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Drips


The Galactic Rreign
Owner: Chook

Age: 11 years, 1 month, 3 weeks

Born: April 7th, 2009

Adopted: 11 years, 1 month, 3 weeks ago (Legacy)

Adopted: April 7th, 2009 (Legacy)

Statistics


  • Level: 7,223
     
  • Strength: 8,243
     
  • Defense: 7,213
     
  • Speed: 4,752
     
  • Health: 14,792
     
  • HP: 14,792/14,792
     
  • Intelligence: 2,650
     
  • Books Read: 1520
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Director of SAI


Drips the Rreign was born when Australia was going through the worst recorded drought in history.

This drought began in 2001 and lasted nearly 10 years.

Australia is the driest inhabited continent and has one of the most variable rainfall climates in the world.

The garden that my mother had worked so hard for 25 years to create was a bowl of dust, with all plants dead, even the weeds could not survive.

People who had plentiful water before in rural communities were required to buy water, not only for drinking but for all household necessities.

People in cities were put on water restrictions regarding watering lawns, using sprinkler systems, washing vehicles, hosing pavement, refilling swimming pools, etc.

But these were minor inconveniences.

As we in Australia rely on agriculture as the mainstay of our economy this drought caused havoc - economic, environmental, and social.

Then the drought ended in 2010/11.

Not in winter when you would expect rainfall to occur, but in summer.

In January 14, 2011, almost every corner of Australia was being crippled by flood.

The floods began in the north (Queenland) and worked their way downwards which forced the evacuation of residents across every state, as rivers and dams burst their banks.

The country went from this

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to this - in a matter of days and sometimes hours.

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In these floods lives were lost, stock losses were astronomical, and damage to homes, businesses, roads, etc ran into hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lost production added considerably to the costs, as did the intangible costs, such as effects on health etc.

But despite the bad times we have great times as well, and I would never live anywhere else.

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This poem perfectly describes this wonderful, beautiful and harsh country called Australia, that we who live here love.

My Country a poem by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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Pet Treasure


Gloopaloo

Bog Bean Tangle

Caggly

Going Vegan

Cave Betta

Blind Flesher

Zombie Chompers

Going Vegan

Plesish

Caggly

Bog Bean Tangle

Green Axolzombl

Abwubble

Diving Vole Plushie

Blind Flesher

Bog Bean Tangle

Lurking Weed Shark

Diving Vole Plushie

Plesish

Clinging Moss Fish

Diving Vole Plushie

Special Skin Care

Going Vegan

Special Skin Care

Glowfly Fish

Plesish

Splittifish

Splittifish

Cave Gulp

Going Vegan

Going Vegan

Going Vegan

Cave Jelly

Inelegant Zombish

Inelegant Zombish

Diving Vole Plushie

Infested Apple

Infested Apple

Tangle of Eyes

Pink Axolzombl

Special Skin Care

Cave Jelly

Lurking Weed Shark

Abwubble

Clinging Moss Fish

Zombie Chompers

Zombie Chompers

Zombie Chompers

Gloweek

Caggly

Boot with Foot Inside

Black Axolzombl

Blossom Fish

Mittle

Gloweek

Tangle of Eyes

Zombie Chompers

Inelegant Zombish

Lost Man

Boot with Foot Inside

Boot with Foot Inside

Black Axolzombl

Caggly

Zombie Chompers

Gloweek

Blind Flesher

Glowfly Fish

Black Axolzombl

Cave Jelly

Lost Man

Cave Gulp

Cave Betta

Cave Betta

Blind Flesher

Bog Bean Tangle

Splittifish

Black Axolzombl

Gloopaloo

Boot with Foot Inside

Lost Man

Diving Vole Plushie

Tangle of Eyes

Glowfly Fish

Tangle of Eyes

Plesish

Special Skin Care

Plesish

Splittifish

Clinging Moss Fish

Gloopaloo

Cave Betta

Going Vegan

Green Axolzombl

Bog Bean Tangle

Special Skin Care

Abwubble

Gloopaloo

Bog Bean Tangle

Cave Betta

Blossom Fish

Blind Flesher

Abwubble

Boot with Foot Inside

Black Axolzombl

Cave Betta

Ruined Travel Guide

Mittle

Going Vegan

Abwubble

Zombie Chompers

Clinging Moss Fish

Infested Apple

Cave Gulp

Lurking Weed Shark

Splittifish

Tangle of Eyes

Green Axolzombl

Black Axolzombl

Infested Apple

Mittle

Diving Vole Plushie

Cave Jelly

Black Axolzombl

Abwubble

Gloweek

Zombie Chompers

Tangle of Eyes

Zombie Chompers

Mittle

Caggly

Clinging Moss Fish

Abwubble

Bone Boomerang

Wobbleboard

Didgeridoo

Desert Sand

Crypt Dust

Stinky Dust

Dust

Dark Dust

Sun Fruit

None-Sun

Sunrise

Cheery Sun Sticker

Sun-Sun

Beaming Sun Puffy Sticker

Sun Gem

Gold Sun Relic

Shy Sun Sticker

Sunny Weather Sticker

Pink Stylish Wellies

Plum Stylish Wellies

Green Stylish Wellies

Blue Stylish Wellies

Brown Stylish Wellies

Yellow Stylish Wellies

Pink Stylish Raincoat

Plum Stylish Raincoat

Blue Stylish Raincoat

Green Stylish Raincoat

Brown Stylish Raincoat

Pink Water Shoes

Blue Water Shoes

Orange Water Shoes

Knee Length Striped Wellies

Frog Wellies

Red Wellington Boots

Dawn Harvester Raincloak

Field Harvester Raincloak

Sun Harvester Raincloak

Lilac Harvester Raincloak

Harvester Raincloak

Twilight Harvester Raincloak

Cream Harvester Raincloak

Arid Harvester Raincloak

Dusk Harvester Raincloak

Marsh Harvester Raincloak

Dusk Swampie Inner Tube

Dawn Swampie Inner Tube

Swampie Inner Tube

Sun Swampie Inner Tube

Lilac Swampie Inner Tube

Cream Swampie Inner Tube

Bloodred Swampie Inner Tube

Blue Flippers

Yellow Flippers

Purple Flippers

Swirly Red Umbrella

Swirly Yellow Umbrella

Swirly Brown Umbrella

Swirly Grayscale Umbrella

Turquoise Float

Water Dreamcatcher

Water Charm

Water Mage Amulet

Water Arrowhead

Phaloroceas Rain Charm

Water Amulet

Shinwas Weather Orb

Water Zhoom

Dark Water Potion

Sad Rainy Sticker

Hail Weather Sticker

The Rreign

Magma Arrowhead

Dark Light Potion

Shinwas Level Potion

Ring of Fire Ward

Shinwas Magical Potion

Shinwas Shampoo

Shinwas Amulet of Flight

Shinwas Bow

Shinwas Health Potion

Shinwas Blessed Water

Daemon

The Legend of Shinwa

Dark Mage Amulet

10 Point Wizard Token

15 Point Wizard Token

20 Point Wizard Token

50 Point Wizard Token

100 Point Wizard Token

1000 Point Wizard Token

Pie Scratchcard

Calvin Blackmoon Scratchcard

Saggitarius Scratchcard

Malerias Gift Scratchcard

Shinwa Scratchcard

Kumos Moon Scratchcard

Pet Friends


Incinerator

Captain Cuddles