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    This last few days has been a bit exciting in SA. Look out Eastern States. We've had two drivers killed by fallen trees (or driving into a tree across the road at speed), we've had coppers up those roads sh tting themselves because bits of tree were going everywhere.

    It was so windy on Saturday night that a large piece of my neighbour across the road - tree fell - fortunately most of it stayed in his front yard but it would have damaged a person or car if it had landed on one.

    The wind on Saturday night, despite being fierce and from the south, was drowned out by fireworks to the North. And apparently those fireworks displays were crap unless you were right close to the fence ie front row. But we heard them. Frosty didn't seem scared but she loudly proclaimed them "wrong" - the same as beach umbrellas and horses on the beach are "wrong". After the fireworks were done, we went to bed and Frosty elected to sleep on my bed with me and I didn't object, though I made sure I had enough bed for me this time. Anyway about half way through the night one or both of us wriggled, Frosty stretched and fell off the bed. It's pretty close to the floor so no damage - but it freaked her out and I think she was out the door before she woke up and realised where she was going. She opted for her bed for the rest of the night. And it was still so windy Sunday morning neither of us wanted to go for a walk. It's been better but still with fierce gusts today. And my car looks like someone has sprayed it with sticky dirt. It's brown. It's supposed to be white. So now I have to find time to wash it. I guess I get to find out if I can get it through my back gates and onto my back lawn. Why waste the water?

    Any place near an open window is also covered in dirt. As is my stove - it comes down the chimney. Sigh. But the wind is not quite done yet.

    Adelaide, South Australia Weather Forecast (Swell, Wind, Tide, Rain & Temperature)
    note: the wind speeds are in Knots. You can roughly double for km/h.

    And the weekend is going to be windy and wet. I knew there was some reason I didn't want to go on the trip to Mt Gambier.

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    Griffen doesn't have a problem with storms.
    Madeline used to get very agitated, pacing and wimpering. Since moving she's gotten better. over christmas there were alot of fireworks let off next to our back fence and we've always got people going past on dirt bikes so I think thats help get her used to loud noises

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    mine run around outside in lightning and thunder...couldn't care less

    But the vacuum cleaner...jeeeeeez

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    Boof HATES being in the rain & basically HATES water, but yet he digs into the water-bowl and ends up covered in it

    Mollie LOVES water and couldnt care-less about the rain, but hates the drain in the bathroom (You know the thing in the floor? LOL) She barks at it and covers it with clothes like she is trying to hide it

    Our dogs are such sillies

    Only problem with the rain, etc, is Mollie will SHIVER and be freezing cold but still stays out there and when she DOES come out of the rain, she will continue shivering, even after towel-drying her ETC ETC.
    Thinking about getting her a little coat because of this <waits for everyone to say "Demi dresses her dogs"> LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Boof HATES being in the rain & basically HATES water, but yet he digs into the water-bowl and ends up covered in it

    Mollie LOVES water and couldnt care-less about the rain, but hates the drain in the bathroom (You know the thing in the floor? LOL) She barks at it and covers it with clothes like she is trying to hide it

    Our dogs are such sillies

    Only problem with the rain, etc, is Mollie will SHIVER and be freezing cold but still stays out there and when she DOES come out of the rain, she will continue shivering, even after towel-drying her ETC ETC.
    Thinking about getting her a little coat because of this <waits for everyone to say "Demi dresses her dogs"> LOL
    I have a waterproof dog coat that should fit Batty when he's older. I'm contemplating buying him a raincoat...

    It might be a good idea for you to gradually get Mollie used to a hair dryer? Batty has discovered it's a good way to warm up

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    I was very relieved to hear that Dede made it ok back to Maroochdore then by road back to Gympie. The Jetstar jet flew at only 7000ft (metrs?) instead of the usual 26 to 30,000 as turbulance was so bad higher up. It was a bumpy flight though. On road though there was only one place that CES workers were supervising people through. Rain was torrential though.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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