Saturday, February 14, 2009

Unusual Weather and Victorian Bushfires





Today with a forcast top of 21 degrees C we decided to take the girls to Dog Field dog run. February is supposed to be the coldest month here in Japan and we have been having max's of 9 or 10 but this weekend we have unually warm weather both today and tomorrow before returning to 9 again on Monday. Anyway we are making to most of this warm spell to spend a lot of time outside with Jazz and Dixie. They had the sole use of the dog run today until 2 golden retrievers arrived. Mt Fuji looked particularlly beautiful today covered with lots of snow and no clouds arround.
On a different and more serious note we have been reading our pal Opy's blog and keeping an eye on the news of the continuing bushfires in Victoria, Australia. Many humans and animals, both domestic and wild have been lost and injured in these horrific fires. The Healesville Sanctuary's Australian Wildlife Health Centre has been taking in and caring for injured wildlife. Zoos Victoria has set up the '2009 Bushfire Appeal' to collect donations.

14 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

I hope it gets a little cooler over there. Happy Valentine's Day!

Stuffed from eating a BIG feast,
Solid Gold Dancer

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh how strange, you're Winter temps are currently warmer than our Summer temps. What's going on with the weather????
Looks like you had a great day out. Mt Fuji sure looks great. That's how D & B saw it on their last day in Japan.

tailwags
Noah

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Valentine sweet Jazz and Dixie
Hope your Valentines Day is filled with extra kisses, treats, hugs & belly rubs!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Happy Valentines Day girlies! Gorgeous photos of you guys having fun....and Mt Fuji...wow! It looks so cool!
Sealed with a loving Slobber xx

Suzuki said...

Happy Valentines Day!
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Lorenza said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Sure it was nice to have a warm day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

BEAGLEDOM said...

You guys run around like crazy too, we Loooove to do that.

Lots of Licks,

Bug & Bandit

The Army of Four said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Mt. Fuji looks so pretty!
We've had really mild weather, too. I wonder what it will mean to your Cherry Blossoms?
Play bows,
Zim

Kess And Her Mama said...

Wow, It's so awesome to have Mt Fuji in your "backyard", so to speak. The girls sure look like they're having fun. In M'sia, it's hot, hot and hot with a high of 35C.

Girasol said...

I hope both of you had a nice Valentine's Day.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

What cute photos...very happy beagles!

Bae Bae said...

The weather sure is cranky these days. I hope lots of people donate for the bushfire to help the poor animals

~ Bae

Jackson said...

What a great day out, Mt. Fuji is looking woderful again and Jazz and Dixie are having so much fun.Thanks for thinking about our injured wildlife. Hopefully the weather will change and bring rain and cooler temperatures soon.

Eddie N Peaches said...

Those are great action shots! You guys are really zooming!