Allegra’s World: Losing Power

We’ve had some excitement around here since I last wrote!  I was just going about my business yesterday when all of a sudden, there was this loud noise against the windows, roof, and side of the house.  I know what heavy rain sounds like, and I don’t like it at all, but this was worse!  Mom said it was sleet, she said it’s what happens when it gets so cold that the rain freezes.  I don’t know what freezing is, but I do know that that noise scared me, and I hid under the sofa.  As if that wasn’t enough, there was thunder, too!

But that wasn’t all.  When I finally came out from under the sofa and looked out the window, there was white stuff falling from the sky!  A lot of it.  Mom said it’s called snow.  I watched it fall, and everything outside changed really fast.  All I could see was white!   Lots of big white flaky things swirling around!   I tried to catch them, but my paw kept bumping against the window, so after a while, it stopped being fun.

And then, all of a sudden, just after I had finished my dinner, our whole house went dark, and very very quiet.  It was really strange.  This was a different kind of dark from how it gets dark when Mom and I go to bed.  Mom brought out a flashlight.  Oh, it was a new game!  I love flashlights!  I love chasing the dot of light!  Wee!!!  But she didn’t seem in a mood to play with me at all.  I didn’t understand, and chased the flashlight dot anyway, but it wasn’t as much fun because Mom wasn’t having fun.

Mom said that we lost our power.  I don’t know what this power is, but it seemed to upset Mom that it was gone.  She said there was nothing else to do but go to bed.  Silly Mom.  It was too early to go to bed!  I went back into the living room to look out the big window.  It was getting whiter and whiter out there.  All of a sudden, there was a really loud crack that sent me running for cover.  It got Mom out of bed, too.  I was wondering whether she would come hide under the sofa with me, but after she looked out the window, she said it was just a pine branch that broke off the tree outside.  She said I shouldn’t worry, we were purrfectly safe inside.  I decided to stay under the sofa just a big longer anyway.  Just to make sure.

Meanwhile, the house was getting colder and colder, and I went to join Mom in bed.  I figured she was probably cold, too, and maybe I could help warm her up a little.  I know she loves when I sleep right next to her, so I snuggled up with her.

A few hours later, Mom and I woke up to the sound of the heat coming on.  I felt Mom relax, and we both went back to sleep.  Then a horrible scraping noise outside woke me up – it sounded like the big scary trucks that come by our house a lot, only a hundred times worse!  Mom said it was a snow plow, and that it was moving some of the white stuff out of the way, and that I didn’t need to be afraid, but I wasn’t having any of it and I hid under the bed for a while.

Eventually, I jumped back on the bed to be with Mom.  When it started getting light out, we got up, and everything looked different!  So much white!  It almost hurt my eyes, it was so bright.  Mom said she had to go outside and shovel so that she could go away in her car.  I don’t like when she goes away in her car, so I told her she should just stay inside with me, but she went outside anyway.  When she came back inside, she was really tired, and mumbled something about being so over winter.  I don’t know what that means, but I was glad she was back inside with me.

But the best part of this white stuff so far has been that there are way more birds at our birdfeeder than ever before.  I’m having so much fun watching them!  I wish I could figure out how to catch them!  But that would mean I’d have to go outside, and I’m too smart for that.  I know that I’m a lucky kitty because I don’t have to be out in the snow and cold like those birds.

So that’s what was happening at my house.  Did any of you get that white stuff at your house, too?

14 Comments on Allegra’s World: Losing Power

  1. Careers4YourCat
    January 30, 2011 at 11:53 am (9 years ago)

    My goodness Allegra, what a day! I’m glad you had the nice safe bed to hide under. I’ve had those kind of days myself.

    Tell your Mom I was sorry to hear about the power outage. Not the best thing in the winter. No more heat! And even worse, no more computer! 🙂

  2. Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food
    January 30, 2011 at 9:22 am (9 years ago)

    We have lots of snow here and the kitties love to watch it falling! You look so pretty on your perch, Allegra 🙂

    • Ingrid
      January 30, 2011 at 10:00 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks, Angie!

  3. Mason Canyon
    January 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm (9 years ago)

    So glad your power came back on. I’m with you Allegra in not likely snow. Hope it all melts soon. Love the photo of you watching the birds.

    Thoughts in Progress

    • Ingrid
      January 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm (9 years ago)

      It can’t melt soon enough for me, Mason.

  4. Layla Morgan Wilde AKA Boomer Muse
    January 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Allegra, you look completely spooked in that photo! Relax, it’s only snow. Some cats love it, some do not. My fur guys love it especially Odin who sends you a big kiss.

    • Ingrid
      January 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm (9 years ago)

      She takes after her mom 🙂

      We’re both looking forward to more Odin updates on tomorrow’s Cat Saturday.

  5. Susan Faye
    January 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm (9 years ago)

    How exciting– your first snow! No white stuff here in Oregon, except on top of Mt. Hood and the other mountain peaks. Enjoy that birdwatching!

    • Ingrid
      January 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm (9 years ago)

      Allegra is having way more fun with the white stuff than I am, Susan.

  6. Coco Bear
    January 28, 2011 at 7:56 am (9 years ago)

    Allegra, it’s Coco Bear, another tortie. Where we live in Minnesota we have that white stuff on the ground for months at a time. Mom says we’ve had 60 inches already this year. It snows almost every day. Mom goes out and walks in it with these big wide snow shoes. I hate sleet, and loud rain, and thunder. I hide under the bed. We haven’t had our power go out, but Calypso and mom and I snuggle on the bed at night – we like her heated mattress pad 🙂

    • Ingrid
      January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm (9 years ago)

      Allegra is now lobbying for a heated mattress pad. Thanks, Coco Bear. 🙂

    • Ingrid
      January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm (9 years ago)

      I don’t know who enjoys the birds more, Karen, me or Allegra. Okay, Allegra probably does 🙂


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