Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Spring is here, with lambs and puppies!

On a brighter note, thank goodness - we went up to Violet Town again today, to see how the dingo puppies are going. The property owners have several hundred acres, and they raise sheep as well as dingoes on the property. Sounds like an unworkable combination, I know! but the dingoes are all secure in fenced compounds and don't come in contact with the sheep at all.

There have been a dozen lambs born in the last week, so naturally I had to take some photos of those, as well as one of us holding some of the dingo pups.

This ewe had twins, but one died at birth. The survivor had a battle to live, and wears this little jacket to keep him warm while he is still tiny.

Isn't this the cutest little thing? It reminds me of one of my old swap cards that I loved when I was a kid. It has a picture of a lamb just like this one.

This shows R. bottle feeding one of the lambs, which he has to do every three hours, day and night. And not just one lamb - several!


Ken on the left, with some friends, all cuddling black dingo pups.

1 Comments:

Blogger Merle said...

Hi Gina ~~ Nice picture of the young dingos and also the little lambs. It does seem a strange combination but it seems to work.
How are things going with Ken's health. Is he getting strong enough to have surgery, I do hope so. I am so sorry you both have this worry hanging over your heads.
Think positive that all will be well.
Jeanette, or her daughter Carol who has been staying with her to look after her, posted the joke about"the guy who drank his poison"
joke. Jan has had 2 ops on her eyes and 1 to go.
Take care dear friend.Love. Merle.

Monday, 14 September, 2009  

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