9/10/14 Flash Floods!

We’ve had all the windows open and have been enjoying the cooler breezes in the evening, but last night Dad checked the weather and it said we would have flash flooding, possibly 5 inches of rain, starting at 1 a.m.

Mom and Dad closed up the house tight.  They were worried about the rain, because the (insert clever insurance jingle here) company had denied fixing the roof, and there is a tiny leak.  (Just FYI, Mom wrote a blazing letter, and sent several copies around, and like magic, the insurance company reversed their decision.  Now Mom and Dad are waiting for the new roof.)  “Maybe the weatherman will be wrong,” Mom said hopefully.  Like she said all winter with the tons of snow.

BOOM! Woofwoofwoof!  “It’s OK, Maggie,” Mom soothed, as the storm hit around 1 in the morning.  (See, “they” are never wrong!) It’s been pouring since that time.

There was a tiny break in the action and that gave me the opening I needed to run to the backyard and “p”.  Then the rain started up again, so violently and the wind blowing from every direction, that it actually looked like snow from the window.  The magic weather also said there was the possibility of both large hail and a tornado.  Mom continues to hope they are wrong.  She turned on the TV (which usually means she is going out) so she can monitor the storm.

As for me?  I’m taking it easy on my chair.  At least until Mom says it’s time to take cover in the basement!

Woof!  Love, Maggie


6 thoughts on “9/10/14 Flash Floods!

  1. Kheleya Fahrmann

    I know thunder is scary when you can’t understand what it is, but just get some hugs from Mom and Dad and maybe, if things get too bad, let them feed you half a Gravol. (I hate feeding pets any pills that are intended for people but it’s better for you to snooze for a day and a half than have a nervous breakdown and start biting the chair legs and the neighbors.)

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Mom had bought me a Thundercoat, but at the time, I was very thin from being in the shelter. So it doesn’t fit me anymore. It’s funny you should mention about the human medicine. Dr. Craig has Mom giving me human Bendadryl for allergies. I have awful allergies, and my white coat and pink skin are very, very, prone to allergic breakouts (like rashes on tummy, etc.) The antihistamine makes me a bit sleepy, so Mom gave me some of that today. Dad picked Jamie up from school, so I didn’t have to go in the crate at all!

      1. Kheleya Fahrmann

        I’ll have to google “thundercoat” because now I want to know what it is. Good job on not having to go into the crate. I’d hate having to go into a crate and I’m not even a dog. But please ask Mom whether there’s any place I can ask her privately about this problem I’ve started developing with anxiety around large dogs. It stops me from chatting about them with the people walking them, and, with permission, squatting so I can hold my hand under their head level and let them smiff it, and even letting them groom my face if they want to. Losing that bugs me.

  2. LadyPinkRose

    Way to go, Mom, and Maggie, you have the right idea. You stay nice and dry on that chair. It surely does look comfy. Love, Mom BonZo (the cats know me as Mom BonZo like Shrimp and Roxy and Tigerlino


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