What a day it has been!!

Whangaehu river

Whangaehu river

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas,  Well, it is more like two days, but We are sure you know what We mean.  After two days of constant rain the power went off on Saturday night, just after daddy got back from removing the pump from the bore, which supplies some of water to us, water for another four houses and stock troughs. There was concern the pump house would flood, thus damaging the pump.  We all coped very well. Daddy cooked on the barbeque and of course, mummy had lots of clean drinking water stored.

IMG_2792IMG_2786Daddy was able to practise his breaking and entering skills and got into the neighbour’s garage (with their permission, of course) and he came home with this noisy, smelly machine.   Family called it a generator and after the use of some interesting language, it started working.  It meant that they could be connected to this thing called the “internet”.

See Daddy talking to the generator.  For some reason he uses the same words to it as he does to Me and Nellie when We might have been less than perfect doggies.

See Daddy talking to the generator. For some reason he uses the same words to it as he does to Me and Nellie when We might have been less than perfect doggies.

The slips meant that We could be isolated for up to 10 days.  Sister was getting concerned because she desperately wanted to go to her school ball on Friday, get back to her studies at school. So another noisy machine came to visit us.  Family said it was a helicopter and it was here to take sister to school.  IMG_2846Then daddy came home with an extra special treat.  Can you guess what it was, loyal readers.

See how concentrated Me and Nellie.  Daddy came home with half a deer.

See how concentrated Me and Nellie. Daddy came home with half a deer.

Me and Nellie got a bone each as a tasty treat.  Unfortunately, most of the yummy meat went into the magic white box called a freezer and not to the two most deserving maremmas in all the land.

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10 Responses to What a day it has been!!

  1. oh your sister got a flight in a howl-i copter… wow… and you got such a super bone? wo-wow… I hope so much that there is no serious damage nd that all peeps and pets are safe… rain rain go away…

  2. Cupcake says:

    A helicopter to school!??? Wow! Well, at least, even though you’re isolated, you know people can come to help you with helicopters. Hang in there, buddy.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  3. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Oh my! That nutty looking airplane better save you from the floods
    Lily & Edward

  4. Kismet says:

    The generator got your computer working but what powered the internet?

  5. harrispen says:

    That is the coolest way to get to school ever!

  6. Solomon, Sharna, Sophie, Sasha, Itai, Mescha, Issy, Polar and Ria. says:

    We all hope you dry out fast. We are lucky and live in the hills so all the water runs downhill, but it must be scary to have that much water around you.

  7. Goodness, even when catastrophe strikes you two end up having a wonderful story to tell! We can’t believe your sister got picked up by a helicopter so that she could go to her dance – bark about travelling in style!
    We hope you get your electricity back soon and that things calm down on your side of the world.
    Wally & Sammy

  8. Fozziemum says:

    Nellie and Jasper we are super glad you are safe as we saw the terrible flooding..so glad your Sis got a super cool lift to school 🙂 stay safe as your Aussie friends wish you all well..loves Fozziemum

  9. Clowie says:

    Wow, that river looks angry!
    It seems a bit mean to share your treat with the freezer, but perhaps it’s saving it all for you.

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