SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Regular followers may remember that recently we were fortunate to receive a kind donation from Kate Goodchild’s family, Kate’s life was tragically cut short in the Dreamworld tragedy. Instead of flowers the family asked that people donate money to QSAR. With the donation we rescued a beautiful dog from a pound in Canberra, which is where Kate and her family are based. We have named this dog Kate (pictured), when Kate first came into foster care she was so frightened and anxious she spent the first few weeks under the front stairs of her foster home, she wouldn’t eat, she was shaking from fear and completely overwhelmed, such was her abuse from her past. Kate’s foster carer Pip has worked so hard and made so much progress, you can see she is now quite comfortable coming into the house.
Moving forward QSAR on the anniversary of the Dreamworld tragedy, for the life of the rescue, will save a dog in honour of Kate Goodchild, this will be known as Kate’s Legacy. The family that adopts a Kate’s Legacy dog will be given a special adoption plaque in honour of Kate Goodchild.
After already giving to QSAR, Kate’s family wanted to do more, they knew that Kate would want to help further, Kate loved Staffies, had two of her own and was an avid follower of our page. Kate’s mum, Kim called us last week to share the exciting news of a significant donation coming our way. On Monday we were the recipient’s a generous donation made by Dreamworld on behalf of Kate Goodchild!
The honour is all ours and through this donation, Kate and her family have made Christmas a whole lot easier for QSAR and the staffies that are in need of rescue. At this time of the year, think of those who lost their lives in this tragedy and the families left behind, pray and send them the strength to be able to deal with their loss. Hug your loved ones, and tell them how much they mean to you! Smother your staffies with love! Thank you Kim, Kate, the Goodchild and Dorsett families. We are proud to keep Kate’s memory alive through Kate’s Legacy.
It is with great anguish & sadness that we announce Peter Wattie; the first veteran suicide for the new year. Condolences and love to his family.
#ModernSoldier is committed to the health and welfare of our service families both military and emergency services. We have already released a PTS(D) Education Series available on the page, established closed support groups and education resources for service children.
Please connect with us, and become part of the community focused on real-world solutions and support. #stopveteransuicide #mentalhealthawareness #comittedtochange #2017Yearofreform
Craig Gup Guthrie sent another photo with a soft drink theme; "Who remembers "Leed" Lemonade, 'lemonade lovers love Leed'. 1968-1984." Leed was around from the late 60s I believe and was made and distributed by Coca-Cola Amatil in only New Zealand, Australia, London, United Kingdom and Fiji. it was discontinued in 1984 and replaced by the more widely known Sprite brand.
Sick of standing in tiny change rooms, sweating your tits off, trying to find bathers that don't make you want to go home and eat sad bacon for eternity? Sick of those fecking downlights, fat mirrors and teenage helpers?! Me too! I'm going to open my own togs shop my sisters... The Swimwear EMporium!
Senator Leyenholm was the only Australian politician to support Wicked Campervans slogans. Now he's back explaining how easy it is to be a childcare worker. This great letter is just one of hundreds answering him.
The Pedal Boats are finally here all the way from Italy - the only craft with water slides on in Australia. See us on the foreshore in front of the Goose for hire. Come down today and try one out - $35 per hour. Can take up to 4 people. Adults must travel with children 12 and under.
"This is the really sickening aspect of this business; the egregious hypocrisy. Here is a government that launched a ham-fisted assault on thousands of innocent people, a government that unleashed debt collectors and standover merchants on the sick, the mentally ill, the poor and disadvantaged, wrongly in many cases, and with reckless indifference to the consequences."
SAD UPDATE - CLIFF DIVING TRAGEDY The 31 year old man has died from his injuries. He was found floating unconscious in the water after diving off Blackwall Reach in Bicton and was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital, but couldn't be saved.
I confessed my love for this boy yesterday. But today, I'm happy to put him out with the recycling. I know it was hot in Melbourne over night. I was the one spread-legged in front of the fan on high. But Bobby Mac Cachia: was 6 times really appropriate to get up? Your 39-week-pregnant mother doesn't think so. She also didn't appreciate you waking at 5.30am for the day, insisting we argue that the sun was up (FYI: it definitely wasn't) meaning it was "bwekfast timeeeeeeee". Now I have to drag you to the hospital one out for a check up. Please behave or I'll leave you in the lost property.
Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula... what an epic trek and we are pleased to share a great collection of photos from yesterday :)
This one has got it all and what a day to do it... a 12km gravel road to reach Fortescue Bay and the start of this amazing 8km track which is also the end of the Three Capes Track, echidnas, wallabies, stunning views of the totem pole (straight down) and the hippolyte rocks (just offshore), coastal tracks plus plenty of lookouts along the way.
The photos, and there are 41 are in the exact order along the 8km walk. It is listed as 4 hours return and it's every bit of that! The walk can be split into three sections... Fortescue Bay to the Junction (a seated area), the Junction to Cape Hauy and back, then the Junction all the way home again to Fortescue Bay. #Tasmania #TasmaniaGram #InstaTasmania
CLICK below for more detailed info on the track http://tastrails.com/cape-hauy/
Thanks to Greg Faull for the photos. You can follow Greg on instagram: www.instagram.com/gregfaull