Beefcake was horrible to my husband & son most of the winter months. One day he was fine, the next he was like a Tazmanian Devil. We never knew what to expect from him. He was supposed to be neutered, but the vet didn't know any thing about pd. anatomy apparently. He was so unpredictable that neither my husband nor my son ever got to hold him. I only got to a few times myself. We used to let him run around sometimes. I would sit on the floor with my legs crossed & Beefcake would act like I was his territory to protect. A couple of times he would get so possessive of me that we had to scare him back in his cage. I didn't want anything peirced, if you know what I mean. When Beefcake died, & I finally got to hold him, I didn't want to let go of him to bury him. I Know this sounds weird, but I wanted to make up for the 5 years I didn't get to show him the affection I wanted to. I hope he knows how much he was loved & how much we miss him, even when he was such a grouch. Stinky, our cat even greived when we removed his cage. He layed in the spot where it he had been for days. He missed his buddy. They used to have so much fun chasing each other.
We helped build a new pd. town, in his honor, by relocating a group of wild ones. they were on a construction site, where building was soon to begin. It was the most fullfilling thing we have ever done, so we will continue to save as many as we can, for as long as we can.
Anybody out there know anyone with land that would like to re-introduce this vital ecosystem to their prairie? If so contact me asap. I have, or can get the proper permits to move them. Please help save these adorable creatures, by spreading the word. We still need new home/homes for about 500. The property owners will be forced to erradicate if we can't find anywhere to take them. thanks