October 29th 2008 1:26 pm
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Hello everypup! Boy howdy, what a great summer. Mom took me (along w/Dad and cousin Alex from England) to Jamaica Beach on Galveston Island for a week in August! We had the coolest house, right on the beach! I had loads of fun running on the beach and chasing birds. And of course my favorite: taking a nap with dad. I got to explore the deck and bark at the deputy-sherrif when he was on patrol, he even had a doggie treat in his pocket! Of course after that he was my best friend!
In September, Hurrican Ike hit my beautiful city of Houston. The storm came in the wee hours and was it ever noisy! I thought the trees would come through our windows. The next morning, the neighborhood was such a mess. Luckily we had no damage to our townhouse and neither did our neighbors. A couple of the trees did break or fall and the bayou crested the banks, flooding the tennis courts. Mom was concerned for the ducks that live on the lake so I went with her and we counted "heads" to make sure all were present (yay, all of them survived!). We went without electricity for 9 days! It was like a big camping trip: candles & flashlights, cooking on the grill, sleeping with the windows open (unheard of in Houston most of the year) and all of the ice chests refilled daily thanks to kind friends and neighbors. People from all over the nation came to help us and I would like to say "THANK YOU SO MUCH"! We had crews for electricity, tree & salvage services, etc. all over our city helping us. Considering 97% of Houston lost power and we lost 25% of our trees it was incredible that everything looked pretty normal within 2 weeks.
Now fall is here, the weather has cooled off and I am so ready for the Holidays! Bring it on!
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