April 17, 2009

Sad Days

It will most likely be a while before I create another post. Unfortunately I have an elderly relative who is having a major health crisis in her life and as I am the next of kin I have to take care of matters. She lives interstate and I will be away for an unknown period. I was so enjoying meeting new people and discovering your recipes and stories. I look forward to catching up at a later date.

For the time being I will leave you with some pictures of our precious cat.
A cat I hear you say?
Well she is furry like a cat, she does lie on our doorstep like a cat and she does wander around at night like a cat.

Meet our gorgeous "Josie" who is now three years old or thereabouts. We found her inside her dead mothers pouch and thanks to my eldest daughter who refused to leave her behind we found ourselves rearing this orphaned little creature. Her life was definitely hanging in the balance at times, but with loads of love, care and attention she has thrived and turned into a beautiful healthy kangaroo.

She is free to roam where ever she chooses and for a while we didn't see her for two or three days. There are mobs of kangaroos not far and they have come to visit her or entice her to join them. Our only guess is that she has refused the invitation and her life is well and truly with us. And we think she is very special. Not just any old cat that is for sure.

When I went to let the chickens out the other day no sooner had I turned around and she hopped by and nearly knocked me over.

Yum Yum. Can't wait to get into that grain.

Umm that sounds a bit like the click of a camera.


Who's a cheeky girl?

Yes it's our mischevious Josie. A little joy in my life at this sad time.


  1. Mariana, I'm sorry to hear your sad news and will miss your posts for the time being. I do so enjoy your stories and recipes. What a treat to see Josie, your very unusual 'cat'. I hope all goes as well as it can for you.

  2. Mariana, I hope your relative gets well soon and you will back on your blog. I have enjoyed perusing your posts. All the best!

  3. I will miss your posts. I hope you'll be back soon.

  4. oh I'm sorry to hear that. Hope you are doing ok.

  5. Mariana, Im sorry to hear the sad news. Hope alls ok with u n will hear from u soon. I Like ur 'cat'.what a great pet to have!


  6. Thank you for your kind comments everyone. I wish the news were better but I'm afraid that my aunt will most probably be incapacitated and her quality of life is gone. I can tell you one thing though; and that is it really brings home the need to live one's life to the fullest. I am actually reviewing much of my life as I write. There is no time to waste.