Lincolnshire is wet. Days of heavy rainfall have flooded the county and fields are under water. Valves have been opened to send the water out onto the flood plain to protect Lincoln; the city is protected but it's not good news for farmers or anyone living on the lower ground. We are safe in our village but I have bought Rick a red raincoat to keep him dry during the wet weather.
|red raincoat complete with fluorescent strips|
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Sydney is surrounded by bushfires. My daughter Sarah emigrated to Australia eleven years ago. She lives and works in the city centre so is relatively safe from the bushfires but is still having to cope with extreme heat and a smokey, ash laden atmosphere. It is heartbreaking for those who have lost their homes and the wildlife who will perish in the fires. I wish I could send her some of our rain.
How very smart Rick looks. Tess has a fleece jacket with front leg sleeves in it. It is a bit of a chore to get on but once in it she wants to keep it on. It is scarlet, so very Christmassy.ReplyDelete
I remember the Witham bursting its banks when I lived in Lincolnshire as a child. The water got within about a yard of our back door. But although we were flooded up here in July of this year I think the Don bursting its banks this last week is even worse. And as for bush fires in both Australia and California - that doesn't bear thinking about.
More heavy rain forecast today. It's very bad for the farmers and people whose homes have been flooded.Delete
It's always hard when your kid away from you is dealing with things you can't help and can't control, I know how it is.ReplyDelete
We will always worry about them.Delete
Love Rick's raincoat. Does he like wearing it? We have neither rain or fire here but a ton of snow. At least the grass won't be needing cut again until Spring!ReplyDelete
He seems very proud of it, doesn't seem to mind wearing it at all. More heavy rain forecast today so it will probably have another outing.Delete
Today we are hearing of several deaths in Oz. Terrible. Drizzle and Fog here; Yuk.ReplyDelete
Hope your daughter and family are okay.Delete
Ted's fleece plus raincoat is Day Glow Yellow and was/is difficut to get a good size to keep all his back and sides dry and yet 'do up' underneath. Small dogs appear to have more choice. Inspite of holes and zip his harness goes over it all and helps keep things central.ReplyDelete
Rick has a very long chassis so his new coat doesn't quite cover his bottom.Delete
Rick also needs a small rain hood with ear holes and two pairs of red wellingtons to match his new coat.ReplyDelete
I think he might struggle with the wellingtons, (he says he only wears black footwear).Delete
Rick does look a very smart boy in his red raincoat. I had a little chuckle to myself at the thought of him wearing a hood and two pairs of red wellies too !ReplyDelete
I must confess to not walking Inca when it rains here. Usually it's a monsoon deluge, so not really practical to venture out. I have often thought of buying her a raincoat like Rick's. I wonder if they do Labrador sizes? I've only seen them on very small dogs here.
The bush fires in Oz are horrifying.
The label says it's large (there was XL too) but it's not really long enough for Rick. Keeps him mostly dry though.Delete