Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Weather Update

Once again, thank doG, after fearing the worst, we here in South Florida have been spared the force of a hurricane. Ike, while inflicting terrible damage on several Caribbean countries, including Cuba is expected to pass well to the south of us on his way, guess where, into the Gulf yet again.

We have been living on the edge for so long that it's hard to actually relax. We have stronger than usual winds and expect rain until Ike passes further to the west -- but nothing like what we all feared. The people in the Keys had been asked to evacuate, but that order has now been lifted, although those who left, have been asked not to return home yet.

As I said in a previous weather report -- it's such an awful feeling to feel relieved at not having to experience the storm yet knowing that others have suffered and still more will.

One bit of encouraging news: people leaving the Keys have been allowed to bring their pets with them on their way to a shelter, and the pets are being looked after in a separate location. Not quite a perfect solution yet, but better than having to choose between staying in harm's way with your pet or leaving and not being able to take him or her with you.

As for those persistent rumors, we have learned that, with no more concerns about a storm disrupting the mail, we may indeed see two newcomers rolling up to our door later this week. Just Harry's third "gotcha' day" is coming up on Wednesday -- that little goofball will be almost four -- so we may have to wait until the following week to let you all know who these newcomers are and what their intriguing past is all about!!!

xxx Wirey love from Jake the Weatherdog. Stay safe everyone!!! And remember power to the paw for our pals who are still recovering!!!


BenTheRotti said...

We are so relieved you are safe. Thank you so much for the regular updates, we worry so much when we don't hear from our friends who have been in the path of these awful hurricanes.
OOh a gotcha day! how awesome. I wonder what you will get! I can't wait to see the arrival of the two mystery friends, i'm quite excited so i can't imagine how you feel!

take care, stay safe,

Ben xxxx

Peanut said...

keep us updated on the weather. Mom is watching it but I try not to pay much attention. She kind of freaks out since this is her first hurricane season and all. Oh can't wait until Wednesday for the gotcha day

Gus said...

Whew. We are glad you guys are all right, and hope that the upcoming gotcha day is superfabulous.


Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Thanks for the weather update. We're glad Ike is gonna pass you by. Maybe he will get weaker and weaker as he gets into the gulf. You have so much excitement coming up! A gotcha day and arrival of wheelies. (watch out for those wheelies, we've heard rumors of a wheelie uprising. We don't have any here.Whew)

Molly the Airedale said...

Thanks for the update, Jake! We'll cross our paws that your gotcha day pawty can go off without a hitch on Wednesday!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

Stay safe. Have a great gotcha day and let us know all the news about the newcomers.

Joe Stains said...

We are relieved again for your safety but are thinking of those who are still in the path of Ike.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Glad to hear that you're safe! Hope it'll stay that way until the storm blows out...

A Gotcha Day? That sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear about it...=)


The Zoo Crew said...

Just checking in to say hello!


The Black and Tans. said...

Thank goodness the hurricanes missed you. Let's hope no more bubble up and threaten where you live.
Have a wonderful gotch day on Wednesday.
Molly and Taffy