Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Safe on Sunday

It's the day after Tropical Storm Hanna dumped lots of rain on our area, and I am checking the rain gauge. Just less than 5 inches of rain fell at our house, but our county was one of the most affected by the storm in all of the state. Many areas received closer to 10 inches of rain.
We did not have high winds, so only a few tree branches came down. We are grateful that the rain started slowly. It softened up our ground for the big rains that came in the afternoon. The ground was rock hard because we've had a dearth of moisture since July. Many trees are stressed in the area, and our big elm tree had already shed a lot of leaves as it does when there is little rain in August.

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the passing of our grandma, and Mom wanted to put flowers on her grave. She waited until late afternoon to do so--once the rains had subsided. She had to take an alternate route because some of the roads were closed from swollen creeks flooding the pavement.
Today is beautiful, but after inspecting the yard, I decided that I wanted to nap on my bed inside.
Please stay safe from the hurricanes, earthquakes, or whatever else Mother Nature throws at us. Be prepared.

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At Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

We are just glad that you guys are safe and sound!
Enjoy that nap!

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:13:00 PM, Blogger Gemini and Ichiro said...

We are so glad you are okay. We are hoping that the hotties are just fine too.

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am glad you got some much-needed rain, and you are safe!

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 3:37:00 PM, Blogger Lux said...

So glad to hear you're all safe and that you got some rain!

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 5:11:00 PM, Blogger MaoMao said...

Big huggies to yur Momma! And we're glad that you got some rain.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

At Monday, September 08, 2008 2:04:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

whooa-five inches of rain...that's like up to yer bellies!! Glad yoo two were safe and protekting yer lady.

And yoo nevur menchund yoo had a deer-th hanging owt in yer yard since July! If we wure the grownd we'd stay vary still and preetend we wure a rock too!! Glad yer deer-th desided to leeve

We hope yoo gave yer lady extra cudduls and headbutts on the one-year anniversary. Yer gramma is deffunetlie watching out fur yer lady from "up thare" and is so proud of hur and all she has done fur hurself this past year! Mommies and grammas are happie when that know we are happie!

At Monday, September 08, 2008 2:03:00 PM, Blogger LZ said...

I'd say we had a dearth of moisture! And the ground just sucked it all up too. It was a lot of rain here.


At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We only got 2.5 inches of rain, but the plants liked it lots. They perked right up...

At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 7:42:00 PM, Blogger Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you stayed safe from the storms, and you got some, but not too much rain.

At Thursday, September 11, 2008 3:23:00 AM, Blogger michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I am so happy for you are doing fine~!!!!
Big big hugs to both of you!

At Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that your all safe.

At Saturday, September 13, 2008 4:13:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

We are glad you are safe!!!
We posted the winning Dare and I Dare You to accept the challenge!

At Monday, September 15, 2008 6:56:00 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

5 inches of rane???? That's more than whut goze down the gutter win Mr Tinydik waters his yard for nine howrs a day! Phew! I'm glad yer safe!

At Friday, September 19, 2008 5:03:00 PM, Blogger Anita said...

We are glad that you are safe!
Storms and hurricanes are so terrifying.



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