Down to the River, We ride

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  What an adventurous 24 hours it has been.  The flood did happen and with a vengeance.  Yesterday mummy and aunty went to Palmerston North to visit their uncle and to do some shopping.  Mummy took the 4  x 4 wheeled drive Holden because she was a bit concerned about the rising river levels, especially the Whangaehu river at McCains cutting.   Mummy and aunty got back about 3:30 pm with mummy telling daddy that the river was just breaking over the road at the cutting, but it didn’t look too bad, so they decided to go for a walk down to the cutting see what they could see.  They though it would be a good idea to take Me and Nellie for a walk as We don’t get out very often and it is good practise for Us to have some lead time.  The rain had stopped and it was lovely and warm with the sun shinning so off they went.  All Me and Nellie can say is that a picture speaks a 1,000 words, so here are some photos of the river and Me and Nellie, of course.

Me and Nellie on our leads.

Me and Nellie on our leads.

Comming into the cutting

Just before the cutting

The river over the road, an hour after mummy had come through and she said it was a small puddle.

The river over the road, an hour after mummy had come through and she said it was a small puddle.

Then some guys from a roading company came down the road.  They had been working further up the valley and were wanting to go home.  They decided after some discussion to test the depth of the water by driving a digger through. Here is the movie daddy took of it.

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P1000256The digger got through successfully, so after some more discussion it was decided that the guys would leave their vehicles down at Farmer Rae’s driveway (next to home)  as it was higher ground, so We all piled into one of the utes and convoyed back home.  They guys the proceeded to drive through the water in the digger and were being picked up by work colleagues on the other side of the cutting.

Me and mummy in the ute

Me and mummy in the ute

In the early evening daddy and brother decided to go down and see how high the river was.

Brother staning on the road

Brother standing on the road

Getting a bit too close to the river bank.  See the next photo of the same river bank taken this morning

Getting a bit too close to the river bank.

Where brother was standing last night

Where brother was standing last night

Guess what fellow maremmas, it is still raining.  There has been a state of emergency declared in Wanganui and some evacuations from low lying areas by the river.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9288540/State-of-emergency-as-Whanganui-river-bursts-banks

Mummy is going out soon to see how passable the roads are.  Me and Nellie are not concerned because We have a large bag of tux dog biscuits remaining.   Love Nellie and Jasper, two very damp maremmas.  We will be back soon with some more photos.

Ngaturi

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15 Responses to Down to the River, We ride

  1. oh my! Hoping you are all going to be ok and that you have enough of those biscuits for if things get worse. I pray that they don’t get worse

  2. Oh gosh whee hope and pray you will be fine and things don’t get worse. Rain rain go away!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  3. Kuruk says:

    Be safe Jasper and Nellie! Good thing you have lots of treats stored up! Woooowooooooo!

  4. OMGoodness! That flood is the real deal! Be careful not to get your lovely white furs all wet and muddy. Stay safe!!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  5. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Yikes, glad you are safe. Floods scare us
    Benny & Lily

  6. Kyla says:

    Don’t go out of your way to inform us if it involves safety. We don’t want to be missing anyone.

  7. We are glad you are safe. We hope the flooding ends soon! Lee and Phod

  8. Head for the hills! Glad brother didn’t camp there overnight. Keep safe, Jasper & Nellie, and your two-leggers, too. We’ll be thinking of you from our not-so-flooded riverside home in Canada. Signed Stella & her scribe Elizabeth

  9. Oh my! It looks like we got off lightly up here – it’s still blowing a gale but we haven’t had any flooding in the last year. I hope you’re all safe and dry. Our hearts go out to those people in the area who have had flood-water through their houses…

    Solo and Krissy xx

  10. Oh my dog…we don’t like that…we don’t like that at all – possibly because we have short legs and that’s A LOT of water.

    You two keep safe and away from the water, ok?

    Wally & Sammy

  11. Basil says:

    Look after yourselves, keep you, your family and the biscuits dry!!

  12. WOW! that’s a LOT of water! Stay safe guys and keep your biscuits dry!

  13. dougalldog says:

    We sure could use some of that water…
    Hope you’re well!

  14. Boomdeeadda says:

    Quick someone turn off the tap. Holy crackers, enough already right? Stay safe!

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