Yesterday we sadly said farewell to our gentle vegetarian
rat, Mello. He had a good life, short
though the life of rats is, but it was time to end his suffering.
What really broke me up was seeing Rattle, one of the new
younger rats, nudging him, licking him, and finally lying over top of him in
It is so easy to believe that animals do not have feelings,
but many of them (if not all of them) definitely do.
I took this photo of a punga tree fern while walking in
Hamilton Gardens yesterday. I was so
happy to be able to walk for 30 minutes without stopping – my legs were wobbly, but that is to
be expected after so many months unable to do anything.
It seems that a lot of my exertional breathlessness and
utter exhaustion has actually been a side-effect of one of the medical drugs I was
taking. Now I have stopped taking it,
things have started to dramatically improve.
I hope it continues!
The first signs of spring are appearing. The grape buds have burst and the distant
trees are getting a slight haze of green about them. Summer is on its way!
Have a great day 😊