Hello, Mouse here.
Well, it’s time to leave Uncle Jim and Aunty Shelley’s in St George. It has been an interesting interlude: I was able to roam around the whole yard at will, I could snatch snacks from Shorty’s bowl when the humans weren’t looking, I helped myself to Mum and Dad’s bed while they were still in it, a rather successful experiment, and I gave Shorty an excellent example of dignified amiability, as opposed to the waggy, wriggly, licky, squirmy approach she favours. The Staff have talked and talked and are now all caught up until next time.
We had a very peaceful day yesterday (well, you did, we were both knackered from lack of sleep due to Bony Elbows arriving unexpectedly in the bed and taking up all the space – Mum). St George isn’t very big, and there isn’t a whole lot to see for doggos, although if you’re a cotton farmer it’s probably just fine!
We had a walkies along the big, brown Balonne River, which Dad says is part of the Murray-Darling River system, which means it’s important to the water supply for a lot of Australia. We went past the Case farm machinery dealer and admired a tractor with tracks instead of wheels.
Dad wittered on knowledgeably, he’s a bit of a wonk about big units, whether it’s tractors, combines or prime movers. He agrees with Uncle Jim that Big Greens (John Deere) are better than Big Reds (Case). Um, whatever…. Mum had a big snooze in the afternoon, and I helped.
And then there was Another Thunderstorm, which I told the Staff was very bad organisation on their part, as it made me very nervous and put me off my food – for a while, anyway.
The good thing about it was the huge double rainbow which came out afterwards, very bright and clear. Mum says it’s a Sign the rest of the trip will be smooth sailing and trouble free. In the evening, she took the rest of My roast chicken and made human curry with it instead of giving it to Me, which was an outrage! The humans finished it up, too, which I thought was mean until Mum pointed out it would not have agreed with me. It hasn’t been a very eventful couple of days as far as post-worthy highlights, but I and the Staff enjoyed our brief time-out 🙂
We are packing up this morning and heading for Crow’s Nest. Isn’t that a great name? We’ve never been there and don’t know what it’s like (apart from the fact that there’s a cuckoo clock museum there and Mum wants to go to the antiques shop), so we shall find out if it’s worth adding to the list of good places to stop. Same with the next two after that… but that’s a story for another day.
Right, I must get on with the important business of sleeping. The Staff have a busy couple of hours ahead of them, so I must take advantage of the peace and quiet!
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