Friday, 8 July 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 151 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

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It's raining fur a change, if this carries on we'll be bringing the Ark out of the bunker! MOL

Seriously though, a few of the local villages have been flooded again, which seems to be rather commonplace the last few years since the local councils have allowed building on many of the previously protected 'wash land' areas aka flood plains [fields] and then they wunder why effurypurdy is getting flooded out - we have one wurd fur them: Dummies.  But we really feel fur the peeps and their pets that are affected, again and again.  So sad...

Luckily the P.A.'s wurk just missed being under water again by a gnats whisker, 3 times it's been under 2 foot of water and let me tell mew the clean up is horrendous, and before mew ask;  no she can't move premises, her grandfather built it in 1924 so it's one of those things that when it happens, deal with it and move on...

In the summer of 2013 the little market town 2 miles up the road from Sleepy Hollow, was flooded so badly cars were floating down the streets and it took the P.A. 3 hours to battle through the floods to get to her wurk with dad [normally a 10 minute drive] and start pumping out the wurkshops again.  That's why she bought the tank


aka an old Land Rover 90 pick-up, complete with snorkel, winch, tools on board and enough lights on the roof so it's like looking at the sun when they're all on! MOL

As she said and I quote, "I'm not having that again, if it floods we'll be ok, if we get snowed in, we'll be ok!"

I did offur her our tank, but she politely declined and said, "It's ok Basil, the tracks are too noisy on the road besides I've just put in an order for an ex-army AquaDuck if this climate change gets any worse!"



"Ohhhh... now that is a nice bit of equipment." I said, looking at the picture and making a mental note to add one of these beasts to the collection in the bunker.

"They're amphibious, a true go anywhere mobile and I asked for the 8X8 version," the P.A. continued.

"Nice," I breathed wundering how much money Parsley had in his ISA account and doing the maths.

"Here's another little vehicle I'd like," she said. "It's an ex-army DAF 4X4 MT, nice huh?"

"Oh yeah, I seriously need one of those too!" I answered, pondering the possibilities of Parsley's bank accounts.

Daf 4X4 MT SPRG

And that's what's been happening this week, rain, rain, rain and more rain, then the purrusal of many amazing go-anywhere vehicles to combat said weather conditions.  

The P.A.'s most favourite is the Mercedes Unimog - see below - that has been on her 'to get' list fureffur. Effur since her older brother drove them both through monster sized snowdrifts in one many many years ago.


Pawesome!

Cats and ex-military equipment = total happiness!!! MOL MOL MOL

 And before mew think the P.A. is a little nuts, well she is - but that aside, she grew up in a family business of trucks, truck spares and ex-military vehicles and many a vacation was spent travelling to various military bases around Europe on truck & vehicle buying adventures - great times and now mew know why I love all that stuff too!



If mew missed anything this week, here's the latest links fur your purrusal





We'll be back with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

Wishing mew all a purrfect weekend

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox





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14 comments:

  1. Wow, it is WAY too wet where you are! You need a tank and a boat to get anywhere!

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    1. Hey Summer, yep but at least it's stopped raining this week! MOL XOX

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  2. Rained here last night. Actually, it POURED. But in our case, the peeps were happy to see the rain on account of it havin' been so dry and the worry of forest fires and stuff.

    Purrs,
    Seville

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    1. Hi Seville, it's nice when mew've had a bit of a dry spell and then have a real good downpour! XOX

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  3. Now those Unimogs are fantastic, and clearly from the name what every cat should have, that and a cream tanker. purrs ERin

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    1. Hey Erin, well spotted wth the name and yes, effury cat should have one and a cream tanker too! XOX

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  4. We had rain yesterday and more is coming tonight. Is there room in your ark for us?

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    1. Hi Lola, of course we have room, come aboard! XOX

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  5. It's raining here right now. A big thunderstorm. But we really need the rain, so we won't complain. We hope your rain stops.

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    1. Hey Island Cats, oooh thunderstorms are pawesome and good news our rain has been slowly petering out so at least we don't need a dingy to get across the courtyard now! MOL XOX

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  6. Sorry you are getting so much rain. That is a nice and safe vehicle, better than an actual ark.

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    1. Hey guys, it's not so bad at least it's not been freezing temperatures as well! MOL XOX

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  7. I'm sorry your town is seeing greedy developers overbuild on land & cause flooding. We have a similar issue on Long Island, it's ridiculous! Not enough conservation anymore. I like your Mama"s tank, very cool! That Mercedes vehicle is crazy, I've never seen that before!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Hey guys, I think the wurld is full of greedy developers who have no regard fur conservation, so furry sad! :( XOX

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