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run. She laid a plate of chick feed and a saucer of water on the floor, then lay Cheeky beside it with a hot water bottle to keep her warm.
Cheeky cheeped and cheeped and seemed to thrive on all the love and attention. The flat floor seemed to help her when it came to standing, but when she fell over Heather was on hand to help her up. After several days it was clear that she was putting on weight and seemed to be getting a little steadier on her feet.
Cheeky seemed to want to cheat death and fought hard to stay alive. She was soon eating ravenously and limping around her enclosure, quickly graduating from her cardboard cage to a bathroom at the end of the house.
She made a frightful mess of that bathroom. Heather let her swim in the hand basin and Cheeky took to it like a duck to water, flapping her little wings and sploshing around with evident delight.
At night time she would sit with us in the lounge and snuggle on the couch. She loved having her downy feathers stroked and a scratch under her chin. Heather laid a towel over her lap for safety, and the two of them would settle in.
Cheeky became an avid TV viewer and she really looked forward to her cuddles. She soaked up all the love and attention
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