Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Daisy and the Tornado Watch

We’ve had the most insane weather here. Below freezing one day, 60 degrees the next. No wonder everyone’s getting sick!

Last night we were under a tornado watch. The winds were scary – it reminded me of the early stages of Hurricane Sandy – and the rain was pelting the house with such force, I thought it would break through the windows. It sounded like Mother Nature was furious and trying to break in.

Daisy did not like this. At first she barked every time the windows creaked and the house groaned. Then she started barking at the rain slamming against the windows.

That is, until she found the perfect nesting spot underneath the folding table I was using for my computer, then the combination of comfy and closeness turned her into a laid back, come-what-may kind of gal.

I'm perfectly safe in here!

I’m perfectly safe in here!

I'll just take a nap while you guard the house against the storm. Wake me if we need to leave...

I’ll just take a nap while you guard the house against the storm. Wake me if we need to leave…

We did hear a metallic crash outside – I took a picture of what it was this morning:

street light

street light 2

The power company doesn’t seem to be in any rush to take care of this, even though the light was on all night, the interior is exposed and sitting in a pool of water, and the wires are exposed. I called them at midnight and again this morning, but still no one has come out. I guess our entire lawn and house need to catch fire before they’ll venture out.

Meanwhile, Daisy is taking it all in stride.

I have my comfy blankets in my snuggle spot with Mommy, and all is right with the world. :)

I have my comfy blankets in my snuggle spot with Mommy, and all is right with the world. 🙂

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The Demonic Branch

Last week we had some pretty severe weather here, with extremely heavy rains, winds and thunderstorms. At one point the sky turned black and the winds ripped through the area; the news said we were under a tornado watch and should take cover immediately. I was home alone with Daisy and pretty scared, especially since my daughter was out there, driving home from work.

Fortunately she got home in the eye of the storm, before the most severe weather hit. The black sky turned an eerie greenish color, and all of a sudden the wind kicked into high gear, sending branches slamming into the house. The rain was so heavy we couldn’t see out, and it was coming down sideways. I held Daisy and prepared to close ourselves into an interior bathroom the second I heard anything that sounded like a freight train overhead.

Fortunately that only lasted a few minutes. The next morning, we surveyed the damage. Branches everywhere, but no broken windows. Shockingly, the potted plants remained intact (none of our tomatoes blew off the vines!) and most amazingly, the bird feeder that hangs from a decorative pole in our yard was still in place! We heard on the news that the winds reached 125 mph because a funnel cloud passed over us; thankfully, the spout never touched down. We saw footage of it, and I’m glad I didn’t know it was there at the time!

Anyway, one of the branches that came down was filled with leaves, and while Daisy can see all the trees with leaves on them, she’s never seen a branch on the ground with leaves on it. It never occurred to me that she would see this differently than the branches on the trees, but this little puppy freaked out and started barking and growling continuously at that branch like the devil himself was outside!

It took a full day for her to accept this branch as non-threatening, and even then, she kept peering at it warily!


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