Allegra’s World: Earthquake!

It sure has been an exciting couple of weeks here since I last wrote. Earthquakes, hurricanes, my birthday, a Pettie win – I don’t even know where to start!

Last Tuesday afternoon, we were all just going about our business. For Ruby and me, that meant napping. For Mom, it meant doing some work on the computer. All of a sudden, this weird noise woke me from my nap. It wasn’t like anything I had ever heard before. Being the smart cat that I am, I immediately ran to my safe place behind the shower curtain in the downstairs bathroom. The noise didn’t stop, it only got louder. And then, the walls started shaking, and the ground under me was moving, too. It was really really scary. Mom was upstairs, and I could hear her crying out. I think she was really scared, too. Normally, when I get scared, I don’t come out of my safe place for a while, but I was so worried about Mom, I ran upstairs as soon as the house stopped shaking. I could tell she was pretty upset, she picked me up and hugged me and she was shaking. Ruby, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind that things got all wobbly. She looked at me and Mom like we had lost our minds. I think she was more curious than anything else.

As if that wasn’t enough change from our usual routine (I like our routine! I don’t like change!), Mom left the house very early one morning, and didn’t come back for a very long time. At first, I thought she’d actually gone away to sleep somewhere else, like she’d done once or twice before. I got really suspicious when Ronnie, our cat sitter, showed up to feed us dinner. We love Ronnie, but seeing her usually means Mom won’t be back for a while, and I don’t like that at all. But thankfully, Mom came home at night, even though it was really late. It was so late that she didn’t even play with us before she went to bed! She said she was going to something called BlogPaws, and that it was important for our blog that she be there. I don’t like it when Mom is not home, but if her being gone is good for our blog, I guess I can live with it.

Then on Saturday, things got really weird. It was my birthday. Mom said she’d be gone all day again, so Ruby and I were going to party while Mom was gone! Unfortunately, the weather turned really bad really fast. Some lady named Irene was responsible for a lot of heavy rain and wind, and I’m really scared of the sound of heavy rain. So instead of celebrating my birthday, I spent most of it in my safe place in the downstairs shower. Mom came home earlier that day than she had been the previous two days, and that made me feel a little better. She came and checked on me throughout the evening and even in the middle of the night to make sure I was okay. I love that she did that. I was trying to be brave, but every time I tried to come out of the bathroom, it was just too scary. It finally stopped raining Sunday morning, and life was back to normal for us. Mom also didn’t go away again that morning, which made me really really happy.

The best thing that happened all week, even better than my birthday, was that our blog won a Pettie for Best Pet Blog! Ruby and I worked really hard to get people to vote for us, and we’re so excited that all that hard work paid off. Thank you to all of you who voted for our blog. We’re so happy and proud!

After all this excitement, I’m ready for a couple of weeks of peace and quiet and nice weather. And lots of naps.

 

12 Comments on Allegra’s World: Earthquake!

  1. Esme
    August 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Allgra-Happy Happy Birthday. Shaking and wobbling can be quite scary. I am sure mom was happy to have you in her arms. You know the only reason that you won the award is because you and Ruby are the stars of the show. You are quite fortunate to have such a knowledgeable mum. I hope September calms down.

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    • Ingrid
      September 1, 2011 at 7:19 am (8 years ago)

      Allegra and Ruby know they’re the main attraction. I just get to coordinate everything 🙂

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  2. Vicky
    August 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Sounds like you a week to remember, Allegra. Congratulations on your Pettie – well deserved!

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    • Ingrid
      August 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Vicky!

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  3. Layla Morgan Wilde
    August 31, 2011 at 11:09 am (8 years ago)

    What a roller coaster week! Allegra, this will always be a special birthday to remember. How lucky you are to have a mom like Ingrid. Purrs from our entire fur gang.

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    • Ingrid
      August 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Layla – purrs right back at your crew.

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  4. caren gittleman
    August 31, 2011 at 10:59 am (8 years ago)

    Allegra, first and most importantly BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a few days you have had! You are also quite an articulate kitty, you explained the earthquake so well that I felt like I was experiencing it with you!

    I am so glad that “some lady named Irene” (lol) didn’t cause any damage or undue stress and I am so happy that your Mommy is home with you now so you don’t have to worry. We loved seeing your Mommy and took good care of her but we are sorry we kept her away from you for so long!

    We also are sooooo happy for your Mom’s Pettie! Your Mom is a brilliant lady and deserves nothing but the best! xoxoxo

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    • Ingrid
      August 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Caren! I think Allegra has forgiven everyone for keeping me away.

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  5. Tammy
    August 31, 2011 at 7:04 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats on the Pettie Win! You Deserve it! And Happy Birthday! Crazy weather, hope it calms down and we can enjoy chasing some leaves this fall.

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    • Ingrid
      August 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Tammy. We are definitely hoping for a very calm fall!

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  6. Max the Quilt Cat
    August 31, 2011 at 5:36 am (8 years ago)

    Wow… what a week you had. First of all, Happy Birthday. Sorry I missed it. And Congratulations on winning the Pettie for Best Pet Blog. I am so happy to know that you won. Great job.

    pawhugs, Max

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    • Ingrid
      August 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Max!

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