Monday, October 16, 2006

EARTHQUAKE!

The earth shook for Pumpkin's birthday. Yes, Sunday was Pumpkin's 1st birthday and it was a memorable one! At 7:07 in the morning, I was awake and lying in bed when everything started to shake. And it wasn't a quick jolt, but seemed to last a good 10 seconds. The walls of the house vibrated, the roof creaked but nothing fell down or was damaged. Tiger and Pumpkin were darting around in a panic looking for a place to hide. A little while later, the power went off. And the island-wide blackout lasted all day. With no power there were no traffic lights so it wasn't safe to go out. No lights, no TV, no fans, no telephones, and NO COMPUTER! All we could do was listen to the portable radio, nap and read -- at least while the sun was up. We had a propane cooker so we were able to cook a pot of rice and steam some frozen lau laus for dinner. Our neighbor also gave us leftover beef stew and potato salad from a party they had. Power was restored to our area around 8:30 in the evening. Cable and DSL service came back around 1:00 a.m.

After his initial fright, Pumpkin took everything in stride. He enjoyed his Fancy Feast stinky goodness (white meat chicken and whipped egg souffle!) and shared it with Bebe and Blackie. Poor Tiger was spooked for the rest of the day and hid under the bed. With nothing else to do, I had a photo session with Pumpkin while he was on my bed.

What a handsome boy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PUMPKIN!

18 Comments:

At 10/16/2006 3:17 AM, Blogger KC said...

o, Pumpkin, i's so worried 'bout u alls. u's sure knows how ta haf a birthday, huh, poodin.

so glad efurryone is okay. 'n Quincy, our fev-ver maa-chene be all rights.

 
At 10/16/2006 4:04 AM, Blogger katnippia said...

We are also happiez to hear eferyones is ok. We hopes Tiger is ok today.
Pumpkin, you knows hows to have a exciting birfhday, and you even got chicky egg souffle, yummy. Well Happy Birfday. Oh, and you looks vurry handsome in you pic-fers.- Sia

 
At 10/16/2006 4:38 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

Glad to here your all well. Happy Birthday Pumpkin.

 
At 10/16/2006 4:49 AM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Yes, what a memorable b-day! And yes, what a handsome boy you are! Wait till KarenC sees that tail of yours! ;)

 
At 10/16/2006 9:12 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

HAPPY PURRTHDAY! Our Lady is jumpin' up an down in front of the 'puter cause yur so fluffy an gor-jus! Now she's makin' squeaky noises 'bout how purrty yur tail is. We're glad yur all fine after the erfquake. Grr wants ta know if it shook any more fev-vers loose frum Quincy...rainin' fev-vers...mmmm.....

 
At 10/16/2006 9:22 AM, Blogger Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Happy Birthday Pumpkin! We are so glad that you guys are OK.

 
At 10/16/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin--and what a joltin' time it was!! We are glad y'all are safe and unharmed. Our nephew, Randy is a firefighter out there, and we know he has been really busy.

 
At 10/16/2006 9:51 AM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Wow, what a purrthday! We's furry glad you's all safe and ok :) Your new pikshurs are furry handsome!
Purrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

 
At 10/16/2006 10:45 AM, Blogger Derby said...

Happy belated birthday. That will be one you won't forgets. I am a pretty laid back kittie, but I don't like stuff I don't know. Like hails storms and guys pounding on the roof.

Glad that all are safe and returning back to normal.

 
At 10/16/2006 2:13 PM, Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

Happy Belated purrthday. We was worried bout you. We has somefin in common - it was yur purthday and mine gotcha day. We did not haf any shakiness in the house tho. That must have been REAL SCARY.

 
At 10/16/2006 4:53 PM, Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Oh we are glad you folks are all right out there! What a scary thing. Mom says she would be right under the bed with Tiger! Happy Birthday!!!!

 
At 10/16/2006 5:52 PM, Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Happy belated Purrday, Pumpkin!

Wow, the earthquake was all over the news. We are so glad you are safe.

The Piney Woods Girls

 
At 10/16/2006 7:25 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh My Goodness!!! That is sooo horruble. Owr lady says we can get the shakes in San Francysco. Glad too hear yoo are ok, it didn't cawse much damage and yoo are still comfurtable enoff to eat yer fancy feest stinky goodness!!

 
At 10/17/2006 4:53 AM, Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Gosh! Everyone wants to have an exciting birthday, but yours was way too exciting! Glad to hear you're all OK.

 
At 10/17/2006 5:34 AM, Blogger Rascal said...

What a relief to know that everyone is okay. What a way to celebrate your birthday, Pumpkin!

 
At 10/17/2006 5:34 AM, Blogger Catzee said...

Happy birfday Pumpkin!

 
At 10/17/2006 4:21 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Pumpkin. We are all glad that you and your mommy and the other kitties and woofies and birdys are all OK way over there in Hawaii

 
At 10/18/2006 12:31 AM, Blogger one of us said...

Oh man, we didn't get our power back until about 2:00 am. ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

 

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