Hermine has been much talked about , at least on local news channels. I started to limit how much I listened to, trying not to get too anxious and afraid.
I live in a new home that should be up to all kinds of codes but it is also full of windows, walls of glass. With a pine tree forest out there ... tall pines.
The cats are not behaving like an animal that senses danger.
Nor am I.
I made sure all my plants and pots and furniture were inside, the patio / lanai is bare and empty and very confusing to a certain old cat who likes to go out, drink from the antique bird bath, that has become his favorite water source . His favorite chair is not there for his morning nap. One of his morning naps. Where is everything ?
He looks at me as if he has been betrayed and he slowly comes back in the house, bereft .. no matter how much explaining I do .. the word Hurricane means nothing ...
He just wants things to be exactly the same as always ... that makes him feel secure.
Minette is her usual little powerhouse, zooming around, checking on things, figuring out that the food in Merlins dish is better than hers ... the same exact identical food.. so she eats her breakfast and waits for the opportunity to dive into everyone else bowls too. Gorgeous little piggy.
And Honey ... Honey might be the size of a small dog but she has beautiful table manners.
She eats , then goes to take a nice bath and nap. She leaves everyone else alone and is grateful for a small snuggle or kisses .. then a nice nap.
She has learned what the important things in life are.
I will just hope my power stays on, nothing falls on the condo and everyone stays safe...