Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fire and Rain

 Howdy Everybuddy, four days ago we had a bushfire close to our home (about 20 kms away).  It started last Thursday and burned through 650 hectares (1600 acres) of bushland and around homes.  One home was destroyed but the CFS (Country Fire Service) managed to save many others.  We think the CFS are absolutely amazing and wonderful because they are all VOLUNTEERS

The photos below are from our backyard and we were keeping an eye on it for sure.  

 These photos are from the track where we go walking.



Water bombers (planes) were used along with 200 Firefighters from many different crews around our area.  Thank goodness on Saturday night and Sunday morning we had heavy rain.  Phew.  We knew if the fire had been any closer and our home was in danger our plan is to evacuate immediately.   

Anyhoo, Sunday morning everybuddy was feeling mighty relieved and so mum and dad took us for a walk.  Oh yeah, they forgot to tell Rory and I it might rain while we were out.  We were glad of the rain but it absolutely poured.  We walked for half an hour then after waiting under a gum tree for a little while we walked back to the car and came home.  Wet as a shag on a rock as they say.   

Oh, that's right, wipe down the big baby first.  The one with short hair who will dry in an instant.  Me on the otherhand, the wettest one, the one covered in mud, oh no, don't worry about me, I'll wait........


And wait ........

Eventually I was dried off too.  Hehehe, the funny thing is when I get wet I go cracker and on the summer track it was nice and slippery and muddy and Rory and I ran around bumping into mum and dad and getting them muddy too.  It was hilarious.  Well we thought so.  Mum said if she fell in the mud we would get a boot up the backside.  She wasn't wearing boots so we didn't know what the heck she was talking about.

Here is a photo of a little foal we see when we are walking.  He was born about five or six weeks ago. 

Well that's it mates.  It was extremely unusual to have a bushfire in May.   Hopefully we are right now till next Summer.  

Take care everybuddy.  
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory



  1. Lucky, lucky. Glad you're all safe, it looked a bit close. It's still warm enough for thongs there!

  2. Bush fire are always so scary. Glad you were safe.
    This big baby stuff makes me laugh each time I visit :-)
    Btw, your banner is really cute.

  3. At least you got a good rain to help put out any remaining sparks. Never fun - Mom was caught in a bush fire down on Phillip Island one year - scary stuff.

  4. Very glad you are safe. Hahahhaha wipe off rory first. hehhehe. I was thinking, "why is Stella all soaked and weighed down with water while the big guy is getting all wiped off." I would have shaken all over the house. But like Rory I have those short furs that don't hold a lot of water. Hope you get to have more mud fun.

  5. We are so glad your house was safe and the fire didn't reach you!
    You look like your enjoyed your impromptu shower.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  6. Wow, that was a little bit too close to your home! Good thing you were prepared to evacuate.

    A boot up the backside, but she was wearing NO boots ha, ha, ha!!! You gave us a good laugh with that one.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. Wow that was close but glad the rain came and all is well now. Yikes Stella you had to wait and wait. Hmmm Rory is a mamies boy. I love getting all muddy and jumping on my peeps. Spread a little dirt I say and the world is a happier place. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Oh yikes! I hope that is the last one. Please stay safe!


  9. OMD OMD OMD THAT was Sooooooo SCARY. We are very relieved that the Fire is out and that the RAIN came to keep you safe from it!!
    OMD We were TERRIFIED when we could see the Smoke So close to your home!! WHEW !! Now that you are SAFE and DRY we can truly say NO WORRIES..
    Not only can we SAY ..NO WORRIES.. WE can SEE No Worries... right on our refrigerator. THANK YOU THANK YOU fur sending us this Marvelous Magnet. We are OVER THE MOON thrilled with it... and elated that you thought of US. We will be POSTING about it in a day or so...
    We are so HAPPY to know you are all SAFE!!! Safe and DRY now.
    HUGS from the HILL ,
    Frankie Furter and Ernie!!!
    NO WORRIES !!!!!!

  10. OMPUG we are so thankful you guys are safe and that your home is safe also. We are glad it rained and helped with the fire burning. It was so CLOSE to you guys we were holding our breathes while we read it!!
    We laughed that RORY the BIG BABY got wiped down also...good thing STella you are such a sweetheart!
    stella rose

  11. We are so glad you are safe. Scary stuff, thank goodness for all that rain.
    Take care xx

  12. So glad to hear you're OK and the rain has come now. That bush fire must be really scary. Not much chance of bush fire here - it hasn't stopped raining for days :-( Take care and stay safe - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  13. Hari OM
    Lordy, I was just thinking before you said it, Stella, that bush fires in May is a bit of a drag. So glad you got rains to quench it all.

    You did look a tad bedraggled, it must be said, but also well pleased with yourself for all the mud-play! Here's to a fire-free time from now on then. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty. xx

  14. Oh wow, how scary! Please stay safe!!!

  15. Hi Stella & Rory
    Where glad to hear your ok and that the fire was not to close to you and it's good that you got some good rain that helped put the fire out. From Milo & Jet

  16. Whew, glad it rained, them firey thingies are not good. So, your last to get some drying hey, didn't know Rory was such a baby about wet! Barharhar

    The Mad Scots

  17. Oh that must be very glad you are all okay. Rory looks SO dejected! Do you think he might be like Greyhounds who actually melt in the rain?! Love you new header photo too! Deccy x

  18. Oh that's scary... I'm glad you all are safe. I hate it to get wet, that's always so annoying... and dangerous for doggies, because they are made of sugar...

  19. How very scary to have a fire get that close! Glad it ended up raining!

  20. There were some bad fires in California recently - they are very scary. The ones you had were so close. We are thankful they stayed far enough away from all of you.

    Other than Phantom, we love the rain too, and if there is mud, so much the better:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. That Fire WAS VERY CLOSE. Those things can move so quickly. Hip, hip Arrrooooo for the rain. We saw the fires on the News and wondered how you guys were going. We're glad it was put out.

    Love your foal.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  22. That was scary! We are so glad to hear it didn't come too close to your house!

  23. Goodness, Stella & Rory, that was frightful! We crabby girls are so very pleased the fire is all over now. A walk in the rain is a wonderful experience. You are both very adorable, even while wet! PinchOutLoud.
    Little Pinches,
    Shelldon, Beachnut, Oceana

  24. How scary for the fire to be so close! We are so happy that the rains came!
    The little foal is adorable!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  25. Glad your CFS peeps were able to keep things under control! Rory just cracks us up...gentle giant.
    Wally & Sammy

  26. Stella and is very very scary. Thank Goodness you have expert firemen in your beautiful country.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  27. Glad for the rain! Fires are very scary so we are happy you are fine!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  28. Fire is no good mates, hope wooos get plenty of rains, hope we all get plenty of rains!!


  29. I misread your first paragraph, and thought for a minute that your home had been destroyed; I was distraught! I am so very glad that the one home destroyed was not yours, and glad you got some rain. Hope the evil brush fires are over for the season.

    xoxo Marjie

  30. I am so glad that fire got put out with the help of God!!! Thank you God!!! In all of life some rain will fall and some of it is a good thing!!!!! YAY!!!
    Thanks for your visit!!!

  31. Hey there Carol and crew,
    I am so glad you are safe. Those bush-fires are terrifying. You must feel as if you've run a marathon. And I am very glad that you had rain too.
    Sending lotsaluv and pray that you remain safe.

  32. OMD that was so scary, so close! We are glad that you were OK!!!

  33. Hi Stella & Rory,

    We are Mona & Weenie, friends, and fellow dachshunds, of Frankie & Ernie. We be from Texas. We was just over at their blog, so thought we'd stop by and say hello. We just signed in as a new follower. Hope that's OK. Our Mommy has always loved that saying, No Worries.

    We'll be back.....Just Us Texas Dachsies

  34. That's a scary sight from the backyard. We're glad that you all are safe.

    Now, about walking and goofing around getting The Mom and Dad all muddy...from a human point of view, no it's not really all that fun. Good thing you're both cute so you can get away it though!

  35. Oh my dog!

    I heard about that fire on the TV (you know how much I like to watch the news).

    Glad the rain came to help you guys!


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