Yikes! sorry guys this heat has us all melting..we have been so hot that Mum has packed the computer ready to leave and so blogging just is not happening!
The last few days have been awful..Mum has been sick and we have all been hiding..us kitties go UTB almost as if we know that we are to be whisked away in the PTU at any moment!
The heat has been odd for this time of year..not this hot so early and a few fires have really caused peeps and pets and livestocks some awful grief..we have had temps of 45c which is about 113f with low humidity and strong winds..a recipe for ugly ..big time!
Now we want to say thankyou for the lovely ecards..and snail mails..we will do a big presentation soon for now we have to keep things to a minimum as Mum and Dad keep an eye on the weather.
Today has been much cooler..and so they have been able to do some things..lot’s to catch up on!
On Saturday (which was hellish hot ) Mum and Dad had the family Christmas dinner with Rhiannon and her boyfriend as hosts..it was a nasty day..Mum had made a lovely Prawn and basil pesto pasta salad and a Vanilla and raspberry white chocolate cheesecake with grilled fresh peaches to take for lunch..Mum also froze two big blocks of chicken stock into giant icecubes…so when they left home in the morning the blinds were drawn,us kitties were inside with loads of ice in our water cups and the pups had their new cool mats in the laundry with a giant bowl of water with ice and a big bowl with the frozen icecube..outside they had lots of water bowls in the shade and their big iceblock of stock as well..and they have shelter and the pool so could come and go in and out as they please.
This did not stop Mum worrying about us..as Mum and Dad headed out they approached the Calder Park Mac D’s and could already see smoke..it was hot and windy and Mum was not happy..it was a fire in a town called Epping…Mum and Dad can get alerts on their phones about such things..it was fast moving and 5 hectares at the time and not moving towards our home.
A sight nobody wants to see when the temps are rising and the wind blowing!
As they approached Rhiannons the smoke was getting closer..
Mum and Dad got to Rhiannons and she had made a lovely table for Christmas lunch…and the aircon was much enjoyed by poor Mum and Dad ..must get them onto installing one for us!!
A big lunch loads of fun lot’s of laughs and all the time Mum and Dad’s alerts going off..sheesh..they decided to leave at around 3.30pm knowing they had a longish trip back and that the day was expecting to get worse…really??? worse…yikes…
Now i know Mum and Dad got home safe..and we were safe..the house was icky but we were all sleeping and cool..there was a storm as they headed home and the temp dropped from 40c to 27c in less than three minutes! then passed and got hot again..crazy ..Christmas here is not at all a winter wonderland..it’s an illogical heat..
The worst thing was..and you are not going to believe this but they came back not smelling like prawns..or cheesecake..or delicious coleslaws and breads and other goodies..no they came back smelling like traitors!
You see while we were suffering here in the heat and the ick they were meeting the new Sherriff in town..yep the new Sherriff..he is our NEPHEW! WHAT THE CAT!
Yes Rhiannon and her partner Michael have adopted a rescue kitty..his Mum was killed on the road (ugh) and he was being fostered by a friend and now has been adopted by them and is our Nephew!
He is a tortie boy! wow…ok so we may be impressed..but still he was ALL OVER my Mum because i smelled him..and he was all over our DAD too! ..i tell you..so that is our latest news from Down Under where the heat is turned up!
Here are some pics of the kitty..yes squee away…we expect it…*sigh*
His name is Sherriff and already he has the family in love…
Paw pats Dinnermintz xxx
*And again sorry if we come and go but when the computer is packed then we can’t do much…such is summer down under 😦