2018 babies ( Nora )

There were 4 babies born to Nora’s troop in 2018 of which 3 have been followed…

Nick♂

Mother: Nora
DOB: around 15/04/18
Father: Bruce the alpha male
Brother to the late Cessa ( RIP 🙁 ) Nick at first seemed to fare a similar fate with mum Nora at least on our very first encounter – Nora’s was a bit cold towards Nick again, handled him roughly and ignoring his call from time to time, much to my dismay 🙁 Fortunately she warmed up to him almost a moment later and it really does seem that Nora’s mood swings quickly !


My first encounter with Nick….


and he’s not going to follow Cessa’s fate….


Nick’s hitting normal developmental milestones…

He has progressed normally since and there hasn’t been any setback at all with him – though he does seem to get on mum’s nerves from time to time, just like all boys do !

Bette♀

Mother: Norma
DOB: around 01/06/18
Father: Unknown
Norma is her mum and is so named as it looks very likely that she is an older sister of Nora ! Norma’s baby girl has an unusually wide forehead and very wide set eyes, slanted too that give her a very unique look – some may consider her ugly but I really think she looks cute and reminds me of Betty Boop !

I just look different !

Remember ” The Ugly Duckling ” ?


That’s how I first met Bette 🙂

She seems to be quite a demanding girl and is having a hard time to wean but Norma seems to be a very patient mum and just like her other girl born last year she should have no problem getting Bette weaned when the time comes. Some mums are just more tolerant but they would still get the job done at the end !


She won’t give up on the milk bar easily !

Essie♀

Mother: Estel
DOB: around 01/06/18
Father: Unknown
Essie just can’t be ignored – she photobombed me each time I was filming either Bette or Nick for telling me never to ignore her ! So I have relented and decided to include her in my list of babies to follow too ! Whether she will find fame I don’t know but now everyone knows her as the baby who gives stink-eye to Arroz every time !

Essie: ” Back away ! “

Essie:” Don’t just film my friends ! “

when Essie isn’t giving me the stink eye 🙂


That’s how she came to my notice 🙂

2017 babies ( Nora )

Eddie♂

Mother: Edith
DOB: around 01/05/2017
Father: unknown
Eddie’s bright auburn coat was unmissable and indeed that’s how I first noticed that there was a newborn in Nora’s troop. His mother is the sweet old Edith and she’s easily recognisable by her rather prominent hypogastric hernia which didn’t seem to affect her at all.

That’s me with my mum Edith 🙂

See my mum has that bulge below her belly button 🙂


Ah ! that’s my debut ! Wasn’t I adorable !

An experienced mum obviously Eddie’s babyhood was quite unremarkable and he just thrives and grows like all the other babies have done before him 🙂

Cessa♀

Mother: Nora
DOB: around 03/05/2017
Father: Bruce, the alpha male
Nora was very sweet and pampering towards Vince born the year before and so it was quite a shock to me to see how rough and indifferent she was towards Cessa, her new and first daughter born in 2017. It’s really the first time that I saw a rhesus mother almost bordering on to cruelty the way she treated her newborn – she would ignore her call, and she couldn’t even care to carry her newborn who could hardly crawl let alone walk by roughly dragging her along the ground, it was just heartbreaking 🙁 The only saving grace was that Nan the great caring aunt was around to say a stop to it and help lil Cessa out from time to time when she needed someone to hold onto….


Nora pinning, dragging Cessa initially….


Nora obviously wasn’t really that caring to say the least…

Nora is a very new matriarch and I think she’s probably just a year older than Aggy in Bossy’s troop ( who was only around 4 to 5 years old ) and as such it seemed like she had a hard time again becoming a mother again, perhaps the novelty of having a baby was gone and she couldn’t care less about Cessa ( even though she was a more valuable daughter ) and treated her like an afterthought at least initially.


She just didn’t seem to like the idea of becoming a mother again….

I was worrying about Cessa but fortunately Nora did finally warm up to her new baby girl after a week or two and began to take to her well. But it was still hard not to cringe the way she carried Cessa around – like casually slinging an accessory to her side, not properly like all rhesus mother do ventrally. It was quite precarious to watch how Cessa was trying to hold onto mum without loosing her grip.


At long last, Nora was motherly and baby Cessa seemed like she was really cared for !

Anyway apart from that rather worrisome quirk Nora was caring for her baby like many others do. In due cause Cessa just reached her developmental milestones like all other babies do – she began to walk gingerly, then was running around and began to climb and play with her brother Vince and her only peer in the troop Eddie.


Cessa was a happy curious lil baby 🙂

Everything seemed hunky-dory until the day she just disappeared off the radar screen – by about early July it was evident she’s gone forever. We’ll never know what happened precisely but my guess is that Cessa died in a fall – Nora got really carried away by her novel way of carrying a newborn around… accident does happen but it was just so tragic that it happened to a cute baby like Cessa and needlessly so too….


Cessa didn’t turn up and mum was behaving strangely 🙁


Bye bye RIP Cessa…..

Things finally did look up for Cessa…

Mum was taking to her….

Cessa was a sweet baby…..

A beaming happy baby girl….

And that’s how I’d like to remember you…

2016 babies ( Nora )

Nora’s troop is one of the lesser troops I occasionally follow.

Vince♂

Mother: Nora
DOB: around 25/04/2016
Father: likely Bruce the alpha male
I first met him not long after he was born and on seeing how he was loved and pampered by all the females in his troop I coined him the moniker ” Lil Prince “.


My very first encounter with Vince….


The second time I met him with his troop I had a better understanding of who’s who 🙂

As time went by I began to realize that he’s the son of the matriarch, Nora and that what appeared to be his nanny was in fact just an older senior female, now we called Nan ( instead of Granny as that name has been taken by the geriatric one-eyed female who always accompanies Aggy in Bossy’s troop ).

To conform to the nomenclature Lil Prince is now known as Vince. He’s a funny lil one I wish I had followed him more regularly !


Vince is a chunky baby too !