Mar 02

How to wash a cat

How to Wash a Cat

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl…

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. At this point the cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this!

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a ‘Power-Wash’ and ‘Rinse’.

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand well back, behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift the lid.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the toilet and the cat will be sparkling clean.


Yours Sincerely,
The Dog

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Jul 09

Carta Extremis sample

Carta Extremis featuring Sean, Mike and Anthony.

A sample track from Friday’s show at double Deuce.


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May 02

The Start of Something Interesting

As the title says, the start of something interesting.

When I set up this site I wanted to gain a bit of experience managing the site and experimenting a bit since I forgot to duck and found myself fixing and managing the website for Wonderful World Media Network (WWMN). WWMN is a group of volunteers that produces a number of environmentally and positively themed community radio shows and podcasts.

Rather than mess around too much with that site I decided to play around with this one and learn from my mistakes here. And there been a quite a few!

Since then I have set up a few more websites (as favours for friends) and due to other committments I have not been really active on this one. But, things change, as they say, and hopefully I will get a bit more active on this one and start sharing some of my sustainability, permaculture and other interests and activities and, of course, the odd bit of sillyness.

Stay tuned 😉 .



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Feb 01

Rebuilding a Garden Bed

I originally posted this in The Good Earth segment of the Wonderful World Media Network site where I have a monthly gardening show that is broadcast live on 3WBC community radio in Melbourne.

These pictures show the construction of a new compact Garden-bed rebuilt after the installation of a 25,000 Litre tank which wiped out the existing garden bed.

  • First, the excess topsoil from the old garden bed is removed
  • Organic material is added including blood and bone
  • The drip irrigation system is installed and
  • Mulch laid over the whole bed after seedlings are planted

The bed is doing extraordinally well although it is a bit congested. If I was doing it again I would mulch first and then part the mulch to plant the seedlings. Much easier.

After six weeks we were harvesting zucchini and the cucumbers are ready as well !!

There is still a bit of work to do around the bed and the tank, so this layout might change in the future. But that’s one of the joys of the garden, the continual evolution and change.

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Nov 13

A Different World

A Different World Indeed!

That’s what everyone says they want. Change! From what we have now, to something else. It can range from the mundane, “I want a new car” or the important, “I want a better life for my children”, right through to the epic, “I want and end to World Hunger”

But how? In order to get this “better world” things have to change. But in order for things to change, old habits must be broken and new behaviour has to emerge. Overcoming ingrained attitudes is not easy because, “this is what we have always done – it’s the way of things”. The key is finding out the reasons behind this attitude and either changing them or showing that they no longer apply.

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