Getting Ready for Irene

That sounds like we’re expecting a visit from my mom or dad’s great-aunt. Instead, we’ve been advised to prepare for Hurricane Irene, which might get close enough to affect us.

So I hopped on the web to check out NOAA’s hurricane preparedness kit checklist. Really, I did:

I was particularly interested in their pet care list, which was:

Check boxPet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash

You’ve got to be kidding. They listed a cage and a muzzle? I gave up my cage more than a decade ago, and the thought of having a muzzle is so repugnant I just don’t know what to say except fuggedaboutit.

I’m making my own list. If I’m going down because of a hurricane, I’m not going without a taste of the two Bs in my mouth. Beer and bacon. Would someone please tell me how to open Microsoft Word so I can make a list for Mom?

Next, I scoped a good site to hunker down. I found it in Kristy’s old bedroom, which is now Mom’s “I don’t know where to put this right now so I’ll put it in here” room:

Plenty of room for me to stretch out, a space heater to keep me warm (maybe I could also use it to cook the bacon) and even some foam cushion for added protection and/or comfiness. All it needs is a cooler for the two Bs.

Looks like I’m all set. Get to town, Mom and stock up on our essentials. Stay safe, everyone. I love you!



About minniekamper

I am the world's best dog. I was born November 23, 1996 and I went to live with the world's luckiest family on February 1, 1997. I love bacon.
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