What a difference a few days make. This photo shows Allegra and Ruby relaxing in our sunny bedroom last Wednesday. This evening, we’re preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Right now, it’s just raining a little, but we’re supposed to get high winds and heavy rain starting Monday morning, and lasting into Tuesday evening. Other areas to the east and north of us are expecting even worse conditions.
We’re as ready as you can ever be for an event like this. I only just returned from Atlanta last night, where I spent a fun-filled three days at Barkworld 2012, a social networking conference for pet businesses. I was a little nervous about not being able to prepare for the storm, especially after I saw numerous photos of bare store shelves on Twitter. When I arrived home, I found that a dear friend had stopped by and dropped off a large case of bottled water and batteries for me. I think it was quite possibly the most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me! This morning, I brought in all my deck furniture, cleaned up the leaves so they wouldn’t clog up the drains, and went in search of ice and non-perishable food.
Since Allegra and Ruby are raw-fed kitties, I stocked up on grain-free canned food in case we loose power and the frozen raw food goes bad. We have plenty of water, batteries, and ice. I have a nice supply of Lindor extra dark chocolate truffles – nobody should have to go through a hurricane without chocolate! I have Storm Soother and Stress Stopper on hand – and I may be taking liberal hits of both right along with the girls.
I have scheduled posts through Thursday, so if we loose power, you’ll still get your daily Conscious Cat updates. I just may not be able to respond to comments if I need to preserve battery life on my phone.
To everyone in the path of this monster storm: please be safe!