Friday, 10 June 2011

Keeping Warm is on my mind

Now I know that I live in Queesland and "warm" and "cold" are relative terms but I have to say that the last 2 days have been freezing!!!
Yesterdays maximum temperature was 11 degrees with a wind chill factor dropping the temp to around 8 degrees and the head lines said it all.

Brisbane shivers as top temperature nears all-time low

But what I am really thinking of are our pets, the chickens dog and cat.
I have started to feed our chickens a warm mash mix at night,well really mid afternoon as it is getting dark so early that if I leave it too late they have already gone to roost and don't come to be fed.  So hopefully this will encourage the girls to keep laying even though the weather is cooler.

Jessie our dog is still a pup and full of beans and spends a lot of her day running around like a mad thing playing by herself so I am not too worried about her.  Plus she can always find a nice warm spot somewhere.

Our cat however is very spoilt.  She is nearly 12 and spends 23 hours a day sleeping and there is no chance of her being cold.  Check out her favourite position.

Could life get any better?


  1. I have been to Queensland once about 12 years ago, as an ex pat kiwi I nearly died from the humidity... and I had to have a wee smile when you said you where freezing. You could tell I was a tourist back then I was in a singlet and everyone was wearing sweatshirts. I do sympathise, really I do, 6 months ago we moved back to Victoria from WA.It's sooooo cold {{{{{{{brrrrrrr}}}}}}} Kitty has the right that bean bag big enough for two?

  2. It is certainly cold. We have family visiting from Rockhampton and they have been very cold. In front of the fire is certainly the best place to be

  3. No I dont think life could get any better for that puss. Definitely dont have to worry about her getting cold, what a life hey? Doesn't look like she is budging any time soon!

  4. Our cat is like yours, he's 13 and sleeps 23 of 24 hours. Charlie goes under doonas and quilts at this time of the year.

  5. I didn't know to feed the chooks warm food and it might keep them laying. I thought people were just spoiling them with their porridge! Maybe I'll start doing the same.

  6. Love the crazy headline: "TOP temperature nears all-time LOW..."

  7. I love the second picture - she is look back at you as if to say, "WHAT! You KNOW this is MY spot!"


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