is Lilly. She lives in the North East of England with her best pal
Dilys (who wouldn't pose for a photograph).
Lilly is a soft ball of fur with a mission. She eats constantly and
sleeps if not chewing. She loves to be in the garden, her favorite
position is lying flat out in the long grass, eyes slightly shut chewing
a fresh patch of grass. However at the sound of a bag rustling, she
switches into loud squeak "give me some now!" mode and runs as fast as a
Whenever I get in from work she is up against the bars of her enclosure
squeaking a "hello" and waiting for a yoghurt drop (favorite, closely
followed by cucumber). She then comes out for a cuddle. This generally
includes racing up onto my left shoulder and making soft purring noises
into my ear, then licking my chin for a long time before trying to
nibble my nose.
She has (somewhat miraculously) toilet trained herself. When she is out
of the enclosure on my knee/shoulder she nips you suddenly on the arm
and you put her home for a minute and she is ready to come out again
(not like her pal Dilys!!). If she does not wish to come out again she
does a mean Tina Turner impression to evade your hands (you know, the
You can also set your clock by her different squeaks and purrs.
Breakfast time does not wait for any man, she will get you up soon after
9 if you lay in. She will squeak every two minutes between 4 and 5 for
treats. She will squeak at 6 for a carrot, and if there is an
interesting program on the TV, she will tell you a different story
throughout so that you find it hard to concentrate.
She helps me through very stressful times and sleepless nights by her
cuddling in under my left chin and licking off any salty tears that I