Scaling new heights
Posted on Sun 10 February 2008 at 08:41Poppy kitty has been a right little pain in the arse over the last few days. We thought it was time to do the routine flea treatment, but as I had flea powder, I couldn’t be bothered going out and spending more money on the stuff you apply to the back of the neck. So we gave her a bloody good dusting with the old flea powder. But the next day she really had the shakes as she had been licking it off and had obviously ingested it. We thought that really, we ought to wash the rest of it off in that case. She is usually very placid and loves attention, so we thought a bath wouldn’t upset her too much. Well, were we ever wrong……… We got her in the utility sink and bathed her gently with warm water. Her little paws suddenly seemed to turn into hands as she grabbed for everything within reach, narrowly missing pulling the iron down on her own head. So we put the shampoo on and she went mental. As it was still in her fur and we couldn’t leave it on, we thought the best idea was to stick her in the shower. With further ado, we bunged her in the shower and I stood on a chair to rinse her over the top of the shower cubicle. You know how tall a shower cubicle is? She launched herself up the side of it and I thought she was going to take my face off in her attempt to escape the water. I felt so guilty but had to keep going. She has forgiven us now though and is up to her old tricks again.
She came in with a bird the other day, which luckily the girl retrieved and it flew off none the worse (hopefully!) I thought if I typed in ‘bird most likely to become extinct in NZ’ and googled it, the sodding thing would pop up!! As it happens, it appears to be a silvereye:
So then she really excellled herself and comes home with a lizard! TWICE!!
Most likely to be these:
But I’m not 100% sure. Wasn’t doing any barking by the time we found it……..
The girl has been at pains to make sure I tell you all she made tea on Friday. She wanted to make meatballs. And so she did. And they were nice. And very much appreciated. When you do all the cooking, it is nice to have someone else do it once in a while. Well done that girl!! And she washed up today as the dishwasher is broken yet again.
She started back to school on Thursday of last week and it seems to be OK so far…………….
And I need to tell you about Porirua. It doesn’t have the best reputation of all New Zealand cities but I feel so at home here. Possibly because there is a high concentration of immigrants perhaps?. The fact that a huge proportion of them come from the Pacific Islands doesn’t really matter. The fact stands that we are all immigrants and that makes us all equal.
I love living here. I feel accepted and part of what is going on. I think it helps that I works with so many Samoans as that has helped me understand their way of thinking and general mindset.
Anyway, enough from me: you all have things to do and reading this doesn’t get them done!