Our visitors have Gone

See Me and Nellie waiting for some tasty treats to fall from the table.

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Over the last weekend it was Queen’s Birthday weekend, celebrating Elizabeth II’s birthday. It is a public holiday here in New Zealand, hence the arrival of our visitors.  Brother even came home for the long weekend, bringing his dirty washing home for mummy to do.

The weather was fine and lots of good food was cooked and eaten.  Mummy made two date loaves and two Feijoa chocolate cakes, however, she forgot to take photos of them to prove their existence, before they were eaten by our hungry guests.  On Saturday night, daddy cooked a slow roast pork,  it was in the oven for 7 hours. Imagine all that tantalising smell waffting through the house all day.

Any tasty treats in the offering?

Did they share anything with the three bestest maremmas in all the land?  Yes, of course, but not as much as We think we deserve.

Mummy and aunty had to go to Palmerston North to visit their uncle who is in hospital.  Travelling back, our Holden SUV started to play up and begun to lose power.  Mummy managed to get it to our local garage and daddy picked them up from there.  It would transpire that our Captiva got knocked out by a rat climbing into the engine air intake and chewing on the air filter. Resulting bits caused wild sensor readings which made the engine do all sorts of weird stuff. Rat chewed its way through the air filter cover to get out as well.  Mummy says Lord knows how much the repair bill will be, but thankfully any repairs will be covered by insurance.


A picture of our car

Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

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7 Responses to Our visitors have Gone

  1. Kismet says:

    Around here, you can’t leave a vehicle outside and not be running for a week without rats chewing the electric cords and even the wiring harness.

  2. chesterspaniel says:

    Yipes! We never heard of rats chewing up stuff in car engines! They must be some crazy rodents! We’re glad the Evil Squirrel Cartel doesn’t do that.

    Sounds like you had some great yum yums at your house.

  3. Amy says:

    That’s nice to have a long weekend holiday. That slow cooked pork sounds delicious. I hope your Mom’s uncle is or will be ok. I never thought about a rat getting into the workings of a car. Don’t think that is very common around here, thank goodness.

  4. Your poor car! Attacked by a rat! That’s never good news. Rats are just so …..ratty! Ugh.

    Love and licks,

  5. Lee and Phod says:

    Glad you had a fun family weekend.

  6. Yet another reason to not like rats! Good luck with the mechanic.

  7. corkscot says:

    We have problems in Florida with exotics(snakes, salamanders) getting into engines.Glad that they made it safely.

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