Wake your bipeds up as early as possible and take them for a long walk before the storm rolls in. That part is pretty much the same as any other day, but it's important. You know the old saying - "A tired biped is a good biped". Or something like that. They need their early-morning exercise. If you've timed things right, after you get home, you'll look to the west and see something like this coming:
That was the view here Tuesday morning, right as Mom had to leave for the vet's with Dave. Not the best timing, but everyone was/is safe and Dave heard good things from his doctor. (And got tummy rubs and treats, I might add!) Anyway, once something like what's on that horizon hits, there's no going outside. We walk in anything -- except ice and severe lightning. It's just not safe. So... time to find some entertainment! Here are my recommendations!
Get someone to chase you, by giving a little play bow:
|"Chase me, Mom!"|
We call that "Zimstigating" around here, courtesy of Summi's mummi!
After too short of a period of time, your biped will want a break and, as in the case of my mom yesterday, will leave the room to go take a shower. Your work isn't done! How about tidying up the living room while she's gone?
That's better, isn't it? But exhausting! Get some rest!
|"I wonder if the Bully Cat is out there?!? Oh... uh... hi, Mom!"|
Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm not allowed on the Sitzbank. And our bed over there in the living room?!?
|"Why, yes! This is my handiwork! Thanks for noticing."|
Be proud of your accomplishments! And then quickly, act cute and innocent - like so:
Then once the lightning has cleared and your mom thinks it's clear...
|Clear skies on the horizon?|
...get out and go for a walk!
|"Don't you love the feel of the rain on your fur, Zim?"|
"Oh, yeah, Dave! And I really needed a break from all that work!"
At least there wasn't any lightning! Ha roo roo roo!
On a serious note, our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were directly in the storm's path.