November 2nd 2012 10:08 am
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I knew there was going to be a "Hurricane" & my Mom prepared for it. We live in Brooklyn, New York near the beach, so we were in Evacuation Zone A but didn't evacuate. We live in a 12 floor apartment building on the 7th floor & I wasn't going anywhere.
So we were apprehensive on Sunday. Monday the winds started to pick up but it was only drizzling so Mom took me out during the day. Then again at around 5 pm. THEN IT GOT CRAZY out there!
Heavy winds, rain - I wasn't nervous but Mom was. Then the power went off at 8:30 pm.
I looked out the window & - REALLY - there was a RIVER with WAVES running up our street. So I went to sleep & Mom kept telling me "Don't worry, the TV will go on in the middle of the night, you'll see, Chloe (not that I watch TV but she does - BOL).
Our apartment building was devastated because of the storm surge. No lights in the hallways, stairwells, no elevators, no heat, no water. Mom put paper on the floor, but I just looked at her. I couldn't go out to do my "business" unless Mom & our friend carried me down the DARK stairwell 6 flights (we live on the 7th floor) & believe me, I fought her all the way to the 1st floor where we went down to the pool area, around the bathhouse & through a tiny opening in the gate fence to the street. There were uprooted trees that I used to pee pee on.
This went on for 2 1/2 days. At first, I wouldn't leave our apartment because it was dark in the halls. Then I wouldn't go near the stairwell, because I remembered that the concrete stairs are slippery on my paws. I wiggled & panted & even nipped at a neighbor who tried to help me! I never do that kind of stuff.....
Yesterday (Thursday) - I hate being carried down the stairs so much that I finally did them on my own without being carried. Mom kept telling me "Chloe! ONE step at a time, not TWO!" BOL! I did have to be carried UP the 7 flights because Mom was worried about my hind legs.
Then Mom went out to get food - I have food, but she didn't.
So today is Friday - it's been a lost week. But thank God, we are safe with power & electricity & elevators. No heat or hot water, so I'm gonna stay away from Mom until it goes on - BOL!
We were very lucky - considering all the people who have lost their lives & homes & still don't have power. It's cold in my apartment now - I don't mind it but Mom does & the temps are supposed to drop tonight through the weekend (Mom can't believe they are gonna have the NYC Marathon with all the people who need help).
Thank God, we are okay! If you've read this whole long story, thank you. And God bless & be safe all who have come within Sandy's wrath & her aftermath.
We are So glad you are alright! We've been wondering about how you were doing.
Keep on keeping on.
Chloe you don't know how happy we are that you are safe. We were so worried when we did not hear from you sweetie. I have a hard time being picked up too so you are not alone in that. I frightens me and I tremble when I have to be picked up. You take care of yourself and mind your Momma, 1 step not 2! Give your Mom hugs from us all.
Chloe we are so happy to see you back honey! We were worried about you and your mommy! Praying lots that you get your heat and hot water soon sweetie! I also don't like to be picked up but I will tolerate it! BOL Give lots of hugs to mommy! xoxo
Glad you are safe Chloe♥
Love you Lady.. will continue to do "Dont kill freddie " calls.... grins......
Btw.. the Marathon is cancelled .... good news...
You know we love you...
PS... want soup ?
We're so glad to hear that you and your mommy are safe! Hopefully you'll get your heat on soon. We're keeping you and all your neighbors in pawrayer!
We have been so worried about you and our other pals in the storm area. This storm was devastating! We hope that everyone gets their life back to normal soon. It sounds like you have been coping very well with all this.