15 - Time for your meds
This is my mum's 15 year old cat, Bootie (named for her little white boots) who I purchased for $10 with my own money when I was 13.
She survived a health scare late last year and narrowly avoided getting put down because we didn't want her suffering. But against all odds, she managed to somehow get healthy again.
She will live out the rest of her days having to take a tablet each day because of a dodgy thyroid - the cause of her sickness last year.
My parents have gone away for a few days so we went to their house tp feed and medicate the cat today. In this photo, my husband is feeding Bootie her daily tablet wrapped in a piece of turkey breast to disguise the medicine.
16 - Surveillance Overkill
A shot of the tower of CCTV cameras located in the staff carpark of the local council office. I think they're slightly paranoid.
I took this shot while I was riding my bike to work - I'd never noticed it before but I figured they had every angle covered!
This shot is fairly appropriate for our household today with the arrival of my sister-in-law's puppy, Bella, who we will be baby-sitting for a week: she will be under total surveillance by my husband and me!
(No doubt some puppy photos will feature over the coming days!)
Taken from the seat of a bicycle, vignette and green tinge added to make the cameras feel like they are the ones being watched...
f/20, 1/100s, ISO 200
17 - These boots were made for shovelling
This is what my boots looked like after 3.5 hours of shovelling thicky, sloppy mud from the farm yard animal pen at the RSPCA, Fairfield, Qld.
The RSPCA Brisbane headquaters was totally flooded in last week's flood (some buildings right up to their roof) but fortunately all animals were evacuated safely.
I went along today to help them clean up and it was great to see so many other animal lovers lending a hand. Because the RSPCA is a charity, they don't qualify for any of the government's flood relief funding :(
After we'd scraped up as much mud as we could, I sprinkled lime all over the ground to help kill any nasty bugs that may have been in the mud.
A hot, tiring and messy day but well worth the effort!
PS I don't have 'cankles' - the boots/socks come about half way up my shins :)
Taken with my point and shoot camera (Olympus u1030 SW) set to 'portrait' mode which resulted in f/4.5, 1/500s, ISO 80
18 - New best friend
Today was a day of puppy-sitting and hot weather. As previously promised, here's a shot of the pup! (plus my own gentle giant, Nelson. He's the one on the left :)
Bella (the pup) is a 9 week old chocolate Labrador and belongs to my sister-in-law and her family. We're looking after Bella for a week while the family is on holiday.
Nelson is a Labradoodle and is turning 7 this year. Despite his relatively 'old-man' status, he's never really grown up and is almost as much of a puppy as when we first got him.
The two of them just LOVE each other to bits! They constantly play together and Nelson is just so gentle with her it's amazing - she even had her head in his mouth at one stage and he just sat there, lol.
PS the title of this shot was taken from an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" which is one of my favourite shows.
f/5.3, 1/400, ISO auto which selected an ISO of 2200 (not sure why so high with this value!). Black point and highlights adjusted in photoshop.