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It’s a lovely clear sunny day

It seems everyone is talking about weather right now as it’s so unusually warm and dry here.  A weather specialist on talk radio said we will have an uncommonly warmer and drier winter this year and so far he’s been right.  According to weather.com temps will hit a bright blue-sky high of 67 today with not a cloud to see and I’m looking forward to my 7 miles this morning in the sunshiney world; everything always looks so much cleaner and more colorful after a storm.  I’m meeting one of my BRFF’s, Beckybee Elkins to do three with her and then finish up the other four myself.

I think this morning is most especially clear and bright due to the very large storm that blew rapidly through last night.  The local TV weather geeks were having a blast, it was like they were re-living Prom Night but this time they had a date.  We had the possibility of tornadic activity and hail and high winds with triangular rigidity in the upper stratosmaticsphere  and I think possibly the reappearance of Moses with two stone tablets.

The funny thing is that the animals went crazy.  Murph, who chills like a pill, was in a quivering shivering ball underneath my chair and Chunk came screaming down the hallway, hit the doorway with a leap that put her slamming into my gut with her eyeballs rolling, tore up the front of my shirt and launched herself from my shoulder onto the bed where she attacked an empty printer cartridge (I shall never again fear death by printer cartridge, I know I’m in good hands.)

Bowing to pressure – everyone else on FB is talking about the weather, I’d better check and see if we’re all gonna die now, or later – I found myself sitting in the den with a burning candle and the large battery powered lantern, locked into place and buried under a dog and a cat.  Hubs came home and after a minute of Marco!  Polo! he was able to trace my voice and dislodge me.

The power never went out, the roof did not blow off and we ate our meatloaf and mashed potatoes in a warm, well lit house.  The animals cowered under the table.

And here’s a pic of my pretty, happy run this morning –

That is not what happened.

What really happened is that Dog was under her desk and he farted.  A lot.  It was like tornado sirens except it was only smell and no sound.  WAAAAaaaaOOOOOOOOoooo WAAAAaaaaaOOOOOOOOoooooo

I kept trying to tell her he was going to fart but she kept saying you’re so funny little cat playing with me on my desk!  But I wasn’t playing I was trying to tell her that she needed to run, run for her life because I saw him eating that stuff out of the garbage can and I knew that it was going to be really really bad.  I am a highly evolved animal with a highly evolved sense of smell so I know these things.  But humans are pretty simple creatures so it’s difficult to communicate with them at times. They’re so cute though.  I keep them around just because they’re so cute, despite the fact that they are hard to train and they don’t listen well, and they have the sense of smell of a baby carrot.   So after she fainted from the dog’s farts I tried to carry her to safety but since she took me to Petco and got all my daggers – meh, I mean claws, sorry – cut all short I could not pull her away so it served her right.

Anyway, she’s so cute, out there in the den watching Biggest Loser and cheering them all on, I thought while she was distracted I’d set the record straight.

This is what my sweet little Chunker looks like.

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