Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thankful Thursday



We are joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.


We sure do have reason to be thankful today.  We couldn't wait to get outside today to check out the yard.  Why is that?



Last night those dreadful sirens were blaring away for almost two hours as some wild storms swept through our county.  We all had to go to the basement with Mom and Dad.  To be honest, Lightning was a total basket case, not because of the storms, but because he wasn't sure about this basement at all.  He has only been down there a few times.  And Misty, who had warned Mom about the storms coming early that morning by her "clinginess", spent the two hours on the leather recliner tucked in behind Mom.  And what about Timber?  He was in dog heaven.  He spent the whole time sniffing every nook and cranny he could find.  He thought it was great to get to explore this new territory.

Oh, about the storms - we did NOT have any damage. But within our neighborhood, only about two blocks away, some sort of damaging wind swept through a large area and took down many utility poles, power lines, and big trees.  Fortunately no one was injured.  We were all very thankful for that. And now we wait again, as more storms could come in late this afternoon.  We have to keep reminding ourselves that this IS the season for severe weather.  We just hope to be fortunate to escape the storms all the time.

As you can see from our photo, Mom has some work to do in the garden department.  She bought lots of new plants for her deck pots and is already wondering if she will have to deal with some canine gardeners again:)

UPDATE:  The National Weather Service just confirmed that the storm that went through here was in fact an EF-1 tornado.  Not a big one, but still. . .

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber




26 comments:

Sandee said...

It's good that no one was injured. That's a lot to be thankful for.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

The Army of Four said...

We feel very thankful today, too! Damage nearby, but not here at Ao4 Headquarters.
Our a/c has been dead for a couple weeks now - and apparently laying on the vents wishing it would come back alive doesn't work! Men have been in and out, trying to fix it, then declared it a goner. HOPEFULLY by tonight they'll have the new one up and running. It gets WAY too hot in here -- and not being able to open the windows because of the storms didn't help at all.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Glad u r safe... am not a storm fan either! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xx

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Nooooooooooooooooo Woos we are so very sorry. MOm and I can surely relate to Lightning as neither of us are at all happy when there is electrical storms and wind. Mom had a bad experience as a child.

We hope and purr today has been better and you are all feeling less anxious.
Loads of hugs and calming kitty kisses
Madi and mom

Brian said...

I sure am glad you all are okay, an EF Anything is scary. Y'all keep all those eyes on the sky. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That's pretty severe weather! We're glad you made it through in good shape!

Woofs,
Tommy

Molly the AireGirl said...

Thank doG you are all okay and no one was injured. I wouldn't like these storms either Lightning and Misty!

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear the storms didn't hurt anyone. Maybe you should have some parties in the basement just for fun so it won't seem so scary when the storms come.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you are all safe. XO

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh my, that is so scary. We are very thankful you are all OK

LBJ said...

We've just had to go to the basement for an F3 tornado one time, but it went a couple of miles North of us. Barkley was all excited to sniff new stuff. We have taken Abby down there a few times so she will go without hesitation if we have to. Everything severe went well North of us today. Hope you have a quiet night!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

Thank dog and praise CHEESES!

We were worried about ALL of WOO Woo's!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra&Holly&Khousin Emmy&The Mom&Auntie

Kinley Westie said...

We had storms today - but no tornados.

Idaho PugRanch said...

So thankful you are OK and we will keep our paws crossed that you stay that way
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

I am sooooo glads that you are all well, and nobody gots hurt! I would looooves to sniff out a basement! (we don't have them here...ya knows, earthquakes and all) butts, I guess being down there with the peeps can gets kinda boring after a while...did they bring the goodies???? Oh, i hopes so! some TJ PB cookies sound really goods right now.....
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: stay safe!!!

KB Bear said...

That is very scary. I'm so glad that you and all your neighbors are okay. You three pups sure have the full range of reactions to the basement. I bet that we'd have to carry Shyla down there but R would think it was a great adventure! I hope that you don't have to go down there again tonight.

Those flowers look gorgeous! Be good, you three Sibes!

Sue said...

We're so glad that you're all safe. It rained all day today but we didn't get any of the winds. We hate those sirens.

Mark Muller said...

I'm so glad the evil storm is over... hugs to all peeps and pets who had to deal with such horrible weather... maybe Timber and da Phenny are twins... he enjoys such places too... the first time on the attic was a party for him ;O)))

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're glad the storm didn't do any damage to your house! That must have been very scary!

sandy l said...

I'm glad you are all OK. That's so scary.

Casey said...

I'm thankful the storm didn't do any damage! We've had rain for two days straight here, but no severe weather. The storms are drying up now, and hopefully we'll have a pretty weekend!

The Gang at LLB said...

We are so happy to see you all safe and sound!

Rosy says she can come over and help with the gardening if you'd like :-)

xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

tweedles said...

So scary,, I am glad your okay. Sirens are terrible, but I cannot hear them anymore, because I cant hear no more.
love
tweedles

Titus said...

So glad you are safe! Tornados are SO scary. HUGs for all of you!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay i shoor am glad to heer that yoo mayd it thru the skarry storms withowt enny damadj!!! it is never fun wen mother naytcher tayks aim at yoo thats for shoor!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

Wow, that must have been scary! We are glad you all are okay.

Kiki and Nala