Bitter feelings

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

TO the mongrel who ripped up and stole the plants from my garden one night last week ” may the plants you stole never thrive so that you learn that stolen fruits are rarely sweet.

I hope you read this and understand my heartbreak ” when I discovered the loss I just wanted to cry.

I have nursed those plants through weeks of 40C days in an attempt to create a bird and butterfly-friendly garden.

Now there is a big hole in it, as you took plants that were just getting to a useful size for wildlife.

It’s not just the cost of the plants, it is the cost of the water to nurture them while they are young, and the time and effort put into them, now all for nothing.

The shire would like everyone to take care of their properties to improve the area, but when my things keep getting stolen it is very disheartening and I cannot afford to keep replacing them.

It’s getting to the point that I just want to give up.

I’m also nervous now that my birdbath and potted plants will also be stolen. It looks like I will have to turn my front area into yet another concrete jungle.

Our Gosnells house has a long driveway and we have had solar lights down the driveway to illuminate the property at night for safety’s sake.

However in the eight months we’ve lived here we’ve had several lots of lights stolen or simply just smashed on the street for the fun of it.

We’ve given up trying to replace them.

What can I do? No one should have to guard their property day and night from thieves. I know we’re not the only people to suffer thefts from our gardens.

It’s time to stand up and say enough.

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