Full Time Care
20th February 2013
Many of the visitors from abroad, come for a 3 months stay as this is the length of the tourist visa, and it allows them to get away from Europe's winter. Initially the response was quite encouraging with two ladies promising half a day once a week. Days and hours were chosen and details and full information given. From our reliable long term helpers volunteers were arranged to help them through the first session. Neither turned up, nor let us know they had changed their minds. The call of the sun bed or a bingo session at their holiday resort obviously winning out against prior good intensions.
Becky, another one of our older cats had to be put down this week due to cancer.
Evie and Ella are also progressing and I am gradually getting them used to the idea of coping without their usual lunch time break indoors. Instead of coming indoors , I have been putting them with Puck and Phooka into our large new 'play cage'
Preston, a young a bonnet macaque is in a pen with 4 other young males and is near the bottom of the troop in status. Because of this he nearly always gets last pickings of the food or treats, that is until he goes out for his walk when as he is a favorite amongst the staff, he briefly becomes top dog! Taking full advantage of his bullying friends absence he will fill his pouches with all the goodies he can, which he can then secretly consume in safety on his return to the pen.
First time I have seen this sight. It is wonderful! Congratulations to those involved in setting it up. Still, I wonder when you Jo, will piece these blog andproduce a book. However that may be, my best wishes to you and all the staff, and volunteers for the brilliant work you're doing.
Jo & John Hicks....a big folded hands namaskaar to u both....i love animals...trust them manifolds more always....but more so when my very bengali very mch indian husband ditched me fr a younger woman.....i hv stopped trusting men...he left me aftr 28 yrs of marriage....hwever to cut a long story short...i must admit i admire appreciate and hvprofound respect fr wt u r doing fr india...probably i will meet u both sm day...keeping my fingers crossed....i love animals wth all my heart...hv 4 dogs at home in gurgaon...i am currently in wales uk to see my daughter....hope to visit Goa soon....and sorry to hv bothered u wth my personal misery...bye...take care.