From the department of funky things on the web - serpentine rain snakes its way towards WA coast. Rottnest Island gobbled up...
The English on a nice day out...
‘Look, ‘ere he comes.’
‘Oh, aye, that’d be him.’
‘Give ‘im a push, eh?’
‘Aye, could do.’
‘Cuppa tea first?’
‘That’d be smashin’, aye.’
‘Dash of milk?’
‘Champion. Spot of fruit cake?’
(from a conversation with my Pommie mate Jo.)
It’s my own stupid fault for leaving the bottle near the edge of the kitchen bench… Honey is a cavoodle – more oodle than cav – and she bounces quite high. Came home Friday lunchtime to find a chewed up plastic bottle in the front room. Realised it was the bottle that had my vitamin D tablets. Fortunately there weren’t many left. Rang the vet to check, just in case and to my horror they said high doses could cause a lot of damage to the liver, stomach, brain…
So, off we went to the local vet who put her on a fluid drip to flush her system out. Went back at 5.30 to pick her up but they wanted her to stay on the drip for 24 hours. That meant either being locked in the empty vet’s all night – not ideal, I knew she’d chew the catheter – or taking her to the animal emergency centre who are open 24 hours. Off we went again, down to Mount Waverley. Checked her in, gave her a big cuddle, fought to get her back in the cage, and went home, very alone.
Good news is she’s okay. The dose wasn’t enough to damage her liver or stomach. Too much vitamin D produces overloads of calcium in the organs. Got her home yesterday and she’s been sleeping most of the time since. Learned my lesson, I have. Anything remotely bad is now out of reach. Thank the powers for pet insurance = $900+ in blood tests and overnight care.
A lot of other countries have had navies for centuries, but weekends like this Australians get to remember that we’re still a young country. Our Navy is a hundred years old and they celebrated with a huge nautical get-together on Sydney Harbour. Warships and tall ships from round the world came to help celebrate.
I made up a word cloud using the opening teaser from Barque of Heaven. These clouds are great fun to play with, you can change fonts and colours and each try scrambles the words into different patterns. Really like this one with the placement of ‘darkness’ floating above the rest of the text.
G'day, hello, bonjour, hi there!
Welcome to my new website. Hope you find something of interest here.
Photo: Little nibbler, Hall's Gap.