IN MEMORY OF THE LOVE AND WISDOM OF THREE SPECIAL CATS
Click on Maneki Neko to find out more about this ubiquitous Asian cat,
so popular in Japan and, perhaps, the inspiration for the cute Hello Kitty products.
Family pages: a work that will continue to be in progress for a long time.
Australian stamps from Australia Post.
We enjoyed the parrots attracted by our almond tree. Pink and grey galahs sometimes attacked like a marauding army and dropped a hail of twigs and nuts onto the tin roof of the shed. You'd hear the noise from inside and come running. Sometimes there were sulphur crested cockatoos and, rarely, huge black parrots swaying on top. Sadly for the birds, our gum tree died first in the drought and then the almond tree, killed partly by a pepper tree I had let grow, thinking it would be a good replacement until I saw that one of the base roots was 20 cms in diameter after only 5 years. The pepper tree and dead almond were removed April, 2017.
In Spring, 2011, we were charmed by the arrival of a piping shrike/Murray magpie which we named Cheepy. He walked around our feet collecting crumbs when we ate outside and engaged in various bizarre acts like flying repeatedly into the laundry window under the verandah and pecking at it and jumping up and down onto a wheelbarrow of flowers I had on the lawn while pecking the plastic tray. He had several sounds-a loud "cheep cheep" when he arrived and some lovely whistling too. Pippi, the cat, was always watching and waiting but had had some bad experiences with birds. Above right: Cheepy, identified by the white S swirl behind the eye, the patch of white over the beak and the slightly scruffy appearance.
ABC radio, Adelaide
Paper dolls on Pinterest;
Adult paper dolls amazing;
royal; Free paper dolls;
of paper dolls
At left: beautiful carnival glass picture taken from Dusty Old Thing's Facebook page.
THE NEWER CATS ON THE BLOCK-BAXTER AND PIPPI
SOME OF OUR HOLIDAYS
Links checked and updated, 5-2-2020