Sunday, June 8, 2008

ManCat Monday

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. - African Proverb

I wasn't doing much stretching at times this past weekend on Saturday. I spent extra time inside the PTU as mum decided had to just sit in the dungeon for a while. She had radios on that kept saying, 'take cover'. So we did.
Here I am just sitting in the PTU watching mum sit on the steps to the dungeon. Just waiting for the time to go by until it was safe to go back upstairs.
She brought a few things down with her that would be important besides me. Her 'puter, the money bag and her camera. She also had her emergency weather radio, a regular radio and a flash light.
We spent about 45 minutes waiting and mum said I was a good kittie the whole time. I didn't get restless or talk very much. I guess I understood that we had to be down there to be safe. Plus with all of the bad weather we didn't get to see the horsie race live. That was about the time the weather beans were on the TV were talking, for a long time about the furry bad weather.
Finally we could go upstairs and I could get a chance to stretch some. That and listen to the rain and the boomers. I kept thinking of Bonnie and all the other kitties at The Bridge playing Thundering Herd of Elephants.

Mr Hendrix has some posts about being prepared for 'mergencies.
Mum was prepared, she had the PTU handy and had me in it well before we had to go to the dungeon. Plus she knew exactly where the stuff she needed was with her radios and such. It is a little less scary if you are prepared

Hope every kittie if they had storms are OK. We are sort of soggy around here as you can see from the picture mum took of the water measuring thingy. Nearly 5 inches of rain between late Saturday afternoon and around 1 PM Sunday.
When it rains this much in then the lakes across the trail show up. That actually might be fun for a little wafer to play in. Swing and splash around in the big puddle.
Mum says she is tired of the wet stuff. First a winter with so much snow, now a spring with lots of rain. Enough already!!!! Plus I can hear Bonnie and company doing THoE again!

28 comments:

Alasandra said...

Hi Derby, we are glad you are OK. It is very hot and dry here we need some rain.

We would like rain without a storm though. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Kelly Cat said...

Derby, you were indeed a brave man cat. Even if you were a little nervous on the inside, you showed a calm exterior and that helped your mum stay calm too.

Seriously, glad to hear there was no trouble besides the buckets of rain.

The Meezers said...

we is very glad you and your mum is ok Derby!

William said...

Wow! I'm glad you and your mum are safe and your mum knows exactly what to do. You were very good to keep calm.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Derby, I am glad you are okay. What a scary thing!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're glad you're okay, we were worryin'. You're furry brave.

muffinmidi said...

We're glad you and your mom are okay. It must have been furry scary.

meemsnyc said...

Hi Derby,

We are so sorry you had such terrible weather this weekend! But we are glad you are all safe!!

Happy Monday,
Sebastian & Yaffa

MoMo said...

Oh Derby, so glad you are all OK! That must have been scary. We don't have any emergency measures at all. SS is so slack. The Mayor did say we all should make preparation and handed out lists but very few people paid any attention - we are so complacent.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

It was good that ya were patient while the Danger was around. 5" issa lotta rain! We got that much rain some weeks ago an the ground was squishy wet fer a week, YUCK!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad you are okay. We haven't had any bad weather, but Mom says she remembers the bad winds that whirled around when she was a little bean. We are glad that your mum is so well prepared.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

How scary! We are glad you are okay!

Poppy Q said...

Derby I am glad you kept your mom safe and were good in your PTU. My mum has mergency stuff for me too!!

Have a good week and I hope the sun comes out and shines for you, and dries out all of that rain.

goldenshade said...

Glad to hear it was all OK. You were a very brave mancat!

purrs Shade

Parker said...

We did the same thing that you did on Friday night. I was scary!

PB & J said...

We're so glad you are both safe - we were worried about you when Mommy and Daddy turned on the news.

We got our big storm last night, Daddy was still mowing the lawn! But it passed quickly, we only went downstairs for a few minutes, so it wasn't too bad!

Junior said...

We are so glad you are oka, but sorry you had to be held in the PTU.

We have had rain too, but not that much!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We din't hafta go to da dunjun but mom gots stuck sitting in her car in da driveway fur a couple on Saturday because it was raining so hard...we sat in da window wif dad and watched her to make sure she was okay. She was and as soon as da rain stopped she ran into da house.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Oh Derby, we are all glad you are safe! Your mom is so smart to take you all down to the safe place even if it is a dungeon!

DEBRA said...

Derby
We are glad you are OK.
It's been kinda scary weather around lately...all over.
Good thing your Mom is well prepared...

Purrs
Abby

PrincessMia said...

Ooh be safe, my sweetheart cat. I'm very glad to hear the you and your beanmom are so well prepared!

The Crew said...

We're glad you're OK, Derby. We hid in our basement too and then the lights went out for several hours, but we weren't scared at all!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What a good kitty you are. Personally I LOVE snoozing in the PTU- if the door is open I go in there all on my own.

Now storms- they TERRIFY me and the Woman. She could not live where you do, she'd have serious panic attacks about those nasty storms. We're very glad you're ok.

Chase

Fat Eric said...

That was indeed scary weather. We had torrential buckets of rain last Friday but yesterday and today it is very hot in London (up in the 80s), completely different from last week. We have had so many different changes of weather in the last few weeks, it is quite bizarre.

Lux said...

Wow, I'm sure glad everything turned out okay - and you were so calm!

Artsy Catsy said...

Derby, we're so relieved you're okay. We've been watching stories on MSNBC about how bad it is in your state ... houses washing down rivers! We're safely above water so far, but it's been storming again all evening. Here in Indiana 29 counties have been declared disaster areas, and 1/3 of the state is below water. And yikes, it just keeps raining and storming more!

Rocky

SophieKitty said...

You were so patient in your PTU. I guess a kitty has to do what a kitty has to do in times of emergency. I really want these storms to be over. I'm scairt all day long!

Praline said...

Hi Derby,

Glad to hear you are okay. We sure could use some rain down in SC. It has been 100+ the past two days and the grass and flowers are turning an ugly brown. Thanks for visiting my blog.