Thank you so much for the outpour of social media inquiries about our safety. We are Hurricane Dorian ready and we’re staying home!
I know, I know, I know what you’re thinking. I was once “you” with those same thoughts myself.
Before I lived in Charleston – there were many years and dozens of hurricanes that kept me glued to the weather channel, chewing my nails, wondering why these crazy people I call “in-laws” didn’t get out of there IMMEDIATELY and come to my house!
NOT OUR FIRST RODEO –
In the four short years we’ve lived in Charleston, we have experienced, Hurricane –
- Joaquin in 2015 – Walking a Dog in a Hurricane
- Matthew in 2016 – Hurricane Preparations
- Florence in 2018 – Hurricane Florence
Although we do live on the coastline of South Carolina, our home has never flooded in the 97 years it’s been standing…
Higher elevation with the surrounding streets as well as a tall foundation on the house has kept it dry…
We would never risk the safety of ourselves or the Boys – but a CAT 2 is something the house can withstand.
OUR PLAN –
Tuesday and Wednesday morning should be business as usual. Jaxson will most likely “man” his Hurricane Station Headquarters…
…while Harley and I handle a little pet therapy at the hospital.
Doodle walks (Tuesday and Wednesday) will be lengthy as long as it’s not raining too hard. A light drizzle they can handle because they’ve got their “city slicker” rain jackets…
I actually ordered new raincoats several weeks ago, they should have been here by now. They are pawfect for torrential downpours because the legs and chest area would have been covered. #ohwell
Watch them come AFTER this storm. For now the old ones will have to do.
I have what we need in the event we loose power. Now that they eat Ollie – fresh human grade food, I incorporated a plan to keep their food frozen for several days.
Harley’s allergy medication can sustain us for weeks, and I have plenty of vitamins, supplements, water and treats to last just as long.
Leashes, collars, paw protection ointment along with first aid for Doods and humans are packed and ready to go!
A CAT 2 hurricane is not to be taken lightly, so I don’t. As soon as I think of something else I may need – I jump up and grab it to ensure I don’t forget.
I cannot imagine how frightening it is for those in Dorian’s path as a CAT 5, 4 and even a 3.
Should anything change and he gains additional strength within the next 48 hours, we will re-access. #trust
Look for updates from us on the Boys social media sites –
If possible I will try and get some video coverage when I’m out there (if I’m out there) before the storm gets too intense for bathroom walks. Last year, the brunt of Florence arrived after our dinner walk and by dawn she was tolerable for a short walk.
Again, thanks for reaching out, letting us know you care and that you are praying for us. I too am praying for us – but really more for those who have and still are experiencing Dorian on a much greater, stronger level then even I can imagine.
Take care and stay tuned…