Black and White Pets

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Despite the strangeness

of the breed, the love you gain

will sustain; hearts joy.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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5 Responses to Black and White Pets

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m glad you had more than cats and dogs…Love the pigs!!!


  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    Looking at your pigs I’m beginning to think that having one would be fun. The one with your dog in the water is real good; I like that one.


    • Pigs are just delightful. The pet variety is usually a miniature pig and as many people have them as house pets this is a much more reasonable size to have in amongst the furniture. Contrary to belief pigs are incredibly clean animal although they do love to roll around in mud. Plus they are intelligent. I’m told that there is a restaurant in Sydney that has a pig as a meet and greet animal.


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