Sunday, July 12, 2009

Phoebe and Charlie

It hasn't been all lemondrops and gumdrops over here. Charlie and Phoebe have issues to work through, well Charlie mostly. They get along sometimes, Phoebe is a little over the top at times and Charlie needs for her to come down a notch or two. She just won't leave him alone, she's constantly wanting to groom him, kiss him, jump on him- poor Charlie. He gets pretty irritated with her and starts to bite pretty hard. I thought he only got irritated with me, but it's nice to know he has a low tolerance for anyone, including his own kind. I took a few pictures a while ago (before the irritation set in, lol) of Charlie and Phoebe together. They are pretty cute!
This picture looks as though Charlie is telling the cameraman (me) to go away. Clearly, this is a private moment. Can you see Phoebe reaching up for a smooch. She really wants the relationship to work out. And FYI, no, I do not house them together. It's a pain in the butt having to keep to cages clean for now, but they aren't getting along 100 percent. I have to wait a while in hopes that they'll come around before they can be put together. They're cages are side by side at the moment, and I take them both out together to run around the apartment. A couple times a day I arrange play dates for them in the in the bathroom even. Only time will tell...

Doesn't it look like Phoebe is smiling? She's so cute!
I just love this picture!

And look at how strong she is- she can hold the corn wheel all by herself. :) Below are just a few videos I took today. They were both out running around the apartment, but then Phoebe got tired and decided to head back her cage to take a nap. Of course, I had to disturb her.

But Charlie, he was having a blast hanging out with Arthur. He just loves to climb all over you, nibble on your hands, all in hopes that he'll be getting a good back scratch. He loves to get scratched- it's his favorite! :) Notice how at the end he almost went up Arthur's pantleg, he's sneaky like that. Just another day at the Smith and Goode zoo.

*And this has nothing to do with this post, but I know some of you were probably wondering. I hadn't been feeling well- went in to the doctors and will be having some lab work done later this week. I am feeling better, so that's good news. But due to the fact that I wasn't well, I didn't get a chance to go to Chick-fil-a on Friday. I know, I was totally bummed! So yeah, no pictures. :(
If the doctor's find anything, I'll be sure to keep everyone informed.


hoLLy said...

sounds like charlie's got the upperhand in the relationship! :) poor poor phoebes.

Tonya said...

Don't let Phoebe let her man mistreat her.. Tell her to play hard to get. I hope you are making Charlie do the gentlemen thing and go to her house/cage so Phoebe doesn't seem like she is chasing Charlie or easy. LOL What great photos!

It is amazing. I had no idea that prairie dogs could be pets. Phoebe is a real sweetie and I love the smiling picture and the videos. I can't wait to show Callie... I am not sure how she will take it that the name Phoebe was selected. LOL

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you are nothing but on the mends...

Patty said...

Phoebe looks so cute in those pictures with the corn cob! She looks like a little lady. It's sweet that she likes Charlie so much. Sorry that you're feeling bad. Let me know when you get the test results.