'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Arietty and the Sith Lords Part 2

Part Two: Arietty and Mary go free ranging in fewer than 2 metres.

One warm day we let Arietty and Mary Poopins out for the first time.

They spent an hour out of their budgie cage and were so incredibly happy they kept up their joyful peeping the whole time.  They only went a very short distance from the cage.  I suppose, being so small there was plenty to explore.  They reminded me of little kids playing in a box the fridge came in.

First, a good dust bath.  This took 30 minutes and left them totally exhausted and needing a 10 minute snooze.
Afterwards they scratched for bugs for a while but they had become overtired and were quite happy to be enticed back into their cage for their crumble dinner.

Exhausted from all that bathing.
Tomorrow:  Part Three


  1. Very pretty little things aren't they?

  2. Sounds like they are going to be quite fun to have around.


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