Quite often we will head out for a walk down the road in the late afternoons, especially if the kids appear to have acquired excess energy from somewhere and it needs to be worn off before tea time.
The are a few "not - normal" pets in our little part of the world. Just down the road, meet Buffy:
Pig Pig is quite quiet, and loves a good pat and play on the lawn. He also likes dog food and stealing the kids biccies if they are silly enough to sit on the lawn and eat them when he is let out. Has more gumption than a dog, he will just walk up and steal them off the kids!
Not a lot of bitumen thrown around our town! There was celebration a few years ago when they bitumen-ed off the highway (runs through town) past the pub to the police station.
But that's the charm of living west of the great divide, dirt streets for the kids and animals to run down barefooted, to splash in the puddles (oh my lord, the puddles - nay RIVER- of water down that back street in the wet season).
Remind me to tell you about our afternoon walks on the other side of town past the rubbish dump!
(which is not as bad as it sounds, the rubbish dump walk can often be quite fun, and given that the dump is currently a VERY deep straight sided hole in the ground, it gives the kids a thrill to peer into, and mother with hand firmly attached to boys shirt collar while said peering is happening!)
Ah, good times.