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Do Cats Kill Grass?

“Does cat pee kill grass?” my father asked my mother this week.

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Susan - November 23, 2014 - 11:30 pm

what can l say a bloody good read, & a laugh lol, lol.

Why Chickens Make Horrible Pets

I learned something very important this week. Chickens make very poor pets. And I think it’s my duty to tell the world why.

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Mel G - November 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Surely getting rid of the rooster would have been easier/cheaper?? Poor chookie :-(

PS. I, too, would love some chooks to give me free eggs…. but I suspect my kelpie would love them even more ;-)

Amy - November 23, 2014 - 8:14 am

That’s a sad story to read. Sad that someone could think of a little girl’s chickens as a means of food or food related jokes. They were the family’s pets so of course they would go to the vet just as a dog or cat. Being a chicken doesn’t make it less of a pet if that’s the animal that child loves and cares for. The writer of this story comes off as a total loser and extremely selfish and pig-headed.
Ps chicken diapers/nappies are cruel and can keep germs near the cloaca. Put the rooster in a separate cage or rehome him.

Tina - November 23, 2014 - 8:29 am

That is hilarious!! We have three backyard chooks ourselves, but I guess it’s different when all your kids are boys… We’re still allowed to eat chicken – in fact, it is the only meat my Master8 eats – and the hens are strictly limited to the backyard, though our bold red one keeps trying to sneak into the lounge room.

Pros: fresh eggs, free manure for the fruit trees, lovely country atmosphere, and a cuddle pet for dad (the red one again).

Cons: whatch where ta goin (poo blob grass mines!), and don’t forget to lock the red hen up before you eat something in the backyard!!

Btw we live in town so roosters are not allowed, therefore we bought our chooks as laying pullets.

Bruce Devereaux - November 23, 2014 - 8:41 am

Hi Amy :) The writer of this story is me, Bruce Devereaux. This is my blog. Funnily enough, my wife might, on occasion, agree with your damning assessment of my character :D But not usually. It’s a shame this story has upset you but it’s probably best because, as you’ve no doubt worked out by now, you’ve come to the wrong blog. It isn’t for you. Our senses of humour are a bit polar to make this work. Thanks for dropping by though and having a read. Bye bye :D

Wolfy - November 23, 2014 - 9:03 am

Amy – I think most any rational person would understand the perspective of the child’s parents as well as that of the writer. They’re bloody chickens! They’re livestock, not pets. Some people may have them as pets for whatever odd reason, but it is certainly quite uncommon. And, as far as pets go, I draw the line at requiring nappies. I have a 14 year-old boxer named Shamus. I love that dog, but the moment he requires diapers, he’s being put down. (For the record, I feel the same way about my elderly parents.)

For $500, that hen better start laying golden eggs.

Paw Form

I had the worst morning this week. And it started the night before.

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Mo Means No

“You remind me of someone with that moustache,” a girl at work told me this week. “I’ve got it! You know that television series Magnum?” OH YEAH BABY

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mumabulous - November 18, 2014 - 8:13 am

I’d pay to see you do Salvador Dali. That would be hawt! ;-)

Kerri - November 20, 2014 - 5:15 pm

I think you look very handsome with facial fungus Bruce. The photo looks lovely!

When Two Idiots Meet

I have a habit of making a bit of an idiot of myself wherever I go, be it parties, work or even to a petrol station.

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Emma Axtell - November 16, 2014 - 10:03 pm

i often think about doing the same thing only at the one lpg bowser … it is always my ‘side’ being used. i am too proud to attempt it because a) i dont wanna look like a dick and b) i am not sure it would stretch that far… you have confirmed both things for me. Cheers! ;)

Bruce Devereaux - November 16, 2014 - 10:07 pm

I’m here to keep you looking good, Emma :D

Emma Axtell - November 16, 2014 - 10:21 pm

For that i am truly grateful. hehee

Lee Golder - November 18, 2014 - 9:30 pm

My hubby, a diesel mechanic, a month ago told me that if you look on the fuel gauge inside the car you see a little arrow which indicates which side of the car the petrol cap is. We have been married over 20 years and he only just tells me now. When stretching the fuel hose around the car, just don’t do that hubby’s work colleague did. He answered a phone call and drove off, therefore tearing the hose from the bowser. Hubby works for local government and back then they had their own on-site fuel pumps.

rory - November 18, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Bahahahaha àaaaaaaa. Honestly you just made my night. I have the move mastered by the way. I never look for the correct side. But I always feel like a naughty kid when im doing it

Bruce Devereaux - November 18, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Clearly I need to dedicate more time to this :)