UPDATED: Friday’s Foto Fun and Hurricane Tips

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SCROLL DOWN TO THE END FOR AN UPDATE TO THIS ORIGINAL POST (after reading this one, of course!)

Ah me. Obviously, this woman – with great taste in reading matter – is NOT in the path of Hurricane Joaquin (or maybe she’s one of those fools at the beach who always says they’ll “wait out the storm”.

Fortunately, I’m not in the path of the storm anymore. We’ll just get a bunch of rain and wind where I live. Whew.

So, my friends who are in harm’s way, I send a shout out to you and your peeps: head for safety! Don’t try anything stupid like driving through high water! Charge your cell phones and laptops! Load up your flashlights with fresh batteries! Fill up your cars with gas! Share your generators with neighbors! Be kind and thoughtful to one another! Have a group cookout with the food you’ll lose if your electricity goes out! Check on your elderly neighbors!

Paws crossed for all.

Overheard at my house this morning:

“Aren’t we lucky the storm is heading out to sea?”

“You got that right. Just rain. Thank goodness.”

“We sure need that.”

“Boy, do we ever.”

“Hey, just in case Dominion Power decides to leave us in the dark for a week or so, I think I’ll pop some ice in the basement fridge.”

“Good idea. WAIT….do we have enough vodka???”

“EEEgaads! Good save! Let’s check.”

“OK. Good with that.”

“WAIT!!!! What about the limes? And the tonic and grapefruit juice??????”

“$^#$# Thank goodness. We’re safe.”

“Wow. Holy #%$&^%$ That could have been ugly.”

Ahem. Uh, peeps? Do We have enough GREEN BEANS?????? PRIORITIES PEOPLE!!!!! ARrOOOO!


The peeps and I just had a discussion about this storm and it occurred to me to stress to everyone just how serious it could turn out to be. It’s nothing to joke about and I’m sending my hopes and my crossed paws to my furiends up North that all will turn out well. We don’t want another Sandy on our paws. And to my friends in and around the Bahamas, Our thoughts are with you.

I just learned that half of Sandbridge, Virginia, is gone. I hope that’s not true. I pray that’s not true. And to my friends on The Outer Banks, you’re in Our thoughts. And to my friends on the Northern Neck and surrounding areas, you’re in Our thoughts.

Stay Scottie strong. ArOOOOO!

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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23 Responses to UPDATED: Friday’s Foto Fun and Hurricane Tips

  1. Lee says:

    Well if there is no power how does the basement fridge make ice? You got me lost somewhere Stuart!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  2. Oh my Stuat that was exactly the same conversation that happened here this morning ….fortunately it was determined that there was vodka and limes and cran-lemonade to get us through till Monday when we hope the rain stops. Please note no peep said do we have enough dog treats to get us through the storm….what am I supposed to do eat Triscuits and cheese?
    Smoouchie kisses, Jazzi. In DC. …..your nations Capitol !

  3. bentley2 says:

    Stu, I see you have your paws full with the peeps keeping them on track with looking out for you.

  4. Gavin says:

    Thanks Stuart fur all yer helpful advice! We are pretty well set here, even got the ocean kayaks case we have ta boat out. Ma takes me out on hers sometimes, with my life jacket on of course, butt hopin’ things don’t come to that πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Take care everybody in blogville, and be safe! πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘… That’s Ma pantin’ this time…… Not ME! BOL!

  5. theguster says:

    Good advice to everyone, Stuart! Everyone should be prepared for anything, no matter what they’re predicting. After being without electricity for 8 days during Sandy, we hope nobody would have to endure that again. Our paws are crossed, and we’re saying our prayers that this turns out to be a big nothingburger! Pass the green beans, please.

    McDuff & Mom

  6. nordhuesn says:

    Our thoughts n prawers are there for all y’all in the east. Being landlocked, we only worry about tornadoes. Stay well and safe and the bar well stocked. Mom would have the wine frig on its own generator. We have a stash of treats in the basement she doesn’t know about. Tee hee!

  7. corkscot says:

    We have survived several hurricane and been damaged several times. It is no fun at all. Please stay safe and follow all of your rules.

  8. We’re here in Charleston, SC, Stuart, supposedly going to a wedding on Sullivan’s Island come Sunday. The Mater’s childhood friend’s daughter….maybe I should diagram that…….Mama has dried me off a million times. Got dog treats and other groceries, just hoping no lives are lost during this very bizarre weather event. Your pal Skyler

  9. lauramarec says:

    Good luck to everybody back East is right, Stu! We’ll be praying Joaquin goes out to sea far from da coast! The disparity is amazing–We forgot what wet and what rain is…we do know what fire is! Not fun either. Keep your green beans safe everybody! Look after yours, Stu, ‘cuz your peeps might be too much “under the influence” to think about your treats—now that would be a TRAGEDY!! (Don’t get your new Coif wet!)
    God keep you all safe–everyone is in our prayers!
    Love and Kisses,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  10. Kaci says:

    Stuart, Stuart, Stu- you did plan ahead and have your peeps microchipped so that when they run off in panic, they get returned to you, right? Stuart, right? STUART!

  11. Makin sure da liquor are well-stocked are a necessity.

  12. hey, I could drive my margarita truck over there…it is weighed down with LOTS of supplies, so the winds shouldn’t topple it! I have lots of whiskey too…☺
    Stay safe, and paws crossed for all those in the path!
    Ruby β™₯

  13. I’m with you and I cross my paws for the peeps and pets who have to meet evil Joaquin…
    and I’m with you for the green beans, you can replace the limes with some green beans I bet that’s the drink of their life… but we can’t replace green beans with limes… that would be EEEEEWWW :o(

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