cat tent! I saw it and thought of Harry and Elspeth.

I shall put it in their bedtime crate later otherwise I know the cat will decide it is his.

The tent has this odd Camo on it, look:

I have not spotted a fox on it yet.

Dog nose on the right belongs to Valentine.

Wonder what 'Bastis' means? There was annother tent there with a totally different name so I doubt it means 'tent'.

Well I must be off now, TTFN!

Tuesday, February 16

Bah humbug.

A few days before Valentines day I got Harry and Elspeth each a heart shaped cushion. They are pink and red. I did want to take a photo of them each with them but they were not in the mood for photos. Elspeth really likes both cushions and has decided they are hers and hers alone and now guards them with her life from anyone/thing that goes near them. It is very strange as I did expect her to pull the filling out of them but she has not done anything bad to them, they are her treasures.

Elspeth has also become some kind of clean freak as when I cleaned out their bed time crate the day I got them their cushions I put down a nice clean cream fleece blanket on the base and put some fake red rose petals on it to make it look nice for the photos I wanted to take. Elspeth has decided that these scented petals are messy and has put each and every one in her litter tray! She would not allow these 'things' near her new cushions!

The other day I was in the kitchen with Harry and Elspeth when I was cooking italian. They were playing with one another on the floor and all was going along like normal until I opened the Italian seasoning.
This Italian seasoning is a blend of Sesame seeds, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary and dried garlic. It smells really, really nice so I tend to use it quite allot.

I was very silly that day as I went to the fridge to get something and suddenly the jar of herbs was on the floor and Harry was on the counter looking at me with his nose all covered in flecks of green.

During the whole 30 seconds my back was turnt Harry had decided that he too thought the herbs smelt awfully yummy and he wanted to see if they tasted yummy as well so it would seem when he had his nose in the jar my turning towards him made him jump and knock them on the floor.

The floor was COVERED in herbs and very oddly Harry and Elspeth decided they were half vacuum cleaner and went along eating them off the floor. In about 2mins you would never have known anything had happened to the herbs as the floor was totally herb free however Harry and Elspeth both had green noses and smelt very nice.

I have now decided that the Italian herbs will be added to all of their meals just not a whole jar, just a tea spoon. Since the first time I added it they have been even more enthusiastic about their food then normal, they really seem to like this new addition.

I am quite annoyed right now as I had arranged to get a second pair of Corsacs from mainland Europe and I was told that I could have them but this morning they were sold to someone else...

I had chosen names and sorted out quarantine, I had arranged to go over to collect them and for a friend who speaks the language of the current keepers to come with me to smooth things along...Bah humbug!

I was told that the other people offered more money but if he had told me this maybe I could have sorted something out.....It's just annoying that he had said they were mine...

Sunday, February 7

Oooh there is a part two!

There is a part two to Corsac city! ( ).

I had not seen it as it did not come up in my search but I am no good with any of this internet 'stuff' so you all probably found it already.

Today was quite amusing in the house of Harry and Elspeth.

Myself and my partner are not feeling too well at the moment so I could not go diving tonight which was annoying but it meant I got to spend the evening with my two favourite foxies!

My partner decided that we would watch Predator as he had just gotten the AVP box set thing with all of the Alien movies and all of the predator ones. Though neither of us are very much into aliens and that sort of thing I do like a good movie, in this case the movie was not very good but at least I now know that people are talking about with regards to it.

So the four of us (me, my partner, Harry and Elspeth) were in our living room watching it and until now I had no idea our surround sound was at all good.
Both Harry and Elspeth were jumping when the guns fired and when things exploded. They also both looked at the ceiling when a helicopter was coming in to land. It was quite amusing and the two of them had quite a bit of fun running around looking for the things making the noises. Harry looked for all of the low down things where Elspeth looked for the high up ones, it was very funny to watch.

Earlier in the day our living room had become a kind of junk room as we were doing some spring cleaning. Now normally when people do spring cleaning they firstly do it in the spring and secondly they do not have hordes of airsoft guns which they pull out. (Airsoft- )
Our living room looked like it belonged to some kind of arms dealer!
Elspeth was interested to see what these new 'things' were on her seat.

So right this moment Harry is somewhere under the sofa and Elspeth is hugging her daddy, how cute?!

(Elspeth- 'I love you daddy')

Friday, February 5

Corsac city

I was looking up information about Corsac breeders the other day and I came across this: , a storey about Corsac foxes!!!!

I was amazed that someone had actually written a story about them. Most of the storeys I had found were about reds and wolfs and such. This one's main character goes by the name of Ainur,. When I read it I imagined him looking like Harry. I think we can all agree that Harry is a very handsome fox so that is not a bad thing hehe!

I also imagined the Vixen being our beautiful Elspeth but again she is as I said seconds ago, beautiful so it works.

So yesterday Harry and Elspeth had an outing to go and see my friend Mario who has an Italian restaurant. They were very excited to be out of the house and in a village. Normally when they leave the house they step straight out into the countryside.

When we got there they were greeted by a waitress who seated us and went to get Mario. The restaurant was empty, we chose to go at this time so as not to freak Harry and Elspeth out. I know how much they like pasta and will stop at nothing to get it so I suppose we also chose this time so as not to worry the humans.

Mario came out of his kitchen and greeted us and then Harry and Elspeth. He had brought some chicken out of the kitchen to give them to show that he is a friend. He chatted to us and petted Harry then returned to the kitchen.

Harry and Elspeth had a bowl of spaghetti and tomato sauce for lunch. You could tell they enjoyed it by the red noses and lips when they raised their faces up to see if there was any more food for them.

The two of them then rested under the table until it was time to leave.
We then went home.

When evening rolled around Elspeth wandered off upstairs and I followed her. She jumped on my dressing table and nosed around. She sniffed my perfumes and body sprays and then went n to sniff all of my make up piece by piece. She seemed to be being a good girl so I left her on the table for a moment when I went to the bathroom. Upon my return she was sitting in her bed time crate with something in her paws. I had no idea what it was but she was chewing it. I climbed into her crate to take it from her and I heard a 'POP!' come from the mystery item and a shocked Elspeth looked up at me with pink all over her lips, nose and whiskers. The item was a lip gloss, a neon pink lip gloss.
My did she look a state but I must admit I have seen humans with less skill in the application of make-up so I should not laugh....But I did!

I went down stairs with Elspeth to show my partner and Harry what a state she was and to my amazement Harry actually helped her groom herself to get it off. Then it occured to me that maybe, just maybe that is why drunk woman cover them selves in lipstick while in the bathroom at night clubs; it must be to attract a mate to groom them!...Okay that is probably not why but it worked for Elspeth!

I felt quite out of place in my living room that evening as the two of them lay in front of the fire place licking one another faces. I did not know if it was rude to look but I did not want to pay no attention to them in case Harry went to get a lip-gloss as well hehe.

Well I must go now, Elspeth is eating one of my slippers with my foot inside!