Having a heatwave..an illogical heatwave

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!

The Epping fire which was lit on purpose..
The Epping fire which was lit on purpose..

As they approached Rhiannons the smoke was getting closer..

The view from closer in to Melbourne
The view from closer in to Melbourne

 

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!!

Lovely table set up  for Christmas
Lovely table set up for Christmas

 

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 😦

 

Look at him on Dad's shoulder..like he owns him!
Look at him on Dad’s shoulder..like he owns him!

 

He is kinda cute though i guess!
He is kinda cute though i guess!

 

 

 

 

Butter would not melt in Sherriff's mouth
Butter would not melt in Sherriff’s mouth

 

Stalking my Mum!
Stalking my Mum!

 

Negotiating the chairs..not helping at all!
Negotiating the chairs..not helping at all!

 

Playing peek aboo..he will be a indoor kitty ..just as well he is very curious!
Playing peek a boo..he will be a indoor kitty ..just as well he is very curious!

 

Cuddling with Uncle Chris..i bet his two kitties Sasha and Kapper will be unimpressed as well MOL
Cuddling with Uncle Chris..i bet his two kitties Sasha and Kapper will be unimpressed as well MOL

 

Does he look naughty? you betcha!
Does he look naughty? you betcha!

 

Even the Sherriff needs a nap when the Christmas lunch is done..where better than the super house Rhiannon and Michael made for him
Even the Sherriff needs a nap when the Christmas lunch is done..where better than the super house Rhiannon and Michael made for him
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29 thoughts on “Having a heatwave..an illogical heatwave

  1. Hi Sherriff, nice to meet the newest furmily member :o) we all cross our paws and thumbs for the people and pets in the fire area… and for the wildlife… it’s so sad to see that things what grew and were built over years are gone within minutes in that scary fires…

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    1. Sherriff says howdy Easy! i think Mum has a super crush on him..she kept telling him he could come home with grandma! what the! the fires in Epping are out..they got them quick..they arrested a man..ugh..and yes all the damage to life and buildings..the fires in Ballarat are now out and we are glad as Dad was told he may have to go to the staging area for two nights there..now it is under control he can stay home..but nearly 6000 hectares lost..homes shed and countless wildlife and stock..we do not know what started that one..fires are burning in a seaside place called Lorne and also in an area called Albury..so we hope soon they too are out! 😦

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      1. Yes the one in the picture was started in purpose..and the other big one they think was caused by farm slashing..which they say not to do on these days..one level down from Catastrophic people need to think..makes us super cross…

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  2. Well what a shame you have to worry about the fires and horrible heat at CHRISTMAS! Looks like a lovely Christmas meal at Rhiannon’s though and just look at that cutie pie devil kitty Sherriff! He’s adorable…….We’re having crazy weather here too – will be 75 on Christmas Day – snow? What snow? We were hoping for a white Christmas and now we’re having a heat wave instead. I think a lovely Christmas present for you ALL would be getting A/C at home! HAHAHAHAHA Stay cool and know that we love you to bits and hope you have a PAWSOME (and maybe cooler???) Christmas.

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

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    1. Crikey Sammy! weather is a bug bear..the other night got down to 30c or 86F here..nuts! was kinda hoping you had some snow for us MOL….i think Mum and Dad are looking at aircon..we can’t do much more of the sweats here..they were talking about sleeping on their blow up chairs in the pool MOL..isn’t the new kid in town cute! Mum loves him too bits and said he is super smart…of course…he is a kitty! we will have a lovely quiet Christmas day here and the weather had better behave! maybe we can ALL have the weather we want this Christmas…maybe 🙂 Love you to bits and hugs Dinnermintz and Mum xxxx

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      1. Oh I hope you do get A/C……wouldn’t that be grand? Of course with power outages you’d lose it sometimes BUT otherwise you’d be COOL and CALM and COMFY! Put A/C on your Santa Wish List ASAP!!!!!!

        Love, Sam and Mom

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    1. Yay ..i will tell Mum straight away MOL..she was worried that they would arrive in time to the US OF A from here MOL…and thankyou Mum says Sherriff is a real sweetie..although he looks like trouble to me MOL..have a super Christmas and we hope the NEW year is fun and happy and full of treats 🙂 Loves Dinnermintz xxxx

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  3. I’m very sorry but the human is sqeeeeing very loudly here at the new Sheriff in town *sigh* We can’t even imagine the heat!! A/c is expensive, but sounds like it might be necessary! Stay safe and the Staff says thank you for the ear worm MOL Having a heatwave …… !!!! xxxxxxx

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  4. Oh Sherriff is a cutie!! Welcome sweet boy! I feel so bad for you about that ungodly heat! It seems that the majority of the world is having abnormal weather right now, we are too…we are in the 50s which is unheard of at this time of year and NYC is supposed to go into the 70s!! Unreal!!!!!! I pray you get some relief soon. Your meal sounded delightful!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  5. Oh Sherriff, you sure made me smile! I’ll have to awaken my inner kitten pal, you are a cutie! I sure hope some cool stuff finds your place so the melting can stop!!!

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    1. Sweeties it has calmed a bit now! phew..those summers are hard on the pups more..poor old pooches..lunch was great Mum said and yes Sherriff is awesome..as long as Mum does NOT bring him home MOL …paw pats Dinnermintz xxx

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  6. OMC So sorry ’bout yous weather. But Sheriff is a cutey. And yous peeps awe all so talented. Dat’s a pawsum house they made. Weez sendin’ lots of purrayers da weather cools fur ya, yous get a/c and no fires hit ya’. And we hope you have a very blest Christmas.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  7. Crikey ….. that ‘does he look naughty photo’ is priceless!!!! We’ve been thinking of you a LOT!! and WORRYING!! You’ve certainly had your share of hot days and so early in the peace, aye?? Please stay safe. Mum feels this is going to be a terrible year for bushfires and cyclones. I sure hope she is wrong on both counts but she does have a bit of a sixth sense about these things. She is ancient now though so maybe that sixth sense is wearing out like the rest of her, aye??

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    1. I hope so Charlie but Mum has the same feeling..too hot too early..yikes! Cool today at 33c..sheesh..hope you stay cool and safe from cyclones too..Mum says she would rather a cyclone..she must be bonkers..MOL..have a super Chrissy Mate..and prawns for all ! Loves Dinnermintz xxx

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    1. Miss Ellen it sure is! We dreammm of a white Christmas..uh uh no way never 😦 …but we are kind of used to sweating at Christmas dinner MOL…we are sad for Sherriff’s Mum too..lucky his litter was rescued..peeps never learn 😦 but he will never have to worry about that! And thankyou so much for our lovely Christmas Card..we think it’s beautiful and have it hanging proudly..by our chimney..which is not at all used this time of year…MOL xxxc

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  8. Hi Sherriff, nice to meet you ! We cross our paws that the fires can be kept under control, and that temperatures go a little bit down. The Christmas table is wonderful, and we’re glad your mom and dad enjoyed their Christmas lunch. Purrs

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