Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fires near me

We live in the beautiful Blue Mountains which is just 100km west of Sydney.  We are sometimes called the "lungs of Sydney".  But all our beautiful native landscape comes at a price as we are prone to out of control bushfires. 

Visit the Blue Mountains

The last one happened on the first weekend in November.  It was in a valley only 5kms from us.  It was unlikely to come our way but you never know where embers will end up on a windy day!
One house was lost when the fire snuck up the cliff face and the wind took over.  It is always really devastating when someone's house is taken.

Blue Mountains Gazette

Last year, at around the same time of year, we had 2 separate bushfires burning - one was down the mountain closer to Sydney and it took 200 houses in less than 3 hours - it was devastating!  And then there was another one burning futher up the mountains from us - about 15kms away.  Vicki was so nervous of one of the windy days that I got to go to work with her!  There were lots of other cats (and dogs) at work that day....

Bushfires 1 year ago

Here are some photos of me in Vicki's office:

In my cat carrier:

Then I got let out and sat at Vicki's feet.  I knew I had to behave.

Do you ever get to go to work?

I know Vicki checks the Fires Near Me app for constant updates over Summer.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some more comprehensive cat rules.....

I found some more comprehensive cat rules - click on the link below.
I still prefer the ones I posted last week - they are easy and what I do all the time.  These ones, I would have to think about more:
More comprehensive cat rules

Here is me sitting on the end of the bed waiting for Paul to come home - I can look out the window and see him walk past to the front door if I do this.  I sometimes fall asleep in this pose waiting for him....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cat rules

I am sure every kitten gets taught what to do before they go to their new forever homes....look what Vicki found recently - our secret is out!

Birman Rules

Do you like me testing out Vicki's new glasses?  Very distinguished....

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Me and my comfy new basket lining

I have a basket by the front door that I love sitting in and watching the world go by.  I can see everyone arrive at the front door, leave parcels, leave the house and just generally wander around the yard - all from the comfort of a basket.
The lining had become worn out, so I was delighted when Vicki recovered it all for me and look at the lovely fabric - purple and black cats...looks a bit halloween-like! 

 Here I am testing it out for the first time...

Yes, very comfy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Enjoying the Sunday sun

Here I am just to let you know that even though I have slowed down, I still enjoy my yard....

Friday, November 7, 2014

Can you see me? I am disguised as a scarf

I enjoy sitting on Vicki & Pauls shoulders me a better perspective on the world!

Friday, October 31, 2014