Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, November 2, 2007

No November Noel

Wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, volcanos, ice storms, drought -- depending on where you live, Mother Nature has lots of tricks up her sleeve. The ones she likes to share with us here in South Florida are hurricanes and the occasional tornado.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 every year -- but about the end of October, we start to breathe a sigh of relief. That's why news about a Tropical Storm named Noel out in the Caribbean last weekend didn't seem too serious. Wrong!!! Noel turned out to be a deadly storm that did a lot of damage in the Caribbean, and killed about 100 people.

Here in Florida, the winds caused beaches to be gobbled up by the rising surf, knocked down sea walls, and created other damage and concerns -- but, thank dog, no fatalities, no evacuations, no animals in harm's way.

Mom was in Tallahassee, the state capitol on Monday and Tuesday. She flew up early Monday morning on a commuter jet and had a very bumpy ride thanks to swirling winds. When it came time to fly back home on Tuesday afternoon, she and one of her friends looked at each other and decided to drive instead. It took 7 hours, but they were blissfully bump-free. And we were tail waggingly happy she was back.

Dogdad worked from home the two days Mom was away so that we could stay here instead of another trip to camp. We had lots of fun -- long runs on the golf course, treats at lunch, good guy talk!!! He's a little harsher than Mom about our barking, though, so we had to choose our moments.

And now Noel is out to sea. It's expected to weaken into a nort'easter affecting Cape Cod and then Nova Scotia. So we hope our friends up there stay safe. And the only Noel we'll be looking for is the one planned for December 25.

Jake and Just Harry


Molly the Airedale said...

Hurricanes are horribly scary things that do far too much damage! I'm so glad you escaped Noel's wrath and you're safe!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

AhYep.( said like a Mainer....)We just got word that we are due for a big NorEaster starting later tonight.We have plenty of snacks and toys so we hope we are all set!! Glad you are out of it! Love A+A

Gus said...

OK, there are still lots of days left in November, so keep your eyes peeled and stay safe, OK?

Harry said...

We are lucky not to have scary hurricanes and so on here. Stay safe!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Agatha and Archie said...

It is yuckky here today and raining.We are going to have to stay in the house all day and eat stuff and be naughty(hee hee) OF COURSE we saw Mike Lowell( one of our favorites) He is a true gentleman...(Agatha has a crush on him) Love A+A


We are glad to hear you made it back safe. Our Dad would have drove back too.

Dog Speed
Essex & Deacon

Faya said...

Hopefully here we don't have hurricanes.... I am happy when I read that all my friends around the world are safe !
Kisses, Faya

Balboa said...

I am so glad you are all safe!!!! I hate those scary hurricanes.

Frenchie SNorts

Wimsey said...

Whew! Glad you and your humans are okay. We get "weather" in NYC but not too bad.


William Tell said...

We're so glad you all are safe. Those hurricanes are scary things. We watched Katrina come in on TV and it was horrible to see all the damage done. Hope you have a safety plan in action.

William Tell

Stanley said...

Glad Noel passed you guys by, and that your mama got home safely. Very cool of your dad to stay at home so you didn't have to go to camp!

Goober love,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Glad to hear that you're all safe and sound! J x