Mom and I watched the news this morning and saw all the mess the tornado in Missouri caused….then there was a flood update on the river flooding down south….then another update on the people in Japan who are still digging themselves out. Wow. Just made me realize that when I complain because I can’t go outside in the rain – I’m still really a very lucky guy.
We had a tornado through HERE a few years ago. I will never forget it either! I knew it was close before my parents did – I think we animals “sense” stuff like danger better than humans do – anyway, I ran down into the basement and Mom and Dad followed me….we did like they tell you to do when a tornado is coming – they had the weather radio and we all sat and listened and knew it was just a few miles away. It got very dark and the rain was pouring down like crazy. The wind was really bad and the woods out back showed how high the wind was when the BIG tall oaks were bending way down……then there was a horrible noise – like a train – Dad looked out the window and saw the tornado – we were all so scared – and then a miracle happened. The tornado hopped right over our house! It really did…..the funnel cloud was huge but when it hit our hill it jumped up and over and went on through our neighborhood, tearing off siding and roofs and breaking windows! Two 100 ft. oaks in our woods snapped off and we had kids pools, and lawn furniture and all kinds of debris blown into our yard but NO damage to our house.
I’m sorry everyone else wasn’t as lucky. I sure hope that’s the very last time I ever see a tornado though. I’ll try to remember that next time I start to complain because it’s just raining outside…….
My Favorite Nap Spot!
Yippeee! Finally we have a sunny day…..it’s even supposed to get up around 80 degrees too – the only fly in the ointment is that Mom and Dad are going into Warrenton today to the annual Spring Festival so they won’t be here to take me OUTSIDE until they get home. Guess I’ll just have to be patient – when you live with humans you learn that it’s all about being patient!
I have no complaints though really. I’m a lucky boy. I get to do what I want to do, eat what I want to eat, play with my toys or play games with my parents – WHATEVER I want. Once a year I have to put up with being forced (kicking and screaming) to visit the vet for my physical…..that’s not fun but even then I’ve learned if I just be PATIENT, just lie nice and still and let them do whatever they need to do, I’m out of there pretty quick and on my way home. I like my doctor and the assistants all think I’m cute and make a big deal about my extra toes (haha) and they cuddle me a lot while I’m getting poked and prodded. I think next month is time for my visit……oh yeah – that means shots! Not crazy about those either.
That crummy old snake was back in the tree again by the garage yesterday……I guess he’s living there now. He’s about six feet long and yesterday he was sunning himself all wrapped around the tree like a long black ribbon. He’s a king snake so he’s harmless but that doesn’t mean I have to LIKE him! Mom is upset that he’s “moved in”……I say as long as he’s OUT THERE and not IN HERE, we should just pretend he’s a Garage Guardian. HAHA
I’m off to find a sunny napping spot while Mom and Dad get ready to desert me for the morning. I plan to ask them politely when they get home to TAKE ME OUT NOW!!!!!!
Happy Saturday From Sam The Spoiled Cat…….
I Love My Yard!