Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dog Day followed by An Evening of Cats and Dogs

It's a strange title for a post. No, this beagle hasn't gone bonkers. Let me explain. It'a actually a description of the weather we had in KL yesterday. During the day, it was incredibly hot and balmy! Even with all the windows and doors closed, curtains drawn, we felt like a turkey roasting in an oven, hence the phrase "Dog Day" (which means hottest time of the year). Thankfully, mum works from home. So, we were both holed up in her air-conditioned home office. She was busy working (which explains my long absence from the blogging sphere), and as usual, this beagle was busy doing what beagles do best...ZZZ!

As hot as it was during the day, the fickle weather brought us a major thunderstorm with the full works in the evening - howling winds, spears of lightning and roars of thunders, hence the second part of my title "An Evening of Cats and Dogs, or more accurately "Raining cats and dogs". Once again, we were safe from the elements of Mother Nature as we were still holed up in mum's home office (Yes, mum was still busy meeting her deadline). I spoke too soon. Without any warning, we lost power. (We found out later that a tree branch had fallen onto the power line). The lights went off and the fan stopped spinning. Luckily, mum was working on her lap top so it went on battery mode when the electricity was cut off. Otherwise, she would have lost some work.

Humans are so reliant on power. Last night, we went for 4 hours without any. What? No TV, no internet, no lights, no fan, no air-conditioning...How do they survive? What do they do to pass time? Well, they lit some candles in the house (This beagle thought it was quite romantic), took out the deck chairs and sat outside for some cool night air to watch the world go by. Not a bad way to spend the night, if you ask me.


Life With Dogs said...

I agree - it's like a mini vacation! Unfortunately, we lose power here during snow storms. So no lawn chair fun! :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I still just khan't fathom the weather in KL!

I hope it gets a bit better soon!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Ooh...that's what we do too when the power went out at our place! We would sit outside the house, have some tea and chit chat with the neighbours until the power came back on...heh!

I have to agree, the heat in KL right now is sweltering! I can barely stand it...>.<" Thank goodness for cool marble floors..LOL!


Kapitein Haakje said...

it isnt fun to loss power

El'bow & Hauwii

Sapphire said...

i'm sure Kess enjoyed the night more- now that her humans are not distracted ;p

Jake of Florida said...

We can appreciate the situation. On occasion, during and after the worst of the hurry canes that come our way, we've been without power for more than a week.

Candles. Long walks. Good conversation. Quiet. True quiet.

But also noses dripping with sweat. Frozen food no longer frozen. Lines to get ice at the distribution points.

Glad your outage was just for a few hours!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

The Thundering Herd said...

We hope some Beagle Ear scratches were included in that powerless time.

Cinnamon and Mint said...

We have never lost power during the night since I came to this house, although we had had some blackouts during the day. It sounds romantic spending some time on the balcony with only some candle light.

Martha said...

The weather over here in Scotland has gone made Kess!
We have had some lovely sunshine but today we have blizzards!
Thank dogness you are working on the situation.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Sure you have an interesting weather there!
Like mine here!
My mom does not like when we are "powerless"!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Molly the Airedale said...

Losing your power is not fun. Thank goodness your mom has candles, Kess! Would you like us to mail you some snow to help you stay cool?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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Agatha and Archie said...

Look do not complain At least it is not snow!!!!!!! Love A+A


That sounds like a most wonderful way to spend the evening. The only thing better would be fence patrol.

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