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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dweaded Iwene

Hewo Evewyone!!!!!

I'm hewe to wepawt on ouw time wif Iwene

This is how the view looked fwom ouw window yestewday evening

lots and lots of wain, then nothing then the whole thing all ovew again..weally weeeewd

thewe wewe no hoomans ow pups outside and it was eeewie..NewYawk wifout anyone thewe is unimaginabull

some hoomans questioned why the subways had to be shut down..wellllll, hewe is the weason..if thewe is a powew outage, you could get stuck down thewe fuwwevew, plus watew wuns into the stations if thewe is flooding

my BFF Lacie came to town wif a moneymaking skeem (see hew bloggie fow details) and was most paw tuwbed that she couldn't get any shopping done while hewe

meantime, Daddi did the laundwy and washed all my stuffies so I'd have a whole "new" batch to wediscovew and play wif

all mine????weally??????

well, let me get them out

the whole day was pwetty xaustewing (did I mention that Lacie, my BFF invited a bunch of fwiends ovew fow a pokew game? we played late into the night even Woogew flew ovew fwom NewZeeeeland and Pippa fwom Spain..it was a gweat way to wait out the stowm)
but aftew a while , I had to get a little snooz in

we wew't suwe if we would have flooding ow wind damage ow powew outages, but we wewe vewy vewy lucky and none of that happened to us

This mowning I decided to see what had happened while i was asneep

thewe wewe stweets wif lots of flooding and twees down but no loss of life thank dog

some hoomans wewe not vewy smawt, and despite being told not to dwive ow go out, they did wif not vewy pleasant ciwcumstances  sewves them wight I say..we had plenty of wawning and nothing was open so whewe wewe they going?

the ones who wewe in an evacooation zone and didn't have fwiends ow family to go to ow places out of town, had sheltews that they wewe taken to by the city..( about 9000 people) The weason so many had to be evacooated was cause wif tall buildings if you have no lectwicity, the elevatows don't wowk and it's impawsibull to get up and down and what if you have a dogtow emewgency??no one can get to you, so that's why you had to leave, plus in some buildings thewe was a big chance of flooding...I was wowwied about many of my fwiends, but all awe OK that I have heawd fwom so faw

This is the view fwom ouw apt today
gwey and ugly, but all dwy

Eawliew today, I went out fow a walk wif Daddi and saw a bunch of my fwiends out and about, inclooding Petey and his Mom..evewyone was fine!!!YEAH!!!!!

The watew has weceeded but now thewe awe some vewy stwong winds and it's still dangewoos ..thewe awe some down twees and powew lines in places and it's still not safe to go out

I finally picked a flamingo out of my stuffie batch and will stay in fow the west of the day(xept fow a quick peepee latew)

I hope and pway that all of you in the paf of Iwene awe safe and dwy 
smoochie kisses


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So good to hear that all is pretty well with you and the family, Asta. It is wonderful that you have smart humans who listen and heed the warnings. Continue to stay safe and let things get back under control.

Stay safe and take care.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Oskar said...

Thank you for the update, Asta. We were so happy to hear from Petey earlier that you were OK.

Nubbin wiggles,

rottrover said...

Oh Asta! We are glad to hear from you! Only YOU can look fashionable in a hurricane!!

Rottie Kisses,

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

The Black and Tans. said...

Thank you for letting us know how everything is in New York City Asta. Good to hear you are all safe and dry and we hope the horrible winds go away very soon.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

My dearest Asta,
My heart is with you to protect you from ugly Irene. You're an excellent reporter, I can breathe now after reading your weather report.
We're so sorry that we didn't visit you a long while, we miss you so much.
We're back, will follow you around!
The orange flower in my blog is just for you, Asta.

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

So so glad to hear you all safe and well Asta we have been so concerned & worried for you honey. Just so relieved Irene has left you alone phew I can breathe a sigh of relief now and tell the pups you are all ok.
Big loves
Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

PeppySheppys said...

Asta! So relieved that you are a-ok. The sun has just come out here so we're sure it will be smiling on you soon! Thank you so much for helping us keep up with our friends, especially Gus and Teka who we were very concerned about.

Stay dry and enjoy your clean toys!

Mack said...

That is so wonderful you didn't lose power and everybody is okay! My prayers are answered!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Lacie yawns half dislocating her jaw...

Honestly, Asta...if I hafta crank this Broom one more time I'm gonna... what??? The Broom is outta gas???? Oh. Well, it's a good thing I stored all of those containers in your hall closet. Tell your mom NOT to light a match, OK?

I am sooooooooooo glad every dog and hooman is okay!! We were glad to see those cars on the road next to the river...we were afraid that road woulda been under water!

Now, I am a bit dizzy from Brooming in circles, but our selfless devotion to duty must prevail...


Miss Lacie

Pee ess...Fashion Night Out is gonna rock!!!

Oh, tell your mom sorry bout the mess from the poker game. Those boyz are such pigs.

Annie said...

Good morning Asta,
So glad to hear from you in pawson that you are doing OK and your friends too. Your news report is very informative.

I must say I have not heard too much from Ruger about his adventures yet, except I know he must have been very busy with the poker and with being big & brave, as he is fast asleep now. Practically snoring in fact!!!

Stay safe & warm & dry. We will be thinking of you & all our DWB pals today. :)


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Asta I am sooooo very much glad to hear that you and your mommi and daddi are all safe. It was very scary fur sure.

Jans Funny Farm said...

So glad to know you are all okay there and that you'll be staying inside the rest of the day since the winds have kicked up a bit.

We are playing catch up, so we got a kick out of you putting up the orange safety shutters Thursday.

Stay safe!

WFT Nobby said...

Well Asta it strikes me that this hurricane was actually just an excuse for you fashionable girls to go parading around in your most stylish rainwear. No?

Oh and by the way it was pretty windy here in Scotland too today.

Toodle pip!

PS But really, I'm SO glad that you and Mommi and Daddi are all safe. It must have been scary.

Barbara said...

Oh Asta, I'm so glad you made it thru that awful storm! Stay inside one more day though! You certainly have a lot of toys to play with!!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Glad you had all those 'new' toys to play with! ;-) We're glad you made it through the worst of things, and are continuing to stay safe!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hello Miss Asta, oh hurray you are all ok. We have been very worried about you all. Thansk for the photos too. P.S. Your matching raincoat and umbrella are just fab! No worries, and love, Stella

Maggie Mae and Max said...


So happy dat you and your peoples is OK, we got lucky too but many in our area did not. :(
Irene is still hangin' around up here wif lots of wind but not as much rain.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Me be doin' da happy dance dat you is ok wit no damage (odder den your nerves). Hopes your furends on Long Island is OK too.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Thank goodness you are safe. We have been watching the TV and were worried about you. Glad the storm didnt do as much as they said. It must have been scary stuff there for a while. take care and stay safe.. Hugs GJ xx

Bocci said...

So glad you and NY are O.K., Asta! Parental Unit just flew in today from DC where she attended the BlogPaws conference-she she knows of what you speak, although her hotel only had the phone lines out... I was worried about her!

P.S. Your raincoat is fantastic!

Chloe and Cecil said...

Deaw Miss Asta,
Tank you so much fow da vewy infowmative update on Huwwicane Iwene! Mommy said many pwayews fow you and you famiwliee. Of couwse, me kept all paws cwossed fow so long me gots a Nasty cwamp..butt it was wowth it!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so glad you are safe. Some stupid people down here go to the beach and go surfing when we have a Hurricane, others throw Hurricane parties (humans are weird).

Purrs for your continued safety and hope the bad weather is over soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh Asta I is so happy that you and your Pawrents are all safe and dry!

Get lots of rest now cause next weekend is gona be a BLAST!!!

woos, Tessa

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Good to hear that you are all OK and that Irene has passed. My cousin in upstate NY has been in touch to say that all was well except for some minor flooding into the basement of the house.

Mickey's Musings said...

Asta, we are very happy that you are safe and Irene did not bother you too much!!!
We hope Lacie will soon be able to get her shopping done :)
Have fun with flamingo!!
Purrs Tillie & Georgia

Scooter said...

Hey Asta!
Wow, I am so glad you are safe and sound! Looks like a lot of wind and water, but that's small compared to what could have happened. Glad it wasn't any worse.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad you made it through the storm with no problems!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cocorue said...

we are soooooo happy that you are fine......we prayed that our furiends will be fine and that Irene will not be that much of a problem.

since mumster was busy, we coaxed our dadster to log on for us so we can check up on you

please keep safe and we will be thinking of you and our other furiends.

coco and tiffy

The Thuglets said...

Asta.....we are soooo pleased to hear you and your family are safe and well!

Even a hurricane doesn't stop you looking so fashionable!

All those stuffies..crikey!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sally said...

Thank you for the update, Asta.
I am so happy you are safe.

Nice woooh

Jemma Chihuahua said...

Asta, we're so glad that you guys are safe and sound! It sounds like quite a scary situation. Stay safe!!

Road Dog Tales said...

Asta - So glad Irene got bored and didn't do much damage in your area! The hotel Dad is staying in (Queens) had some folks in it who had to evacuate their homes. That made us feel better-that he was in a place peeps were evacuating TO! We must say, inspite of all the rainy, ikky weather there, you look mahvelous in your rain gear!

The Road Dogs

Homer said...

Hey Asta,

We are glad you and your humans are doing ok and hopefully, things are quickly restore and back to normal.


Corbin said...

Glad to hear you're okay! I was crossin' my paws for my NYC furiends. We faired pretty well where I live in upstate NY, but a lot of places very close to me have lots and lots of damages... and TONS of flooding. scary!

George The Lad said...

Oh Asta
Thanks so much for your report on Irene, I've been away for a long weekend and kept thinking if you and your family was OK, I knows you live in New York.
Enjoy your fresh batch of clean stuffies
Pucker up for a hug and kiss
Love George xxx


Glad you are okay. We tried barking Irene away. We think we only weakened it. Sigh.

Essex & Sherman

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

We are happy you are Ok after the hurricane, and your stuffies are all given a new lease on life too! We see pictures on the News and saw Grand Central Station EMPTY! That's amazing!

There are always silly peeps who do stuff they are told not to, like driving through flood waters!!!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Anonymous said...


So glad you and yours came through the storm okay! :D Wild thing that was!

Waggin at ya,

Gus said...

We just saw your post. We are glad you are OK< and thank your Mommi for posting our status on the facebook thing.


Still without poweer and stuck in Dad's office while the Muzzer plays ketchup.

Fiona said...


We're very glad to hear that you are okay. It was a very scary few days.

take care
Clive and Murray

Agatha and Archie said...

Geesh you have no idea how long t took to write on here... We went to the Arboretum today because we are sick of being shuts ins and PL2 got bitten by 6000 mosquitoes.. tee hee she is not happy.....I hope we never ever see something like that stupid Irene again son't you? Muahhhhh the A team

Molly the Airedale said...

That batch of clean stuffies must have kept you busy for awhile, Asta!
We thought of you so many times during the storm and hoped you were doing okay!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

That was a lot of water. Thank you for pointing out the obvious about those subways. I mean, seriously, if the humans just thought about it they would figure why they don't want to be in an underground tunnel powered by electricity when the big wind and water comes.


Pippa said...

I've pushed Misery away from Facebook and kicked her off the computer to come and read about your scary adventures with Irene.

And what do I find? I even get a mention!! * Blush * Thank you for that, sweet Asta.

I see you have been very busy while I have been idling around and getting over jet lag. You must tell me how you got your mommi to make so many posts for you. Mine are down to one a month now :(

I am so pleased that you and all our other friends are ok though.

Pippa xx