Spiky Sunday Selfie

Hi evfurry..we are happy to pawticipate again in The Cat on my heads bloggie hop of Sunday Selfies..of course WP does not do linkie poos so please hit the sidebar badge to see other Sunday Selfies around the world.

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Today we have another guest selfie..to start the show..it’s our friend Eddy!

Eddy is an Echidna and he visits our property every summer..he comes to look for termites and ants..he is very thorough!

Eddy is a MONOTREME.. that means he…not he but Edwina his partner…is an egg laying mammal!

The only Monotremes in the world are Echidnas and Platypus! and only in Australia and New Guinea! so he is pretty darn special to us!

They are strong critters as anyone who has tried to pick one up while it is digging will tell you!  and they make funny little growly grumbly sounds..their ‘nose’ is called a beak.

They partner for life and go their separate ways after their romance is over..MOL MOL…the ‘spikes’ on their backs are quills and made from Keratin the same as hair and nails..they fluff them up to protect themselves from predators, and they are sharp..just ask Mum who even with good gloves on has been jabbed a few times when trying to rescue them from the road.

It is often best to kind of shuffle them off the road as many injuries occur when they try to burrow into the bitumen..so best not to scare them if you can help it.

Mum has rescued a few from the roads..one had a broken scapula from a car hit..sadly he did not make it..but the other one Wes that she got did recover and was released not far from where he was found 6 weeks later..they are territorial so need release back to their home area if possible..

So a little bit about our special guy Eddy! and i have met him in the furs and he was very curious looking! Mum was with me and i was not at all trying to hurt him and she grabbed me up after i had a meet and greet and we let him go on his way 🙂

Have a super Sunday evfurry…paw pats Dinnermintz xxx

Eddy
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Hi Eddy !
Hi Eddy !

Sunday Selfie with our friends

Hi evfurry..and we are back to join The Cat on My Head again for another Sunday Selfie.

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Today we thought we would let a different friend do a selfie…now you have seen us kitties..and of course the pups..even the sheepies last week did a selfie..MOL…

So how about some real down under living here at OUR home Kangaroo selfies? does that sound good?

So here goes…here are some of the Mob that we like to watch out the window..and please clicky on the sidebar linky to visit other fab selfies..

 

We think this is a great group selfie MOL..

 

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Also today we would like to say let’s help Bootsie..his story is super sad and Brian and Dash Kitten are trying  to help this sweet guy..please click on the picture of sweet Bootsie on our sidebar to be taken to the donation site..evfurry little bit does help..and Dash Kitten are having an Auction too! so click on their name here and be whiskered away to the site.

We know times are tough for a lot of peeps so even sharing on your fab blogs and sending the message out can make a huge difference.

 

Auction for BOOTSIE

 

 

 

 

 

The Monday Mix

Hi evfurry..well Dad is home at last ..he was gone for 87 years..seriously we had to help Mum with everything..it was nuts!

Dad spent his time away learning more about Road Rescue for the SES..for our friends overseas that stands for State Emergency Services.

These are the peeps you call when..a tree falls on your house or car..when you are flooded out and need rescue or sandbagging..when you are trapped in a vehicle and need to be cut out..also animal emergencies..such as we saw with sweet Pedro the weekend before.

This weekend Dad was again using things called the Jaws of life and other tools like big giant can openers..they practice on cars in different positions..on their roof..their side or around a tree..

The cars they use have been impounded by the police for hoon driving..so some good comes from being a bad driver..you are stopped from killing or hurting someone and your car is used to learn how to save those in accidents.

So Dad has lots to study but we are super glad he is home anyway..so glad that when he walked in in his bright orinche onesie as he calls it Forrest got super excited..Dad took his hand out of his pocket and dropped and ear plug..Forrest was thrilled to eat the ‘treat’ Dad bought home MOL..

So let’s see what is new..well Dinnerminzt has been working on that box still that Mum’s studifice chair came in..now Mum put two holes in the top..Dinnerminzt has been gnawing for Australia..and ..well we think soon she may have a bit of an accident herself!

What? i am just having a nibble!
What? i am just having a nibble!

Can you see how thin the cardboard is between the two holes! MOL..now i am not being mean but..Dinnerminzt is no featherweight..you know..so soon..well..she may need the Jaws of life..just sayin..thin ice indeed…

Dad and Mum have all but finished the veggie garden..Forrest has taken a keen interest in it..might be the pong of mushroom compost MOL..

Now it is fenced off to keep the boys safe from eating compost..no snail pellets or dangerous chemicals are used but still we try and keep safety in mind here.

So far Mum has planted Cauliflower,Red Kale,Golden sweet Beetroots,Silverbeet,Brussel Sprouts, and Rhubarb..she has planted seeds to sew later of Turnips ,Cavolo Nero,and a special green cauliflower called Cavolfiore..also some cornflower seeds and Delphiniums..

She still has to water as the rain is not really here much..but Dad is setting up a special watering system along the fence behind the veggies and all Mum has to do is turn a tap and they will go on!

Twerker  watches the veggies grow
Twerker watches the veggies grow

Mum needs to give Twerker the scarecrow a new shirt and a head 🙂 Dad also put some hooks up on the fence for mums stakes..so she does not have to trip over in the barn 🙂

Forrest get out of that compost!!
Forrest get out of that compost!!

Mum and Dad used all the old red stones that used to be where our lovely grass is now and put them down on weedmat as paths between the garden beds ..they just have a bit more to do and that will be finished..

Nice and organised
Nice and organised

So Mum is really happy because she almost has as much veggie space as she had at our old house..and it is close to the house for easy access and the fence means the bunnies can’t eat the veggies..

Looks so pretty
Looks so pretty

And that bit of pretty garden is coming along..this bit was the part that hurt Mum’s wrist..this was all like concrete before she broke it up by hand and then filled it with great soil and compost..soon the whole length of this along the veggie garden will be done..Nice job Mum..

Anywho on to me Pickles..well..Marbles beat me up again the other day..Mum came to my rescue and straight away i said thanks with some biscuits..

Here you go Mum
Here you go Mum

Why she was wincing and gritting her teeth i don’t know..MOL..Marbles has been a bit more cranky than her normal self..Mum is watching her in case she is unwell..she seems ok..just cranky..

Doc and Forrest took Mum for a nice walk to see the roos…Mum said her shoulder got discombobulated whatever that means but i think it means the boys saw roos MOL..she tried to do a selfie wIth them but they were both looking for roos..poor Mum…

On you own there Mum? MOL..
On you own there Mum? MOL..

So that is our mixed on Monday..have a great week friends and Mum will help us catch up with you all as now she has Dad home she can share the work..boy anyone would think Mum had 9 demanding pets…oh that’s right she does..MOL..

Paw pats Pickles xx

Wet Wednesday

Hi evfurry..
Today Dad worked from home, he does this sometimes..but today we saw that Mum was packing stuff in a bag..and we saw our super long ropes.
We use these in the dam..so we thought Dad was going to have a break and come with Mum and us to the dam.

Instead we were taken to the car..and it didn’t even go the VET way so we knew we were not going to be jabbed or have our furs stolen!

We were in the car for a bazillion hours (30 minutes) and when it stopped…WOW..so much water..we had arrived at a place called Cairn Curran..and we were off..with our harnesses (except mine broke and Dad was not impressed! ) and our super long ropes..see we would swim to China and we are getting old..so safety first!!
So we had a blast..we chased our pool noodle toys Dad made us and swam and then went for a super walk..we could smell Seagulls and Pelicans and that cheesy Driftwood Mum got us the last time SHE went and i could even smell Hares!
We had the best day..and it was great we had the place to ourselves and no worries of other doggies..just shows how even old pups of nearly 12 and 13 can still behave like Puppies!
A few treats and a big shake and we headed home..
Have a great Wednesday evfurry..Forrest the waterdog!

Look how far Doc swims ..his little terrier legs just keep going BOL
Look how far Doc swims ..his little terrier legs just keep going BOL
He gets back eventually
He gets back eventually
Pretty pleased with himself BOL
Pretty pleased with himself BOL
And off i go!
And off i go!
Great exercise
Great exercise
I am pretty pleased too!
I am pretty pleased too!
The shake..
The shake..
And more shakes..
And more shakes..
And again..
And again..
All done now!
All done now!
Doc got the shakes too..BOL
Doc got the shakes too..BOL
But he was ready for more!
But he was ready for more!
I love this Mum and Dad!!
I love this Mum and Dad!!
Me too!!
Me too!!
Ready to go home..
Ready to go home..

Dry az a chip

Hi evfurry..we haz shown some picz of our super back yardz and evfurry loves them…we do too..it’z a oasis here..

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Now we haz decided to show you all the ugly truthz of our summer here in the bush…

Four yearz ago the waterz went over this side where the arrow iz!
Four yearz ago the waterz went over this side where the arrow iz!

The water waz over the topz of this dam wall four yearz ago..
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The opposite sidez of the dam and this mark where the arrow iz showz where granny an grandad put bagz to stop erosion.the water waz up to the mark…all those rushes waz under water..!

Kitty day spa KDS
Kitty day spa KDS

The rose granny potted fur the girls KDS is three timez the size it waz.so that’s nice for some colour..

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Because grannies front yard iz a dust bowlz…

It used to look more pretty
It used to look more pretty

It waz nice an green…..

The girls cat grass crop iz doing great though
The girls cat grass crop iz doing great though

But they share with uz too..

Nom nom
Nom nom

So when granny can’t do much in the gardenz she heads to the kitchen..and makes her piez..apple an blackberry…delish..

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She sayz evfurrything is better wiff pie BOL….
And also with the heatz the girls are getting their furz brushed all the time..we haz a pile of furz…BOL..

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So we needz a rain dance evfurry…we needz some rain soon coz the tortoises had babies an needs the water..and the roos do too..they haz been allver the dam fur a drink…

Been a lot of rooz here fur a drink!
Been a lot of rooz here fur a drink!

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Some big ones to!

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So rain dance away evfurry and here’ to some rain please..we need it!! paw pats Doc xxx

Friday fun

Hi evfurry..it’s me Doc

Hi!
Hi!

Well we iz glad it is Friday..grandad is not workin and that means we won’t be ignored by grannie who haz been mooching for the week BOL..oh she kinda came good today so we asked her poltitely fur a walkiez..

The sniffs were good today furiends..

Something smells delish
Something smells delish
It sure does..
It sure does

Of course we are not allowed off lead..even on our 11 acrez! and the reason iz snakies..see grannie went to the vets today to get Forrest’z tabletz..and a man came in with a pretty Border Collie girl..grannie pretty much knew what was wrong…she was shaking all over an when she walked in she waz wobbly on her back legz..grannies heart sank..her peep waz a builder an he said he was workin under a house when she came back from a dam like this..and snakes love dams…

Grannie wished them both the best and got Forrest’s meds and came home all sad in the face..and she said today to us on walkies…stay close..

We were on a short leadz…

The artwork birds nest outside our vetz..cool isn't it
The artwork birds nest outside our vetz..cool isn’t it

So we saw roos down by the dam and there was some big boyz..Forrest didn’t mind he found fresh roo poo and did do that roo poo that he do so well BOL..Grannie waz not impress…

Let's go down the dam
Let’s go down the dam

Grannie did not walk us to the dam..she said her arms were not up to the wrasslin with us wantin a swim..

Let's just guide her BOL
Let’s just guide her BOL

And no matter what we did..nup went just went past..but the smells were super!

Ok I know we missed out on something!
Ok I know we missed out on something!

We had a great walk though 45 minutes an we waz pooped..then grandad came home..well while Grannie sorted their dinner he went fur a walk to the dam..yep HE got to go..and you know what..we knew we missed out coz look what he found!

Stinky yabby goodness..
Stinky yabby goodness..

The Herons must have dropped it after chewing a claw off..boy that stinky goodness was ripe!

His little head all covered in dam mud
His little head all covered in dam mud

They are like prawns in color but they live in the mud so he is very dirty..and I bet he would taste delish!

His funny tail
His funny tail

And he was a biggie too..

Yabby claw..grannie claw
Yabby claw..grannie claw

Grandad said we couldn’t eat him cos I have tummy issues and plus he may haz been off..which is the best isn’t it BOL..i mean could it be worse than roo poo BOL…

This week has been a long onez and some things were odd..like this..

 

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WTD

Dinnermintz collar..what happened here..we will never knowz..BOL..ans she ain’t sayin…just sayin…

Some things were nice..Grannie got some of her cherry tommies in the oven with some olive oils an balsamic vinegar an purple basil and salt an pepper an slow roasted them…she was so happy to have fresh stuffs from our veggie garden..she haz missed it so much..

Delish Materz
Delish Materz

And now she is off to beddies..she is sore an she is on steer-royds now and needs to rest up coz she will be eatin for Austalia now..poor Grannie..so let’s all hope that little Border Collie girl was ok..and that Dr Rayya could help her..you know Dr Rayya rang grannie last night about Forrest meds to say they had them and she asked if Bashful was still here BOL..Grannie said yes..Dr Rayya asked Grannie to please email her some of his travel pics to cheer her staffs up BOL BOL..so there you haz funny in the week as well!