There is nothing as terrifying as walking into a semi dark room and seeing your cat staring at something that you cannot see, but you know is definitely there and is probably something utterly terrifying like a spider or a bug or worse still a disgusting cockroach!!
Another 40 degree day in Melbourne and as the children prepared to jump into the pool, my dad went out to scoop up any leaves that may have fallen into the water from the wind only to find a poor little noisy miner stuck in the middle of the pool trying desperately to swim to the edge. Dad managed to scoop the poor thing up, we wrapped him in a towel and tried to calm him and give him some water – it didn’t look good for the little bird I must say – shock is a big killer of birds and this little miner was only young. We left the little bird in a cool corner and kept a eye on him from time to time. It took a while but gradually he started to move and then finally he took off. You cannot imagine how relieved we all were that the little bird had survived, hopefully he has been reunited with his Family and will go on to have many more adventures.
It is important this time of year to be extra mindful of our pets and to ensure they are not left outside in the scorching heat. We should also remember our native wildlife and leave plenty of cool fresh water around our gardens for them as well.
If you do suspect that your pet is suffering from heatstroke you must act quickly, heatstroke can kill within minutes.
GPS Pet tracking devices seem to be all the rage at the moment and prices vary anywhere from $50 to $350 depending on the type and brand.
These small GPS devices clip onto your pets collar and send a signal via SMS directly to your smartphone with your pets whereabouts.
This is a great idea especially for pets that tend to wonder. My friend’s daughter has one on her cats collar and they love to track her movements throughout the day.
When I had a quick look through eBay I couldn’t help laughing at some of the uses for these trackers apparently they are for pets, cars and kids. I must admit that last one did grab my attention don’t think I’d get away with it though.
Feeling so blessed, my Mother’s Day really couldn’t have been any more perfect. I was thoroughly spoilt by my three cheeky children. Then Harry scored 4 goals in soccer, second week man of the match. A gorgeous day at the beach with my mum and my family enjoying a delicious lunch and finally a lovely afternoon with my in-laws. I couldn’t think of a better way to end such a great day, than snuggling with my beautiful boy in front of the telly.