Sure she’s adorable, but before you think about finding your own “Dory”, there’s something you need to know about this surprisingly sensitive fish…
Yes she’s famous for her movie role, but “Dory” aka the Blue Tang fish is also notorious for something else; they’re almost impossible to breed in aquariums. Why is this important? Well, this means that any Blue Tang that you might buy as a pet has most likely been taken from the wild. And while the process is regulated in Australian waters, many parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans use cyanide to capture them; meaning Dory’s new found popularity may have a rather disturbing side.
The fact is “Dory” is currently experiencing the Hollywood effect. It’s the same phenomenon that caused Dalmatian demand to go crazy when the movie “101 Dalmatians” was released, despite their lack of suitability as a pet for many people. This same phenomenon even sadly saw the wild numbers of clown fish plummet after “Finding Nemo” when they became the buzz pet.
So if you’re not comfortable with where Dory might have come from, then maybe just admire her for her acting. And ‘find’ another more suitable pet instead…
If you haven't seen, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made a weird apology after breaking Australian quarantine law. Here's how it must have been made. If you'd like to see the original video, it's here http://tinyurl.com/zd33wdb
Having some R&R with Sam and the kidlets and I nearly ran over our former PM in my motorised scooter! Unscathed and unfazed, she was still happy to get a pic. We should've given her a swear jar! XXConnie
I don't think Bill quite understood what gastro week was before now.
Gastro predominantly hits us on weekdays, so he knew but it was more like, he came home from work, I told him how fucked my day was, he pretended to care and the world went on.
This time it stole our weekend and be it that Bills job was washing, clothes and bedding.... He noticed.
After 2 days of me and Snow spewing last night I Thought we were in the clear.... Until I smelt something coming out of the twins room at 10pm, Rumi had shat everywhere. He was still asleep covered in liquid poo. I got him up, changed everything, bathed him, put him back to bed and the sweet little pea went back to sleep. Roll on 3am and I heard him vomiting in his bed, I scooped him up and brought him into my bed where he continued to vomit on me all night. Too tired to care, in the morning Bill took him off me to give me a sleep in. 20 minutes later I heard Snow screaming her head off and asked what was going on, Bill carried her into my room bum first, poo.... Everywhere.... He already had the bath running, I chucked her in and got in too to get some chunks of spew off me, wrapped a towel around us and put her in bed with me. Rumi got jealous when he saw her and demanded to get in too, I picked him up and had one on each side... Rumi spewed a small spew on his own top, I called out to Bill that I needed a towel, he came in with a towel at that moment Rumi rolled onto my tummy and projectile spewed all over my face and hair and pillow... I breathed that shit in to my soul. I jumped into the shower and heard in the distance Arlo calling out "I don't feel well mum" Bill got me yet another towel with a disheartened look on his face. We don't even own this much linen. I was about to feel sorry for him but then I thought about all those times I have told him how royally fucked being at home with sick kids is only for him to respond with "works no walk in the park Con."
So there you have it Bill.
Welcome to Gastro week mother fucker. Give me a 12 hour shift out of here and day.
School holidays ! Who wants TWO FREE NIGHTS ON YORKE PENINSULA?? Whack your name below to enter! One of my Facebook buddies will win 2 nights staying at Wallaroo North Beach Tourist Park in a BEACH FRONT UNIT!! The beach here is a cracker as its got safe swimming, excellent fishing, kayacking and stand up paddle boarding. You can discover the rich heritage of the Copper Coast, the mines, Museums and scenic drives. Comp closes THIS SUNDAY 18th DEC 10pm so hurry up and enter!
Truck Reportedly lost it's brakes. The truck eventually rolled at the bottom, Two patients were treated on scene. A male with undisclosed injuries and a female with back injuries. The woman, aged in her 60s, has since been taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dear Chuppa Chups. I would have better luck breaking into a car then breaking into one of your lollipops. You are responsible for 14 broken thumb nails and 19 tantrums. The only thing I want to use my teeth to open is a Corona. Capish?
Introducing our beautiful baby boy Ziya Christopher Demmrich. Born 16/10/16 at 7:56pm. 51cm. 8.5 pounds. Thank you so much to Dr Peta Skilbeck Intuition Private Obstetrics & Gynaecology for assisting in the birth we'd hoped for! Kara was nothing short of amazing. I'm still buzzing from helping guide our baby out! It just feels like a dream. So lucky and blessed to have watched this miracle happen before my eyes! Thanks to all those lovely people who have sent us messages leading up to the birth. #kyalandkara x