My little dog Charlie is sick. She has a bladder infection and the antibiotics haven't worked so she has been in hospital having tests. She will have to have an operation later this week for bladder stones.
It is nearly as bad as having one of the children ill and is going to cost me a whole lot more. I wish I had taken that pet insurance.
I thought that there might be more than just Charlie going to hospital after the men got up into the mango tree to pick the fruit. We have had a bumper season. I put 20 mangoes in the bin everyday because they have split after falling or have been partly eaten by either the fruit bats or the possums. We have a Bowen Mango tree, that means delicious. Even this late in the season they managed to pick another 50 or 60 mangoes. The problem was that the possums have taken up residence next to the fruit so that when the men climbed into the tree it was touch and go if the possums would attack them.
To stop them falling on the ground when they are cut from the tree you take a washing basket and the best pillow off your bed and catch them when they fall.
We haven't had such a good crop for years. Last years floods and the rains this year have meant lots of fruit.