That time of year again to talk about storm safety. Most of the info I have seen gives us info on how to survive a serious storm but I don’t see a lot of info on our pets and keeping them safe and comfortable when the storms are booming out side. My elder Aussie hates loud banging noises so he generally tries to find a place to hide. Dogs like this need to be comforted like a child. We take the dogs into the basement during a tornado warning (which we haven’t seen in a long long time). I wouldn’t leave a dog outside to fend for himself during a storm.
Cats seem to take their own safety in hand so I don’t worry as much about them as I do the dogs. Cats have a mind of their own and seem to sense what is going on and burrow in for the storm, at least ours do – it is hard to grab a hold of a cat when they have decided which direction they want to go. A good predictor of storms are the wild life during the day – if the sky turns black or green and the birds quit singing and the squirrels aren’t to be seen it is a good time to hunker down.
Our pets are like our children – we have to watch over them and protect them to the best of our ability.
Rain showers can be expected today, mainly impacting areas south and east of Grand Rapids. Not expecting much more than a tenth of an inch or so south of GR. The rain moves out tonight, with dry and sunny weather following on Friday. Low pressure tracking through northern Michigan on Saturday will bring more rain showers, although the precipitation may start out as a period of snow Saturday morning. Cold air will sweep in behind that system and highs on Easter Sunday will be only in the lower to mid 30s.
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