Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lights, Phone, Safety

Hey, Cyndi here.  I'm the only female feline now so I have to scowl and meow fiercely to get a turn at the computer.  It's Thankful Thursday and I want to tell you something I ... something we are all thankful for this week.



This is part of the view from our front porch.  The building on the left is Walgreen's Drug Store.  It's on a corner with traffic lights. 

Monday night a bad storm moved through the area.  Our lights went on / off / on / off and finally decided to stay on.  But just across the highway at the traffic light, the electricity went off for 3 hours.  In some areas of the county, it came back on at ten p.m.  Places on our side of the road - such as Dairy Queen, Hardee's, Walgreen's and Rite Aid were open and doing a booming business.  Other businesses - such as  Wal-mart, gas stations, Burger King, McDonald's, etc.- had to close since they could not pump gas or use their registers.

We were sure glad to have our electricity stay on.  The wind was gusty and Jan decided to keep busy cleaning to take her mind off the storm.  Sam did a LOT of panting and screeching.  The panting was from fear.  The screeching was because he was glued to Jan and as she moved around, she kept stepping on his paws or tripping over him.  He should be getting a Thundershirt soon and we are all hoping it will help his anxiety.

Update: We had a comment asking what is a thundershirt.  We were aware they have these for dogs, but we now know they also have them for cats.  You can read about each by clicking on the appropriate link, but you can buy them online or in stores such as Petsmart.

 http://www.thundershirtforcats.com/

http://www.thundershirt.com/

We asked recently if anyone has had experience with Charter's phone and internet service.  Jan decided we won't look into it any further.  A friend who has both Charter services lost her phone and internet Monday night when the electric went out.  She didn't get the cable services back until Wednesday afternoon.  In an emergency, a phone could be a lifesaver, so we think we'll stick with a landline, since Jan doesn't have a cell phone for a backup.

We are most thankful for being safe through the storm.  

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22 comments:

  1. Poor Sammy. Surely the thundershirt will help. I feel sorry for Pals that are so afraid like that. But it is hard on their humans. Very. I like Comcast at least insofar as service is concerned. The cost per month as with all of them is awful.

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  2. We're glad you were safe through that too. We're crossing our paws the Thundershirt helps Sam greatly!

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  3. Could we ask what a thundershirt is - we'd never heard of them. We are glad you are all safe and sound but it does sound you were more fortunate than some of your neighbours. We both sit on Mum when we get thunder as it scares us.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. Poor Sammy. We hate those boomers. Glad we don't get them often
    Benny & Lily

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  5. Gee.... WE thought WE were the only ones Left in the WORLD who do NOT have any Cell Phones. We do not EVER want to give up our LAND line... beclaws in bad weather it is the ONLY thingy that will work... BUTT it has to be a CORDED one... so no walking around while talking. We have TWO corded ones and Two that are not...
    We feel soooooooo much better knowing that we are Not Alone!!! BOL

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  6. Sorry you had a rough weather day. We got snow overnight but that was it.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  7. Sounds like skeeery weather. So glad your electricity decided to stay on.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  8. My human wonders if a Thundershirt will help with my vet visits - I wonder if not going at all wouldn't be better!

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  9. Glad your power stayed on! :)

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  10. Whew, glad you got through the storm with your electricity intact!

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  11. We don't like those scary storms and I am sure glad it wasn't mean to your power!

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  12. we don't like them storms either.... but we glad the lights stayed on!!! (and we hope Sam's new shirt gets there soon)

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  13. We get bad storms here too and I'm always happy to stay safe and warm inside

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  14. Oh my storms can be very stressful for furless and furry alike. We are glad you kept your electricity. It seems whenever we have a storm our subdivision goes dark. Right across the street from us is commerical and they always have electricity!

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  15. We're glad that cept for some stress all came through well. We have some scarry storms up here sometimes too.
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  16. Cyndi, you're such a pretty girl! Thank your mom Jan for visiting us and leaving a nice note about Lucy. It's very appreciated. Thank you also for posting my dear girl in your side bar. I'm glad you all were safe during the storm and kept your electricity!

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  17. Neither collie is bothered by Thunder, but we do appreciate not having storms.

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  18. Me is so happy that yous guys was safe. Wes has a Thundershirt for Cinnamon. She weared it in the thunderstorms last summer and it helped!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  19. It is a good thing that it wasn't too bad for you all. Thank goodness. Poor Sam, we feel for the guy. Thanks so much for stopping by to wish Neytiri a Happy Birthday, we appreciate it. We are so sorry we missed Sam's B-Day so Happy Belated Birthday Samaritan! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' bigtime for ya! PS: We are glad to hear also that Buddy is feeling better.

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  20. I am glad your power stayed on but sorry that Sammy was so upset. I hope that shirt helps. Stay safe all.. HUgs GJ xx

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  21. PepiSmartDog:
    Wow that some pretty scary stuff you went thru. Glad you all came thru it intact.
    Before I went OTRB I was a tough man-dog, EXCEPT if there was thunder. *worried face at the word*
    Thunder was the one thing made me become unglued so I sympathise with the scared doggie.
    Thunder makes it really tricky to think straight...
    Of course I'm not scared of it anymore. : )
    Thank you so much for re-joining Thankful Thursday Blog Hop again ! Really appreciate your support and look forward to your post next week.
    *waves paw* :=o)

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  22. We've heard pawesome things from our fellow shelter workers abotu thundershirts! Crossing out paws that it'll help!

    Thanks for your patience as mommy was scarce while prepping for passover. We think it should be called pass-OUT cuz mommy sez she's never been more tired in her life (3 whole days of cooking - oy!).

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