I made an interesting discovery today – the WaWa is not a good distance traveller. The Beach or the Wetlands are ok but travelling the 20 miles to the lighthouse are not so good and after a while
she starts to get a bit unsettled and fractious. Perhaps if we persevere and extend the distance a little at a time, she might settle down over the longer drive. At the moment the Beach and the Wetlands are her limit. We drove out to the Lighthouse and spent some time around there. It was fairly busy with quite a lot of tourists and shack people there for the Easter break. That being so we did not spend a lot of time there – although there were no dogs, which was good. We did go down onto the rocks and I carried the WaWa over some of the area – I mean, she does have wee legs :o) She is getting as bad as Benji and will not look at the camera. However, Benji seems to blend in with the surrounding rocks, so it’s not a good place to photograph him. On Tuesday we went down to the
beach, which was surprisingly quiet. There were some people there but I expected a lot more since it was a warm, sunny day and it is the school holidays. Today, on the other hand, (Wednesday/Thursday night/morning) it has been chucking it down all night. No dogs out today and I think they are so upset about that they have just stayed in bed. I seem to be the only one of the three that is in any way concerned about not getting out.
This Saturday STRATCO, our local hardware store, are holding a Barbecue and Cake Stall. We (RFDS) have been asked to do the Cake Stall. It’s not our usual thing, but we did this some months ago and it was very successful and STRATCO negotiated with the car club who brought some vintage cars along inspection. There were games and face-painting for the children – so all up, a fun day. I missed the last one since I was out of town. Annabell is doing a load of baking for this and I’ll take her stuff down on Saturday morning. Some of it has already been pre-sold. Annabell is a good cake maker.
I think an engineer has bought the house over the road. I saw him out most of this week rebuilding the front garden and planting flowers. The reason I noticed this is that wherever he went and whatever he did he used a tape measure – I mean the distance between the plants was precisely measured. I thought it was bit overmuch but who knows.
I have the WaWa on a diet and I really didn’t realise how much weight she had lost. 6am this morning, at the corner of Busch and Fairclough Streets, chasing a WaWa who escaped from her harness and thought my trying to catch her was a game, was interesting! I had to tie Benji up to the fence and go after her on my own. Took a while, but she came to me and I was able to get her home – making sure I didn’t tug her in any way until we did get home- and I did adjust the harness.
In a discussion with Annabell I used the term “my dogs”. She responded with “you don’t have dogs – you have a dog”. She is, of course correct, the WaWa is really not mine. It certainly feels like it and the WaWa is acting like it is, but it is still Sooah’s dog. I was asked to look after it for three months – over a year ago now. It’s a very frustrating situation and the best we can do is simply to act and treat the WaWa as if she is part of the family but keeping at the back of my mind that if Sooah returns we will have to give the WaWa back to her. Neither of us are too happy about that after this time, but that was the arrangement, however, the general consensus within the church is that she may not be coming back. Struth, it’s like a Norwegian Saga – it’s never ending.