tails of pussy cats and puppy dogs, and rudie nudies.

My sleepover with Petite Fille was extended until Friday morning. It was a busy time with a couple of firsts for me – I bathed Petite Fille for the first time (the bathroom may never be the same, just as well they are renovating in a couple of months) and I got to change my first ultimate and exquisitely pooed nappy (diaper in other climes, we say nappy short for napkin). I had been lucky on the nappy front changing many wet ones, and the slightly dirty one, but this was a bumper crop but some skills never leave you!

First day we played all day. Second day we went shopping and Grandma (me!) came home with a new pair of calf high winter boots, while Petite Fille garnered a cute cuddly soft toy cat, as she is besotted with pussy cats and puppy dogs as one is at that age, and a new board book,  Rudie Nudie. The syntax used is so perfect for a little one.

 

Third day, Mummy (Daughter1) and Grandma- me had in house massages, an hour of bliss each. Later in the day Mummy had a proper hair cut something she hasn’t managed for a few months! We like to make sure Mummy gets some “her time” when Grandma visits.

Home again to find the Augie Dog wasn’t feeling well and so Mr FD and Son took him to the vet. They did blood and faeces tests, gave him some antibiotics and changed his diet – no more chicken breasts or treats. He is on a dry “prescribed” dog food, and when I cut open the bag it smelled so yummy, I was tempted myself (but not quite enough). He normally won’t eat very much dry food, but he went back three times to his bowl for this one, so we hope it all helps him. He may have irritable bowel syndrome, or whatever the equivalent is for dogs! At least I might have someone who will sympathise when my diverticulitis hits!

On the serious side, please keep the people of far North Queensland in your thoughts and prayers tonight as Cyclone Ita bears down on them It is predicted to hit Cooktown as a category 4 storm at about 10pm Australian time tonight. For friends of GOF, he is not directly in the path but certainly will feel the impact in the next couple of days.  It is going to be a tough few days – this is the storm that smashed the Solomon Islands earlier this week. It was a category five but they think it has weakened  or will weaken near the coast. It must be frightening for the people in its path.

So, one week of vacation over, and WE are well pleased.

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