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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thunderstorm Safety Tips

Kitties, Puppies and 2 leggers!!!!
We had the mother of all thunderstorms on Wednesday....mind you we are not complaining we needed the rain but OMC/OMD
it scared the bejeepers out of me.  So I thought I go over thunderstorm safety today.
Run like the wind to find your peeps.

I was upstairs taking my 87th nap of the day when the first t-boomer hit.
Rather than reach down to comfort me she reached for the flashy beast.

Turn your back on the flashy beast and the crazy peep

Seek shelter in an interior room w/o windows aka 1/2 bath

I was astonished to see Madi go into the 1/2 bath.  She is smarter than her Mom
Tell the Mom to put down the flashy beast ASAP and get her
tush in the 1/2 bath with you

Note from Mom:  This is the exact sequence of pictures I took. At the first clap of thunder, I knew Madi would be coming so I confess I grabbed the flashy beast.  Grabbing Madi during a t-storm can cause harm to human flesh.  The windows literally shook during the storm.  But we needed it in the worst way.  I'm not a huge fan of t-storms..I think it rubbed off on Madi

Shortly after I posted these pictures we found out lightning struck a home in our neighborhood...we don't know exactly where but a lot of firetrucks and police came down our street.
We hope and pray everyone is safe.


  1. I is soo glad you are o.k. Madi! Those thunder boomies can be so skeery! Hope efurryone in your neighborhood is safe. Purrs, pretty gurl.

  2. Thunderstorms can be pretty scary stuff for cats and humans. I would have grabbed the flashy beast too, never touching a cat during a thunderstorm is really good advice.

    Glad to hear you and yours are alright, I hope no one was injured at the house that was hit.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J, Cindi Lou and The Krew

  3. OoH Madi,

    Sometimes dose t-storms are very skeery, so happy dat all of you are safe.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. watched on TV that the dust cloud is caused by the thunderstorm. How far are you from the dust cloud?

  5. Oh, we're glad you're okay and are sending out purrayers for the people whose home was hit. We hope there was minimal damage.

    We don't get bothered much by thunderstorms, but our mom sure does. There have been some doozies here, but not since our time with the mom. Yeah, thunder boomers and scary lightning, but not the really severe storms the mom remembers from her earlier years in this area.

  6. Gina thinks the same way Madi does, only her refuge is under the bed. I'm glad that you got some needed rain, but, it's too bad that it had to come in such a violent manner. I hope that whoever got their house hit is ok, and that there wasn't too much damage done.

  7. are as smart as you are beautiful. I am so thankful you and your Mom are ok! Sure hope the neighbors didn't get too much damage.

  8. Yay... Madi for showing that you knew exactly what to do. Very smart of you.

    Hope you get a good nap today to catch up.

    pawhugs, Max

  9. Thats scary MAdi. I am glad that you are here to teach us thunderstorm tips!! Thanks to my Diva twin bol


  10. Very good Madi! You are smart! My brother Coleridge goes in the room under the stairs in the basement when it rains hard or jump in bed with Mike and Beth....

  11. What a day for y'all!!!!!!!!! We are so thankful y'all are safe, and we purray that all the people in the house that was struck are okay.

    We love you, gorgeous Mads.

  12. boys are macho kitties and aren't afraid of storms...or fireworks...or any loud noises.
    Shelly is getting, but having been a feral kitty for a year or two, some sounds still scare her and she runs under mama's bed and hides.

  13. Polk county (where I live) is lightening capital of the world and I H.A.T.E. it
    I want to move!! to Alaska :)

    I'm glad you are safe :)

  14. Miss Madi, good job keeping your mom safe. You are one smart kitty!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  15. I hope the home wasn't too damaged and that nobody was hurt.

    That would be an awful experience that I don't want.

  16. So here is an advantage of having a deaf cat, Casper never reacts to t-storms because he cannot hear them. As a result, the other three cats, who always look to him to set the tone, don't give a toss about t-storms either!!! Same goes for the vacuum cleaner :-)

  17. Oh my GOODNESS! I am so glad that you are OK and I will hope for the best for your neighbours. Madi, THANK YOU for the tips. We rarely get t-storms here so I wouldn't have known what to do if you hadn't taught me. :o)

  18. Madi you are as smart as you are beautiful!!! Mom can't help herself!!!
    Yes the tomatoes are splitting and there is not near the numbers there was the last 2 years.
    We are suppose to get some rain tonight and tomorrow. Maybe I will not have to work so hard in the gardens in the next few days.
    Thanks thanks thanks for your visit. I miss you guys!!
    xx, Fern & Happy

  19. Madi, you were very smart to head for the bathroom!! Those thunderstorms are scary and can be extremely dangerous. We sure hope that your neighbors are okay and nobody was hurt there. We are scared of them!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  20. *yowl*
    Miss Madi
    WE think you were the smart one to head to an interior room! Best place to be and it's a good thing your Mom followed you , even if it was with the flashy beast.


  21. My goodness, glad to hear that everyone is ok!

  22. Madi!!!!
    I hope everyone stay better and ok!

  23. What great advice Madi!!! Jacob get so very scared during thunderstorms too and always needs to be right next to our Mama!

    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  24. Wow! That musta been some storm!! We're glad you all are safe and we sure hope your neighbor's house is okay.

  25. Isn't it just amazing how cats seem to know what to do! When we had a earthquake a few years ago my previous cat dove under the bed! Well done madi!
    So hope know one was injured in that storm... I'm with you - don't like them even as I understand the need for them!


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