Thursday, 10 January 2013

Brief Respite

Well, the weather has provided us with a (very) brief break from the heat and fire. The thermometer only got to 27 Celsius (80 F) yesterday and 33 (91 F) today. We made the best of the conditions.

We FINALLY got to go for a walk! Because of the heat and general ickiness we hadn't been allowed to go on walkies. Floyd had MAJOR cabin fever (he'd been running up and down the hall way like a lune!) We both had a great time, and got and extra long walk.

Look who we saw, Mr Kookaburra! My peep's mum says that seeing a Kooka is a sign of rain. But sadly, we don't think this guy brought any rain with him...

Nanny took the chance to water her pot plants which meant that Uncle Fergus (who was visiting her) got to partake in his favourite activity...

Drinking the water that runs out the bottom of the pots... Slurp!!

Sadly, this cool change is not going to last. And the weather mad said it is going to be hot and windy again tomorrow.

There are still over 100 fires burning in New South Wales, and many of those are still burning out of control. We hope things don't get at bad as the other day.

Floyd, my peeps and I would like to send our thoughts and best wishes to all those in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales who have been affected by fire. Who have lost their homes or been injured. We are also very sad about the 10,000 farm animals that have been killed by the fires here in NSW... : (


  1. Hey Buddy! How are you! We missed you these days.

    Well, if you want rain... you might want to practice on that dougall dog dance you posted last year.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  2. Fergus has it right. The pot soil filters out the bad impurities and imparts vital minerals. I still think you should ask for our "firies"-they don't do much in the winter and we get some good fires in the summer.

  3. Kookaburra sits in the old oak tree...
    We are thinking of you guys and sending good thoughts your way. Glad you guys got a walkie. Hang in there and I think Kyla's right, our firies could help - they fight lots of wildfires out here.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  4. We can only imagine how hot & bothered you two must be. We've had a couple of scorchers here too the past couple of days but no fires and peaking at around 36 - 38C

    Bark at you soon
    Wally & Sammy

  5. Our thoughts are with you all too. We really hope all will be well and the fires will be put out. We echo your thoughts for all those who have suffered two legged, four legged , wings and no legs. Stay safe friends. Have a terrific Thursday if you can.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. It is so nice to get out for a the weather it is just plain crazy...we saw on the news last night that they had snow in Jorden in Israel !

  7. Hi guys, glad you doing OK. Looks like uncle Furgus has the right idea, drink lots of water, hey spesking of water, weres your pool.


    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  8. We'll do a rain dance for you and hopefully that could put out those dangerous fires. All we can do is try, right!

    Lily Belle

  9. Your HEAT and Fires have been talked about on our national news. It is so SAD and so SCARY.
    WE hope and pray that the Kooka reallly does bring some much needed RAIN.
    Thank you for keeping us posted on what is going on.
    We are glad that you got some respite.
    Stay SAFE dear furends.

  10. I hope it cools down for you....

  11. sad about those farm animals. Still praying for rain.


  12. I'm so glads you guys are safe, and gots out of the house for a good romp! I'm with Lilly, I'll do my bestest rain dance for you guys and send you some of the wet stuffs...

  13. Nanny is so cute. We saw all those fires on the news. Our paws are crossed for those peoples
    Benny & Lily

  14. I'm glad you guys got out and about for walkies, glad the weather is slightly cooler!
    Love Milo :)

  15. HI Dougall & Floyd
    Where glad to hear that the weather has cooled down for you and that you been able to get out on some walks we hope you get some more cool days soon
    From Milo & Jet

  16. We are glad you got a break from the hot weather. Our post was about the weather too! Now if only you can get a lot of rain to put out those fires!!!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Our weather has been a bit cooler too, and we are also enjoying more time outside! But we are hoping for snow!

  18. We are crossing our paws that you get some rain and LOTS of it!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Thanks for the update again, Dougall. All of us over here are watching the news very carefully. Our thoughts are with you, and everyone over there.

    WOOFS from Solo xxx

  20. I will see if I can send some of our rain your way if your willing to send a bit of your heat!

    Stay safe pal

  21. Stay safe, we are pawraying for all the peeps and animals. Hoping you get the rain.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  22. So sad to hear of the farm animals and families affected by the fires. We are glad you were able to get out and we are hoping that little Kooka does end up being a sign of impending rain!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  23. I am very happy that you got a little break from the heat...paws crossed that you will get more soon!


  24. Hey dougall we are thinking of you all. So glad you are safe. We are thinking of all those poor people who have lost so much.



  25. These fires are so terrible. It's hard to comprehend how so much can be lost year after year. Sending good wishes for everyone's safety (and that includes all the wild animals).

  26. It is all so very sad, but we are very glad you are safe and that you had a little break in the weather. I wish we could send you all of our snow to help cool things off. I mean, I love love love the snow but I woudl send it to you if I could.


  27. Dougall
    Thank you for attending my Swearin' In today!
    Hugs madi

  28. praying for rain for you and for everyone affected by the fires xx