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Topic: PETS - gotta love them! Share funny, loving stories about pets and animals.

  1. PamelaR
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    18 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Karen

    Such a lovely story about your Minister's dog. LOL. How funny can our pets be. I'm pleased to hear our stories help lift you - that is wonderful.

    My cats - 2 indoor desexed girls that go on supervised walkies outside (we have high fence). When they have the energy they climb it and galavant around the neighbourhood for 1/2 hr but usually come home to the rattle of the biscuit barrel. We have resorted to putting collars on them when they go outside because they can do a lot of damage in that 1/2 hr. Unfortunately it doesn't help skinks and lizards, but will make the little wrens (plus all the other beauties we get) alert.

    Anyway these cats - one has a fetish for anything crunchy. Doesn't matter what it is. As soon as she hears you in the rice cake packet, there she is hounding you. Tries to jump up and take it out of your hand with her paw. Of course this is not very good behaviour, however, we laugh and we laugh. And of course, this only encourages her all the more. She absolutely adores potato crisps and there's no way you can eat them in peace.

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    19 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello everyone,

    The cat that has a crunch fetish, my Ebony is the same, her favourite is cheesy corn chips, I buy them for her, as I'm not a great fan to them, that way I can have some crisps, in peace. Oh but Ebony and Kya still has to have a bit of what I'm eating as well.

    Karen

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    19 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hey everyone, I'm really enjoying todays stories:) Thank you so much!

    I love the naughty things animals do too, and some of the ways they try to get away with it. Pam, I like that you have that great balance of loving cats and giving them a good life, whilst also being mindful of wildlife. Its not always easy.

    I was trying to think up some more stories too.Today I was thinking about living with tree frogs, how much they made me smile during the years I had them.

    During the 2011 floods, we rescued a colony of `Dainty tree frog' tadpoles from some almost dried up puddles. Some were flapping in mud, and I couldn't leave them there. So I raised them in filtered fish tank, and when they became frogs my partner and I released hundreds of them.

    Some of them developed a beautiful colour mutation- bright yellow with lovely red eyes. I wasn't sure how they would go in the wild, being so bright, so I made a lovely planted terratium for them.

    We called them `the weeees' because of the beautiful chorus of sound they make together when they hear running water.

    What made me laugh a lot, was they'd make the `weee' chorus sound whenever anyone flushed the toilet. Its was like having a standing ovation just for peeing. Everyone laughed when it happened to them:)

    They were very pretty when they `sang' too. Their little pouch under their neck would inflate like a balloon.

    Those were good years:)

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    19 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello Everyone, I have a 7 hour power outage today, so I thought I would tell you a beautiful warm story about a rescue dog we bought over 30 years ago, He was a gorgeous long haired German Shepard, who had an unfortunate accident and lost half of his tail, we called him well my kids called him buster.

    Buster was fairly old when we found him at the rescue centre, I fell in love with his sad eyes, While we were bonding at the centre, he was accepting of hubby and my 2 sons, his little tail wagging, heaps of kisses, but with me hey shied away, wouldn't have anything to do with me, he was scared. We were told the previous owner a woman treated him cruelly, Buster was scared of women.

    We ended up rescuing him as he only had 1 day left. We got Buster home, he refused to enter our home, he wanted to stay outside, the kids showed him so much love, well my eldest son did, my youngest boy was only 6 months old but still loved to cuddle up with him. My son would be playing with buster outside but as soon as I walked out back, Buster would make a bee line to under the house and stay there until I went inside, this hurt me because I had a lot of love for him, that he didn't want off me. If I had clothes on the line, Buster would pull my clothes (only mine) off the line and destroy them, which upset me, not angry, but sad.

    Anyway 1 night my youngest had tonsillitis and a high temperature that I needed to bring down, The night early morning was humid so wiping him over with a damp cloth only made things worse.

    I decided to take him out back and cool him off that way, I was sitting there son in my arms for around 15 minutes, Then Buster decided to come up to me, Buster came smelled my son looked at me then sat there with me for a while before he put his paw on my leg whimpering every so often and giving my son kisses then he kissed me on the arms, he stay with me the entire night.

    What I can figure out is, Buster could see that my son was sick and I was caring for him, Buster understood what was happening, from that night onwards Buster never hid when I came outside, he would come up to me and gently kiss my fingers and stay with me until I went back inside, This time he wasn't to scared to come inside, when I sat down Buster was always next to me he never left my side again. Buster was one very special fur buddy to us. especially me.

    Dogs, animals do have feelings and thoughts.

    Karen.

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    19 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello posters and readers. I have a story about my dogs, very short.

    Onedog was a stray we took in. Never found who owned him. He was quite nervous at first, a bit like like your dog Karen. He was a terrier X and reasonably small. We called him Whiskey because he was black and white. Yes I know, pathetic.

    He appointed himself guardian of my little ones. It took a while to realize he escorted them to school every morning and hung around until they came home. The teachers were not impressed and discovered who he belonged to. When I was at the school I was asked to keep the dog at home because the other children were afraid of him. He was never threatening at home but maybe he took his task seriously and warned off the other children.

    We also had a boxer X who I named Montmorency. Of course he was never called that, it was always Monty. If new people came to the house the dogs would set them up for a fright. We lived on five acres so it was not a matter of getting out of the car and knocking on the door. There was a path to negotiate. Whiskey would jump around in front of them and bark. No attack or anything of that nature, just barking and backing up the path. Once the visitor's attention was focused on Whiskey, Monty would silently walk up behind them and give a single deep wuff. The person would jump and turn round to be confronted by this very large dog whose aim in life was to lick people to death. He could stand on his hind legs and put his front paws on the adult's shoulders. We thought it amusing.

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    20 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Dear Karen,

    I was very touched by your story about Buster. Its was extremely kind of of you to give him the home he desperately needed, even when you felt that he rejected you at first. A lot of people would not have much tolerance for that behavior, but I loved that you were so patient and kind to him. He was so smart figuring out that he could trust you, by your behavior towards you sick son.

    Thank you for giving him a good life, and I am happy that your love was rewarded in the end. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing it:)

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    20 January 2018 in reply to White Rose

    That was a beautiful and funny story too Mary, I love how your two dogs tag-teamed when investigating your guests. They were so smart:)

    Your post made me think of all the embarrassing names I've given animals the years :) Sometimes I wonder if they have equally embarrassing names for us in their heads? Like `woof-woof' lol. Dogs would be smart enough to call us by a name.

    Some of my embarrassing names include: `The weees' (for my frogs), `Good girls' for calling in my homing pigeons (including the males), `Mrs and Mr woo' for a particular pair of vocal pigeons who say `woo' whenever I am in their sight . Or maybe `woo' is my name?

    I had a kitten called `Cujo' (from the stephen king book/ movie about a crazy dog), and a wallaby called `wobbley'.

    How about you guys, have got some funny names too?

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    22 January 2018 in reply to bindi-QLD

    Hello Bindi,

    Lol, love the names, especially Cudo I remember the film Cudo, was a really big hit, when it first came out.

    Some of my animals had weird and wonderful names,

    I had a dog we called Mooshka, he was a German x ,malamute, Boofy was actually a short version of his full name Boofychook,

    Im going a little of topic atm, Out where I live, we are all encouraged by Parks n Wildlife to have fresh drinking water out for the birds, as it's so hot and a lot of birds are dying from heat and thirst.

    I have 3 bird baths out front as well as 2 feeding trays, I get so much pleasure arching the little sparrows who nest in the tree next door, come down one at a time to eat then drink then play in the bird bath, I've even seen the sparrows having a dirt bath in my front yard, I never seen this before until last year.

    I also have a few big containers of water in my front and back yard, The other night my dogs where barking but just a soft woof every few seconds, I heard a noise and looked outside the front door, I had a fox drinking from the water bowl.

    I think it a simple thing we can do to help our beautiful wildlife, to keep them safe in the heat.

    Kind thought,

    Karen🦉🦅🐝🐺🐰🐶🦊

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    22 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand
    Silly auto correct..Cujo.
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    23 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Everyone

    Using Bindi's experience of naming pets I thought I would pass on a couple of classics. My sister had a kitten she named after her boyfriend, James, boyfriend's middle name. Never sure how much he appreciated that but they got married so he probably was not too upset.

    My sister also named a cat Pico Della Me Lan Dola. No idea if I have spelt this correctly and ever less idea what it meant. The first dog I remember was Jack, a common name then. He was my grandparents dog who was adopted by us when my grandparents died, six weeks apart.

    We had a couple of house cows and I learned to milk them. My mom named them, quite accidentally as she referred to one as Lady Jane, a name she used indiscriminately. Bathsheba was another of her offering. Their offspring were named Steak or Silverside or other cuts of meat. They were destined for the table.

    With Fluffy we also had Tiger, the shyest and most scared cat I have ever seen, also a stray. Her name came from her having stripes, well sort of.

    Anyone with other unusual or bizarre names?

    Mary

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    i loved reading all these stories! keep them coming :)
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    23 January 2018 in reply to startingnew

    Hi all

    Part of my 'life' is 'non trust', so giving names of any of my animals - is thwart with issues of, that's one of the first questions (name of your first pet) used by people to access their passwords. Sorry everyone. Bit of a downer. However, I will give you a funny, funny story of one of our moggies:

    He was a large part siamese. Gorgeous siamese colourings, but the physic of his mother (large black moggie). Loved this beautiful creature who was very very territorial.

    In one place (before we kept cats inside), we left the louvres open so he could come and go as he pleased. Often you would hear a neighbourhood dog (by the tink, tink, tinkle of their registration tag) walking under the house. If our moggie was sitting on the bed, he'd very, very quietly slide of the bed, slide out the louvres and the next you heard was these - yelp, yelp, yelp. Poor canine. It wasn't till some time later we found out his method of protection for his territory. We were looking out the back window and this staffy was trotting through our backyard (no fences where we were living), then we saw our moggie launch himself after the poor pooch. All we could see were four claws and a neck bite in the poor dogs back and neck. How awful for the dog. Consequently he never travelled through our property again. LOL.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to White Rose

    Hi Mary,

    Your post made me smile, especially the names for cows destined for the table. My little sister works on the land, and although a great animal lover, she deals with the hardship of needing to raise animals for food with humor as well. I remember her once telling me she calls her pigs `pork pie' , chooks `chook sandwhich' and just about everyone else `dinner'. She hates raising them to be slaughtered, but she's dealing with reality of being farmer and all that.

    My partner and I are pretty much wierdos when it comes to giving wild birds names. I think we have nick-named at least a third of the Australian field guide for birds. It just happened really, we feed wild birds as well as photograph them, and wind up renaming them based on behaviour, or their call, or the way they look.

    The wild brush turkeys are pretty much the only naughty ones around here, they love to scratch up newly potted plants. We named them (affectionately) `turkey sandwiches, ' which got abbreviated to `the sandwiches' over time. Anyway, it makes us laugh, and laughing is always good IMO.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hi Pam, I never thought of that, that's a really good point to raise.

    I never answer those secret questions with real things, that's how paranoid I am:) But yeah, the `your first pet name' does come up a lot doesn't it? Maybe this wasn't a good tangent after all.

    I'm very fond of Siamese and Burmese , and their crosses too, Pam. I found them to be especially intelligent and affectionate. The only cat I've had that was properly like a Dog, in that we could her take on long walks, was one of those those. She was amazing. She had kittens in my bed once, I'll never forget.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to bindi-QLD

    Hi Bindi

    I really like your post to Mary about your sister who lives on the land and eats the animals that are raised. There are some interesting views on that, e.g. knowing the animal has had a good life and it's been treated with respect and love. Not sure I can bring myself to think that way though.

    You sound like you have fun naming the birds you have around. How lovely is that? Do you find being in touch with nature as you are - rewarding?

    I too think Siamese and Burmese, and their crosses are very intelligent and affectionate. They make such wonderful companions. We had one kitty, which we thought might have been a maine coon cross, that would walk with kms with us. She started as a kitten and kept it up as an adult. In one place we lived we'd sometimes go to the local pub (about 800m) for dinner. This kitty would follow us and sit and wait outside until we walked home again. One day a very noisy truck started up nearby, she took off and reached home well before us. LOL.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Dear Pam,

    I'm glad to know that your Maine Coon cross was a ` Dog' cat too:) There must be something very special about those types, as I never got any other of my kitties to walk with me. By comparison, my Persian was a big dummy, he wanted to lie on his back all the time and be patted on the tummy. He put himself in danger sometimes, he just trusted that everyone and everything wanted to pat him on the tummy, so he would flop anywhere indiscriminately. I really like all the different types of cats:)

    Pam, my Dad was a huge Australian wildlife lover too, so my love for wild birds and animals has been lifelong. It hard to think of it as rewarding exactly, its just been something I've loved for long , its a part of me. You know how some happy things you associate with childhood, just bring you the biggest joy? Its sort of like that for me.

    What about you,

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    24 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Thanks Pamela for drawing this to our attention. It did not occur me but luckily I do not use pet's names for passwords. What a shame we live in such an unsafe world.

    Mary

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    24 January 2018 in reply to White Rose

    Hi all

    Mary, it would never have occurred to be either. Recently though I read a very interesting post on facebook. It was about a chain letter to your friends that asked questions about how much you knew about them, e.g. name of where you grew up, first car, first pet, etc. etc. I've seen the chain letter myself but have never responded. Thank goodness. It was pointed out that all the questions in the letter were related to questions that are used to access your passwords. So now, I'm very aware :) and thought I'd pass it on to everyone. To help people keep safe.

    Bindi, your persian sounds a darling. One of my current kitties rolls over for a belly rub, but then proceeds to give you rabbit punches. It's a kind of game.

    About my love of nature - it partly stems from my father. However, memories from my childhood aren't that pleasant. It's really difficult finding good / happy memories.That's okay because, I have so many more happy memories in my last 40 years which I love dearly. I guess some of the good ones from childhood were those spent playing table tennis and quoites with my cousins around Christmas time. They were good, they made me laugh and brought me joy.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Pam you would have loved my Persian, he was the only cat I knew who never kicked and scratched eventually when you tummy rubbed him. He was all love and cuddles. When he was on his back, which was often, his little paws would all flop out and he waited for the god of tummy rubs to come and pat him endlessly. He was such a beauty. He was sort of white mainly with a little bit of ginger, and long hair. The other thing he loved was his fur being brushed, which you needed to do or it would get matted.

    Oh no, I'm missing Kitties. I can't have kitties (but I pat my neighbours cat a lot when she visits :) )

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    24 January 2018 in reply to bindi-QLD

    Aww Bindi, sorry to make you miss your kitties. You have many other wonderful and beautiful creatures to make you happy :)

    Next time I'll talk birds - especially when camping. The funniest things - magpies, red wattle bird. Then there was the koala. Many great stories to come of our feathered and furry native creatures.

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    24 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello Mary, Pamela, Bindi, Startingnew and everyone else,

    I must apologise for not posting here, I've been reading and loving your stories,

    Mary..I love the cats names, strange how we name our pets, I laughed when I read the story of Whisky and Monty, I could see the actions as I was reading about them.

    Pamela..Your guard cat with the poor staffy, I wouldn't think he would have come back again, That would have been something quite unforgettable to see the staffs with your cat hanging on its back.

    Bindi....Awe your cat sound adorable, they look so cute when there after belly rubs.m

    Talking about walking animals, my two fur buddies, are impossible to take for walks, which is unfortunate because I loved walking with my other dogs,

    When I put a collar on Kya.one of those really light nylon ones well she just drops her head, bottom in the air, head on the ground on the side and she won't move, it's like the collar must weigh a ton, one time I put it on her while she was in her bed and she dropped her head and stuck her head under her blanket, each time as soon as I remove the collar Kya is up and running around.

    With Ebony...When I put her collar on her she stiffens up goes rigid like a statue, you can pick her up with her collar on and she still stays the same like she is still standing on the floor, once I take her collar of she looks at me then barks, then takes of and hides for the next half hour or until she feels safe.

    Taken them both in the car to go to Sydney, around a 7 hour drive, they are good once the collars are on, but stopping for doggie toilet stretch legs break is hard, because they don't like the collars I have to find a secure spot to stop away from the traffic to do this, I have found three pull in spots that take me a little out of my way so they can have a stretch of there legs, drink etc.

    Thank you all for your wonderful stories, Startingnew welcome to this thread, Do you have any stories of your pets you would like to share,

    Anyone reading, do you have a pet story that might put a smile on someone's face. Please feel free to share, we would love to hear them.

    Karen

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    26 January 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi everyone, I hope you are having nice Australia Day holiday!

    One of the types of wild parrots that we feed each day are wild Rainbow Lorikeets. For anyone who has known them, they are beautiful and kind of ferocious little birds, and very playful and affectionate pets.

    We were fortunate to know a newly weaned baby one, we called `li-li'. He'd had a concussion from a prang on one our windows, and I took in him while he couldn't fly. His parents eat here every day and I intended to release him back to them, which I eventually did.

    Li-Li was young enough to turn into an instant pet after just a couple of feeds. He'd want affection, to sit on my finger, and he loved sitting on my partner's head. I was trying to adjust him to being in the wild, so I had a long stick that I'd use to carry him on outside, and I'd take him to different native flowers to nibble. His parents knew him and would fly up to us and call, but he took a bit to regain his flight.

    One of our last memories of li-li being `ours' was him sitting on my partner's shoulder, and using his ear lobe to climb up onto his head. Li-li was soo proud he made it. Partner screeched `owww' but he let Li-li bite his ear (hard) and crawl onto his head. li-li loved my partner's head.

    When he could fly, I took him outside and his parents came for him, aren't they good? One of them preened him and they were telling me off for keeping him:) Rainbow lorikeets screech and flap their wings at you when you're in trouble, I was in deep doo-doo kind of trouble. They spent a while with him, checking him all over , and flew off. And then Li-li flew off with them.

    We feed around 10-20 lorikeets, the only way I know Li-li is around is he is the only one that flies up to my partner and checks out his head, like he wants to land there:) Mostly he seem really excited and happy being wild now.

    Such beautiful birds, thanks for reading:)

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    26 January 2018 in reply to bindi-QLD

    Awww Bindi, just love your story about Li-Li. It really hit my heart :)

    They give so much love (as well as admonishment when 'you have done the wrong thing' LOL).

    One of my fondest memories of caring for birds was a young black faced cuckoo strike (BFCS). It had come out of its nest during a cyclone. We had the pleasure of rearing it and then releasing it. It too, used to climb onto my head and pull at each hair. Because it hadn't flown before, we had to get it to try. so placed some kitchen (oven) thread around it's leg then threw it into the air - it flew (beautifully). It would come back to my shoulder and climb back onto my head. Again attacking my hair. It was a sad day when we released it.

    I don't think we ever did give it a name. Probably just the acronym BFCS.

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    27 January 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hi Pam, Thanks so much for reading about lil-li, I'm so glad you can relate:)

    Pam, I love Black faced cuckoo shrikes. When you get to know them, they are very smart and friendly aren't they? . When I first started releasing rehabilitated wild birds back into a local forest, My partner and I would do a morning walk each day, to check on them if it was possible. Some birds need a `soft release' and can use a bit of supplementary food while they adjust to being wild. So we'd bring a food mixture for them, and many would come for it.

    We had two black faced cuckoo shrikes watching us do this every day, and they learned to hover over our heads, and wait for us to throw up some mixture into the air, which they would swoop and eat. I called them `little ones' and they learned to come when I called to them. One even followed us home and decided to wait there in the mornings for food, but I had to discourage him. He was safer in the forest.

    Spangled drongos did the same thing in that forest, and likewise with finding our where we live :)

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have not seen any black cockatoos in the wild as yet, but they do sound like they would be really nice to see, They seem to be quite smart and sneaky as well, I think a lot of people underestimate the intelligence of birds.

    Accross from my home I have a grazing paddock which houses cows, around 100 of them, When I need relaxing I will just sit and watch their antics. The newly born calves are running around kicking up their back legs just enjoying being alive.

    I used to live on 8 acres not that long ago. Being a city girl knew nothing about bore water water tanks. We leased the land out to 5 horses they were friendly and I enjoyed petting them.

    On this particular day, I was going to fill the tank for the first time. I turned the pump on, then the horses walked next to the tank to get sprayed by the overspray of the water, I went inside to start dinner, after around 20 minutes or so later I heard this almighty band, and looked out the window, umm the water tank exploded, I mean really exploded sending pieces of it everywhere, it looked like a water fall in the middle of the dry grass, well chaos started in a huge way, the horses were running in every direction, absolutely soaked, just running back and forth neighing as well, they didn't know which way to go, the ground was flooded as it was a huge tank, I must admit after the shock of the explosion and the horses settled down I started giggling, at everything that happened in a short amount of time, Then I realised that we had no water into the house. The horses were given some extra treats that night. I eventually got a new water tank and the horses never went close to it again even with a lot of prodding they refused.

    Karen.

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    5 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    What a beautiful story Karen.

    Animals / pets are so funny aren't they. And intelligent - especially cockatoos. In one place we lived black cockies were regular visitors to the chonky apples that were out the back of our land.

    Pets - My 2 have such different personalities. For instances, when they go outside we put a collar and bell on them. The youngest one know this and happily comes to get her collar. The older one get really morose and fights getting the collar on. Hate to do it to her, but I think about a little wrens and brown honeyeaters that love our trees.

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    5 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Karen

    LOL!! Beautiful story about you horses and the water tank. Animals / pets have such personalities don't they. You always have such lovely stories about your pets.

    Black cockies are gorgeous, we used to get them in the chonky apple bushes in the land behind our place when we lived up north. They are wonderful creature. Very noisy, very gregarious. Love them.

    About animals/pets personalities - we have 2 cats. Both have to have collars and bells on before venturing outside. The youngest one hopes up on her castle waiting for us to put in on and then go outside. The older one, hates it. Makes putting it on a dreadful experience both for her and us....

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  28. bindi-QLD
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    7 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi Karen,

    I love the sound of your old place on 8 acres. That was an inspired use of the land too, leasing it for horse ajistment. We see a lot of that kind of farming not too far from the area we live, it must be so nice seeing horses and farm animals every day. We like to drive through the country side most weekends, its so uplifting.

    I nearly spit out my coffee when I read about your water tank exploding! Geez, what a disaster, I would have no idea what to do:) Its great how you can see the funny side of things, I'll bet you are a fun person to be around.

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    24 February 2018 in reply to bindi-QLD

    Hello Lovely people, posting or reading.

    I have 2 bird feeders out front of my home, one I have placed hanging of a branch of a crepe myrtle tree, and the other hanging from a rail on my front veranda. I get the little wrens, sparrows, galahs, cockatoos, king parrots and other different types feeding from them daily..

    There's this one particular king parrot that feeds daily, I sit and watch him feed as he seems to have no fear of me..I thought that I would slowly see if I could get him to eat out of the palm of my hand, after a few days of quietly sneaking up close to him with my arm held straight out and next to the feeder he eventually came standing on the feeder to eat from my hand. I felt close to him so I named him Henry.

    I would go out daily to hand feed him, this day I moved my hand further away from the feeder,mi was hoping he would perch himself on my hand and feed from there he did straight away, I felt humbled that this little bird trusted me. This was now a daily event that I looked forward to.One day I just didn't have the want to get out of bed, I heard this birds high pitched whistle constantly for about an hour, I decided to get up and have a look , Henry was waiting for his feed, well he got me up for his feed, after I fed him and he flew away I sat on the lounge on my veranda, I was sad that day constantly crying, when I saw Henry had come back, Henry flew onto the feeder and then to my amazement onto the table in front of where I was sitting then he jumped across and sat right next to me on the arm of my lounge, I just sat.There watching him when I decided to take a photo of him..

    I had my phone with me so I was lining it up for a beautiful photo, I got one then I went to take another one while I was trying to get Henry into focus he flew onto the top of my phone and started playing n pulling at my hair. Henry stayed there for a minute then flew off.

    Henry will never know what he done for me that day, he brought me back from such a deep dark sadness that had been with me for a few days.I thought about it days later, how a little bird gave me a few days of peace..

    Henry still comes most mornings for a feed, sometimes I'll hand feed him while he sits with me on the lounge and plays with my hair. He goes away in the cooler months but comes back, this summer was the second summer I was privileged to have his company.

    I justcwanted to share Henry with you.

    Karen

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  30. PamelaR
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    25 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi Karen

    Beautiful story about Henry. Just love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

    PamelaR

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