Friday, October 26, 2012
Hurricanes are not good things to have but there are certain things that can make a regular hurricane even scarier. It has to do with weather patterns. (yawn) Anyway, last year.... I don't know how it happened but we had a big snow storm in October which is way too early for snow. The storm made the electric lines fall down and we didn't have lights or heat for 5 days!
The news people are saying that Hurricane Sandy could be like that storm we had last year.
I don't know why Mom is worried. We are prepared. We bought me a big bag of dog food last week and we have lots of bottled water and two boxes of cookies. We also went to the human food store and got canned food like tuna fish (I love tuna fish juice!!) and other stuff that doesn't need to be cooked. She also made sure we had a hand held can opener. I love the sound of a can opener, don't you?
Mom says that in the 20 years she has lived in our house they have had some bad storms where there was no heat or lights. One time, she couldn't even leave the house for three days cuz of all the snow and the trees were down across the roads. It was in the middle of winter and it was very cold and very dark. Those times were bad but not so bad that she had to leave our house and go somewhere else.
I'm not worried cuz Mom is smart and knows where we can go if it gets really, really bad. There are places like schools and halls where people can go if they have no heat or lights and Mom knows about the one where people can bring their pets.
We always have emergency kits ready in case we need to leave our house. There is one for Mom and Dad that has their important stuff and one for me. We keep my emergency kit on the kitchen counter. It's a pretty box where we keep all of my medical records, license and micro chip information. I keep any meds I'm taking, like my heartworm pills in there too. We can just grab that and my food, put it in my crate and take everything to the car.
Since I always wear my collar and tags, we don't need to think about making sure I have them on and Mom and Dad both have lots of photos of me on their cell phones so they have recent pictures if I get lost.
Today I am going to continue to lay in the sun and enjoy a beautiful Fall day in New England. A man named Mark Twain said "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes" so if we do get a hurricane or blizzard next week, I'll just wait a minute and it will change.
In the mean time, it's best to be prepared.
Your prepared friend,
P.S. Blatant self-promotion. Winter makes me think of the Holidays and Yappy Holidays! is one of my very favorite gift baskets!