Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, January 8, 2010

How cold is it????

Apparently the phenomenon of iguanas falling from trees as the temperatures drop below the lizards' comfort level, even here in sunny Florida, has excited reporters all over the world. As Florida residents who are managing to survive even with unexpected icicles dripping from our muzzles, we dogs feel sorry for the poor creatures. The human population, however, mainly in Palm Beach where these iguanas have proliferated like bunnies, is kind of pleased that a hibernating iguana is comparatively easy to remove, especially when he/she has landed with a kerplunk on the pavement, unlike the problems presented when said iguana is munching on all the plants in the landscape and leaving his/her iguana poo all over the place.

We were going to add a photo to this post -- but could hear all those "eeeeewws" and decided just to provide this comparatively benign link:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jan/04/cold-snap-causes-iguanas-drop-trees/

Our Pittsburgh pals, Laciegirlie et al, are planning a visit and have suggested we break out the grill. More later on this intriguing idea.....

Wirey woofs.

Jake and Just Harry

23 comments:

dewdana said...

Yes, brrrrr! Before I even visited your link I thought of Key Biscayne because the have a bunny-like population curve there too and that is where my Miami office is. Looks like the iguanas will catch a break in the cold but then I suggest they find a sleeping spot closer to the groundbecause it is going to get crazy cold, huh?
Two nights ago Key West broke a record cold temp set in 1879!
Stay warm boyz!

Kari in WeHo said...

so its raining iguanas? thats kinda cool!

Mango said...

Oh those poor little chaps.

Regarding your MM entry. I think that you really do belong in the terrier group. I don't think Insane Cracker Dog is a bad thing at all.

Slobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

Oh My!

We are cold enough here that they are cancelling things! No snow. No ice. Just cold. Muzzer said "WTF" and Gussie immediately assured her that he had nothing to do with it.

kisses
Teka Toy
IN my sweater, BEHIND the sofa pillows, and UNDER the lap robe!

Angus said...

Well I guess what happens in the US first comes to Europe a bit later. After reading about the blizzards in the US it now seems that we're going to have heavy snow and temperatures of minus 15 tonight - for heavens sake this is the south of France! Mark you we don't have any reptiles to fall off trees. Wilf and Digby being Polish are lving it.

ScrapsofMe said...

Iguana stew or tacos? I'll help retrieve. Who's bringing the brewskis? I'll toss a suitcase of Corono lights in the back of the 4x4 truck and pluck some low hanging limes off the tree. Wear yer sweaters....it's gonna SNOW on the East coast of Floriduh.

Bonnie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wonder if they taste like khat ummmmm I mean chikhken?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Asta said...

I was heading down to you wif Lacie
but I'm not so suwe now..I was hoping fow a little thawing out fwom my fweeze hewe
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Maggie and Mitch said...

We have this vision of you guys stepping over tons of iguanas on your morning walkies! hummmmm

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OK...the pawty's on...but you and my stoopid brothers seem to have run off to Canada...

Check out our bloggie...Asta and I have a new money makin' adventure started up....

Now stay warm boyz...need a Lakie to cuddle with????

Kisses, Boyz!!!!


Laciegirlie!!

Moose said...

Hey Boyz! I left you an award just now. Also Momma wanted me to pass this link onto Jake the weather dog in case he is off duty during non-hurricane times. http://english.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.html

Lorenza said...

I guess the cold weather could make me get frozen... like the iguanas!
Here we have 38 degrees right now... and it is very cold for me!
Stay inside... warm and comfy!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hey, we saw that on CNN! That was pretty funny! Watch out for iguanas on the ground.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! It is icy cold here too, but we don't have them giant lizard thingys here yet... which is good because I did not like the hissing they made at me when we were down there last week! The pooplooked inviting though, although Mum did not let me taste... bummer...
-Kira The BeaWoootiful

Mango said...

One entry per pup please. That way you guys get two. I love your wordless wednesday photo. Very Lacie like.

Slobbers,
Mango

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Boyz...you have asked a very PHILLA SOFF I CAL question...why did ya fly north instead of south when you were bein' chased by half frozen ig wan as...

I dunno. But then, three outta four of ya are foxy wires,huh...why do foxy wires EVER do what they do??? I mean right now as I paw this, Scruffy is curled up in the kneehole of the desk farting like he's a machine...and it's wafting upward...

Now if you're invitin' Asta and me to check out the not frozen iguanas in the Carribean...we're so there...have a smoothie waitin' for us, kay???

Kisses, Laciegirlie

The OP Pack said...

We see that Lacie has made her way to you and found a few of those iguanas to grill. Poor things, that must be quite the rude awakening for them. This weather is insane, Mom is worried about all those oranges there, hope the crop can survive.

Stay warm, boys.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We can hear the new line to the old joke.

Barkalots - Wowser, it was cold in South Florida.

Collies - How cold was it?

Barkalots - It was so cold that iguana were falling out of the trees. BOL

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh poor things! We are spending a lot of time outside in the snow but now we better think about it!
How awful it would be if we were to drop................
Please don't let Lacie BBQ them!!!!
love you lots
Stay warm
Martha & Bailey xxx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Boyz...now, after perusin' CNN, I've been most worried bout the citrus crop...it would never do if somethin' happened to my Vitamin C that I apply daily to prevent those pesky wrinkles..

SO...the State of Florida has hired Scruffy (with a cut to me as his manager) to come down and well um let's just say apply some heated vapors to the orange groves...that's one thing Scruffy is good at...emitin' warmed vapors...they outta be about 102 degrees...should keep those trees nice and toasty. Now, clothes pins will be provided for all Floridian noses...as for what the future orange juice will taste like...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...sorta like garlic bologna, I'm thinkin'....

Always ready to help out...

Laciegirlie

Eric said...

Yikes. You boyz need to wear crash helmets on your old noggins. One of them Iggies landing on your conk could send you back to last Tuesday. At least.

Worried for you wiries. Eric xxx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear...the contract is already signed...can you smell the fumes er I mean can you see the "smudge" that's makin' the state of FLA look like Da Burgh in the forties when we had all the steelmills???

I'm pretty sure Scruffy wouldn't hafta leave PA to um "perform" but Stan and I have requested that he go to your house...just don't let him under anything or get in any enclosed spaces unless ya wanna paint next week...he even takes the finish offa the kitchen cabinets...

My my...this has been a very lucrative adventure for the Lacie...

Kisses...

Laciecakes XXOOXXOO

I hope the little French Wheelies don't have an asthma attack...

Agatha and Archie said...

Go to Lacies..we did say EWWWWWW>>>>> as for your visits with all of the pals?? We think you behaved like little angels..If you really want to see someone rouse up the joint just call on us..Ask anyone!!! Love A+A( maybe that is why we don't get invited to a lot of places...I just thought about that....)