Monday, March 15, 2010


Well, the worst of it is over, but we still have yet to see the sun here. What a storm it wound up being! There are still traffic lights out all over the borough, downed trees still blocking roads, and areas that are still flooded and unusable.

Here is the tree that fell on to my grandmother's house on Saturday (photos taken by my sis). Imagine looking out your front window and seeing this! It has since been cleared, but there is some damage to the house that needs to be repaired.

It's still raining on and off, and the wind is still kicking up. Tree services are going around, cutting down the debris with chainsaws, and fire trucks are still blaring constantly. Though we did get out for three walks yesterday, we're taking it easy today. It just seems chaotic out there.

We played a few rounds of "Find-it" with Marge's old squeaky raccoon (that no longer squeaks, of course). It entertained her for a while. She put her thinking-cap on and sniffed all over the room when I gave her the release to find it. At the end of our game, she posed with her prize.

We were supposed to have a private lesson with Marisa today, but, due to damage in the training building from the storm, it was cancelled. Another week of no agility and another bummer. Oh well - we have no choice but to make the best of it!


Natasha March 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

That tree on the house must have been scary! Must have been a HUGE storm to knock that big tree over! :O Eek. I hope nobody was injured in the storm.

Anonymous March 15, 2010 at 5:13 PM  

It would scare the you-know-what outta me if one of our trees fell on our house like that. I am so very glad that everybody is okay!

And Marge, I have a raccoon like that! Although, I am Most Impressed that yours is still in one piece. Mine is just a whole bunch of separate body parts now. Still fun to chew on though!

Wiggles & Wags,

Gus, Louie and Callie March 15, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

Wow that tree would be frightening...
Sure glad you are finding entertaining things to do...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Diana March 15, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

That tree looks scary. Im glad everything was ok. Diana

Sara March 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

Reminds me of the ice storm we had last year. All I heard for weeks was chain saws!

Scary stuff. I'm so glad your grandma and the rest of your family was OK.

Chris and Ricky March 15, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

Gosh, we're glad you're ok and that your grandma wasn't hurt when that tree fell on her house! What a storm!

I have that same raccoon and love to play tug with it! :)

houndstooth March 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

That tree on the house must have been quite the rude awakening!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! March 15, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

We are relieved to see all of woo are okay -

The transport Mom was part of yesterday lost 2hours during the leg from Morristown NJ to Newburgh NY due to the flooded roads -

We hope woo get some relief soon!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Dexter March 15, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

That tree picture is really scary. I hope the storms are over for now so that you can all relax again.


Cyndi and Stumpy March 15, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

Yikes! that's hella big tree! I am glad everyone is ok!

Amy / Layla the Malamute March 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

The storm was ridiculous. I wasn't expecting it to be like that! We didn't have any damage to the house, but the shed's looking pretty shabby and the stuff in the yard's been blown all over the place. The exit sign for our exit was ripped in half, I didn't think to get a picture. Glad it's over though.

Layla has the same squeaky raccoon, that also doesn't squeak anymore. She still likes it though.

kissa-bull March 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

oh my that sounds so furry scawy we are glad you guys are ok
and boy does that give ush flashybacks of our time wiff hurricane IKE it was the single scawyest event ever to be!!
we send you pibble sugars and extra snuggles for your braveness
the houston pittie pack

Amy / Layla the Malamute March 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Thanks for adding me!

I find it very interesting too. She said that the woman who taught it to her (she admits that she hasn't been doing it since she was a child, she said that she went to classes and practiced at it, but believes anyone can do the same) sometimes still runs classes, and she took down my email to let me know. If they're not too far, I'll let you know, it's got to come in handy at least a little bit.

Golden Samantha March 15, 2010 at 10:23 PM  

How frightening! I know how bad the weather's been - have heard lots about it from family who live right there in NYC. How scary to have a tree down on one's house right where you can see it like that. Ouch. Glad everyone is okay. Now... hope you can get outside with Marge soon!
Big Hugs xo

Lorenza March 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

Scary picture of the tree on your Grandma's house!
I know you will find interesting ways to entertain you and Marge at home!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Muttsandaklutz March 15, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

Whoa, a picture is worth a thousand words and I'm left speechless! So glad your grandmother is okay.

LauraK March 15, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

I'm glad you all made it through the storm! We were thinking about you. My dogs love playing "find it" too, but it definitely has to be food :)

Kathy Mocharnuk March 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

wow, that had to be such a scary storm, and that tree down is just plain scary! Hope the agility building is not that badly damaged so you can get back to agility soon. YIPPIE Marge, look at her with her prize!

Pedro March 16, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

OMD that must have been so scary for your Grandma!! We have a HUGE tree in our backyard that my mom is so afraid will fall on our house. My dad keeps saying he's going to top it but he never does. Maybe he will now...


Life With Dogs March 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

I have been watching all of this unfold with disbelief. The storm damage on the east coast has been staggering this year. Glad you are safe and well!

KB March 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

I'm glad that you and your family are OK - despite a tree falling on your grandma's house. That must have been very scary!

When you play "find it" with a toy, do you have other toys out and about? If so, how did you teach it? K shuts down when there's more than one toy and she makes the 'wrong' choice even just once. This is despite my attempts to convince her that no matter what she does, she's never in any trouble. Whew, she's so sensitive. Any hints?

Sue March 18, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

We had a tree fall on our house once and it was pretty scary. I'm glad no one was injured.

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