Argos (my Weimaraner) is 9 months old now, and as he’s a family pet (i.e. not for breeding) I decided it was time to get him desexed. Getting your pet desexed (spayed or neutered) can have many benefits both the owner and the pet, as well as being the responsible thing to do if it’s not a breeding animal.
I booked Argos in for his procedure with the lovely staff at Zillmere Veterinary Surgery and they were so kind as to take photos of the whole procedure for me. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a vet surgery, these pictures should give you some insight. Continue reading “Argos loses his marbles” »
Last night we found it hard to get to sleep, due to a constant “clunk, clunk, clunk” noise. It seemed to be coming from the front yard, but we couldn’t see anyone or anything that might be causing it. This morning I went downstairs to hang washing, and the noise was still going! I tracked it down to a drainpipe, but couldn’t see anything. I assumed it was a frog.
Tonight after I got home from work, the noise was STILL going, though now it was coming from the front. I have a small pond in the front yard, which I had always intended to fill in. It would be nice to have fish or frogs in there, but it seems to harbour cane toads and mosquito larvae as well. I had a look in the pond (which is now full of water again, after all the recent rain) and after some careful searching under the branches, found 3 small frogs and a giant cane toad.
After comparing the photos to known Brisbane frogs, we came to the conclusion that they are Salmon-Striped Frogs or Striped Marsh Frogs. It seems as though we will have thousands of tadpoles soon, due to all the spawn that was floating in the pond. I think I’ll have to fill it in before then…
I noticed the moon was quite nice tonight, so I walked up to the park (avoiding the ninjas, of course) and took a couple of photos.