The recent bushfires came nowhere near Goulburn, where The Mothership resides. But she was determined to be prepared for the worst. So what did she do? Fill her gutters with water? Hose down the roof? Pack up all her ornamental chickens? No. She got some animal tranquilisers. So she could knock the dog out in the event of an evacuation. "Well do you have a better way of getting Bert into the car?" she protested, "He wouldn't bloody stay still long enough."