Monday 22nd. April. It rained for quite a few hours from Saturday evening into late Sunday afternoon. The rain has really not made all that much difference and we really need a lot more. I think, overall we received about 5-7 mil. – not a great amount. Certainly didn’t make much difference to the Wetlands. We had a bit of a “play date” this afternoon where we got to spend some time with Max, the Pug. Was both good and not so good. Started off well enough, bit of sniffing and the like but all three walked well enough together – except Max is older and we had to stop a lot more and only went halfway round. All of that was great the dogs were fine and Jenifer ( his mum) was pleased. Only one dark spot was when Benji jumped up on my lap and Max wanted to get up and Benji snapped at him. Other than that they were fine. Still no word about what’s happening with Dougal or if/when Sam is coming home. Today is 26 days since Dougal arrived. I feel sorry for Benji and I don’t think I am being fair to him. He was about four years old when I adopted him from the shelter and I am led to understand that they were not great four years. But now he is adopted, he has a home, a warm comfortable bed and food and a daddy who loves him. Then………… comes the WaWa and fifteen months later, she goes home and Benji has his home back again. Then comes Yogi and after Yogi, Dougal. He has hardly had more than a few months of having his house and his toys and his daddy to himself. Now we have Max so he did get a bit miffed when Max wanted him to get off my lap so he could sit there. Benji is not an aggressive dog and perhaps today was his way of trying to tell me something. Over the next little while, even as Dougal is here, I think I am going to give Benji a little extra attention. As I said, Dougal has now been here, this time, for 26 days and he could be here for a while yet; these two get on well enough but I think perhaps Benji is not getting as much attention as he should.
Friday 26th April. I have been off line for the last week. My computer was hacked and rather than stuff about I took it into the Computer tech and asked them to clean it. I also contacted the bank who asked me to destroy both cards and new cards with new numbers would be issued in due course.
It has been a difficult and concerning week but my computers were returned late this afternoon. According to the Tech. there was a few things on there that should not have been there but he didn’t elaborate and said that he has destroyed them – he ran several spyware and malware programs and was quite satisfied that the units were clean and could be returned to me. The downside is that I have lost about seven or eight days worth of work, but the upside is that it could have been worse, much worse Yes it cost but I thought the cost was ‘reasonable”considering the work that he had done. Before we parted we talked about grandchildren ( he has three) and showed each other photographs. What can I say – it’s a country town,,, On Thursday I attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Memorial Gates, and, since I can be lazy, I went to Maccas for breakfast rather than go home, cook something and perhaps disturb Annabell. Later on that afternoon, Dougal went home, so Benji has his house all to himself again. However, I think Dougal will be back again for a little while since Ina is still in Adelaide.