Archive for: Pets and Other Wildlife

Sep 4th, 2008

Brush turkey

We’ve had brush turkeys hanging around near our place for a couple of years now and this year they’ve chosen to build their nest in the front yard of one of our neighbours. There’s an access path that runs down between their place and the next to the bush reserve behind our houses (we’re a […]

Aug 30th, 2008

It’s been a long day

You know how I said I might try ice-skating today? Well, I did. I was really apprehensive because I had memories from the last time I tried, years ago, of being so distressed that all I wanted to do was hide somewhere and cry. I remembered that my feet had been in agony but I […]

Aug 18th, 2008

Huscarls hillside camp

We went camping with the Huscarls on the weekend and to be perfectly honest I didn’t have much fun. I don’t mind roughing it a bit but I object very strongly to not having any flat ground to sleep on – sliding feet first off my bed multiple times through the night does not make […]

Aug 2nd, 2008

Today in photos

Tom played soccer this morning. We sat on the front deck enjoying the sunshine. David hunted siblings And then we went on a picnic with my mum AND Adam’s mum, took Clara to a dog park for the first time (she was in HEAVEN), played basketball with the kids, and completely failed to take a […]

Jul 16th, 2008

High praise

Our very wonderful Vet on Wheels (or more precisely, his wife) brought the cats and dog back from their holiday out at the vet’s place tonight. Clara apparently has been an impeccable guest, she was described as “the most beautiful dog I have ever met”. Well, yes. I knew that 🙂

Jul 8th, 2008

The dog got lonely on the weekend

When I went to bed on Sunday night Clara climbed up beside me and demanded cuddles. Her bed is in the other half of the rumpus room which has been converted into our bedroom and a gym area and is divided by bookshelves so there’s no door on our bedroom as such. When I told […]