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Big licks to you! My name is Suzuki aka Suzi. I am 8 years old and have lived with my Mum and Dad since I was 6 weeks old! I have a younger sister named Tahlia, a younger brother named Scooby Doo and a rabbit brother named Brandon. I am a water baby, I love the beach and my favourite past time is boogey boarding. I love the colour purple and lots of attention! I am a show off and love to compete in different competitions. I was in the WA finals for Pet Fashion Week in 2006 and I won Mandurah's Cutest Pet in 2007. I am also featured in the 2009 Dog A Day Calendar for the RSPCA as Miss 5th December. I have an older brother named Jerry-Lee who I dont see anymore... Mum says he went to the Rainbow Bridge and I will see him again one day.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Bushfires


Many of you have shown concern about the Australian Bushfires destroying our beautiful country right now. To answer the most common question I have been asked, No I am not near the bushfires, I am on the other side of Australia but they are still affecting everybody.
Above is a photo of a koala who was rescued by an emergency hooman.

These two girls are sisters. They died trying to save their horses. Their names were Penny and Melanie. You can read about them here.

This is Chaz and his Mum. His hooman family had to flee the fires so suddenly they couldn't take him. A friend of his hoomans found him 2 days later on the front lawn of the family home guarding everything they left behind. You can read about his reunion with his hoomans here.

This lady lost her home and all her belongings. She saved her furry friends. Her horses were left behind. She does not know if they survived.

This little guy was saved from the fires.

It was so hot that rims were melting off car tyres.

Dogs Victoria are accepting donations to help dogs and their hoomans affected by the bushfires.
Click here to check them out.

For more photos please click here.

Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

14 comments:

Mango said...

Suzuki,
I am glad you are OK, but so worried about all the peoples and animals caught in that awful fire. Thank you for the update and helpful links.

Slobbers,
Mango

Samantha: said...

We're relieved you and some people and furry creatures are okay, but are worried about the rest of the people and animals in Victoria. It's really a horrible, horrible event - we have dreadful fires in California sometimes and the smoke lingers and lingers even if a fire is far away. Thank you for posting links where we can help. Hugs to you and we're thinking about our friends in SE Australia lots.
Love xo
Sammie

Raising Addie said...

We are so thankful that you guys are ok!

Thank you for posting that link for donations. We will head over and do what we can.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Staci

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom and I tried to look at this befur she headed to work but she khouldn't do it (especially after reading Aki's post) BUT now that she's at the office, I'm trying to wrap my khanine head around this...

It is sooo horrible...I'm not even sure my vokhabulary khontains a word fur it...

We were furry worried for our furiends over the weekend...especially Charlie and Opy (and their pawrents)...Turbo's Human was able to pupdate us a bit...

I'm going to be revising my Paw It Furward Fur My 400th 'prizes' and will post about that on Wednesday and Thursday...

Hugz to all and tank woo fur sharing the pikhs and links!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sparky said...

Suzuki!

I heard there were some major fires in Australia, but I didn't realize how bad they really were. This is so sad... We will check out that link for donations right away.

Thanks for dropping by my blog man, I missed ya. It's grrrrEAT to be back.

Sparky

cg said...

Hey suzuki,
So sorry to hear all those sad stories. It´s a terrible situation and I hope it ends soon. Stay safe!

The Army of Four said...

That's just all so terribly sad!
Love,
Ammy

Ruby Isabella said...

This is such a devestating event. Well done on such a good post to let those around the world know about it and where to donate.

McCain ,Boyero Berna said...

Hi suzuki,
It´s a terrible situation and I hope it ends soon.
Great photos.
Kisses and hugs
McCain

Lorenza said...

Hi, Suzuki!
Glad to know you are not near the bushfires but it makes me feel so sad to think about all those who lost everything.
Thanks for sharing those stories.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Suzuki-
I am glad you are ok, but my heart goes out to those who lost loves and lives. I hope everything gets better soon.
-Kira The Beautiful

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hello Suzuki!

I came here after reading Khyra's post, and I am so sorry for all the poor animals and people involved in this terrible tragedy.

My heart and prayers goes out to them all.

The pictures look awful, and the story about Chaz is just amazing.

Thank you for giving us more information.

Your friend, Marvin in Scotland xx
ps my Mama, Jeannie is going out to Aus at the end of March to stay with Brooke and Greg, Opy and Charlie.

Eduardo said...

Thank goodness you are okay! Stay safe, we are praying for everyone else & I'm snuggling for them! I'm so sorry about the fires.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Hammer said...

Hi Mates
I'm late checking on you .. really like your post. As you know we have horse family and wildlife family and mum is part of a horse and wildlife 'connection' for the terrible bushfires in Victoria. We have heard of several hoomans who have lost their lives trying to save their animal family.
Take good care of yourselves
Hammer