Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Weather Watching Wednesday

We just had a really big storm! Ok, not REALLY big like some of you have been going through with tornadoes and downed trees and devastation.. But a big boom boom thunder and lightening storm! With flickering lights and everything!

Just a little FYI on me: I don't like storms. Especially when the lights go out! Especially at night! Especially with close thunder and lightening! Especially... ever! That's all. Call me a wimp, I don't care.

This was the biggest boom boom storm we've had in quite a while. We did lose our lights a while back, but it wasn't as loud, or in the middle of the night so it didn't seem as bad.

So I'm laying there, doing the if-I'm-under-the-blankets-it-can't-get-me, shifty eyes and nose peeking over the top when a huge figure loomed into the edges of my vision! Followed by a near lung collapsing leap to my chest... Oh hi Leo, you scared of the storm too?

I have to let the sheet down enough to get my arms out to comfort my baby and to try to get him to lay down. Leo turns in a circle then starts to lay down, half in my neck, ack! Immediately he jumps back up, turns around again and attempts to crush my lungs again while settling down. Nope, up again, turning, sitting, making with the cello playing for a quick lick lick, but before he can set tongue to fur he's up again.

The storm must really be freaking him out I think! It's ok, baby, I'll protect y... oof! He leaped off of me using power pylon back legs! One bounce and he's on his tree! He shoves the kinda-curtain aside and sits there. Watching the storm. For the rest of the night!

Ok, so there was only one chicken around here I guess..

Although! Come to think of it, I don't know where Star was during this! Maybe I wasn't the lone wimp after all!


There are no pictures of this event. One, because I would have had to get up to get the camera, and two, because I didn't even think of it until it was all over!

But here's an old picture similar to how interested he was, minus the dark and stormies.

Boom! Flash! Ooo Nature's Fireworks!


Little freak...   ;)

Hope you all had/have a better night than we did!

15 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

When there's a boom and flashy event Leo remember your Mom will be a gibbering wreck and give her a big cuddle.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

We don't like those boomy storms either!

The Island Cats said...

We don't like bad storms either. We usually head under the bed when they come.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

=^o^=

Eastside Cats said...

We've made hidey holes around the house both upstairs and down, so the kitties can feel safe when it's a storm or fireworks...or loud mufflers! However, Chuck has gotten a bit blase', and Angel hides in the upstairs hallway in a little crook made by the linen closet. So, the hidey holes gather dust.

Random Felines said...

huh - it has been pretty quiet here. we don't so much mind them....

LP said...

Our Mama likes boom boom storms so she would have been right next to Leo watching it! Heehee :) The rest of us are pretty good with loud booms too but we think Malou might have joined you under the covers!

the critters in the cottage xo

The Misadventures Of Me said...

I don't like loud noises either - it hurts my ears. I can't see so I dont worry what it looks like but it sure is loud!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my Gotcha Day. Smooches, Toot

Sparkle said...

We aren't fond of storms around here - but we don't get them very often anyhow.

laura brown said...

No storms for me! I hide under the bed where it is safe...


Noodle

meowmeowmans said...

We're not big fans of big storms, either, gang. Here's hoping you get some much better sleep tonight!

Marty the Manx said...

Sorry storms scare you so much. I love them too. The fur family here takes after my lead and tries to ignore it thank goodness. Glad you all did OK.
Marty's Mom

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We were lucky to have just more rain than boom booms! Still, the yard is a swamp. The swampy grass is 10" high!!!!

Flynn said...

Me and my mum go and hide under the covers too. Eric used to sit in the window and watch the lightning. He used to like watching fireworks across the river too.

Cathy Keisha said...

When we have a really bad storm like last night, I go into Pop’s room so he can protect me.