Pet Antics and Other Tails (Page 2)

We have enjoyed a wide variety of pets and pet antics over the past few years. We can boast a small chaos of characters, from rabbits to cats, ducks to dog, not to mention snakes, hedgehogs, owls and the odd mouse or 47.

All of their frolics inspire us to write and photograph, even video, them. You can read about their adventures here, as well as see their antics on Pumpjack & Piddlewick on Instagram.

Let’s face it, having a pet duck is not common. And I get asked A LOT about how messy ducks are. Consequently I spend quite a bit of time talking about diapering a duck. Yes, there is such a thing as duck (and chicken) diapers. One of my favourite andRead More →

Are duck instincts nature or nurture or both at PumpjackPiddlewick

When is a duck not like a duck? When it is an imprinted duck. A duck that imprints on, say, a human loses some duck instincts. And the other ducks are quick to notice. We saw this first with Maggie. She was introduced to rabbits, that we were looking after,Read More →

relaxing in our living room with cats dog duck and two guinea pigs

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon. The day is overcast, so a tad cooler. Gabby and I have just come in from a little weeding in the garden and picking some vegetables for tonight’s dinner. The perfect opportunity to enjoy a sit down over a cup of tea in our livingRead More →

How w neded up with a menagerie at PumpjackPiddlewick

Menagerie [ muh-naj-uh-ree] noun a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition. an unusual and varied group of people. Pumpjack & Piddlewick non-Victorian variation on the definition: 3. an unusual and varied group of animals defining interspecies possibilities. I grew up travelling a lot so there was veryRead More →