Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you?

Last Friday evening I got a call from our pastor, "There's a little dog on the steps of the hall at the church and he wont let me near him."
So I drove up and collected the dog (male, no collar but recently washed and clipped) and took him to my vets just before closing to check for a micro-chip.
Yes! Micro-chip! So his name's Scooby Doo, he's 2 year old maltese x shih tzu. We call the numbers provided. Both are disconnected. Oh well. I brought him home for the night, much to the cats' horror.
Next day I phone the pound and leave his information with them. Yesterday I called RSPCA and the local paper to leave notices of a found animal.
He's an intelligent little dog, house trained, knows how to fetch, and knows what a "walk" means.
No calls yet. I hope he wasn't abandoned...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oil Pastel Owl #2

My new Oil Pastel owl on canvas.
(pic taken with phone)
I'm really enjoying using my oil pastels. Does anyone know what's the best paper to use them on? Like, the same as water colour paintings or oil paintings? I have another owl in the making, and hopefully I'll finish that soon. Yeah, I know. I'm an owlaholic.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Australian Hobby

I was driving past a house, and I see this Hobby aka Little Falcon sitting on a bird aviary. So I go back to take pictures and realize that something is wrong with it. The man who owned the property said it had been hanging around for a few days, and he helps me catch it with a fishing net (simply a matter of putting the net over the bird) so I can take him to a vets.
The vet looks the bird over, says nothing looks wrong with it. We put the bird under some light anesthetic and take some x-rays. Only a previously broken toe on the right foot. We bring him home and make sure he recovers from the anesthetic without complications.
Next morning I open the cage to feed him, and the bird flies out at me and jumps onto my shoulder! I hand fed him until his crop was full, at which point he settled down on my gloved hand and went to sleep.
That night he flew away and we thought that that was the last we'd see of him, but the next day he was back, just a few doors down, sitting on their letterbox. So I went up to him, offered him some food, and he swooped down and landed on my shoulder. Yep, a tame Hobby hawk. Someone had been keeping him illegally.
A few days later, after trying to find someone able to take him, his foot swells up so badly I have to take him back to the vets, where we put the bird under again and opened up a scab on the bottom of his foot to find lots of pus. Infection had set into the bone and bird needed long-term antibiotics.
Long story short, I finally found a licensed raptor carer (I'm not a carer so couldn't permanently keep him until he's recovered) and the Hobby has gone out to live with her and recover properly, at which point we'll see if he's able to be released, or taken into care with a special license and sent to a zoo or wildlife park.
Once I know what's happening with him, I'll do an update!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Have a wonderful day today!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cheese Please

The entire Woolworths supermarket could hear me laughing uncontrollably when I found these in the dairy isle. I just had to share!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Favorites

If you ever find yourself with nothing to do, draw eyebrows on your dog and be prepared to laugh uncontrollably.

Monkey Orchid!
I am making this one of my goals.
Smile and the world smiles with you.
So so true.
I would love this on the brick wall in between two of our windows.
Surfing Llama!
Gallium has a melting point of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Look what I received in the mail today from Becca of beccasaurus.
She and I had a swap, some custom mustache pins for an owl. I must say I think I got the better end of the deal.
He is owlsome!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day at the Beach

I love that the beach is only a half hour drive away.
Sometimes I wish it was closer, simply so I could visit a bit more.
I love fining shells
bits of coral
and sea glass.
The sea is just so calming.