Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, August 22, 2008

A New Approach to Weatherdogging

One of the disturbing things about being in a hurricane-prone area is that you're always crossing your paws and hoping the storm goes somewhere else. (If the storm does come your way, you're also crossing your paws and hoping you can make it until it's OK to go outside for a potty break, as I mentioned a few days ago, but that's another story.) Sadly though, just when you're relieved that the storm has been mild in your area and gone off in another direction to other places, you discover that it has caused lots of damage in those other places. So you start to feel guilty.

Fay has indeed been a whacky storm. She left us here in South Florida with much less rain and wind than forecast, but then has proceeded to cause interminable rain and flooding on her erratic slow-moving path across almost our whole state --where we have lots and lots of friends, human and canine.

As a neophyte weather dog, I plan to explore the positive effect of barking to chase away storms. So far barking has had a salutary effect on my pals in need of support. I wonder how the power of the paw will work on future storms.

Right now, however, Just Harry and I are planning a quick trip to Mayemphis next week, to look after Gussie's muzzer and provide a bit of a masculine counterbalance to all the beautiful wirey nurses who will be looking after Gussie as he has a neck lump named Rodney removed on Tuesday. So much to bark about. So little time.



Asta said...

Jake and Just HarryI will help you bawk if you think it will help!
I'm looking fowawd to seeing you in Mayemphisss..It will be nice fow Gussie and Muzzew to have some handsome male company too
smoochie kisses

wally said...

Those hurricanes sound scary (almost as scary as the ones playing for Miami--ha!). I'm sure you will take great care of ol' Gus.

wally t.

ps. The news media has been staked out at the Biden house which is just down the road from us--I guess they're barking for him, too! They give hourly "donut and coffee updates if anyone leaves the house".

Pippa said...

Thanks for the updates because you know we are a few thousand miles away so rely on you for our news.

Unknown said...

We just keep thinking that Florida needs the rain, and that Lake Okeechobee is smiling as she fills back up. It has been raining HERE like crazy ... can you believe that sprinklers are still going on every morning? What happened to conservation?

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys...

we keep hearin' about that silly storm goin' out ta sea and comin' back in again wreckin' everythin' in it's fair, I is terrible that there is so much goin' on that no one has any control over...makes ya feel helpless....hope ya have great trip ta Gussie's place...'n hope his surgery goes much goin' on with everyone right now...why can't it just be boring for awhile?

Dewey Dewster here....

Lenny said...

Hopefully Fay can't reach Memphis!!

You guys are so nice. I'll ask the judges if they want to come out of anonymity and have their picture on the blog. Thanks! :)

Gus said...

Hey guys...Don't forget to let us know what foods muzzer should be cooking for you. I am thinking we need to roast a whole turkey, yeah?


River said...

We would help you bark but it might chase the hurricane back down to FL and that would be bad!! I hope the bark experiment works for you.

love & wags,

Noah the Airedale said...

Those hurricanes and storms sound really scary. Do you have a proper shelter to go to should one come your way?
We're pretty lucky here but we do have to worry about bushfires in summer.


Simba and Jazzi said...

That sounds very scary. Hope you all keep safe and well.

Simba x

The Black and Tans. said...

J and JH, we hope you enjoy your trip to "Mayhem", well with all those girls there!!!!!
Good news you escaped the worst of Fay, it all sounded very scary.
Molly and Taffy

William Tell said...

We're glad you are safe at the moment, sounds like terribly scary weather in your parts!

We've given you boys an award, check out our blog!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

wally said...


We don't have any kitchen tables. But that's ok--we put the bowls on the floor! :)

I tried to link to you but Blogger is being LAME. You deserve credit for Barking for Biden!

wally t.

ps. I shoulda picked him--he's a grad of my ma ape's college!