An award from a friend.
This is the one Merle has bestowed on me:
I replied to Merle, saying she's picked the wrong person. I don't have a million dollars, but I did win 5th Div. last night on Tattslotto - the grand total of $34.50.
Which might not seem much to some people, but to me with $10 in my purse, it will be very useful this week! Of course a million bucks would be a whole lot more useful, but...dream on!
We reluctantly parted with our Rooster today. Our next door neighbour came to the door again complaining about him crowing and waking her up early in the morning. We got rid of the first rooster to keep her happy, and with the second one, we've been putting him in a plastic box and covering it with a towel at night, but he still crowed, and it still woke her up. So to keep the peace, we took him back to the guy who sold him to us in the first place. He was very understanding, and said when he gets some new bantam hens he will give one to us in exchange.
Our neighbour is a nice lady with very pleasant and polite teenage daughters. I suppose it's not her fault that her male cat killed one of our budgies... The same cat sits in our yard and waits for Topsy to come outside, and as soon as she does, he pounces on her. Poor puss, she is absolutely traumatised, and has scabs and scars in several places. What do you do? As I said, we try to keep the peace with neighbours but sometimes it gets a bit one-sided.