A good Monday to you, FURiends. I don't know about you but I am having a DIFFERENT sort of Monday. I mean, Monday is often different and odd and outta sorts. . . but today is particularly so. First of all, Almost everyone was out of the house before I got up. This is unheard of. I am usually #2 to get up and get going. Mommy, not so much, and it takes me a half hour or so to get her out of bed. She HAS to get out of bed by 7AM because she HAS to feed me.
So it was a little strange to have the house so empty. It turns out Cousin C is off to Science Camp and will be GONE for 2.5 days!!! This is gonna be strange. She is ALWAYS here and she ALWAYS spends a lot of cuddle time with me. What am I gonna do when Mommy #2 goes to work tonight? Mommy #1 is off to university and now with Cousin C at camp . . . Oh! I just don't know what I will do.
BUT for now, I found a nice place to hunker down and catch some POST-FOOD zzzzzs. I like to be by the heater vent. It was cold this am and so the heater went on a lot. This makes my ventside bed extra cozy.
Some time later, it got very dark and I started getting a little confused as I thought it was morning but it was dark like night. But a glance out the KITCHEN window showed this - thick black clouds. Darker than they look in this photo. Before I knew it, the wind chimes started chiming A LOT and the wind howled a little. THEN the rain started. Pitter patter, at first and then it was pounding. I heard rumors of hail but I didn't see any.
And if this wasn't bad enough, there was a FLASH of lightning followed by a HUGE boom of thunder. We don't usually get thunder and lightning and when we do it is far away. BUT this was close and LOUD. It unsettled me somewhat.
That's right, folks. To add to the drama we had an EARTHQUAKE. It was small and nothing rattled or even moved out of its place - except me. It was LOUD and it SCARED me outta my BED! It was all rumble rumble rumble followed by a JOLT. A good JOLT. Oh my dog. It was a little too much on the heels of all that THUNDER and LIGHTNING (editor's note: There was only 1 flash and 1 big boom. We did hear some more after it passed us by but they were far away).
That is MORE excitement than I need from a MONDAY. I am crawling under the covers now.