Monday, June 3, 2013

Grace's home town -- hmmm!

     Probably the most exciting (and frightening) thing in Spring, TX, that has happened to Grace and all the rest of us was Hurricane Ike in Sept 2008. Since we live about 100 miles inland, we knew we wouldn't have as bad a time as the people right along the coast. Here's what the storm looked like before it slammed into the Galveston/Houston area.


        Between the rain and the winds, it was very noisy, and it seemed to last a long time ... most of two days and a night. Grace seemed quite unperturbed at first, and her boys followed her lead -- but we all ended up in the same bedroom overnight. It was clear she didn't want to be left alone, and we were all much happier to be together!
     No photos were taken during those times ... Grace's servant had only a talk-n-text cell phone, and her first thoughts weren't about the camera!! Here are the blog posts we wrote during and after: HERE and HERE and HERE.
     Grace and her servant were happy that we didn't have anything worse. We know other people lost everything, so we are very grateful. And I have to say, Grace's calm and purry lovey-ness really helped us all get through that night OK!!
     Here are a couple of other photos taken in Old Towne Spring, TX, taken by Daddy Kiril (of Nikita and Elvira fame). Needless to say, we found this lovely kitteh far more fascinating than the town itself!





10 comments:

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hi Grace.
Very scary about that hurricane. Glad the kitties were fine. Who is that Tuxy in the photo?
Meow
Timmy T Saying hi to Dad Kiril also

TK and Pip said...

Oh Grace, me says it before, your are so very brave! You is. A natural born leader to gets your fambily through such a ordeal.
Your furend, TK

The Florida Furkids said...

Hurry canes scare us! We had 2 biggies in 2004 and never want to experience that again.

Thanks for posting about your Home Town.

Raz and The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

Oooh, that hurricane sounds SKERRY! Thank COD Grace was so calm, cool and collected during that whole ordeal.

Hugs!

Moosey

Julie Baugh said...

Have just read your blog posts about the hurricane, what an ordeal for all concerned. Relieved that you came out of it OK.

Kjelle Bus said...

Hi Grace.
Very scary about that hurricane !
I´m really glad we don´t have them in Sweden.
XOXO

Oui Oui said...

We agree hurricanes are very scary and do our best to sleep through them to minimum their impact! Our mom is crazy and likes a good hurricane, provided its not too bad and she is prepared. We are going off to check your older posts.

You did a great job & thanks so much for participating!

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Mama remembers Hurricane Ike very well. Her best friend and her family live in League City. Mama was a nervous wreck! We hope every year that hurricanes miss your area.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Glad you were all safe.

cats of wildcat woods

Karen Jo said...

That must have been pretty scary. I'm glad Grace was so calm about it. I would have been under the bed.

Spyro