Saturday, 28 April 2012

HAMSTER SUPERSIZED !

Have you ever seen a hamster getting twice as big in few minutes...? Well, now you have the chance. I was amazed watching Kropeczka supersizing herself in a blink of an eye. One might think I starve her, hehe. And she just love to stuff.


As you can see, it didn't took her long to completely anihilate my artistic dish and she wasn't gentle at all. Well, at least I can be sure that she liked it. Maybe next time I'll prepare for her something bigger than just an island. The globe...?

Thursday, 26 April 2012

TREASURE ISLAND

Treasure Island is light and healthy, but also extremely aromatic, irresistable dish. As you can see, Kropka couldn't wait to taste it - she even didn't let me photograph the composition properly. I guess it was worth a try, than. Let's go!


INGREDIENTS:
1 carrot
1 celeriac
1 apple (huge)
1 parsley

TOOLS: 
2 kitchen knifes (big and small)
1 chopping board
1 grater
1 flower pot




DIRECTIONS:
There will be no cooking this time. Just cutting and grating, and lots of it, so all the children are ment to ask their elders for help. But before we even start there's one thing to be done: we have to wash all of the vegetables (including parsley) and an apple. Let's get to the apple, shall we...? Having it washed and dried you don't need to peel it. What you need is to cut out of it as big (I mean: as wide) slice as possible so we're gonna need the big kitchen knife. Start near to the stem but far enough to avoid the seeds inside. The slice should be wide but thin and it's gonna be our juicy and sweet 'lagoon' (you may eat the rest of the apple). This 'lagoon' is ment to be placed on the top of the flower pot turned upside down. This is the base for our island. Now, to the salad. Peel the carrot and celeriac using the small kitchen knife, but be careful - celeriac is very visious vegetable: it's rough and hard so watch out and don't cut yourself instead of it. Having our vegetables peeled, take the grater. Grate a little bit of carrot and a little bit of celeriac using the wide, big holes. Mix carrot and celeriac pieces and put them on the apple slice. Now, the only thing missing on our exotic vitamin island is a palmtree so tear off a parsley leaf and plant it in the middle of the salad. Any pirates starving...? Course on the Treasure Island!

KROPKA THE LITTLE PIRATESS ON HER TREASURE ISLAND

TIPS&TRICKS:
It is celeriac what gives this wonderful, strong aroma. You must have felt it while cutting and grating. This veggie is very healthy: supports immunological system and kidneys, helping to detoxicate organism. A must have in one's diet.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

THE FIRST KROPKA MOVIE

It took me so long because I was preparing something special using Power Point tool this time and I wanted Kropka's first movie to be perfect. Surely Kropeczka is worth it but I also wanted to make a statement with this picture and emphasize that physically handicapped animals are not worse or less lovable than the healthy ones. They need and love us even more undoubtedly. 


This is also the first time you can see the very Kropeczka in action, watch her running, hanging around, collecting her nesting material and grains or sleeping with her head down which is her favourite position ;-) She's not shy at all, gladly posing to the camcorder, so I can assure you there's gonna be more movies starred by our little piratess. Enjoy watching like I enjoyed making :-)))

Monday, 2 April 2012

WHAT HAS HAPPENED...?

We were gone for the weekend to visit our family and friends in the other city. 36 hours. Day - night - day. Kropeczka was to stay in  the apartment; there was no point bothering her with the trip, we thought. I wasn't sure about it; I worried how she'd spend the night without the ability to go out of the cage. To understand my fears you need to know that till the last weekend I was playing with her outside each and every single night. So before we left I made sure the cage is safe, gave her new shredded paper stripes for the bedding, fresh water and some extra grains, changed the old half-eaten corn cob to the new one and also prepared for her a new toilet paper roll with a delicious surprise in it to keep Kropeczka occupied in the night. I believe I equipped her with all possible supplies. But when we came back the grains and the paper roll were untoutched, posed as I left them. The cob and lime had no new signs of teeth on them and the nesting material was uncollected. Kropeczka was lurking in her nest and didn't came to me when I called her. She looked odd, she looked very anxious. She was moving slowy as if she was dizzy and in the jam or jelly.

HOW COULD YOU...?! YOU SAID YOU'D ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ME...

When finally she came down she was smelling my hand for a long time as if she never knew me before but when I took her out of the cage she rolled inside my hands into a small furry ball and let me stroke her for a long time. When I put her on the carpet she started to sniff around as if she felt it beneath her feet for the first time. She tried to climb a bit and run in her favourite wooden spinning wheel but it was scary to watch her treating it as if she was affraid of it. For the first time I saw Kropeczka walking, not running. As if it was a different hamster not herself...! While she was trotting a bit in the room suddenly something scared her: she fled into the wardrobe where she sit in the darkest corner looking so poorly I couldn't look at her. I took her out and into my arms; she nestled down into me again as if it was the only place she felt safe in. I examined her carefully but she is completely fine. Now, would someone please tell me what happened while we were away...? Maybe something scared her, a sudden storm for example...? Maybe she missed us: felt that she was left alone and was scared thinking we'd never come back (animals can feel such a things)...? Maybe this one exception of her daily routine was enough to make her forget it since hamsters have poor memory...? I don't know and I hate this.