Monday, June 8, 2009

Hurricane Season is here!

Time to stock up on water and canned goods. Oh, and let's not forget the toilet paper! LOL I keep a list of everything we need to do to be prepared on the refrigerator.

The other day hubby had me read an article about being prepared for your pets. Well, I thought having extra cat food around was all I needed. What an eye opener the article turned out to be! They recommended you have a roomy animal crate for each pet. That means three for me. The reason being that animals feel safer in enclosed cages and if your house should receive any damage they can't escape. I don't know what I'd do if any of my babies got out. They wouldn't know how to survive.

Of course, none of us in Florida want to think a real hurricane will head our way. We won't need those things.

Remember 2004?


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Glad to know you'll be prepared for both you, hubs and your babies. The old adage, "prepare for the worst, and hope for the best" fits very well here. Also good idea, if it wasn't already suggested, is to have your personal info attached to each cat carrier - like your names, your kitty's name, cell phone number and any medical info that should be known just in case your pets got separated from you (I know this isn't likely but it happened to lots of pet owners when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.) ....Nancy

Judith Leger said...

OMG, Debbie, I was thinking the same thing. We live in southwest Louisiana and the last few years have been nerve wracking. We always start checking to see what we need to take care in case we have to evacuate.

Take care and stay low!

Tory Richards said...

You're so right Nancy! Good idea. It would break my heart if I lost my babies.

Tory Richards said...

Hunker down, Judith:)

Better to be prepared than be sorry. My girls and I even have a plan if the worst happens and we have to find each other somewhere else to hook up. Someplace other than here in Florida.