Merry Christmas from up North Down Under

I want to wish all my beautiful bloggie friends a wonderful Christmas..I have been awol and with good reason..we have been busy having an early Christmas as Fozziedad and I left the state on Xmas Eve ..morning ..at 3.30 am we were up….urghhhh we dropped the pups and kitties off at our fave boarding kennels…a 3 hour drive from home..then stayed in the city and yep up 3.30 next morning..you see we have a special ‘guest’ with us ..yep Bashful!

Bacon let us take the little guy with us on our trip to Far North Queensland..so we are in Palm Cove and plan on taking him with us to all the good stuff!
So with internet being on/off we have been kinda in limbo!
The Sunday we had Doc to the vet with a pancreatitis attack again and were just a whisper from cancelling our trip..then the Monday I was set for tests o my gallbladder…everything was really piling on.

I will get around to see everyones blogs as best as the intermutts lets me..i feel so rude but I just needed you all to know this is why I have been all over the shop..and scattered..i am sure the pups and kitties are most unimpressed with us but they are in terrific hands and we have sheepie sitters so all sorted.
Yesterday was a wipe out..by 8.30 pm we were in a coma…
So I love you all..i hope your day has been amazing…I so wish you all the very best of love health and happiness for the coming year.
I head off to beddies after a huge day again..but not before I show how Bashful enjoyed his Xmas day…Aussie style….on the beach of the Coral Sea…
Love to you all..Fozziemum xxx

I decided on a beach theme for our early family Christmas

I decided on a beach theme for our early family Christmas

Christmas Dinner at our house last Saturday..Bashful enjoying a cocktail

Christmas Dinner at our house last Saturday..Bashful enjoying a cocktail

Bashfuls beach day

Bashfuls beach day

A Christmas card

Hi folks…what a crazy time of year.. I have a really big weekend  here with family and so may be AWOL from blogs. I wanted to make sure I let everyone know how much I love your blogs, your friendship and your visits to mine and my crazy fur babies humble blogs . Now I missed getting on the card exchange this year and have endeavoured to send snail mail cards as many as I could..i need to send ecards also. I will be showing all the beautiful cards we have all received here as soon as time ..urgghhhh permits. If I have been unable to get you on my card merry go round I am including a special card here that I would love you to take for yourself. Please bear with me as I am all over the shop as we say. So I will catch up before Christmas ..if you want a snail mail cardie I can still send some..just let me know by email. Loves from us all Fozziemum xxx    

Ready to Rumble roos

Well hot on the tail of the post about the male roo Buster and his romantic intentions with Titch , today I saw some very amusing behaviour between a couple of young male roos.
To set the scene.. I had gone out the front with the intention of cleaning up the garden a bit..i spotted Titch and Tippy and another joey a bit older than Tippy..so garden gloves down and camera up.
Now the three were grazing happily away when an older male roo joined them..he was followed not long after by Buster and another smaller male.

Well the young male roo started to follow the bigger one around..and he was tugging at his tail.
Now at first I was a bit confused but I realised this was clearly a dominance game.
And he kept going,the older male just moving away all the time…and he was really tugging that tail!

Young male really pushing his luck

Young male really pushing his luck

 

 

 

 

Not satisfied with tugging his tail he started to sniff him as well..

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Now clearly the other male is responding in his own way showing dominance..i think that is obvious to all..but this younger guy was really trying to show himself as a contender..

Now he has gone maybe too far..

Now he has gone maybe too far..

Eventually the bigger male stopped eating and decided he had had enough of this annoying young guy..

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

And then the rumble..it was short and not seriously aggressive ,just enough to let the younger male know who was boss..

Okay kid..enough

Okay kid..enough

And that was that..they looked up saw me and made out that nothing had happened..they continued grazing and left each other alone.
Another fascinating day for me and the reason it takes so long for me to get anything done here 🙂

Wild on Wednesday

Today I am so happy to introduce you all to Tippy and family.
You may remember the first time you met the little one..

Hey this is pretty good..

Hey this is pretty good..

All feet and very much still mainly in mum’s protective pouch.
Well Tippy is out and about and a very confidant youngster too…I believe Tippy is a little girl..she has been straying quite far from mum and really enjoying the world she calls home.

Now her dad..well let me introduce Buster..

Buster and titch

Buster and Titch

Now mum (who is tiny so I have called her titch) appears to be trying her hardest this afternoon to ward of Busters advances…yes love is in the air folks…

In this picture you can see Buster grab her tail.. he had been sniffing her in a most invasive way.. and she kept moving away, then he would grab her tail…
Male roos are not aggressive when they are courting their girls and believe me SHE calls the shots.. and so after watching him as the family went around the front of the property I decided that since he was so desperate to bust a move on her that I named him Buster.

He is a seemingly young male..and judging by his huge tail in proportion to the rest of him..he may end up a Boomer or Alpha roo.. he is, I think going to be a big big boy when fully grown.

Titch may need to watch herself 😉

 

Titch

Titch

 

As you can see her chest appears wet..it was 38C today and she may have been rubbing her chest with her arms..roos cool down by licking their arms and the blood vessels close to the skin act as cooling.Eastern Greys have insulating fur all year around as opposed to red roos who tend to live in much much hotter climates.

This little family was so sweet to watch…mum trying to eat..dad trying to get romantic with mum and bub just wanting to take the world in..

Buster and Tippy

Buster and Tippy

And Tippy will be safe knowing her dad is always there…look at how she looks at him..such a powerful creature and she has no fear..

My dad and me

My dad and me

Hoping you all find some fun and beauty today to soak in..

Please send prayers to our Aussies

As I type we have a situation in Sydney with hostages being held by an unknown man who has been forcing hostages to hold what appear to be flags of militant organisations..

These Aussies just went to work or to have a coffee..and their world now has been turned upside down..

As this continues we pray for a peaceful resolution..

This is not Australian…this is not how we live…

Wiped out Wednesday

Hi guys..well what a month it has been..we have been running a revolving door to the vets with Dinnermintz,Pickles,Marbles,Forrest and then Doc..
To say between this and yard work and Christmas preparation I am tired is an understatement.
Hubby has at the same time been working ridiculous hours some days 21 hours and travelling interstate to the point that neither of us remember where he is at times…sheesh. I think he is in Sydney…I think..

We are having the family up a week before Christmas and so if you think you are behind…then it’s ok..i am even more behind hahaha 🙂

The weather has been odd, we had some really stinky hot days then back to the heater..now it is warming up again and quite humid at night..great when you have internal combustion giving you trouble at the best of times.
The garden needs a pruning again as things have grown like mad, my tomatoes are coming along really well and once we can fence the whole part off from the pups the other beds will be planted out with Zucchinis (I love the flowers stuffed) ,cantaloupe, capsicums,chillies,peas,lettuce,corn,pumpkin,squash,spaghetti squash and a heap of other goodies…my greatest joy is to get my hands in the soil.

My camera decided to have a little hissy fit the other night…and I have to get it to the camera shop to be looked at..it seems ok but there is clearly something up with it..since it is my lifeline to sanity I was a tad unimpressed to say the least..i almost went into a panic mode..
But I had words with it and took it out and managed to calm my farm with some shots outside..nature..i thank you ..you always remind me my problems are smaller than they really seem..
Have a great day everyone..i need sleep…flying solo with 4 cats and 2 dogs and 3 sheep and 11 acres of scrub is weighing heavily on my mojo:)

A backyard visitor..a new species too number 51!

A backyard visitor..a new species too number 51!

A Cockatoo having a cheeky drink from the sheeps water

A Cockatoo having a cheeky drink from the sheeps water

At a good 9 foot tall now I was so excited to see a pink Hollyhock make an appearance

At a good 9 foot tall now I was so excited to see a pink Hollyhock make an appearance

Mum..bub and a peaceful moment

Mum..bub and a peaceful moment

What a lovely way to calm myself

What a lovely way to calm myself

Oops..i was spotted

Oops..i was spotted

The countdown begins

Hi folks..well what a few weeks or months we have had here..yard work…and sick animals.. Well the good news is that Pickles and Marbles have both responded brilliantly to the Covenia shots and have ceased the pee patrol..the weird news is they must have passed it on to me…oh yeah ouchie..I have at least stopped short of going on the floor…although my poor old kidneys are aching a treat..so I have been guzzling water like nobodies business.. Tonight Fozziedad and I got home and when we got the girls sorted for dinner….Yep Dinnermintz is limping…arghhhhh she is on my bed and hissed at me when I went to check her paw (which looks fine) so here we go..Marbles needs a re visit check up this week and Forrest gets his bloods and annual vacc’s done also…may as well fill my stocking with coal now bwhahahaah. But I have great friends I can talk to here..people who know the ups and downs of life with pets..well of life full stop really… I want to thank Bacon for not only a beautiful post for our 32nd Anniversary but a wonderful package in the snail mails..btw I see that the mail took the same time to get to Australia from the USA as it did to get to France to Easy..bizarre.. Thankyou my sweet friend.. I have been twerkin for Australia bwahahahaha…

Twerkin for AUS!

Twerkin for AUS!

And the FOZZIE toy is just adorable 🙂 the squeak drives the pups mad bwahaa..as for that Sucker…I am not game yet and Fozziedad has said NO WAY hahaha….but he loves his T-shirts too…huge hugs my friend for a surprise that made a bad week better 🙂

Too cute !!

Too cute !!

And Easy the beautiful card you sent for our Anniversary is so sweet…I cannot thank you enough..you are a sweet and thoughtful Silvermistygrey darling and we adore you too…so huge hugs and loves to you!!

Thankyou my sweet friend xxx

Thankyou my sweet friend xxx

And so I am off ..the bladder of death is paining me..i have my last class tomorrow..i have to hand in my final piece..i think it is alright.. The xmas tree needs to be set up tonight and I am sweating like nobody’s business..either the humidity..the hormones (which have been annoying me..awesome) or my kidneys… All I can say is thank goodness here in blogville friends forgive my tardiness and haphazard blogging style..hugs Fozziemum