Hello friends and family
On Monday I went to Oamaru to have some maintenance done – a skin cancer removed from my foot. It was so much easier than going to Dunedin and I am committed enough to happy healing that I took it very easy this week. I have 9 external stitches and many inside the wound to draw it together.
On Tuesday I sat with my foot elevated above my heart and did very little, treating myself on a regular basis to yummy fruit. Jan visited on Wednesday and it was great to hear about her travels and house plans. I added inside jobs and on Thursday, added yard jobs – watering plants included as we have had only 1 mm of rain in the last 2 weeks.
So, I followed my own advice (very hard) and stayed off my feet for as much as possible and then on Thursday afternoon I opened the gate of the soft release pen and decided to check the beach. Sure enough, there was a juvenile penguin on the sand – at first I thought it was Bert, having left the soft release pen immediately but no, it was another one! And then I noticed it was standing by a 3rd Juvenile that could barely stand up. I brought this one into care -2.8 Kg and a sore throat. Lucky penguin!
So, Friday was my day to resume monitoring rounds and I set off with great excitement, wearing tramping boots as directed by the doctor, and there was not a single penguin to be seen. Usually one or two stay home but they had all gone out so the reserves were very quiet with only rabbits and seals at home.
I rescued a penguin from a dog at Kaik 1 on Saturday and so now there are 2 in care. Thank you Richard for completing our accounts.
Have a great week!