GREETINGS FROM A POURING...
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA!
Hello there, dear friends...
The rain is unrelenting and has been pouring down on us for the past 3 days. Last night (the whole night) it felt like an endless bucket was being tipped out onto us. The latest news is that we had over 70mm during the night. Our rivers have broken their banks and some of our highways are flooded too.
(The "little" stream - usually 1m width - in our park)
But each for their own....for us GOLDEN RETRIEVERS this weather is perfect!!!!
It's cuddle time when we are inside the house and its a romping frenzy when we get an opportunity to go outside to investigate.
It's a public holiday here in South Africa today, so the "Boss" is home and celebrating with us with
Miss "R"s fabulous news....see last post!
This morning however, Maxmom and the Boss were chased up early so that we could go and take a look at our little stream...
Well, it too had broken it's banks...
(Sorry about the bad quality photos...my camera is really playing up!)
How wonderful for us dogs and the Hadedah Ibises
(you can see one behind the fence).
There is so much to investigate...so much 'doggie-news' being poured into our turf...what fun!!!
I don't know how long this rain is going to last, but our dams will be full and the weather cool.
This kind of rain however always has consequences for those humans who live in the shacks in low lying areas...so we spare a thought for their demise.
It must be very worrying when all your belongings get washed away with an encroaching river.
Anyway, we are comfortable here - even our front garden is water-logged .
Our gutters too aren't really coping with all the water...
Phew...we're going to have a very wet Christmas.
But nothing can dampen our spirits...
(Aunt Tam' and Toby celebrating!)
Our tree is up and
Miss "R" is now an 'official' Veterinary Student.
Congrats Miss "R"!!!
we are all so very proud of you!!!