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.