Meet my boy, Rupert. He is totally obsessed with tennis balls.
The weekend before last (Sunday 3/11/19), his addiction literally sent him over the edge. He blindly chased a ball off a bank landing a couple of metres below onto the road. To be fair, and in his defence, I recall a similar moment of stupidity myself skiing. But that's another story.
Off to Animal A&E (nearby thankfully) where first x-rays were taken. The next day a specialist confirmed surgery would be needed.
Diagnosis - severe carpal injury
Treatment plan - Right pancarpal arthrodesis
Please help if you can towards surgery and follow-up care for Rupert.
Many thanks and see you at the park!
More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
How has the bus driver suspension affected you? Let us know in the comments.
DESPERATELY looking for volunteers to wrap Christmas presents at Highbury Mall! Can you give 3-4 hours of your time this December? WE NEED YOU!
This is the perfect opportunity for you to give a Christmas gift to your community and SPCA 🎁🎄🐾
Please let me know if you can help at all!
Thank you 💖
Hazy skies caused by the tragic Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)