Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 13

Another Thirteen reasons why it's good to see rain in Dallas in the summer.

1. Maw still doesn't have to run the sprinkler system.

2. We have had 6 inches of rain here at the Forty Paws since Sunday night.

3. We saved $60 on the water bill over this same period last year. Saving money means more Temptations!

4. Now the media is complaining about all the rain.

5. Yesterday on the talking picture box, one man who lives in a flood plain in a trailer actually admitted that living where he does comes with risks, but that when the weather is nice, it's a great and a cheap place to live. Usually the people are complaining that the government should be doing more to prevent the flooding.

6. We saved $50 on the electricity bill over this same period last year because it has been much cooler with all of the cloud cover.

7. We can track in lots of mud from our enclosure because it is a mud hole now. This gives Maw something to clean up besides yak.

8. It gives the media lots to talk about and they even extend their news coverage to show lots of pictures of all the flooding and water rescues.

9. Maw definitely doesn't have to water the foundation.

10. Maw definitely doesn't have to water the vegetable garden everyday.

11. The media can continuously remind beans not to drive their monster machines into water, and beans can continuously not listen and do so anyway.

12. Reno quit sticking his head out the cat flap while it's raining. He's tired of that game.

13. It's great napping weather, and who loves napping more than us here at the Forty Paws???

Luf, Us


Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Can we have some of that rain? Its amazing how much money the rain has saved you. Though I bet you could use a little sun shine now and then.



We has been werried bout yu since we heard how much wet stuffs has been fallin frum dey skys in yur area. Is it as bad as dey say on the talkin box?


Victor Tabbycat said...

It sounds like yur makin the best of it. Sum places gots too much water an sum gots not enuf. Can't they just ship it to the rite places? Dry purrs!

Daisy said...

Hooray for rain! We are finally getting some rain here, too. But still not enough. I hope you are getting many many bags of Temptations because of the great savings.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Da guberment siens tipe beans need to find a way to blow rain frum one place dat hafs to much to a place dat duzzent haf enuf. Mom sez dat naychur is naychur and will do what it wants weneffur and ware effur it wants. But it duzzent help dat dey keep covering up all da green ware da water soaks into da grownd wif offices/stores and PARKING LOTS!

Lux said...

It's a good thing that you're giving your Maw something to clean up - otherwise, she might not know what to do with her time!

Mr. Hendrix said...

that is a lot of rain! i hope you all stay nice and dry. yeah, i see the beans who drive thru the water and think, dumba#ses. Pardon my french but how many water rescues do they have to see??? Dumb beans.
I'm glad your mommy has something to do (cleaning up muddy pawprints) since she doesn't have to water!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi everyone... yep... we've got tons of rain over here in England too. Rain everyday.

I have a question about man cats and I thought I'd ask you since you seem to know a lot about man cats... well... Pumpy can be really stinky. What's with that? Do your man cats ever get really smelly? Just curious. I guess there's nothing to be done except put clothespins on our noses.

Mo and The Purries said...

That's a GREAT list!
We especially love #7!
Sometimes Not the Mama tracks in chicken poo, but not mud. That's because you're getting all the rain, and Michigan's a dust bowl.
Go figure....

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We been getting too much rain too,day after day after day. Mum's complaining cuz we still want to go furr walks, so we wait furr the rain to ease.Then when we're right ofurr the uvver end of the feelds WHOOSH!!! down it comes and we run home at 100 miles an hour and leave mum to git soaked.

feralone said...

That's quite a clowder you have there. I know when it rains here, my group loves it because the mice come inside the cat enclosure to get out of the rain. Then it is a free-for all as over a dozen cats try to find all the prey they can.

If you would like your clan to have a chance to have some inanimate prey, www.felinexpress.com is running a contest for cat lovers who blog.
There are some cool prizes being offered and the details are on the website.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Hi :::waves:::
um... could pleeze share some of that rain? mommie wants some... a lot, really.

<3 *~Prinnie

Zoey and the furballs said...

We laughed really hard at number 11!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

we haf seed the rain on the talking piture box here in georgia. we need rain. send us yurs and we will bof be fine, okay? and i am furry glad ma has something new to clean up besides yak! that is nice...

smiles, auntie bee