I wanted to take this chance to give everyone an update on the little storm that is hanging around the Texas coast right now. Here in Houston we missed most of the heavy wind but did manage to get a little rain out of the deal. I understand that we may get some more rain off and on for the next two days or so.
The area around the Corpus Christi and Brownsville area caught the major blow of the storm. The power was still out the last I heard, so we need to keep positive thoughts for all the folks living in that area, OK? The power went off at the Hermit's house for just a short time...but came on again before long. Then all I had to do was to reset the television, reset the cable controls, run several checks and reboots on my PC.
The Roomies decided that they did NOT like playing in the hard rain...although they did think that it was fun to play on the patio when it was just sprinkling outside. I had left the door cracked so that they could go in and out at their own pace...and then the yard guys came! A cute picture, two little Siamese kittens (?) sitting proud and unafraid on the patio just watching all the new people moving around. They felt safe enough, after all, it was their patio! Then the mowers fired up! So much for proud and unafraid! I was sitting here at my desk, working on the computer while everything was quiet. Then all of the sudden...POW! I'm wearing two cats as a vest over my t-shirt, and my vest was hanging on with razor sharp and needle pointed claws while hugging their adopted Daddy for comfort!
After the yard guys were gone, two little Siamese heads peered out the storm door to make sure the coast was clear. Then with small furry chest puffed out, the once again proud and unafraid Kitties from the Dark Regions were back outside, continuing with their game of knocking over all the potted plants and eating the flowers off the bushes.
I have to admit I like the attitude these two Roomies have about a storm. Every leave that gets blown into the yard is nothing more than just a free toy to be enjoyed. Playing chase on wet patio stones is really fun until someone slips and falls, and then it's nice to have a playmate run over to check on you and make sure all is well...just before he bites you right on the butt. Soft rain is a lot of fun to play in and is good to drink, even out of dirty plant saucers.But hard wind and sudden rain is a good reason to haul ass back into the house and become firmly attached to Daddy's chest, while waiting for the hug you know is coming.
In short, the kitties and I both feel that storms aren't too bad as long as you have someone to play with... a warm, dry spot to go when you need to get out of the rain...and a good friend to hug when comfort is needed.
It doesn't hurt to share a cup of coffee or two either, so...want to join me?