Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sunday Selections #128

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

River is away this week, having a long overdue holiday.  She will be back next week.  This week was very, very busy here.  We are preparing for the skinny one's surgery on Monday, and I was demankifying the house for his sister's arrival.  In the middle I had another abortive appointment with the pain management clinic.  After which I demanded a treat.

So we went down to the lake to look at kangaroos.  As always clicking on photos will embiggen them.  You will see some fences in the background.  They are not to keep the kangaroos in, but to keep them out of a construction area.  The first photos are all of the same devoted mama and her joey.





And then rather a lot more photos.  The first is the joey I showed you earlier.












And I did feel soooo much better after this interlude.  So much so that we went back yesterday.

I am likely to be a fly by night blogger next week.  The hospital, the smaller portion and his sister are likely to use all of my time and energy.  I will catch up when I can.

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  1. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a while. Don't forget to take good care of yourself through the process.

    The kangaroo photos were so cool! Thank you for sharing with us kangaroo-less folks :)

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    1. Carol Kilgore: Thank you. I love kangaroos - it doesn't matter how often I see them they make me smile.

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  2. You and yours are in our hearts and prayers.

    Roos DO make one feel happy.

    Just ease on through as much ass you can:-)


    Aloha

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    1. Cloudia: How right you are. Roos and rainbows (which are one of your specialities) do make me happy.

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  3. My thoughts will be with you and The Skinny One next week, EC. All my very best wishes and thoughts to you both. Take care of yourself, as well. Know that you have a lot of folk who care.

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    1. Lee: Thank you. Hopefully this is the last...

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  4. --Thinking of you, dear.

    LOVE to you from Minnesota.

    thank you for my card. HOW SWEET.

    Keep us informed about your life. Xxxxx

    ---The kangaroos are AMAZING, btw

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    1. My Inner Chick: I am very glad the card arrived - and that you enjoy the kangaroos. They are always a delight.

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  5. I love the floppy ear joey! So cute! You will be in my thoughts as always this coming week. Be sure to treat yourself often. Hugs...

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    1. Letting the Words Escape: Thank you. I have never seen a floppy eared roo before. Dogs yes, kangaroos no.

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  6. EC, I love seeing the kangaroos, reminds me of my trips to Australia!

    I'll be thinking of you and the smaller portion this upcoming week. Last week I was on pins & needles because of my mom having surgery, she is doing well now.

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    1. Mia McPherson: Thank you. I am glad that your mama is doing well.

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  7. Beautiful photos, EC. Good luck this week.

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    1. librarygirl: I do love the kangaroos - find them very soothing. Thank you.

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  8. The floppy little ear is priceless. Maybe an in-utero thing, or would that be in-pouch. Or perhaps his mama will pick it up when she comes by. You have a decent week! See you soon.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: The floppy ear is enchanting isn't it? I have no idea how/where it came about.

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  9. Wonderful photos! I always enjoyed going kanga shooting (with a camera of course)!

    I hope sp's surgery goes well, and you can get your pain issues looked after. Take care.

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    1. Karen: These roos are less than half an hour from home - and I do enjoy them. A calming treat.

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  10. Wishing you strength and energy for next week, and for a good result.
    Aren't kangas just lovely. So relaxed when they do. So funny when they scratch their head or stomach. and as for the boxing!
    There are, of course, about 20,000 insurance claims each year by drivers who bust their speeding cars by hitting Skippy.
    We need those fences around every single country road. That would sure stimulate the damn economy.
    X X

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    1. Ann ODyne: I think that kangas relax better than almost anything else - except perhaps cats. And I hear you about the road deaths - mostly avoidable.

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  11. thinking of you, love the photos those joey's are so cute.

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    1. Linda Starr: Thank you. Aren't the roos lovely?

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  12. This is exactly what I meant about doing nice things before going in and in your case coping with a guest as well. I was just thinking of you and the fateful day tomorrow when your post popped up. I'll drop you a mail in a minute.

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    1. Arija: Megathanks. It was the perfect interlude.

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  13. I'm so glad I hopped on over to see your pics of the kangaroos. The joey is adorable. It's nice to know you aren't immune to their charms, and they still make you smile.

    Take care. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way, and nothing but best wishes for a successful surgery.

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    1. Susan: I cannot imagine being immune to the charm of the kangaroos. We see them often (three or four times a week at least from a distance anyway) and I am always happy to do so.

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  14. These might be the best 'roo pics yet! Thanks for sharing. They're wonderful! I'm glad you managed to have this small, and most essential, mental health break.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): I am quite determined to snatch mental health moments everywhere I can. Kangas, the birds, the garden, a bit of creative swearing...

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    2. I especially recommend the creative swearing.

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    3. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): The skies are blue here. And I don't think it is a meteorological phenomenom.

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  15. What amazing animals! When Americans first were made aware of them, no one could quite make out what they truly were.

    Great photos.

    Hope you and the small one will do well this week.

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    1. Susan Kane: Thank you. Our animals are on the odd side. The first platypus sent back to the UK was dismissed as a hoax! I do love our kangaroos though.

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  16. Cuteness overload! What is it about roos - they are so lovely, and as you say, calming. One time in the Grampians I stayed in a motel where there were several kangas living on the front lawn, joeys and all. I just wanted to sit on the motel deck and watch them - to heck with going for a hike in the hills!

    Dear EC - all the very best for tomorrow and the following days. Look after yourself.

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    1. Alexia: They are (usually) such a gentle animal. Though not to be underestimated. I have seen males balanced on their tails aiming powerful kicks at each other. And, as Ann ODyne mentioned, boxing. So much charm though.

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  17. You will be in my thoughts as well as my heart during the upcoming week, EC. And I do so love to see Kanga and Roo looking so good! :-)

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    1. DJan: Thank you. Kanga and Roo always look good. Or I think so.

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos. I've of course heard about the Canberra kangaroos but it was a delight to see them.
    We here in Perth want to add our best wishes to you and the SP for all that is to happen next week and we sincerely hope this will be the final step in his total recovery. Will be thinking of you both and looking forward to some updates proclaiming all is going well. Take care.

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you so much. I will give updates when I can.

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  19. Those critters are so cute - to me they appear to be a cross between our deer and some kind of huge bunny :) I'd love to see them in person, but your pictures are the next best thing. I'm glad you got a chance to unwind for a bit, before the Big Bus of Rush and Worry comes around the first of the week. I hope all goes according to plan and that you have good news for us shortly. Hugs to you both.

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    1. jenny_o: Aren't they charming? And they relax sooooo well. I would like to have that talent.
      Thank you for your good wishes.

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  20. The first time I saw a mother and Joey was last year at the zoo. So facinating! I can't believe how big they can e and still fit in there!

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    1. Teresa: Those pouches get very full indeed. It can't be comfortable.

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  21. So sweet!! I hope all goes smoothly on Monday and that you are in less pain. Treats always help.

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you. And what a treat it was.

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  22. I hope all goes well for you next week. Those are beautiful photos of lovely animals. I love kangaroos.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Thank you. We love our kangas too.

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  23. Fingers and all crossable appendages crossed for you and the skinny one.

    So to be sure I understand: you can just wander on down to a park, say, and see kangaroos hanging around? Like deer here? WOW!!! That is fantastic. Makes sense, I guess. I'm just so used to the idea of them in a zoo. This makes me happy, and I'm happy for you that you got out to see them.

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: Not every park, but yes in quite a lot of our open spaces there are kangaroos. They trot/hop through the suburbs too.

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  24. That baby kangaroo is adorable! Thank you for sharing and good luck with everything this week.

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: Thank you. And yes, all kangaroos are a treat.

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  25. Can't imagine going out and seeing kangaroos.... they're such wonderfully odd creatures, like crosses between prairie dogs and bunny rabbits! Awesome pics!

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    1. Cathy Olliffe-Webster: They are lovely - but you are able to see birds and animals that I can only dream of - bears, moose...

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  26. I do like a good Roo picture, I think they are the pick of our Australian animals and the little baby one is so sweet.
    Merle.....

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    1. Merlesworld: I am glad I don't have to choose a favourite, I love them all.

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  27. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying times for you and your loved one.

    For one horrifying moment, I thought the kangaroos might be a mention of yet another dreaded um blog 'hop'. Yes, I'm kidding and yes, I "embiggen" your photos :)

    In peace and hope,

    Gary

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    1. Gary: Thank you so much. Blog hop? Moi? No way, no how (except for RUOK day).

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  28. So many roos! Good luck this week with all that's going on :-)

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    1. Geoff: Thank you. Weston Park is almost always full of them.

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  29. I love all the photos you share of your beautiful country, but most especially the kangaroos!! I'll be thinking of you this week.

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    1. BECKY: Thank you. I am glad that you enjoy photos of my world. Very glad.

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  30. Thinking of you my dear, I wish you strength to face your problems....beautiful touching photos :).

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    1. unikorna: I can do anything if I have to. And, touch wood, things are looking better this time round.

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  31. Every one picture is lovely and activities of the Kangaroos are looking wonderful and fantastic.

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    1. ercotravels: They are lovely animals aren't they?

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  32. Love the photos of the roos. They are great therapy!

    We used to raise orphan baby roos in WA. One, Cleo, used to come into town with my three big dogs in the back of the wagon. All would wait patiently in the car with the back window down while I shopped.
    Used to get more than a few glances from passers by, when they would see dog, dog, roo, dog... what the?? Haha!
    She went on to be released in the national park and raise her own babies.

    Thinking of you in the days to come. Do remember to take care of yourself :)

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    1. Vicki: How wonderful that you could return Cleo to the wild and that she went on to breed. Kangaroo therapy is wonderful.

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  33. I love that second last shot, with them lying on their sides.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: I have often said that I would like to relax as well as a cat. I would also be happy to be able to relax like a roo. They were completely at their ease - which was lovely.

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  34. Dear EC. it's Monday afternoon here and so probably the "smaller portion" is in the hospital and has already undergone the surgery. I hope that all went well and that his sister and you are able to take a deep breath and simply feel gratitude. Peace.

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    1. Dee: Surgery over. Things are looking better this time. And yes, his sister and I are now able to breathe.

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  35. Such, such beautiful creatures. I'm glad you get to see them so close by, just the ticket for a brief escape, I can see that. I'll be thinking of you this week and hoping all goes well, try and keep positive and don't blog unless it really will make you feel better. We can wait, though you'll be most missed of course dearie xxxx

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    1. All Consuming: Just at the moment I am taking each and every escape which is offered to me.

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  36. Sad to think these beautiful creatures are on the menu. I shudder at the thought.

    All the very best on the home-front. In my thoughts.

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    1. Wendy aka Quillfeather: I am sorry - somehow you landed in my spam folder. I agree with you about eating kangaroos. We eat emus too. Which probably makes us the only country to eat its coat of arms. I am v grateful to be a vegetarian.

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  37. I have always been intrigued by these creatures. They are amazing. I have only ever seen them in the zoo which I find to be quite sad

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    1. Sherri Abendroth: They are fascinating animals, and I am so grateful to have them in our suburbs.

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  38. Yes, it definitely sounds like you deserved your treat. You take care of yourself until you find a mammal with a suitably accommodating pouch.

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    1. John Wiswell: Thank you. It would have to be a BIG animals with pouch. Perhaps bigger than currently exists...

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  39. The photos of the kangas are amazing!!! What a treat to see them in "the wild"!! Thinking of you this week, hang in there, hugs to all

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    1. Nicky HW: Thank you. The kangaroos were a treat for me, for his high and skinniness and for his sister.

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  40. I'm glad you demanded that treat - a lovely one, too. I hope the surgery went well and that you are well, too, my friend. Hugs!

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    1. Lynn: Thank you. Cautiously optimistic. The surgeon is pleased - but the surgery is still untested. Hopefully they will allow him some food soon.

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  41. First, I hope you're doing well today. These photos are so foreign and so BEAUTIFUL!!! You have amazing animals and amazing flowers over there - you make the US look DULL!!! :)

    Question - are kangaroos dangerous to be around? Just curious...

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    1. Deb: Like any wild animals kangaroos CAN be dangerous. It is very, very rare. They are almost always very gentle beasts - except to each other.

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  42. Kangeroos are so cute...just fly by blogging when you get a chance

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    1. Kim @ Stuff: Thank you. We love our kangaroos - and they are very, very cute.

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  43. Roos! I've never seen one in person, but they seem like just incredible creatures. I hope you get all the rest you need. Sending blessings.

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    1. Raquel Somatra: Welcome and thank you. Kangaroos are beautiful animals and we are sooooo lucky to have them nearby.

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  44. Beautiful pics. I like kangaroos a lot. I really like all animals very much. I'm an animal dragon. :D I join the other good vibes that travel in your direction. :)

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    1. Al Diaz: I am very fond of birds and animals myself. Very fond. And thank for your the positive vibes - they are gratefully received and much appreciated.

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  45. Wow, I love those kangaroos. Are they friendly or would they kick my head in (or worse)?

    Good wishes and good luck with all the medical stuff.

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    1. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: Kangaroos are almost always very gentle. They would rather get out of your way than attack. There is the very odd exception, but you are in considerably more danger from dogs than roos.
      Thanks for the medical wishes. Medical mayhem is still the order of the day.

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  46. Dear EC, I hope all went well with the surgery and that recovery is smooth and undistressing.
    Love your photos, and the kangaroos are endlessly interesting.

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    1. persiflage: So far, so good. And yes, the kangaroos were such a treat.

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  47. Comment # 93 ... oh my, I am slow on the draw. I have to start by asking ... demankifying? It's not in the dictionary :)

    So it's back to the hospital for the SK ... I am so sorry. You two have been through so much and it seems to continue on. I hope that all of this will eventually lead to a happy resolution.

    I think going to visit the Kangaroos was a wonderful idea, especially since they have Joeys which are reminders to us that life does go on. I had the privilege of holding a Joey once and he was the cutest little guy ever. I am not in favor of captivity, but as a rehaber I know that sometimes that is the only quality of life that an injured animal can be afforded ... back in the wild they wouldn't survive ... so it was wonderful to see your Kangaroos roaming leisurely and free. I sincerely hope this week is going well for both you and the SP (and the SP's sister). You are in my thoughts ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: A manky object is one that is unpleasantly dirty, usually because it is old or has been used a lot. Demankifying was necessary.
      The kangaroos were a brilliant idea. (Mine.) So far, so good, but his innards still remain untested so I am still crossing everything.

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  48. Do you know how incredibly cool it is to have real live KANGAROOS where you live? I have never even seen a kangaroo! Awesome!

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    1. Birdie: We see the kangaroos often - and they always make me smile.

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  49. A sweet treat you well deserved ~:)

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    1. Pam =: Thank you. It was a lovely treat.

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  50. such a treat, spending time with animals near and far has such a great healing influence, heart.

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