Enough Bush Tucker for even the most fastidious cat - ME!!!
After the incident with the cat - Its all happening here folks! - I was outside talking with my daughter on the walk around phone and spotted this big weed in the rose garden. Rather than walk around the other side of the fence I decided to stick my arm through the railings to pull It out.
I got stuck! I wiggled and twisted but couldn't get my arm out - lucky I was talking with Alison - I said "Don't hang up or anything - I might be stuck here." Then it occurred to me that had this same thing happened to me minus the phone connection, I might be stuck here for days before anyone visited..."Woman (middle aged - to lessen my importance) found with arm stuck in fence, dead - face eaten off by cats and covered in snake bites..."
I wiggled about some more and realised i was really stuck - down on my hands - no make that hand and knees - talking with Alison - for some reason i started to laugh - I am someone who would laugh like this at my own execution - seeing from outside the situation - once i start laughing like this i am bloody useless.
So I looked about me and thought I might be looking at this view - up the verandah and down the verandah for some time...
After a while in which I panicked - I finally relaxed and then with Alison egging me on had another go - twisted very painfully and FREE at last... still very sore and worse for wear but hey...How easy a normal day can end up being something else...like a night spent on the cement hoping someone would come - knowing they wouldn't and that it would be at least 24 hrs before anyone thought to even enquire...
Silly old chooken... I am sitting pretty now with a glass of De Bertolli's (no not the same as we gave to the Pope..Il papa) cask Columbard Chardonnay - and happy to be doing so ...it could have been so different.