Thursday, October 11, 2018

Da Wind in my Furs - Michael


TS Michael has arrived and we're getting bands of rain and lots of wind.  

I kinda like da wind blowing through my furs.... it's wet paws dat I'm not too fond of.

We're all praying dat everyone's roof tarps hold and dat da trees weakened by Florence do not topple.   Some power outages nearby, butt we still have power (so far.. so good).

We have a Tornado Watch.  I like me some wind, but not a tornado.  We're on da east side of the storm and dat's the side dat gets da most tornados.


Here are da weather Alerts in my area:



Sending huge paw prays to all dos affected by Florence & Michael.

Stay strong y'all.

Wags,
      Ranger

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr - Michael


What?   Michael is coming?
GRRRRRRRRRRRR !!
OMD... da telly just announce dat more hurricane rain and winds are coming our way (to NC)?  
 
Dat just isn't right.  

We are all still trying to recover from Florence.   It's still tarp city here (on roofs dat are not fixed), some of our schools are still not open (due to damage) and people are still trying to deal with severe water damage to their homes.    So sad.

I think we need to change channels and get a new weatherman.

Wags, 
         Ranger

Pees..... gotta run out and get more supplies.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Flower Friday (post Hurricane Florence)



Today, I'm joining Jakey for Flower Friday.

Flowers make me happy and we need some happy right now.


Now, here's a bright spot as a result of Flo.

Holy Blooming Lantana!
Trees and flowers rebloom after Florence
By Jesslyn Ferentz | October 3, 2018

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If the warm temperatures aren’t making it feel like fall outside, the trees and flowers blooming is making it a little hard to believe its October as well.

Hurricane Florence caused extreme stress on the greenery around the area.
Strong winds ripped off bark, snapped limbs off the trees and damaged shrubs and flowers.

In response to the stress, the plant goes into a defense mode, which causes it to bud.

Mom's favorite flower (da Hydrangea)
even has a new bloom.
The blooms will last as long as they would in the spring.
So we will see blooming for a few more weeks for most of the species.

Some of the blooms that we’re seeing are on Dogwood trees, Cherry, Red Bud and even Azaleas!

Hummmm.... I wonder what dees confused plants will do next spring/summer;  butt, for now.... I'm just happy to see something beautiful blooming in my yard.

 Wags, 
           Ranger

Pees....  Please keep dos paw prayers coming our way for all of those struggling to re-build dar lives after Hurricane Flo.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thankful for Chewy.com (hurricane relief)


Yesterday, dis was on our local hurricane relief info - Facebook page.   Facebook has been a major vehicle for sharing information about where to get help and who needs help.
Here is one post dat I just wanted to share wiff all my Chewy.com furfriends.

Anyone who needs assistance with animals: we just spent 3hrs unloading trucks if you need anything at all hay, dog/cat food, litter, supplies, feed etc please go to:
4101 Blue Clay Rd
Castle Hayne, NC
Thursday 5-9
OR
Saturday 9-9
They have all brands even prescription foods! FCFS
HUGE thank you to Chewy.com and VOCAL Animal Rescue out of Ocala, Florida 

I am thankful for Chewy.com & ALL da Animal Rescues out dar!

Wags, 
            Ranger




Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday musings


I'm on it, Mom!

We are still working on repairs to da house so I am still busy snoopervising da work.

Tomorrow da ceiling repair guy comes and when he came for da estimate, I thoroughly checked him out (lots of good smells on dem boots).   I can't wait!

Hurricane Flo Update:

  • Schools are still closed.  Some are still being used as shelters and others have major damage.
  • The college (UNC @ Wilmington) is still closed.  
  • Some entire neighborhoods were totally destroyed.  
  • Most major roads are now open and supplies are getting in (food, gas, water, etc.)
  • Temporary housing and supplies for those displaced is still a Major Issue.
  • FEMA's help is questionable (lots of stories about people who loss everything are being rejected).
  • Blue tarps are everywhere.
  • Huge backlog (weeks/months) for Insurance Adjusters, Roofers, and almost all Trades.
  • Mosquitos are everywhere (swarming) and they are spraying in neighborhoods and by the air to try to control the issue.
  • Ocean waters (beaches) are currently not safe to swim in (too polluted from run-off and coal ash spill.
  • Most rivers and now at normal levels (with a couple of exceptions that are still at flood stage).
  • 32 deaths in NC and the total in the Carolinas (NC+SC) and Virginia is 43
  • We are an agricultural state and an estimated 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have already died as a result of Florence.
  • So far, 700 people have filed complaints with our State Attorney General's office for price gouging.  Grrrrrrrrrr.... it's just not right to take advantage of peeps that have had so much damage.

Wags, 
         Ranger

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