Sunday, October 20, 2013


See how foggy it looks?

 It's smoke from the bushfires burning about and hour and a half to the east of us. (Between us and Sydney)  
Bushfire season has come early this year.
Most of the 90 fires have been contained, but not before burning out about 200 properties just in the one bushfire closest to us.
 Unfortunately the weather is supposed to get hot and windy again in the next few days.  The fire fighters are expecting more fires.
We feel so sorry to all those peeps and animals who have lost their homes, and worse, lives.
We're just glad we only have to put up with smoke.
 It didn't keep us from exploring.....
or rolling..
 And wrestling...
 And telling off peep who dare use OUR river!
 Or snack time....
We hope the weather peeps are wrong and maybe we'll have some rain.
Later:  Doesn't look like it.  The tv is sending messages to people in certain areas telling them to leave, and where the refuges are.
Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter than today.


  1. Are these the fires they think the army started ? It's been in the news here !

    1. They think the biggest one was started by the army... *shakes head*

  2. Those fires are terrifying. Stay safe and jump in the lake if you have to
    Benny & Lily

  3. We have been reading about the fires in the newspaper. We said it was early for them to start as it is usually mid Summer. Hope they keep them contained and everyone is okay including all the animals that live there.
    That lake looks just right for a dip!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  4. Heard about the fires on the news.
    Stay safe x

  5. Good to see you girls keeping cool.

    We had smoke yesterday too, but we think it came from Canberra (they were burning off). It's gone today.

    1. Canberra? Maybe it will burn some sense into the politicians. Maybe that's not possible.

  6. Howdy Girls, blxxdy hell these fires are bad. We too have these families in our thoughts. Glad you had fun at the river. Lets hope for rain. We're supposed to have some tonight. Hope it moves your way too! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. Thinking of you. Stay safe. We pray you get rain. Have a serene Sunday and we hope you get some big easy in today.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. We saw it on the news, it just so awful and our hearts go out to all. Stay safe guys and are thinking of you xxxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. How tragic. I didn't know. Glad you all are okay!

  10. It has been on OUR news and we are Worried about YOU and Dougall and Floyd and Stella and Rory and our furend Barb and her TobY. Barb sent us a MAP of where the major fires are located. She also said that she had no electric for 6 hours due to the power company putting something on the WIRES to keep them from touching and sparking during the WIND.
    WE are praying very much hard for RAIN for you and all of NSW.
    We are so glad that you were able to get to the river fur some fun. Love those pictures.

  11. We are sending good thoughts and hoping everyone stays safe. Lee and Phod

  12. Brushfire season is never a fun time

  13. Be safe! Fires are scary things!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Oh dear fire is one of my mom's biggest fears. We are praying your wind and heat is less than expected and rain comes soon.
    Lots of hugs Madi your bfff

  15. The fires are just horrible and so scary! Stay safe, girls!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. I'm so sorry, that's so scary. I hope you get tons of rain!

    Bella, I know I'm late, but would you attend Mollie & Alfie's Haloween Ball with me?

    *fingers crossed*

    Nubbin wiggles & nose kisses,

  17. That's too close! Stay safe guys!
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

  18. You all sure had fun at the river. We will keep our paws crossed that the fires stop soon.

    Millie & Walter

  19. I heard about the fires on the news here this evening. Like you, we hope that those who are affected by the fires are finding safety and comfort--You all stay safe too!!

  20. You guys be careful. I can't imagine what it would be like to live in a fire area. I would be really scared. We will be praying for you to get lots of rain. I thought there was a alligator in that photo where you are climbing on the log...silly me!

  21. The news of the fires have made their way to Canada. We're glad you are ok, but are sending those who are losing their homes our thoughts.

  22. Dougall told us of the dangerous fires that are happening in your part of the world...scary. Good job telling the people to get off your river they should know better.

    Aroo to you,

  23. Wildfires are another way Southern California is very much like your country. I hope the fires stay far from you girls.

  24. Oh noes!!! That is awful gurls!! We had some big ones up this way this year, butts we were lucky enough not to get the smoke our way. Paws crossed for all the peeps and four leggers!! Keep safe gurls!!
    Ruby ♥

  25. Oh no, that is terrible. I've been hearing about it on the news. I hope it stays far far away from you.