Sunday, June 23, 2013

Living in the BBQ

It's the same story every year: farmers in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand set fires to clear the jungle for their crops and all of Asia is covered in a disgusting cloud of smoke for weeks on end.  We've got hazardous levels of smoke, and as I write this, my eyes are watering.  It's like living inside a BBQ.

The cats have runny eyes too and are a bit quieter than usual. Guido goes outside and sits in a tent of leaves, staring out in bafflement at the funny air.   Target goes out for his early morning stroll and then comes inside to roll about on the sofa.

If you want to see what they're thinking, roll your mouse over their pictures.


And we humans are crossing our fingers and toes, hoping there will be a downpour that will douse all those fires!

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31 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Wow, we can't imagine that. We sure some rain heads your way soon.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I hope that you soon have rain. Here is the recipe you asked for:

http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2013/01/rosti-swiss-hash-brown-potatoes.html#.UcZwR5yC3i8

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That sounds like a really disgusting custom. I am purring for some rain for you guys!

The Chair Speaks said...

Right! We hope for long heavy downpour at where the fires are and rain at where we live enough to clear the haze. Good thing we are all indoor and not allowed outside due to our special physical conditions so we don't miss the foul outdoors! Purrs! So now would you guys, Guido and Target, join us doing the kitty rain dance? Purr! Purr!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Why aren't there laws/regulations to manage this -- or why aren't they enforced, if any exist?

We'd love to give you some of our rain; it's been a very wet spring and summer is shaping up to be the same.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We never thought we'd ever pray for rain but we will just for you. Don't you have laws about air pollution that could be used?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Whiskeratti said...

That sounds very unpleasant. We hope it ends soon.

speedyrabbit said...

Sounds Pawful for you hope the rain comes soon for you,xx Speedy

Tamago said...

Just reading this makes me feel like hard to breathe. So sorry you have to go through this. I hope rain is on your way and clear the air.

Brian said...

I sure hope that smokey stuff gets put out and leaves you all alone soon!

Caren Gittleman said...

we read about this on another blog and we sure are doing a rain dance for you!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh dear that sounds just awful. Please try to stay out of it as it cant be good. Stay safe.. Hugs GJ xx

Flynn said...

I wish I could send you some of our rain. It sounds awful.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

We read about it and it looks awful. Sending you purrs so that rain will come!

Mollie said...

Awww that's horrible, we will do a rain dance for you :) Hope it clears for you all xxooxx

Mollie and Alfie

We are said...

Wow!! Here in Colorado, we have out-of-control wildfires. We can't imagine someone intentionally setting a fire. They can get out of hand fast.

We really hope that the fires will be over where you are soon! Maybe that rain will come and put out the flames :)

Purrs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

sully86 said...

hope that all of you are okay? do u think pet face mask is a good idea? Will they sell?

Photo Cache said...

purring for you all out there? is there no law about this widespread burning?

emma and buster

Maggies Corner said...

That sounds just terrible!! Crossed paws that you get some rain to put out the fires and clear the air very soon. Hugs and nose kisses

ocdbloggergirl said...

Poor babies, but soooo cute!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

We're all hoping for rain over here! Our poor kitties are lethargic and listless. Hope Target and Guido get their chikkun sans barbecue and open burning.

Declan said...

You want some of our rain?!! Deccy x

Tamago said...

Thank you for posting about us on your Facebook page! We feel so honored :-)
I hope you have got some rains...it must be really unpleasant. And please stay safe.

Sam said...

We hope that this will pass soon.

catsynth said...

That must be awful. Hope the rain comes soon and clears the air.

Donna Heber said...

Wishing you and the kitties have clear skies soon. It can't be too good for anyone living in a BBQ.

Katie Isabella said...

I do wonder that whichever Countries are involved aren't pressured VERY firmly to stop this hideous act!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello katz tales its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm wel we wunse had a rat living in owr barbekyoo it beet a hasty retreet wen dada turnd the barbekyoo on to mayk hambergers so i can imadjin it is not mutch fun to liv in sutch a playse!!! ok bye

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Timmy Tomcat said...

That sounds awful. Wish you well and that the air clears asap.
We are running right over to watch a few videos too!
Timmy T

Splendid Little Stars said...

yuck! That sounds awful!
Here's to rain!