Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Meaning to the Concept of Crossed Paws

Well, as you may have heard, a globby mess of stormy, wet weather is flirting with our part of the world. This mess has a name: Tropical Storm Fay. So far, she has been pretty disorganized as she's traveled over the Dominan Republic, Haiti, and Cuba -- but now that she has the Florida Keys and the mainland in her sights, she's getting her act together and may even change her name to Hurricane Fay.

We here in South Florida are on what the weather folks call "the dirty side" of the storm. That means, although Fay will probably make landfall somewhere on Florida's West Coast, the wind and rain is on her northeast side -- and that's where we are.

So, what does that mean for dogs? It means very quick potty walks and a lot of crossed paws in between. Having lived through Hurricane Wilma in 2005 with paws crossed for a long long time, we think we can manage. If not -- we have a few time-tested spots in the house we may have to put back into service.

More seriously, we have pals in the Keys, like Essex and Deacon, who we're hoping will be OK. And other pals closer to us, like Booker and Bussie. And then still others over in Tampa Bay, like Ms. Gimlet Rose and Nigel. Not to forget all those in Central Florida and further north.

We'll be thinking about all of you. Stay safe!! What's a few crossed paws among friends?

Jake amd Just Harry
Pee Ess: We have shutters, batteries, flashlights, water, and LOTS OF KIBBLE AND TREATS.


Kyanite said...

I'm worried for you.
Was in the tale end of a storm in Hawwii once, so know the force of the winds.

Do stay safe.
Love, pats & pets

Lindsay said...

Stay safe! My hind paws are crossed (I only have one paw at my front end!). We'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Gus said...

Yes, but do you have puppy pads just in case? crossing paws here for you

gussie n teka

Eric said...

Boyz! Take care and stay safe, that doesn't sound good. I'll be thinking of you with crossed paws pals. Wags, Eric x

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh dear! A tropical safe! Will be crossing my paws for you and other doggies in your area!


Unknown said...

H-Mom is not worried about food. Or potty breaks. Or water. Or being locked in for days.

She is TERRIFIED that the internet might go down.

Booker has his sights on the bathroom for storm shelter. You all stay safe too!

River said...

Let us know how you are when you can! Hope it turns into a small rain and a breeze.

love & wags,

Asta said...

Jake and Just Harry
I'm thinking of you and hoping that you and all the flowida fwiendses will be all wight! As long as you'we togethew wif youw pawents and each othew, and safely inside..who cawes about a few possible piddles
smoochie kisses

Lenny said...

Stay safe and dry and well-fed!
Thanks for getting Pawlimpics t-shirts - can't wait to see pictures!

Your friend, Lenny

Deetz said...

My paws are so crossed for all my furry friends in Florida....go away hurricane, stay away from my pals.....I hope it listens..please let me know you are okay when it is over? If you gotta pee, just hurry

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pals, please stay safe! I'll be crossing my paws for you! Jx

Pippa said...

Hope it passes over you all and does not turn into a hurricane. You have wild weather over there. Paws crossed and let us know how it goes.

Faya said...

Be careful ! My paws are crossed ! Give us some news as soon as possible ok ?
Kisses, Faya

LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

Like everyone else, we've got our paws crossed for you to be safe, you do have some horid weather over there.


Essex & Deacon reporting in. We are doing pawtastic. We lost electricity for 45 minutes and a couple palm fronds fell of the trees. We are keeping our paws crossed for you.

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Joe Stains said...

We are crossing MAJOR paws over here, omdog. We have afriend in Tampa too that we are thinking about. So scary :(