Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Rehoming update!!

Oh dear, it has been a while since I did an update on the re-homed baboons.  This has been partly because my person has been off their game, partly because I have had trouble downloading photos and partly because we have had worries about a baboon who took a very long time to arrive.  However, all are safely in their new homes now so I feel its about time I did an update.

Yes, we are still re-homing baboons although it has been slower recently. There are three re-homings to report on, one on the way to his new home and one I would like help with.

I still haven't managed to download the pictures people have sent. However, rather than do a blog with no pictures some of the Baboon HQ baboons have agreed to act as stand-ins for re-homed baboons that look like them.

The first baboon to reach his new home, in September, was Benny who has stayed in England to live with our dear friend Sugah, @sugarmice.  Benny looks like our HQ baboon Ozzie, although he is larger than Ozzie.

We hear that Benny has had a great Christmas eating cherry liqueurs and watching television.  We know he has fitted into Sugah's family very well and is very happy.

The next baboon to be re-homed was Aldric, who has gone to live in Chicago with our dear lovely Sid's Lisa and the new kitties.  We know Aldric has been on a road trip to Iowa already, lucky boy!  He has been a great comfort to Lisa since she lost lovely Sid.  We had the great pleasure of meeting Lisa in Chicago this summer and talked to her about re-homing a baboon them.

Aldric looks like our Baboon HQ, detective mad baboon, Barnaby (apart from the Arsenal shirt)!!  We heard that, with his long arms, he is happy putting his arms around kitties necks and riding around on their backs.  What fun!

We were very relieved this morning to find out that another baboon had arrived in Georgia to live with @ellieandedmund.  Marshall Sheldon suggested them as great potential baboon re-homers as they do so much for wild animals.  Thank you for the suggestion Marshall.  This baboon took weeks and weeks to arrive.  We had not addressed it well (I said person was off their game), so well done to the US Mail for getting him where he needs to be.

Again, we could not download the picture but this baboon, yet to be named, is another one that looks like our Ozzie, but bigger.

Another baboon is on his way to live with our pal Sir Scamp in England, more about him when he arrives.

Now, I need your help!  A mother and baby baboon have arrived at Baboon HQ and need a home.  This is a large baboon, nearly as large as me!  So she needs a home where they are happy to re-home a big baboon with a very sweet baby.

You will see that this mother and baby will need a lot of bananas and banana milk.  If you are interested in re-homing them baboon please let me know by leaving a comment on this blog, sending me a DM on Twitter or a message on CBS, by 15 January.  On 16 January I will have a draw to see how will re-home them.  All entrants welcome, it doesn't matter where you live or whether you already have a re-homed baboon.  If you are interested please say.

Thank you for reading and for being interested in the re-homed baboons.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Message

Hello friends. I am sorry that with all the disruption that's been going on at Baboon HQ this winter, we have not got around to sending out many cards.  So, I thought I would follow the example of our Queen and send a message to everyone.  However, our Queen has never sent one quite like this.  I want to tell an old familiar story but with some new characters.  Some of you!!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even @SnuffyNorton.
The beer glasses were placed on the bar with care,
In hopes that @ToddyFur soon would be there.
The anipals were nestled all snug at the bar,
While visions of #TweetChoir danced in their heads,
And @Mogsbear in her kerchief and @HenryandFriends in his cap,
Had just settled down for long winter's nap
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bar to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like  flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave a lusture of midday to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eye should appear,
But a minature sleigh with eight tiny anipals
With a handsome driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be @ToddyFur
More rapid than @Chalkybear13 his courses they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
Now @OllyTed! now, @SpencerTeddy! now, @SirScamp and @Pete_Bear07!
On, Storm_Bear-Bill! on, @Sugermice! on @spybear007 and @NancyCakeFace!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the bar!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!
As wild leaves that before the wild hurrican fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to #FurryTails roof the courses they fly,
With the sleigh full of beer, and @ToddyFur too.
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the bar
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around
Into the bar @ToddyFur came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all white with the snow underfoot,
A bundle of beer barrels he had flung on his back,
And he looked like @TeddyBearScouts hiking with a backpack
His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like @RosieBear90, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the whiskers on his chin were as white as beer froth

The end of a bottle opener he held in his teeth
And anipals crowded around him like a wreath,
He had a broad face and a round little smoking cap
That looked very dapper a smart little hat
He was handsome and cheerful a jolly fine ted,
And I laughed when I saw him inspite of myself,
A wink of his eye and  a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread
He spoke not a word,but went straight to serving beer
And filled all our glasses with yummy banana beer
And laying a finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod onto the bar he rose
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the head off my beer
But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight
Happy Christmas to all and all welcome at #FurryTails