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Charlie and Me

Charlie and I went for a short walk this morning.  She can't see very well but she trots along on the lead and wants to smell everything.  She seems to have accepted the cone of shame around her head although she just can't get into things like she did before. 

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We only walked a couple of blocks, there and back, up to the community centre.  This island used to be 3 or 4 farms.  It became  soldier settler lots that were leased out after the 1st World War.  Someone donated it to soldiers who came back from the Western Front Shell shocked or suffering with Post Traumatic Stress.  They were very productive farms sending produce onto the Brisbane markets.  When we first started coming here there were still a small railway line up the jetty on the mainland side where they used to unload the produce.  There were farms on all the bay islands with fruit trees, avocado, mango etc.  Today on our walk be walked into the yard of Amina Garden's which was a place to eat 30 years ago and from what I found in the grounds before this it was an orchard.

Screen Shot 2018-05-14 at 6.53.58 pmThere I found a Star Fruit tree, just overloaded with ripe fruit.  The ground below the tree was littered with fallen fruit.

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Needless to say I took some home to add to a fruit salad. 

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Lesley Olivieri

Hi Caroline'
I enjoyed all the Asian fruits in 1971 when staying with Kevin in Singapore/Malaysia before we were married. Have been disappointed in quality available in Australia since. Star fruit especially.
Never allowed to develop the sugar content unfortunately.
My childhood neighbour was a blind Red Setter who was very slow in movements and stood still when sensing a human nearby. Their foxy often guided as well. All you can do is hope .
Interesting history about the island.
Regards Lesley

Carolyn Foley


The sugar content in this fruit is high and tastes far better than what you buy in the shops, although you have to be careful with this fruit if you have kidney problems.  As to Charlie she is bright and active so I cant hope for more.  Hopefully the next operation will restore some of her sight.

Rachel

Good to know that Charlie seems to be adapting to the changes she's experiencing.

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