Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Suffering

This was the air quality just before 12pm. The sun can't get through the thick haze / smog / smoke that's coming from the fires at a neighboring country (google : *Haze in Malaysia Singapore* if you would like to know more)
Coco : Why is the sliding door closed?
Shutting the windows leading to the catio couldn't keep the haze out so I had to shut the sliding door too
Boomer : It looks pretty bad out there
And it smells awful too!
Felix : When can we go out again, Mommy?
It all depends on the wind direction and if we get rain. It may take weeks to months before this clears up
Boomer : So what are we supposed to do till then?!
Don't worry kids, I'll think of something  :)
Boomer : I'm not happy. Why do people have to resort to burning acres of land just to save some money!? At least we have an indoor home but what about our friends out in the open? 
Tutu : Boomer sounds pretty mad, huh. Think I'll stay upstairs, out of his way
Whisky : I can't even go outside to inspect my garden. Mommy brought me outside for 5 mins and my eyes started to water like crazy
I went out to water my plants and ended up with itchy skin, teary and itchy eyes which ended up getting very swollen and runny nose. And the air really stinks too
This is the current haze situation in Malaysia. The Air Pollutant Index is at the "unhealthy" range where we are. Heavy, non stop rain is what we need but that is unlikely until around August / September.

41 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We just Googled and read a news report--we can't even imagine. What of all those with health conditions like asthma?

How can people care so little for the Earth and the impact their actions have on it? We know, it all comes down to $$$$. :-(

Prancer Pie said...

This is terrible. We hope and purr that conditions improve for you! Stay inside and safe! XOXO

Marg said...

That sounds terrible. We sure hope you get some rain or some big wind or something for relief.Sending lots of purrs to all of you. I bet the Mom will think of some games for all of you. Take care.

Willow said...

Oh this is awful what those companies are doing only for $$$. Don't they realize they live here too and no place to go if take too much.
Purrs for many much rain.

Brian said...

Boy oh boy, that is not pleasant at all and we all sure hope you get some relief soon.

Caren Gittleman said...

this is just dreadful. Our hearts to out to you. Can't imagine this. Praying some heavy rains come your way

Molly The Wally said...

Oh no we did not realise it has spread your way. We saw the news about Singapore and it looked awful. Our paws are crossed for you for some freak rain to clear the air. Stay safe and well.
Best wishes Molly

Simba said...

How horrible for you to have to contend with that severe air pollution.

We do love the photo of Felix in the middle of the turbo track!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We heard about the smog in a radio report and thought of you. We hope it gets better soon. Stay safe, and we'll try to think of a way to send you some of our rain.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry, Mommy and kitties and Whisky. That is horrible and it seems nothing can be done just now to help. I wish all of you could come here with me and mommy. xxxooo

finnhoward said...

Oh no! Please stay safe!

Kitties Blue said...

That is so sad and very gross. Hope the tree and toys get moved inside from the catio so you all don't get too bored. We will purray that you get some really good rain and a wind shift. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

meowmeowmans said...

How horrible! We are purring and praying that the winds shift, that it rains, and that the fires are extinguished soon. Purring and praying for you, and all affected.

Hugs!

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry all of you have to go through that because of what's happening in another country. How awful for all the people and animals dealing with that mess. We're sending purrs that the winds and rain comes to help out soon!

Madi and Mom said...

Whisppy's we are so very sorry...we understand the air quality though.

About 2 years ago there was a forest fire down east of us on the NC Coast which is about 150 miles away but the smokies and bad air got up here too.

Very nasty. Thank goodness you have a lovely catico and wonderful humans
hugs madi your bFFF

ABBY said...

OH DEAR oh dear me...we are purring for lots of water to fall out of the skies to help cleanse your air. purrs

speedyrabbit said...

Sounds pawful for you guys we are praying for lots of rain for you all,xx Speedy

Annie Bear said...

I hope it rains soon even though it's not supposed to. This is awful. I feel so bad for you guys. I'm so glad your crew is inside where it's safe.

Nerissa said...

That's AWFUL! What stupid peeps there are to burn so much stuff like that. Have they not heard 'bout global warming???

I sure do hope you get some rain sooner than you expect. Enough rain to clear the air 'cause the air is 'supposed' to be there for us ALL to breath.

Purrs,
Nissy

Pretinha said...

Amigos, esperamos que os ventos mudem e que chova em breve, essas condições do ar são péssimas para a saúde.
Cuidem-se!

Patty Woodland said...

It can get like that here when the forest burns in the summer. I am so sorry

Sweet Purrfections said...

We can't imagine that type of haze for so long. We hope it's gone soon.

Nola said...

That is terrible!
Nola

Old Kitty said...

Oh noes!!!! :-( We've been reading about this nasty polluting and most unhealthy haze and we feel totally helpless for all those affected! We pray for rain too and we hope those responsible are brought to account!

Please please take care you gorgeous Furries of Whiisppy!!

x

Tamago said...

I read about this at Katz And Other Tales, too. Sounds awful. I understand Boomer is upset. We are worried about animals out there.
I hope the rain comes and clear the air very soon.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We hope you get some relief soon!!

michico*Adan said...

We have super thunder storm yesterday afternoon, and it was horrible, too!
We wish you gonna have a great day today.

Oui Oui said...

Oh my! That is awful! We hope it clears up soon! We feel bad for all the poor people and critters who can't escape. I hope the authorities help to clear up that mess.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, sweet furiends, that is soooo awful! I wish I could send you some of our wind and fog to blow it all out over the ocean or something! XOXOXO

Christine and FAZ said...

Such a shame about the air quality - hope the humans who run the country are trying to do something to make it better. FAZ

The Chair Speaks said...

Oh dear, no access to the catio! Though we live quite near, haze at our place is slightly better than at yours. Luckily our MeowYard is inside the house with no windows and only has an extractor fan at one end. Hope swift action will be taken to tackle haze soon. Purrs to all of you.

Mollie said...

That is so terrible, we really hope it clears soon for you xx00xxx

Mollie and Alfie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We just saw the news about your smog and it looks awful. The people who started these fires are thoughtless and care nothing for others. We will purr for rain for you - we wish we'd known you needed some because we could have sent our's over to you.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katie Isabella said...

Boomie darling, as son as you are able, transport over. I have something for you to do.

Hugs to mommy and your furblings.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Poor sweeties!
Have a nice week!

Photo Cache said...

that is horrible sweet little darlings. in the meantime stay indoors and listen to your mommy.

emma and buster

CATachresis said...

This is so awful. have been checking the news everyday! Praying for rain to come soon xx

colehauscats said...

Ugh, hang in there. We'll try to send you some rain! Purrs...

Gattina said...

That sounds awful ! It's even difficult for me to imagine such a haze ! We sometimes have some air problems, but not so strong that we have to wear a mask !

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Mom Linda has personally experienced this condition. As a consultant she used to do some work in Cebu and in Singapore and Malaysia. She was in Cebu when the horrible burning and haze was hitting hardest one year. It is truly pawful and we are so sorry you must endure this. The burning in Indonesia is horrible; be safe, paw pats, Savannah

Kjelle Bus said...

The fires are soo awful :(
We have read about it on the news.