previously on The grey tail: Taras the cat is rapidly healing. Pablita is still on hunger strike. I’ve been stitching. I have proof.
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it all starts with me hearing weird noises. maybe I should start wearing ear plugs all the time.
one day I heard Pablita banging loudly on the playpen boards, she’d been refusing to eat for the past few days and even reduced the usual level of defecation, which kind of worried me. I called Anna, the tortoise specialist, and we agreed on adding an extra bath and disinfecting session every day but let her free. last time she made all this mess, she was telling us she had eggs to lay.
once I told my mother, she went “she never lays eggs two years in a row. it’s impossible“. I let Pablita out and 5 minutes later I was texting mom this picture.
the poor lady was packed with eggs!! 5 or 6, I couldn’t tell. but she really needed to let them out, that’s why she was so eager to get out of the playpen! 😮
we let her rest for the day (it took her an entire morning to dig the hole in the ground, lay the eggs and cover them.. all this using just her hind legs!)
in the meantime, BaBa was confined home. the big scab had peeled off and a smaller, but still in bare flesh, portion of his mussel was showing.
while all this was happening, I really tried to focus on my studies and my stitching. I barely had time to think, but I also needed some sort of distraction from all the poo, the baths, the medications, ..
this is what I received from Nina, who by now is my only source of linen and threads. I constantly have an order opened with her. there usually is a custom dyed thing that I ask her about, then I add a few more things I realize I can’t stitch without, send her the money, receive the goods a few days later, repeat. 😀
she really is a precious friend, so kind and patient with my requests! and she really brings that thing to my stitching, I’d be so lost without her!
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follow our summer adventures in tomorrow’s post. an all new episode including more kitty pictures, more stitching and finally my mysterious spring-time sampler is revealed! – cause nobody guessed!