But I'm not complaining too much, although the boot is heavy and hot and not something you want on during an Australian summer (it reached 35 °C here yesterday and today we expect more of the same), because it does have much in its favour over the old fashioned plaster cast. They were much heavier and didn't allow any air circulation. If any of you have experienced 6-8 weeks in a plaster cast you'll remember the smell once the cast came off and much worse the itch that gradually built up until you'd try anything for relief - even the knitting needle that they told you specifically not to use because of the danger of damaging the skin and causing an infection.
It's frustrating, though, and so I went looking for light relief and found this link to cats riding automatic vacuum cleaners.
Then there were these goats having fun.
And, just because it amused me, here are some wild foxes playing on a trampoline.
I hope you enjoy them, too.