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Thursday, 28 February 2008

Visitors

I was sick of being left at home all day on my own so I invited Socks, Scylla and Charybdis over for a picnic. My cousin Charlotte, who was equally bored at home, decided to come along as well. We went to my favourite spot at the Botanic Gardens for a leisurely picnic....


The visitors had a good time exploring the beautiful grounds......


and took naps throughout as it was tiring......


Then we decided to give SS a surprise by calling in on her at the university, which is at the western edge of the city central district. Socks is seen here taking a wander around while I attempt to reach for the door bell.


Come on, SS, open the door, we haven't got all day....


Charlotte volunteered to take the visitors for a tour of the university antiquity museum. She is quite familiar with the place as her grandpa was once a professor in the university.


We had a great day with beautiful warm weather and a light breeze. However, once the visitors left, the skies opened up ..... rain, thunder , lightning and winds all came with a vengeance.....



The storm dumped about a month's worth of rain in less than a few hours. Meterologists described the storm as a 'one in 20-year-event' with the heaviest fall in Strathfield (where I live) where 17mm of rain fell in just 15 minutes. No wonder even my hidey hole under the shed was soggy. Sheesh! SS, you really need to stay home and look after me in thunderstorms of this magnitude. I was SCARED!!!!!!

25 comments:

Jan said...

We're so glad the storm waited until you were done sightseeing and having fun.

Looks like you had a great day.

Jan's funny farm

The Cat Realm said...

You all had a wonderful day! Sydney looks quiet pretty and the University seems to be a very beautiful place too!

Beethoven said...

What a fine time you guys had!

snowforest said...

What a scairty storm! Good that you were safely back home after all the fun before the storm hit!
Purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Parker said...

Yikes! I would have been scared too! But, that picinic looked grand!

Alasandra said...

We should have insisted that you come home with us. Feel free to teleport to our house whenever you need to. I will take good care of you.

~Socks

The Cat Realm said...

Hi Momo - there used to be a list of blogs who invited Mike to stay in his sidebar - but I can not find it anymore
http://mikesteleportal.blogspot.com/
If you want to invite Mike to come and stay with you you leave a comment at Gretchen's blog
http://gretchenspawprattle.blogspot.com/
and she'll tell you what to do.
With Gretchen's Mom having been so sick everything got a little neglected. I had invited him long ago and we were on the list and when I asked about him a week ago because I hadn't seen him travel Gretchen's Mom said "Please pick him up, he is sooo bored".
Karl

Tybalt said...

What a dreadful and scary storm! I am so glad you are safe MoMo!

At least you had a fun-filled day before it hit. Purrrs!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh...Look at the nice thunderstorm. We haven't had nice thunderstorm in a LONG time. We probably won't for several more months. I mess them. And more importantly, the grasses on my lawn miss them!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oooo, it's a good thing dat big storm waited til after yoor touring to start!

PB & J said...

What a great adventure - much better than sitting around all day!

Ruis said...

What a beautiful university you have there, Momo! And what a wonderful day you had with your cousin and friends. But if I were you I should have a very good talk with SS about leaving you alone while it became such scary weather!!

Asta said...

Momo
I'm so glad you had some visitows to welieve youw bowedom..Those gawdens look gowgeous and what a bootiful univewsity..Daddi's is not neawly as nice at all! I hope you got to comein and dwy off fwom the hooge stowm and that youw hidy hole isn't soggy anymowe..Iwish SSwas home with you when it's like that
!
smoochie kisses youw sissy
Asta

Orable & Charlie said...

Hi Momo-cat! I was sniffing around yesterday and I thought you cats were up to something. Yes, you were all on a picnic! Loks really nice (although it wasn't that nice here yesterday, kind of dark and wet!)

licks & slobbers
-Charlie

Tesla said...

i'm very jealous of all your trips. Really. I'm jealous.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That looks like a lovely place but the storm looks rather fierce!

michico*Adan said...

I am so scard of Storm as well~!!!
You are so brave staying there~!!!!

MoMo said...

Adan - I have no choice but to hang in there.

-d ma said...

that's a little more of an elaborate picnic than i'd take my boyz on... glad you survived the storm. i agree storms are scary.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

i'm so glad the storm waited until you were home safe and your fun outing wasn't ruined. i didn't know you went out to the shed! you're very brave. you stay in until it is dry dear!
that park looks like such a fun place.
i'm so glad you are all safe and dry after the storm.

Shelby said...

What a nice trip. Mom says she loves the storm pictures

Maya and Kena said...

Woah! That looks like a big storm!! How scary..
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Momo & Pinot said...

Thunder & storm? That's scary!!! We're glad you survived. Where is SS???

Momo & Pinot

dennis said...

Dennis says you sure are active and have a lot of adventures. Dennis napped in a cupboard for most of the day.

Alasandra said...

We are just experimenting. ~The cats