Had hoped to fit in a short run after walking dog and packing and cooking enough food to leave for George for a week, but dogwalking was disrupted by the random dog which bounded up to Meatloaf and started chewing on his ear. It was being walked in the park by a mother with 2 daughters but when the smaller of them took the leash I knew exactly what would happen. The dog (which had a degree of staffy in it, I reckon) started running towards us, pulled the leash out of her hands, crossed the road and before Meatloaf could react, started biting at his neck. Naturally I screamed and tried to push bigdog off, then I thought of letting Meatloaf's leash go so he could run away, but the other dog was gnawing on his ear.
The mother ran up and the dog responded to her, but she didn't really tell it off, nor did she apologise although she looked embarrassed. I guess she had a tearful daughter to contend with. Meatloaf didn't seem particularly perturbed at the fact that the other dog had drawn blood, but I was pretty upset. Got him home (only a couple of blocks) and found that I no longer had my house keys; they must have been dropped when I was dog-wrestling. Attempted to break in to the back yard but realised that I'd then have to break in to the house anyway, so tied my dog to the towbar of the derelict Troopy (it's finally come in useful for something apart from being the cats' second home) and ran back to find the keys.
Maybe when we move house the neighbourhood dogs won't be such bogans!
Why does Qantas decide to cancel a direct Adelaide-Darwin flight on Christmas morning, but still leave it available every other day?
Already we had to cancel our Jetstar flights and rebook on Qantas because they were at a civilised time when we booked but were subsequently changed to the wet-season overnight schedule; now we are apparently going through Sydney and getting in at 10:30pm, having missed all of Christmas Day with the new niece or nephew :(