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At 5:01pm on February 2, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

the cyclone is far from over. It has been downgraded to a Cat..2. Strong wind and rain will happen through inland Queensland and through to the Northern Territory. Our son and his family live in Alice springs in central Australia. They could even get heaps of rain and wind.. hope not. The worst is over it has hit the coast and will go across the country. Queensland is borded by NSW and NT and South Australia and Victoria could even get heavy rain which is what they do not need. Mission Beach was hardest hit. I think Mission Beach is a tourist spot. I have only been to Cairns. 

I showed my husband the video and photos of your Miss Molly last night. He thought they looked alike. He was not much help with the collar issue as to the name of it.Training is this Sunday so I will find out if we go. It is so hot here if it is still like this it will be too hot for us and Molly. 

At 7:46pm on February 2, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

so you get humid weather also in summer. We have not thought about AC here but this summer it could become a possibility. I am so hot can't be bothered doing anything. We have the Egypt issue on the news here. Our wonderful government finally sent a plane to take some Australians out. They arrived in Germany today. Also we lost a soldier in Afganistan.

Well Molly hunting that is a laugh. During the hot weather she has spent the whole day lazing on the lounge and floor. When she is outside she be would be lucky to walk down the backyard. Doesn't care about birds barks at the odd possum at night. We get bandicots but are protected and the cat takes care of them. In winter does much the same thing but has a bit more energy. We don't get that cold in winter about the coldest night 10 degrees cel. It is colder in the outer suburbs of Sydney.Molly loves to go to the shops wait outside with one of us and get heaps of attention from passers by.

When we went to Alice Springs at Xmas we nearly had to pay excess baggage as we had so much stuff. Too far to drive it takes 3 days plus. Desert, road trains and kangaroos are all things we have to watch for.

Also there were 3 babies born last night 2 in hospital just beforre the cyclone hit and 1 in the evacation centre. Mid wife was there holidying from the UK who did the delivery.  

At 9:20pm on February 2, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
We are in the middle of summer the opposite to you. The pool is a built inground one. Our other IS used to do the nose thing in the water. We have a dog area near Pittwater where she used to go. The thing now is they have closed most of the area to dogs now. Pittwater is a large area of water which goes into the ocean.  We will keep on trying to get her in. I will not force her as don't wish to frighten her. A bandcoot looks like a rat they dig holes in the lawn and are a pain.
At 10:24pm on February 2, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

i will try the ball thing. She has put it in the bush in the garden and has not retrieved it. We had a similar thing with our previous IS. She swam and ran at low tide a few kms to the other side of Pittwater. All we could do was hope she came back which she did. that would have been scary with dog and snake....

 

At 11:40pm on February 2, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

the Premier of Queensland said no pets in the shelters. I saw a couple of dogs and I think they have been shelters in remote areas. There were people that did leave the areas because they could not take pets into the shelters. I would not leave mine in a home to face somelike that on their own.

We have the most deadly snakes in Australia. Because of the weather they have been coming into the suburbs more. Although we have had them here before.

Just watching the news Alice Springs has been on alert for flooding. It is the middle of Australia, just shows you how the extent of this cyclone is. It is hundreds of klms inland. A desert for heavens sake.

At 12:50am on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

he is very casual about it all. joking about pumping the rubber dingie ha ha.

The snake man here is all animals. They will come and remove the snake catch it if they can that is if it still here when they come. One time husband put it in the garbage bin and when the man came there were two I will leave it to you to work that one out.

At 3:23pm on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
that is priceless.... what sort of spider was it? One snake in bin when man came he said one is dead and one alive. Not sure what is was on about but we think the snake swolled one in fright and then brought up again. Again this was the cat who found them initially.
At 4:47pm on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
Friday morning here. Hot Hot again. tomorrow will be the hotest day for some time they say 38c in Sydney near the ocean is hot. I am very nervous about snakes and still look before I step out the front door because this is the sort of weather when they come. Molly is feeling it today, sits on the lounge and looks out the glass door that is her day time pass time.
At 6:31pm on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

where we live near the beach not that many have AC. out further they do as it is even hotter out there. Over 40+ c

In Alice springs most houses have AC. This is not the norm for us here the world is doing funny things. I saw where Chicago has heaps of snow.

At 9:17pm on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
Yes you would need to be careful of frostbite not an issue here summer or winter. We don't have frost. I will take a photo of Molly's collar for you. My husband went to Chicago many years ago on business but not winter. Your Molly sounds really fun and so much like ours.  
At 9:42pm on February 3, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
i keep forgetting to ask you. What is your Molly like as a watch dog. 
At 3:33pm on February 4, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
prior to getting Molly while we had our last IS were broken into twice and one attempted. I think she would have helped them she was so friendly. Molly on the other hand will bark at anyway that comes near the house. Which is good when I am here on my own. Just before Xmas we were sitting out the back and sister in law came and just walked in the house from the front... well Molly rounded her up and came up behind her until we called her away. Just shows you how different they can be from each other. 
At 10:14pm on February 4, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
34 degrees inside today. Molly had a cooling down under the hose. Think she feels better now. We should get some relief tomorrow. Hate to go on but it is really hot (melting pots we are)
At 4:18am on February 5, 2011, David McIlveen Wright said…

Hi Sherry,

Thanks for your nice comments on my photos. Yes we really are lucky to have so many great places where our setters can run free in Ireland, when I see what other people have written about their experiences in other parts of the world! Darwin still has not really learned to swim, even though he loves splashing in the water, and he's already 6. But, as long as he's happy, that's the main thing.

David

At 6:08pm on February 5, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
to all your questions regarding Molly and water the answer is no. She does not seem interested. She comes in the pool surrounds and just sits and watches. Hose again for Molly today 
At 8:35pm on February 5, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
whats the super bowl? Your spring would start in march? Yes It is a long winter and summer. We are lucky we don't have to deal with snow and ice. Looks like we may get a storm this afternoon. Molly is o.k. after another hose but the poor cat looks worse for wear. We have a had water restrictions and rarely use a sprinkler. It would be funny to watch your Molly trying to play with your neighbours sprinkler. Oh I changed Molly's dry food and she is not eating grass and being sick anymore 
At 8:55pm on February 5, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
hope Molly is o.k. that would have hurt her.
At 12:13am on February 6, 2011, Eunice Marott said…

I think super bowl would be like our grand final football. Strawberries are the best. Can't grow them or roses which I love here because the soil is too sandy. Also too many trees which give shade.

Got back from the movies and while we were gone a storm came through. Molly very excited to see us. The tail and bottom go everywhere. I think she may have been a bit frightened.

 

At 12:43am on February 6, 2011, Eunice Marott said…
our previous IS was shocking with fireworks and storms. She was the same as your previous IS. She would get on the bed and dig in the bedding (ours I mean). Movie was with Jack Nicholson "how do you know" really good. You are good baking planting flowers... I just think about it...
At 3:40am on February 6, 2011, David McIlveen Wright said…

Sherry,

It was the same for us - we find this site is helping us with our grief over losing MC/Tartuffe last May. I do want another dog, not to replace him, that's impossible, but because I found it so good to have two of them. We need to have joy as well as sadness. David

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