04 September 2011

Hurricanes and other stuffs

Teka Here!
I thought it was about time that I got busy and
let you all know that we are F.I.N.E.!
(Frantic, Insecure, Neurotic and Excitable!)

But really. The Hurricane was a non-event for me,
and mostly for Gussie too.

We had no power, so there were no lights in the house
and no cold air coming out of my vents. The humans
were upset for some reason about not having any hot
water for their beloved showers, but I am not all
that fond of showers, warm or otherwise.
(I prefer a bubble bath you know?)

What it meant was that we used up Muzzer's supply
of beeswax candles that match her "special" dishes.
And on Sunday ALL of us got to be piggies with
the shrimps that were residing in the freezer.
After the Muzzer grilled them. YUM!

BUT...on the plus side me n Gussie did not
miss even one walkie. And because the house was
dark earlier than usual, all of us climbed in the big
bed together a bit earlier than we usually do.

Gussie griped because bedtime stories were shorter
and they were almost always ones that Muzzer or Dad
knew by heart. But I like "Goodnight Moon" and "The Little
Engine that Could" and I hardly ever look at the pictures in the
books anyway. So.........

And in the mornings I made sure everyone got up a little
earlier than usual so we could get Dad ready for work on time.
There were lots of trees like this big
one that ended their distinguished arboreal
lives in this most undignified manner. And
that made me kind of sad.

But it brought the squirrels a lot closer to the ground
for at least a little while.
And out on Dad's campus, there were lots
of trees like this one. But they didn't cancel
classes, not even for one day. So all of
the Botany Buffs got to see reality close up
and personal.

And the weather stayed reasonably cool
(for Richmond in August) so even with
all of us in the big bed and no fans available
it was comfortable sleeping.

So I am counting my blessings and saying
that I hope we don't go through this again
too soon, and I hope that everyone
else has their power back and that we
all have a better week than the last one.
Gussie and Asta sure are!
They are at the Pawm, and Asta's
Sweet Mommi shared this picture
with us today. Now I know why
Gussie took Dancing Lessons instead
of obedience class like I did.

Teka Toy
over and out.


rottrover said...

Oh Teka! Thanks fur the update! Glad you are all fine!! Shrimps on the barbie and sleeping in the big bed with stories. Not so bad!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Dexter said...

Sounds like the big wind was much the same at your place as mine. Early to bed and lots of rain. Not too bad, eh?


Unknown said...

Hi Gussie & Teka (& Eartha Kitteh!),

I've finally managed to make it over to say hello! Sorry it took me so long! And yikes - those pictures of the big trees fallen down look really scary - and yes, very sad!! We heard a lot about the "big hurricanes" but until we see pictures like yours, we don't really get an idea!! I'm so glad though that all your family are safe & sound - and sounds like you scored some extra yummies too! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Duke said...

Shrimps for dindin sounds just fine with us! Our peeps were in bed earlier than usual too. Mom says that laying on the sofa and staring at the ceiling in the evening got old pretty fast!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Peppy Sheppys said...

HALLO TEKA TOY! What an exciting time! I mostly remember the shrimps in your story. Our ape's school was all discombobulated from the storm and then she had to go away to AP SAW. No educating could go on.

Glad to hear you are back in business (and gusiness).

Edgrr B.

Jake of Florida said...

Wow, Teka that was an excellent report! You should ask Gussie to give you more time on the blog!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Asta said...

So glad that you wewe able to do the wepawtewing dooties while gussie came wif me to the Pawm..he told me all about those fanatoolous Bawbied shwimps and my mouf was watewing..of couwse all being on the big bed and getting stowies evewy night is pwetty cool,but I do feel bads fow those big bootiful twees getting bwoken. I bet Muzzew looks all wested wif getting to bed at six PM evewyday as soon as it got dawk heheh
smoochie kisses

Remington said...

WOW! I am so happy you are okay! Those storms are terrible!

Koobuss said...

Hi Teka,

Glad to hear that everyone's okay and that your power wasn't out too long.

We had an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week! Yikes! Now it is pouring again, for the third straight day, and we are going to get rain the rest of the week. Sheesh... Everything's already soaked. I'm just glad that it's not all snow. That would be really awful. Sigh...

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Eric said...

Phew thanks for barking your news out Teka toy,I'm wagging you are all safe and sound from that super scary stuff you have on your big pee side. I'm betting the wicked wheelies had something to do with it....watch 'em.

Wiry love Eric xxx

Asta said...

My Dawling sweet love Gussie
I am so wee lived that you want to keep the Statusses quo-ing and oh my yes, you awe the bestest dancew I have evew had the gweat pleasoowe to float away wif and I think we shawe ouw love of the same moosic too.
All in all, I want vewy much to be youw giwl if you'll still have me
smoochiest of kisses
pee ess..that nin's habbit made me too wawm and it's itchy too