Friday, April 18, 2008

EARTHQUAKES!

HEY, what was that?? Our whole house is shaking and lamps are falling off tables ... AGAIN!! Lucy is hiding in the closet, but my human artist explained to the rest of us that this was the second earthquake we've had this morning, the first one 5.4 magnitude, and we've had 12 aftershocks so far. It was caused by the Wabash Valley Fault, which runs under the Wabash River, just down the street from our house!

Did any of our midwest friends feel it? Are you all okay? We don't like it and want it to STOP! Here are some news reports:
Now, while my whole staff is running around with dilated pupils whapping each other because they're freaked, my weirdo human is sweeping stuff off the floor, singing Carole King lyrics ...

I feel the earth move under my feet,
I feel the sky tumblin' down ... tumblin' down ... tumblin' down ...

40 comments:

Tybalt said...

Rocky, I am SO sorry! The news this morning said that we could feel it all the way over here in Atlanta, but I have to admit we all slept through it so I wouldn't know.

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Rocky,
How SKEERY! Are you guys okay? Dang ol' earthquakes! You guys be careful, 'kay?

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Victor Tabbycat said...

We didn't feel it. Mom an Dad is frum Catifornia an fink dat's only a little quake, but I fink it's big enuf! Stay away frum stuff dat mite fall!

DEBRA said...

Rocky

OH NO we didn't realize you were right underneath the shakin earths...oh my I would be skairt too...we is glad you are all right and hope the earths don't move NO more.

Purrs
Abby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you're all right. Stay on solid ground till the aftershocks stop. (No climbing onto high perches.)

Lux said...

My grandma and grandpa live in Indianapolis, and grandma told mom they definitely felt it - she said it felt like a really bad storm.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow!!! We are glad you are all safe! We would be hiding, too! Be safe! We will purr for no more shaking grounds!
Your FL furiends,

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oooh an earthquake!!!! I can't say I have ever experienced one and I do sympathise with all of you! x

Parker said...

We were all in the bathroon helping Mommy wake up this morning and we did feel it. Mommy thought she was hallucinating.
But then she remembered that she's old and doesn't take trips like that anymore...

Beau Beau & Angie said...

We bet you cats felt da earthquake long before da humans did huh? We am glad efurrything is ok and nuffin falled on yur heads. Earthquakes are scary stuff.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dis is da second time dat mom has experienced stuff "buzzing" because of a earthquake in da midwest and she hoped dat effuryone dat was close to it is okay and dat it don't happen again fur another 40 years!

Daisy said...

I am glad you are all safe! I have never been in an earthquake before, but my Mommie grew up in southern California and she said they are a little bit scairty!

Mungo N Teazer (and the Firecat too!!!) said...

None of us were borrnded yet when da quakey fing happened in 2004 but momma was awake fur dat one. She finks she mighta gotted woken up dis time but she's not sure wot time she wokeded up to know if it wuz da quake.

Momma did some reeedin today an he saw dat da Noo Madrid fault is gettin bizzier. So mebbe more quakeys instead of less?

Eric and Flynn said...

We're glad you are all safe. Earthquakes are scary.

DK & The Fluffies said...

We have those all the time - I hope you are ok.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh boy, Rocky, that sounds very scary. Momma lived in Los Angeles for a long time, and she said earthquakes really freak her out, and that she hopes you are getting extra cuddles to relax.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

topcatrules said...

Crikey! Are you SURE it wasn't caused by someone playing thundering herd of elephants??

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Rocky, we felt the earthquake here in St. Louis. Our dresser mirror started shaking and making a lot of noise, and it scared us so much we all ran out of the bedroom. Then when momma was at work she felt a second one that moved her chair. It was scary! We hope all of you are okay ... we are.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

It's us again, we just watched the MSNBC video and saw the road momma takes to go to work called Kingshighway. It was closed for a while but was opened up at by the time momma went to work.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Yikes! We for sure wouldn't like that one little bit. We're glad you're all OK!

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Oh no, Oh no! I do not fink that earthquakes are any fun! I do not have them here in Florida, but I imagine they are only about as much fun as our hurricanes...acourse I has not been alive for a hurricane yet, but I has heard stories!

Derby said...

We slept through it here. Mum can sleep through most anything!

Hope no major damage, don't cut any paws.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

holy smokies--the wabash is right there amongst you!! glad that you is all OK! ("freaked" staff is better than hurted staff.) thank goo'ness that's all they are. we hopes the beans gets all the broke stuff cleaned up soon so there are no hurty paws or feets. "shake, rattle, an' roll" was a popular song when our mom was a kidlet--we bets you guys don't like the real thing quite as much!

we din't feel nuthin' here in new madrid country, although mom got up to go to the litterbox room about that time. but there's nuthin' unusual in that. if she doesn't get up then for that, she gets up acause nitro's internal food alarm went off an' he's rattlin' the door;-) someday, she's gonna rattle him!

Tiger Lily said...

We are so glad none of you were hurt!

Mickey said...

Oh I hope you guys are OK!!!!!
I have never felt an earthquake,I bet it is scary :o
Be safe!!!
Purrs Mickey

Scout said...

Mommy and I are so glad you are OK!!! I can't believe there was 12 aftershocks!! They reported only 1 that was felt in Nashville (aftershock that is).

Now that Mommy knows it wasn't my fault, I am much happier!!

Angus said...

Golly! While your human has a great sense of humor, according to my Mom, I'd be a little concerned about stuff falling on my head! Hide under the bed!

meemsnyc said...

Oh my EARTHquakes! Glad you are all okay!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh goodness! We are glad that you are okay! Mommy read about the earthquakes. They sound VERY SCARY!!! Please be careful!

Quasi said...

I don't like earthquakes, either, and I advise you to hide under the bed. BTW, you might enjoy my latest blog post about Purrover, or the holiday the humans call Passover.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Rocky!!!! Good grieef! I tinks you all needz to gets in da tellyporter & come outs here fur awhile. All we have iz SNOW!!!! we are not supposed to haz SNOW & you iz not supposed to haz EARTYQUAKES! Dat iz wackee!
If you gets a chancee, you should come & haz a niptini at da new Itty Bitty Cafe' tomorrow.
In da meantime, here iz a package of nice nip chip cookiez fur you to try out.
Love,
Dr Tweety

MoMo said...

Just found out about the quake - we here in Ozland is rather insulated form news abroad. Glad nothing too bad has happened to my friends at Artsy Catsy.
Purrs,
Momo

Moki said...

Hi Artsy Catsy,

We are very glad everyone is ok. Earthquakes can be very very scary. Momma, Daddy bean and myself wanted to thank you once again for all the fundraising and everything you have done for us! We received the check in the mail and deposited it today. Thanks again!

Purrs and Headbutts,

Moki and the gang

catsynth said...

Sorry the earthquake was so scary for all of you. But glad you're all ok.

5.4 is actually a pretty respectable - about the size of the one in San Jose last year. I guess we get used to them out here.

felinesopher said...

oh guys are you all ok?
please find a safe & secure place to hide yourselves when it happen again, ok?

have your beans thinking about how to rescue you all or any emergwncy preparation before for any anticipation?

purrs & kittyhugs,

1st ManCat Monday furr Big Brother Bunjie, Meaouwy Troops leader

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

There may be an even bigger one coming according to the news, so brace yourself. How strange to have earth quakes in the midwest.

The Crew said...

We're in SE Whisk-onsin and it woke Mom up that morning. We're glad to hear you guys are all OK.

The Crew

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I read there was another aftershock and this is the first chance I've gotten to check in on you. I'm glad you're all physically OK.

Bendrix wants to say something:
Hey Artsy Catsy cats, this is a prime opportunity for whapping. You see, if, when the ground shakes, you whap whatever you want to the floor, the beans won't be able to blame you. They'll blame the earth shaking. Just a little suggestion from me to you...

Anyway, we're both glad you're all OK and we hope the ground never shakes again (Bendrix: after a good whapping session of course)

Angus Mhor said...

A tumblin' down, a tumblin' down! I signed the petition for the Rothrocks and left a comment, too!

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