Whew! It’s so true when they say that “it never rains but it pours”! Just a few weeks after my human, Paul’s mummy went back to the faraway place called England, we had another special visitor from overseas: my other human, Hsin-Yi’s Baby Sister (HBS)!
Hsin-Yi is the oldest in her family and HBS is the youngest – there’s a 11 yr gap between them. The last time my humans saw her was in France, more than two years ago, when Hsin-Yi’s brother – who lives in Paris – got married and had a lovely wedding in Provence.
HBS usually lives in the faraway place called Dubai – she couldn’t get a lot of time off work so she could only stop in Perth for a few days, before going on to Sydney for a friend’s wedding – but we packed a lot into a short time! 😉
My humans are so used to taking visitors to see the “Perth highlights” now – they said they feel like they’re operating a mini tourist agency – hee! hee!
This time, because it was late afternoon on a cool day, I got to go along to show HBS the view of Perth from Kings Park!
Because she always lives so far away from her BFF’s and her sisters (and keeps moving all the time so she keeps losing her friends!), Hsin-Yi always misses having someone to go out and do girlie things with. She’s always so envious of all those people who stay in one place and have lovely sisters or BFF’s (sometimes from school days!) to do fun things with all the time.
So it was so wonderful for her to have the chance to go on a girlie shopping trip with HBS!
Of course, I know you all like to see pictures of the YUMMIES! 😛
HBS has a real sweet tooth so my humans took her to the But we really are trying to catch up - it just might take us a while, so please forgive us! Oh, and in case you're wondering why I had all those weird shaved patches on my body - don't worry - they're were just done for my heart check-up recently, to make it easier for the ECG machine to listen to my heart! 😉 I'll tell you more about that soon! " target="_blank">San Churro chocolaterie – they do the most amazing desserts there, especially the chocolate fondues with fresh strawberries and churros – fried Spanish doughnut sticks!
Good thing they’ve got me to take HBS on a walk to work off all those calories – hee! Hee! Besides, no trip to Perth would be complete without seeing the Swan River up close…
… and no visit to Perth would be complete either without hitting one of the beaches and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean!
But the highlight of the visit for HBS was a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park! You see, HBS always had a dream to see a wombat in real life…
…and guess what? She not only got to see one – she even got to pat one! 😀
Isn’t it adorable??
Wombats weren’t the only adorable things that HBS met… she also got to meet a young koala named Frederick!
Of course, HBS also had to meet the most famous beastie of Australia – the kangaroo!
Ooh, they were very cheeky, the kangaroos, though – and real pigs! There was a big bin full of kangaroo yummies which you could help yourself from – well, Hsin-Yi had barely grabbed a handful when she was MOBBED!
I think somebody needs to teach those ‘roos some manners! 😉
They were actually very gentle – even though they were grabbing with their paws – but Hsin-Yi said their claws didn’t hurt and they had very “soft mouths” 😉 (She also said they seemed to be a bit – ahem – stupid. If she stepped around them, they would look totally befuddled and wouldn’t know how to turn around to find her! Still, they probably get so many Tourist Humans coming through and feeding them every day – they’re probably all really fat & lazy!)
It was still a really cool experience!
Well, even though HBS was only here a few days, I think she had a great time! She was very sorry to leave – and she really fell in love with Muesli (she loves kitties) so she was really going to miss her (yes, she even welcomed Muesli sleeping on her bed at night!! 😯 )
HBS said she’s going to start saving up money paper again so she can hopefully come back again to visit soon. 😛 This was her first time to visit Australia and there was still so much she didn’t get to see so she definitely has to come back to see more of the country!
Well, life is slowly settling back to our old, normal routines and we’re trying to catch up with everything. I’m so sorry – I know we’ve fallen really behind with visiting your blogs again – Hsin-Yi has just been so busy with the release of Big Honey Dog Mysteries: Message in a Bauble (Christmas Special Edition) and then all our visitors and some other “stuff”… she hasn’t had time to help me visit any blog friends at all. But we really are trying to catch up – it just might take us a while, so please forgive us!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering why I had all those weird shaved patches on my body – don’t worry – they were just done for my heart check-up recently, to make it easier for the ECG machine to listen to my heart! 😉 I’ll tell you more about that soon!
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