Mancat Monday: Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom

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Hello everyone, I hope all y’all are doing okay today and I hope the nasty storms and flooding waters are leaving you alone and not causing any damage.  The heat has been brutal here and from what I hear it’s going to get worse this week.

Let me tell ya, we had one heck of a storm Saturday evening.  Usually those big old boomers don’t bother me but even I was alert and nervous.  Oh, for those of you who were wondering, yes, Simon was in hiding.  Anyways, the boomers and lightning was something and the wind was blowing so dang hard.

Usually before a bad storm the Dad goes out and rolls down the deck umbrellas so they don’t blow over and damage something.  They will topple over if the wind isn’t playing nice even though they are in heavy iron umbrella holders.  This storm came up so quick that there just wasn’t any time for that.  We couldn’t believe that as hard as the wind was blowing both deck umbrellas managed to stay upright. 

Okay, that was our exciting weekend.  Y’all take care and always remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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The Poupounette Gang
10 months ago

It sounds like you are getting some really nasty weather over there. We hope things calm down for you soon. Stay safe and stay cool!

The Chans

10 months ago

That sounds like a bad storm. Bailie is always scared of boomers. It seems like they always happen at night when we want to sleep. Glad there was no umbrella damage.

lynn and precious
10 months ago

Brian, so good the umbrellas stayed up this time. No serious storm noise up here. We could use a bit of rain by now, hard to believe. Hope the ferals did not get too wet out there.

10 months ago

Well you look good in your photo so I am glad you got through it your so brave 🙂

Have a stormlesstastic day 👍

Katie Isabella
10 months ago

Here too Brian. Here too. And our huge tall tall trees make mom want to get under the bed with me, too.

Kim and her angels
10 months ago

That sounds like it was scary, Brian. I don’t like storms, so I would have been in hiding along with Simon. I’m impressed your deck umbrellas made it through upright and intact! We had a tornado watch in our area last week and two tornadoes did touch down in the Ottawa, Ontario area, a couple of hours east of us. What used to be a more westerly problem (tornado alley in southwestern Ontario plus the Prairies) seems to be moving eastward, as we have more frequent tornado watches now, over the past few summers. Scary. I hope your week is… Read more »

Ernie from The Island Cats

That sounds like an awful storm, Brian! Here it’s not been really hot but the humidity is bad.

Mickey's Musings
10 months ago

Gee, that sounded like quite a storm! Glad you are all OK!
Purrs, Julie

10 months ago

Simon was smart to hide! Those serious storms are really a menace, we don’t like them here either. You look handsome today, Brian!

10 months ago

Why everyone else is having hot sunny summer while we are having cloudy windy summer weather?

Cat and Dog Chat With Caren

oh my goodness! I am so glad that you are all safe and that the umbrellas stayed up!!! Hoping those nasty boomers leave you alone for awhile!

Millie & Walter
10 months ago

Sorry to hear you had such a loud and stormy weekend, but it’s good to hear your umbrellas survived.

10 months ago

we know all about boomers like you describe and have not had one for a long time now. we also are in the brutal heat which might cause a storm like yours. they are frighting to me and Beau also.. glad the umbrellas survived. we are also under sahara desert sand storm alerts, the past two days told to stay in unles we must go out, all the way from Africa is messing with our allergies. I spent yesterday sneezing, it wrecks people with allergies

The Oceanside Animals
10 months ago

Lulu: “That all sounds horrifying! I would’ve been hiding under Dada’s desk the whole time!”

10 months ago

I don’t like the boomers either. It’s good to make sure everything is secure though. I know how that works.

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Eastside Cats Blog
10 months ago

That’s a fast-moving storm, Brian.
I would have been utb too…or down in the basement.

The Florida Furkids
10 months ago

Boomies can be scary. We’re glad the umbrellas weathered the storm.

Ellen J Pilch
10 months ago

I feel bad for the poor ferals in this kind of weather. Actually, I feel bad for ferals in all kinds of weather. XO

10 months ago

I feel for you kitties that hate thunderstorms. We had lots of rain yesterday and it was soooooooo humid and mom keep waiting for the noise to start but, thankfully, it never did.

Cecilia Upchurch
10 months ago

THis horrible heat and humidity turns our weather into pressure cookers waiting explode.
Glad there was no damage.
Hugs cecilia

A ShutterBug Explores
10 months ago

Weather is so erratic everywhere ~ we had the wind and rain on Sunday ~ just slight boomers ~ but tornado warning for a bit ~ gratefully we didn’t get one ~ glad your umbrellas survived well ~

Sweet kitty photo ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

10 months ago

I am so ready for good old summer wether now! I want sunny days with normal wether temperature and rain some time. Not all the time somewere.

Cathy Kennedy
10 months ago


It’s been pretty warm and humid here, too. The weather guessers say we may be get rain beginning mid-week and hanging around for several days. I’m ready for fall! At least you and your furblings can stay cool indoors. Have a boogietastic week, my furriend!

10 months ago

Good to hear the stormy weather didn’t do any damage. We had rain and thunder but no wild winds. Jack and Sophie weren’t too upset so didn’t stay under the bed for long. When they heard the treat box being shaken they hurried to the kitchen.😺

The LLB Gang
10 months ago

Ugh…The storms this time of year always seem to come out of nowhere, don’t they? We hope they stay away from you this week!
Sunny & Rosy

The Z Kids' Mama
10 months ago

That storm Saturday night barely touched us here – we got some heavy rain (maybe 10 minutes worth), 2 or 3 claps of loud thunder, and no visible lightning at all. And very little wind.

Glad you all and your deck umbrellas “weathered” the storm well!!

Lucy and Xena
10 months ago

That was an unexpected test of the umbrellas! Glad they survived, and sorry the storm scared you. We always use that as an excuse for us ALL sleeping with Mom and Dad (except Riley who can’t get in the big bed anymore.)

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels Three

I am glad you and the umbrellas rode out the terrible storm.

Melissa & Mudpie
10 months ago

That sounds scary! Mother Nature sure is going nuts this summer.

Kitties Blue
10 months ago

We too had lots of thunder, lighting and rain this weekend. Now our air quality is really bad again. Hasn’t been a great July. Hope things have calmed down for you. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

Wendy and Dani
10 months ago

Well, you and your family are all Steel Magnolias. Even deck umbrellas can’t compare. I wish for you all that the wet boomies lose their thunder.

10 months ago

Cuidensen mucho. Les deseo una genial semana.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

Bad storms like that are scary for sure!
Once our first cat, Groucho knocked the mantle clock down aftter he had been hiding behind the china cabinet…he knocked it down on his way out after the severe thunderstorm that passed over our den.

10 months ago

Hope you all are OK from the storms. We have had ZERO rain here – just smoke from Canada. We would LOVE LOVE LOVE some WET so send it our way please!!

Hugs, Teddy

10 months ago

I am praying we all get a break in the heat and storms. As for those umbrellas, i’m glad they didn’t get knocked over or broken. Sometimes the wind just doesn’t blow in the exact right way to catch them, what a blessing when that happens.

Darla M Sands
10 months ago

Yikes! Be safe, my dears.

Cathy Keisha
10 months ago

I see you have a sphinx pose too! The hots gave us a two day reprieve but they’ll be back this week.