My eldest son was friends at secondary school with a boy who didn’t have any other friends. He was bullied a bit, so my son invited him into his group of friends, who were a bit sporty. This boy wasn’t sports inclined but joined in, and they came to an agreement that they would alternate sports and other things during lunchtime.   read more →

Every day for many months a duck, I named Libbie, sits near the pool most of the day. Around 3-5pm “Freddie” appears and they usually swim a bit. Sometimes they come to the glass door and peck their beak which is funny because they seem to know me and I say “Hi”. Last week it was lightly raining and when I peered outside I could not believe my eyes! Libbie was swimming in the pool with fluffy baby duckies! I grabbed my phone to videotape this miracle to show my kids later. read more →

I live in rural QLD Australia. We have been in terrible drought for several years. My farm has suffered, my business has suffered. read more →

I read your story about the fellow who lost his 10-year-old cat and my heart went out to him. Animals are amazing and they enrich not only our lives, but our children’s as well. We lost our cat in 2005 and not a day goes by that he is not in my thoughts in some fashion.

My husband and I were married in 1988 and he was stationed in Scotland. Soon after the wedding, we found a little flat and went looking for a little kitten because my husband promised we would get one. I had always had pets growing up so I was excited to start our life together sharing a beloved pet. read more →