Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We are still swamped with weeds but there's been a few changes.
Have discovered 4 native kangaroo paws growing in the garden. One has come up in the builders sand pad. No nutrients there at all I would have though. They are still small plants but to get an idea of what they will look like take a look at these ones I purchased and planted last year and earlier this year.
Starting with a cat last week. Her name is Mia. She is 5 and her owners moved back to the UK and put her in to CARE Perth rescue. After 9 days she is settling in well. But that's not the finish of the pet news.
After a number of years of research and testing we've found a dog that our eldest can cope with without getting ill. We already knew he didn't seem to have a problem with poodles but we weren't too keen on getting a poodle. So after road testing the parent dog, and checking out 5 different pups from 3 litters we are taking on a Mini labradoodle. His name is Wattle. He will be 12 1/2 weeks old when we get him next Friday. Wattle will potentially be a stud boy for one of the 2 labradoodle breeders here in WA who are part of the labradoodle association in Australia. This means they test for genetic diseases in all their breeding animals, do hip tests at 12 months on future breeding animals and have quite rigid rules about selling dogs and what happens if someone can't keep one.
So there is action in the garden as we prepare. More fencing going up. Photos to come later today if I get time or otherwise added tomorrow.
Links below to the association and to Wattles breeder.