Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Falls prevention and pets

I might be on "pre-disengagement" leave (see side bar) but I'm still a Physio and still engaged with aged care concepts as they apply to my previous patients and also (perhaps) increasingly to myself .  So I was interested , as the slave of 2 cats  to read an article on the Perils of Pet Ownership in the Age today.

My two owners are Flea... please note a) the WTF look and  b) the cushion, an Xmas present to me but  immediately commandeered by him

and Pippi

The on line version of the article omits the bit I wanted to refer to so I sourced it here  and the case I especially relate to in view of my many, many rat stories is the poor woman  who ended up with a fractured pelvis running (and falling) out the front door as her cat brought a live snake in through the side door.  Below is what the two cats would like to bring in through our side door, only I've now got into the habit of locking the cat door overnight.

Pippi's offering.. she's been carting Ernie around for a couple of years now

and Flea's....yeetch

...I cleaned the  back doorstep after taking the pix(!)..could have photo-shopped the dirt away..but hey!


  1. Just read the link -definitely lock the door at night! A # NOF is too expensive and you have too many other plans up your sleeve! Lorraine

  2. only problem now is the pathetic "please let me in" miaowing (?sp) outside my bedroom window - ignored of course - not gunna get suckered into that habit.