September 13th 2011 4:23 pm
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Normally, things around our house are purrty quiet. My sisfur, brofurs, and I like it dat way. We do NOT like loud noises. We live out in the country, and we rarely ever get visitors. In fact, just the sound of a purrson knocking on the front door will send all of us racing down the hall towards my pawrents bedroom in search of a purrlace to hide. I guess you might call us all "scaredy cats."
Last weekend was supposed to be a good weathered weekend...not furry hot, but just mildly warm, and there was only a minimal chance fur rain occuring.
It was on Caturday that I was scared nearly to death. It was exactly 4:30 p.m. Daddy was home watching a ball game on the television...Meowmy was on the catputer in the back bedroom...my siblings were scattered around the living room on various furniture, and I was sound asleep on my favorite couch. Did I mention that I was sound asleep? All of a sudden, there was such a loud "CRACK" sound that permeated the air around me, that I immediately woke up! As soon as the CRACKing sound stopped, the sound of large hail balls came crashing down on our metal roof. It was deafening. When the CRACKing, CRASHing sound occured it literally shook the whole house, and it became furry bright outside. Now, being three years old, I have heard thunder before, but this was like the sound of a tree crashing through the roof of your ofurwise "peaceful" home! As soon as I woke up, I joined my brofur and sisfur who were already in the hall racing toward the bedroom. Daisy veered to the right, and ended up in the hall bathroom behind the sink. Blue II was ahead of me racing down the hallway, but we both arrived in the bedroom at about the same time. I immediately took the only hiding spot in the room; I hid under the bed. Meowmy came out of the third bedroom shaking her head...she had seen Blue II and I speed by her, and frankly, she was amazed at our sheer speed and determination. Meowmy tried coaxing me out from underneath the bed, but I wouldn't budge. She told me that the lightning had hit furry close to the house because the lightning and the thunder happened at exactly the same time, and the house shook mightily. There was no consoling me, I was NOT coming out from my hiding spot! Daisy and Blue II eventually ventured back out to the living room when they worked up their courage. My brofur E.J. nefur did run when the thunder clapped. He jumped up from a sound sleep, and his eyes got bigger, but he nefur did run like the rest of us did. He definitely has nerves of steel! Meowmy and Daddy tried coaxing me back to the living room with efurrybody else. They tried sweetly calling my name, they tried treats, and they tried enticing me with toys, but I did not budge.
Finally, after one hour and fifty minutes, I cautiously ventured out from underneath the bed, and tip toed down the hall to see if the house was still there. Efurrything was right where it was before the big BOOM, and I was relieved. I hope I nefur have to wake up from a peaceful slumber to a noise like that again! I swear, if I weren't already a grey kitty, I would be totally grey after that! MOL! MOL! You can call me;
Awwwww.... Poor Laura Belle.
What a terrible way to wake up!! We`re glad everybuddy`s okay.. Those loud noises can be very scary!!
Love & Purrs,
Dante & T.J
So your house wasn't hurt...that's good. that way you don't have to put up with construction guys.
Sorry you guys had to go through that.
How skeery, I would have hid too. I'm glad you and your family are okay.
OMC - that hail stuff is scary!
Man!!! that sounds scarey
Sorry to hear you got so scared. I hide when it's storming too.
Under the bed is the safest place to be in the world. You were wise to go there. I am glad that you are all OK. It must have been very scary.