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Friday, June 06, 2008

Tornado Sirens

Ha roo, pups! It's me - Zim! Yesterday we had quite a bit of excitement throughout the afternoon, evening and night! Lots of severe storms in our area - rain, more rain, torrential rain, thunder, lightning, 70-80 mile an hour winds, etc.. Mom saw some cool mammatus clouds form up ... then we went from a tornado watch to a warning. Our city's emergency warning sirens went off a paw-ful of times throughout the evening.

During one of the warning periods, Mom went out on the deck; she shot a short video to show you what it was like. She went out during one of the calm times - we went from high, high winds to ... pretty much nothing. Mom and Dad were tracking the small 's' storms on radar, so she had a fairly good idea where the really bad stuff was and wasn't taking a huge risk. It's dark out there, should be daylight, plus everything was rain-wrapped, so it was hard even for the trained storm spotters to see anything!

Like I said, it was a calm period, so it doesn't look like much, but we thought we'd share it with you anyway.

You might be wondering how we coped with everything. All things considered, we did very well. I knew it was going to be a long night, and that I'd need to keep my energy up. Here I am during another siren blast.

That's right - helping Dad with his cappuccino! Ha roo! Oh, sure, all I got was a little foam, but it was enough to charge me right back up! I needed to stay alert!

Play bows and safe wishes for everypup!


  1. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Oh Zimmie... I am SO excited you got cappuccino foam! That is totally pawsome. You deserve it from having to deal with the small s storms. I am glad woo all are ok from the icky storms last night.

  2. Anonymous10:48 AM

    P.S.... the video of the outside was khool too. I even saw lightning!!!

  3. w00f's a04, me iz worried bout all my friends in da mid part of this country...way to many bad storms..stay safe ok...and thanks for ur comments when mama was soo scared...

    b safe,

  4. Zim,

    You are so brave to sip your cappuccino while the world around you blows away!

    I am going to hide for the afternoon! Storms (big or small s) make me very nervous.

    So glad the AO4 was spared any physical damage. We have a pup running around who looks a little like a storm!

    Heidi, Lady of Leisure

  5. Tornadoes missed us this time down in Georgia. Stay safe!

    love & wags,

  6. Glad you are all safe!!! Those tornado things are NO fun!

    I'm glad you got come cappuccino! You sure looked like you enjoyed it!


  7. Glad you guys are safe. Tornadoes are way not fun. Glad your Dad is helping you stay alert with some cappacino foam.
    Have a very safe weekend!!!

  8. Oh, Zimmie, woo did such a good job with the cappucino cup. You weren't even flinching while the sirens are going. Woo are such a good pup. I'm sure you are trying to teach Storms how to be that khalm.

    Woos, wags and wuv,
    Thunder & Stormyss

  9. Awesome vid AO4. We saw that same cloud over here. We know it was the same one, it looked just the same.

    D'Azul, where Siberians rule

  10. Hi Zim
    You have some strange weather over there.
    I am just crossing my paws that there are no problems for you all.

    Oh and I think the cat box should have been eaten and the Siberian Night drunken.

    Hmmm Is that what I meant to bark?


  11. You're so brave, Zim! I'd be velcro'd to mom BIGTIME! I hate storms! I guess drinking cappuccino must help!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Nice videos!

    I'm pawtial to the one with the handsome redhead drinking the khapPUPccino!!

    Woo are sooooo brave to stay fokhused on the task at tongue!!!

    PeeEssWoo: glad woooooo are all safe!

  13. Dear Zim

    I am so sorry you are having such frightening times.

    My loyal Bark is with you and your team.

    Much love from Marvin xxxxx

  14. Hi, Zim!
    The siren is scary too!
    Glad you enjoyed some cappuccino foam! Sure it was delicious!
    Take care

  15. Zimmie, I don't know how you cope with those sirens! I didn't even like hearing the one on the videos. You are so brave.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

    Purrr S: Mum and I had coffee in bed this morning... I'm not saying I took Meeshka's advice but there might have been a black fur in her cup at the end.

  16. Hey Zim,

    Good job keeping watch but you need to do a better job of keeping your mom off of the deck!

    WOo woo, Kelsey Ann

  17. Those sirens give Jan chills when they go off here. We're glad you are all okay.

  18. Cappuccino Foam - I wish I could have been there - I beg and beg so my Mom gives me the whipping cream on the top of her Mocha- Sometimes I even get a lick when she's not looking.
    We have been having horrible storms too - I'm so glad I get to sleep with in Mom's bed with her to keep her safe.

    Thor man

  19. You guys sure are brave. I am so glad you are all ok! I would have been shaking and panting and very grumpy!

  20. Wooos, you guys,
    we've been worried about you, we're glad to see you posting - that means you can still get your paws on the computer!
    MMM, cappuccino foam? sounds yummy!

    Woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

    PS- We're keeping an eye out in case those storms head our direction, too.

  21. We're all glad you haven't been transported to Oz yet!

    Keep those humans safe!

  22. It's a good thing Dad was prepared with that cappuccino foam. No telling how you would have gotten through the night without that! Keeping an eye on Mom out on the deck has to be exhausting!

  23. So it looks like when the tornado sirens go off, instead of heading to the basement, you should sit back and sip a cappuccino!