Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The good and the bad: that's life

This past week has included some good and some not so good situations. I'll deal with the negatives first. 

Doug had a trip to Toowoomba for a difficult wisdom tooth extraction. He arrived home two days later with a very painful, swollen face, as well as bruising to his neck. One week later and he's feeling a lot better but is still eating a liquid diet. He is longing for a salad!

Last week our 17 1/2 year old Siamese cat came down with a serious bladder and kidney infection. She got very sick very quickly. Fortunately we have excellent vets in Roma, who visit Mitchell twice-weekly. Katie ended up in their animal hospital for three days, but thankfully there was no kidney damage and she was given a clean bill of health. Apparently she was very talkative, which of course, is typical of Siamese. She was very pleased to to get home to all her various sun porches and routines. She is the most affectionate and loving animal friend we've ever had.

Now for the more pleasant

aspects to our week. Today we spent an hour or so exploring the area upstream from the bridge at a place called Sladdies. This is a place we haven't been to since the February 2012 flood, so we were astonished to see the quantity of sand that was deposited on the banks of the river and the debris caught high up in the branches of river red gums. The quantity of water that swept down the river, and the force it produced must have been incredible.

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