July 2nd 2012 6:37 pm
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The Summer has begun with wicked weather. We kitties at Calico Junction are not liking it, at all. The loud noise, the high wind and the rumbling forever thunder, is really scaring us.
Friday night at 9 p.m. we had 80 mile a hour winds. large and small tree limbs and pine cones fell everywhere. We kitties were all spooked and had wide eyes. The lightning went on for ever and ever. It was as if a tornado was passing through our woods. The lighting made us hide and cry.
Amber cried and dug the carpet in the main house. Girl Human wrapped her in a sheet and hug her tight. Girl human talked softly to calm her. She ran away 3 times. Girl Human grabbed her wrapping her back in the sheet each time. She wiggled and cried.
Girl human placed her in a carrier laying the sheet over it to darken it. Amber was so exhausted she fell asleep. Girl Human slept beside her for several hours with her fingers touching her through the carrier's wired door. They both rested on a futon. The awful noise passed on. We were glad to see it go.
More bad weather returned again last night at 1 a.m.. It passed us quickly. Amber was placed in the sheet covered carrier once again. Girl Human laying on the futon slept beside her for the second night. There seems to be no relief for days.
Grandma Human has had no power since Friday night. She is here at the Junction with us. Her power may not be turned on until next Tuesday as high tension lines were destroyed. She lost a lot of her food she had just purchased a few days before. Today we emptied and cleaned the Refrigerator and freezer in 92 degree indoor temperatures. The indoor and outdoor plants are suffering badly.
We were lucky here at the Junction. Many have no water. We do have back up generator to use when needed. We have all our houses cooled and we are quit comfortable. Last nights storm knocked the feral house power out.
The air was off until 4 p.m. today so the ferals slept on the new screened exercise porch with a huge fan blowing twords the ceiling in hopes of cooling it, somewhat. They all seemed comfortable and happy. Tonight they are back in their cool house. At least today the temp. was 94 degrees instead of the 104 plus degrees temps we have been having all weekend.. The humid air doesn't feel good with our fur coats.
Bennie found a cool spot by the tool shed. He spread out on the dirt. When Girl Human picked him up, his belly was nice a cool. She placed him back in his nice cool house. He only came out for a short time this morning. His thick gray hair has not been the best thing to wear in this hot, hot summer.
We are very lucky here. No forest fires are burning near us. Many small ones have developed throughout the forests. We only hope that all this ends soon and we get a nice rainy day. Tonight we are to have a peaceful night. No storms, they say.
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Hoping and purring you get that peaceful night no thunderboomers and that the fires stay away and that the temps come down. Poor Amber hope she is getting some rest now,
We were thinking about you all when the storms hit. We have had a chance for storms for the past few days and thankfully haven't got any. I'm glad your grandma had somewhere to go. And poor Amber, she must be terrified. I feel so sorry for all those that are really struggling in this heat, no power, no water, no ac. It must be unbearable. It has been really hot here too.
Purring fur all of you that you have a nice peaceful night, and also days, that the weather cools down and you get a nice long rain....but no more storms.
Purrs to Amber..we hate thunderstorms too!!
Hopfully, things calm down in the next few days.
Purrrrring for safe, peaceful and cooler days and nights for all of you!
We're in the 'desert southwest' but it hasn't been as hot here as it has been in other places. The weather is so strange this year.
We had some thunder and lightning last night -- but only a few drops of rain at our house. We hope the lightning doesn't cause any more forest fires around here, too.
I hope there are no more noisy storms there that scare Amber.
Tell Bennie to stay cool! I'm gonna go send him a cool drink! :)
How skeery, I am glad you are all safe at the junction.
We are glad to hear you are all OK, we have been wondering how our friends are that live where it is hot and no electricity...glad your Grandma can be with you all until things return to normal again...
Poor Amber, we get scared too, but we never have those kind of storms here...
We are purring for you all! thanks for letting us know you are OK.
Purrs for a safe holiday fur you all!
Timmy and family