Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trouble's Tall Tales: Tornado!

How I Saved The City Of Garland

Kitties, we had a stressful day yesterday.  We live in the City of Garland, which is a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  Yesterday, the Dallas area was hit by what experts believe to be 18 tornados.  Lucky, Mommie had me there to save the day. 
The day started out normal.  Mommie was staring vacantly into space and Sassy was stuffing her face.  I, however, was busy monitoring the weather on my laptop. I was in constant contact with the National Weather Service, acting as a local weather expert.  My whiskers were tingling, something was up.  Suddenly, my super keen senses detected a funnel cloud over Forney, Texas.  Now, Mommie doesn’t believe I knew about this since Forney is about 20 miles from Garland, about as I said, I have super keen senses! 
I immediately tried to get Garland to sound the weather warning siren, but our phone was out!  So I ran back inside the house, tracked down Sassy, who was hiding under the bed, and bit down on her tail as hard as I could.  I am pretty sure people living in other counties heard that screech.  The people of Garland had been warned and were safe.  The mayor is planning on making a speech and giving me the key to the city next week.  I wonder if the key will open the door to our local seafood restaurant?
Note from the Mommie:  Although it is easy to laugh about it now, it was pretty scary yesterday.  We did have 18 tornados touch down around us, but luckily none in the city of Garland, just in cities all around us. The airport and local schools were on lockdown.  The kitties and I spent a lot of quality time in the hallway!   And here is the amazing and by the Grace of God fact:  we had over 650 homes in the Dallas area damaged, but not one serious injury has been reported! 

13 comments:

Ramblingon said...

I was watching that with mommie on the Weather Channel and I have never been as horrified as I was watching that. We have plenty of tornatoes here too, but I have NEVER seen the likes of that! Thank heavens you are all safe.

By the way Callie, you are fallin' down gorgeous! Just sayin'.

Katie Isabella said...

Ooops..that is from Katie Isabella. My mommy did NOT change passwords and accounts befotre she came over here. I so sorry.

It's me Katie Isabella. Sigh. MOMMY! Watch yerself!!!

Katie Isabella said...

And Mommy promises not to comment for me from her silly account again. sigh.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Callie! You saved the day!! But srsly....we are so glad you all are okay! It musta been so scary!!

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Sweet Pea,
I am so happy you are such a brave girl! I was so worried, I stayed up all night on Mommy's computer watching weather reports! Knowing that you are OK had made me feel so much better!
Please take care of yourself (and Sassy and your Mom)
Kisses
Your sweet Ba-Boo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I am awfully happy to hear you saved everyone, Callie! It seems a little hard on Sassy, though, especially since it was HER screech that...but oh well, I digress. Good Going!

Sweet Pea? Ba-Boo? So I guess the whole Ginsu knife thing got settled?

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm glad you're all ok! I hope someone is tending to the bite on Sassy's tail.. poor thing, did all she could to help! Is she hoarse today?

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Callie, you are Super-Cat! We think you need to have a red cape. It was furry brave of you to make sure that everyone was warned. (Shhh we think Sassy may be plotting revenge however . . .) We are very glad that you are all OK.

Sparkle said...

That must have been so scary, Callie! I am glad you were there to save the day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased to hear you are safe - it must have been a very scary day.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you are all safe after such a scary day.
Callie, that was a touch of inspiration biting Sassy's tail to give out the warning. She probably doesn't agree though.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so glad to hear you guys were okay and sorry you had to be so scared! Our mom is a tornado survivor (she lost a house in Kansas City, MO) and knows how scared you must have been.

Julie Baugh said...

Pleased to hear you are all OK after the tornadoes, and although homes were damaged, at least nobody was harmed.