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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Texas Twisters Visit Howie's House

Howie and Annie Prepare Fur the Storm!

Last night we had twisters and thunderboomers in North Texas, with Flower Mound right in the center of the activity. At 6:15 pm, the tornado sirens started wailing. At 6:30 pm, the trees outside started whipping around and the wind started blowing UP from the ground. The doggy door flap flew open and stayed that way, a first! I grabbed blankets, pillows and the box of dog snacks and called the puggies to follow me into the bathroom. Annie had one of her new toys and thought this was going to be a great game of Keep Away from Mama. I finally had to grab her (and the beloved toy) and carry them into the bathroom with her brothers.


We were right under that red blob to the left of Dallas. Two tornados touched down in Flower Mound. This morning there were trees snapped in half throughout our neighborhood and roof shingles everywhere. It was a wild ride, but we survived! We're really lucky because the next door neighbors have two giant trees by our house and they had them both trimmed last week. Otherwise we may have had a lot more damage!

Thanks to everyone who sent warm wishes to Anniebelly for her surgery Tuesday. She is doing great and is especially enjoying her two new toys and her new bed.

Stay safe and dry out there! Over and out from Still Stormy Texas! xxxooo

21 comments:

Lex said...

Oh how scary! Glad you guys are ok and nothing was seriously damaged.

Sandra y Coco said...

Oh I am so glad you, your family and your home is alright! I am scared to death now that I moved closer to the ocean, because of the hurricanes... and now that I have Coco, going to a shelter is not an option! there is only one pet friendly shelter, where i have tried to register to twice but i never get an answer. anyway, those things are very scary. kisses to Annie, I am glad she is doing fine

Hank said...

Whoa, Nancy, honey! Glad y'all are okay!

the casbah kitten/inside the casbah said...

How scary!! We're glad you're all alright too! Tornadoes are really, really BAD!

Pearl said...

I was watching the news last night and thinking about you guys! Never a dull moment here in tornado alley, huh? SO glad to hear that you are all ok! Tornado season really can get scary.

Did I know that Annie was having surgery? I am only 25 and my memory already fails me?! What did she have done? Is she ok? I am so upset that I didn't remember. :(

Laura said...

Glad you all are okay! Those tornados are nothing to mess around with! We had a bad storm yesterday and last night. You must have sent it our way!

Pearl said...

Phew, thanks for the update AnnieBelly! I was so worried that I had forgotten something so important.

If your Momma is like mine, she nearly has a coronary any time I have to go under. So glad it's over! You'll be kickin' Howie's booty again soon!

XOXOX
Pearly

Michele said...

So glad you guys made it through the storms and tornados. We had some pretty rough storms here too with high winds....no damage tho!

Hugz,
Michele

Puglette said...

goodness! i am so glad you are all ok...what a scare. and of course annie played keep away, that's charlie's favorite game too. they seem to sense the importance and decide to just ramp up the fun.
hugs to you all!
puglette
:o)

Punchbugpug said...

glad your all okay! that must be SO scary!

Stubby said...

Howie & Annie sure look ready for the storm! I'm so glad you guys are okay. We get some bad storms up here too, but nothing like what you guys get. Stay safe and dry!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Howi - I have something for you on my blog. Please stop by to pick it up.

Stubby xoxo

The Devil Dog said...

Mom says that sounds really scary. We are glad you are all okay. Hope your weather stays calm.

Roxy

Becky said...

I'm glad you are safe and sound. Hurricanes are pretty scary but I can't imagine a tornado. Didn't know about Annie's surgery but happy to hear she is on the mend. We sure do love you guys!

Sunshine and Mud Puddles said...

Hi Pugpant friends!
I think I am back to regular blogging now. I have missed you and can't wait to catch back up!
Love Clover xo
P.S. Hope Annie is feeling well - sending extra huggies her way.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi everyone
Thank goodness you are all okay. We heard about it- yes we did.In fact one of mamas friends works right there at Quest Diagnostics near your studio and they said it was mighty close and your power was off- for 16 hrs? Good you were able to round up the pugs and toys! How scary for everyone.
We had little ones in Oregon last week. Is Annie feeling better? We still are keeping our paws crossed for her,
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi everyone
Thank goodness you are all okay. We heard about it- yes we did.In fact one of mamas friends works right there at Quest Diagnostics near your studio and they said it was mighty close and your power was off- for 16 hrs? Good you were able to round up the pugs and toys! How scary for everyone.
We had little ones in Oregon last week. Is Annie feeling better? We still are keeping our paws crossed for her,
love
tweedles

Rachel said...

Oh no!! We're so glad you're OK!! How scary!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness nancy!
that sounds scary!
i am so glad no puggy or person was hurt or blown away!
xoxoxox
m & ep

jsanders73 said...

Glad you all made it through in one piece!!!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I am so very glad that you are ALL safe. I've been out of town, and behind on my blog hopping. I'll have to go back through your posts, and find out what is going on with Anniebelly!