Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Safe and Well

I'm here to tell you all that me, my peeps and their family are all safe and well at this point.

Today was just as scary as the peeps on the TV said it was going to be. They say there's still between 100 and 150 fires burning in New South Wales, 30 of those uncontrolled (some of these close to towns).

It was really hot and very windy today and by this afternoon our area was upgraded from a warning level of extreme to catastrophic.

We live in area 16
During the day there were around 5 or 6 out of control fires burning around Wagga Wagga. The worst near the a village called Tarcutta where they only had 20 minutes to evacuate before they were cut off and told it was no longer safe to leave their homes. (This fire is still burning, but it is a little less scary).

Some of my peeps friends were evacuated from their farm at another village called Culcairn because of another fire. (This fire is not an emergency any more)

My peep's Dad was sent an emergency warning text message at 3 this afternoon because of a fire even closer at Wocolena. (This fire is not an emergency any more)

These three fires were some of worst in the state. It was really scary and very smokey all day. My peep was so worried that we might need to evacuate at one point. But thankfully everything turned out okay for us.

Nanny-Penny is okay, there is a fire not far from where she lives, but it is burning away from her, so she is safe.

Even after all this scariness, the wonderful "Firies" (what Aussies call fire fighters) have done and absolutely PAWSOME job!
It's 9pm and so far, even though hundreds of hectares of farming land has been destroyed only ONE house has been lost (at this point) in New South Wales. Sadly, many farm animals and native animals have been lost.

My peep and I can't say how much admiration we have for the firies, many of them volunteers. They are the best peeps there is I reckon.

Any way, I might leave it here for now. I wish everypawdy still facing hardship and danger the best.

PEES: My peep might be very busy for the next few days, so I might be a little absent for a while. Please don't worry.


  1. Glad to hear you are all safe. It's one disaster after another at the moment.Praying for everyone :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Stay safe little guy. The good thing is that they have the warning system in place.

  3. Dougall Floyd and Peeps. We are glad you are safe and so sorry to hear how bad it is. We think of those who have suffered and the animals. We wish we could send you all our blooming rain. It seems so unfair. We have so much and you have none. Our paws are crossed for you. Do give us a pup-date if you can even it is one line. We will be worrying about you. Saying a prayer that the winds die down and don't fan the flames anymore. Take care & stay safe.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. OH MY.... We are so glad that Nanny-Penny is OK and your grandpa too. and YOU .. OF COURSE. We are praying that the Firies will be able to keep things under control and that this horrible situation comes to an end.

  5. OMD. You better only go outside for short periods of time. You don't wanna inhale all that smoke.
    Y'all be safe.

  6. So scary! Stay safe, my friend!

  7. You guys do what you need to do, don't worry about blogging, just enough to know you are safe, OK

    Your Very Worried Pals
    Susie & Bites

  8. We should send you some of our "firies" because they don't have much to do right now. We've seen the orange glow at night and breathed the smoke also. Scary stuff.

  9. Thanks for the update. We keep praying for rain and relief for you all!


  10. We are glad that you are safe and sound but feel bad for the others that werent. Take care and keep safe.

    Jazzi and Addi

  11. Oh I is so relieved dat ya'll is okays and Nanny-Penny and your dad's dad. Dat is great news. I hope everybuddy continues to stay safe.


  12. stay safe, friends!

    edgar & his mum

  13. OMD guys! Oh, it is great news you and all of your family and friends are safe!! That is PAWSOME news! They had the Aussie fires HERE on the news too! They look scary indeed.
    Keep safe, and thanks for the update ~ Ma was all kinds of worried!
    pees: you guys could always hang out in my tunnel!

  14. Glad some of the fire is getting a little bit more under control. I admire those "firies" too - they have a very hot, very tough job!

    Stay safe and we will do our best not to worry!

  15. Oh man...I'm super happy that those nasty fires haven't affected you and your home! Phew! Glad that your Nanna is still safe too! Yeah for the pawesome firefighters!!! We have loads of fires in California (not nearly as bad as yours though), so we love love love firemen and women and dalmatians!! :-D Keep safe my friends!

  16. OK, we won't worry for a few days but check in if you can! We had a fire on the mountain by our house last summer and the firemen did a wonderful job!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. So glad you and your family are okay, the firemen sound exceptionally amazing. Please stay very very safe Dougall, Floyd and family<3
    Loads of love Milo :)

  18. Thank you for the update, Dougall! We're so happy that you're safe!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Dougall, thank you for the update. We have been sadly absent the past few weeks (all Her fault, not mine) but we have been very worried about what is going on over there. It has been roasting hot where we live but thankfully, there have been no fires but we have been very very worried for all the four legged and two legged ones 'over East'. We feel so much for all those poor two legged ones who have lost so much and the four legged ones who have been lost. And the firies are true heroes. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and hope to goodness that this all ends very soon.



  20. Oh no, we are sending rain clouds
    Benny & Lily

  21. Thank you for the update Dougall - we do so worry when we know our furiends may be in danger.

    Lots of licks & love,
    Wally & Sammy

  22. Howdy Dougall and Floyd, thanks for the update mate. You have been in our thoughts for sure! Stay safe! No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

  23. Thanks so much for keeping us updated, Dougall. Please stay safe. You're all in our thoughts over there. xx

    Big WOOFS from Solo :-)

  24. Saty safe, our thoughts are with you and everyone affected!

  25. Please stay safe - you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

  26. Stay safe Dougall and nice to let us know you may be away so nobody worries too much. We hope your friends and family are all safe.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  27. Good to hear you are safe, it sure is scary!

  28. Be safe Dougall and Floyd ~ listen to your peeps ~ I got my paws crossed for all of you.
    Sweet William The Scot