Wednesday, December 31, 2008

(Previously) Wordless Wednesday

So this was supposed to be a super, all-me kind of day, but I thought we should tell you what happened with our river. Usually we have a peaceful river in our back yard with tons of grass and shrubs and trees - in the summer it's fun to hunt near and in the winter it freezes solid so that beans can skate and ski on it.

But because of the warm weather on Sunday lots of snow melted and the ice on our river broke up, creating a big ice jam at one of the bridges - and that made the already full river come over it's banks to our house. Mommy and Daddy were up all night Sunday and Monday with pumps and sandbags and lots of coffee trying to keep the water from getting in our house! Happily the fire department managed to get the jam cleared and most of the water went away. Not too much water came in the house, but we are going to need a new carpet.

The good news is that if any of you kitties want to come over for a skating party - our back yard is one big skating rink!

- Bert


Sweet Praline said...

Warm weather is nice, but I guess it can cause a problem in the middle of winter. So sorry to hear about the need for new carpet, but maybe you can help pick it out!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

I guess it should be a very slooooooooow warming up period!!

We are still dealing with water in our basement. :(

Happy New Year!

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Everycat said...

Cripes! That sounds awful and rather scary! Just what you don't want happening at any time of year. We hope your humans get some chill out time after all that and we wish you a very...

Happy (and dry) New Year!

Whicky Wuudler

Parker said...

Do you guys live on the St.Clair river?
Mommy remembers that happening to it a few times when she lived there.

CRIZ LAI said...

We hope things worked well with the overflowing of your backyard. What a day to celebrate end of 2008.. but we don't mind skating there as long as there's no puddles. Water! Yuck! hehe

Happy New Year 2009! May 2009 be a happy and healthy year for everyone!

Lots of love,
Criz & the J Family Kitties

The Creek Cats said...

Oh wow! That is our mommy's #1 fear....rising water! We are sorry to hear about the carpet and glad it didn't get too high in the house!

We are wishing you all health and happiness in 2009! Happy New Year!

The Furry Kids said...

Oh my paw! :fans self: Bert, you looks super handsome!
Mama says a skating party sounds fun, but Titus is bummed for George about having to do her bizness in such a small area. Sorry you have to get new carpet, but think of all the snoopervising you'll get to do when it's installed.

Love and whiskie kissies,

The Island Cats said...

Wow Bert! We're sorry your river overflowed....but at least it didn't do too much damage...

Happy New Year to all of you!

And we're glad you liked your Secret Paws gifts...

Wally & Ernie

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy happy New Year to you all...

Daisy said...

Thanks for telling us what happened! I am glad it was not worse, and I hope your insurance will cover your new carpet.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear! That's horrible. Where Mom grew up in Massachusetts that happens every now and then and it is always very destructive, labor intensive and expensive.

We wish you all a nice new dry carpet, great happiness, good health, enough wealth and purrfect Peace in 2009!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! So sorry to hear about the flooding.

But hoping you and your fambly have a very happy New Year 2009, with good health too and as much wealth as you need.

Love from The Mom and Milo and Alfie.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hi gang!
Pearl we are so glad you liked your Secret Paws gifts and hope you've been having fun playing with all the stuff you 3 cats got! those nip cigars are supposed to be quite potent....we gotta get us one.
We are glad to make your acquaintance
too. We've been in the blogosphere for 4 years and don't think we've met before!

DEBRA said...


oooooooooooo wow now that was ALOT of water! We are all sorry to hear that the water got in your house but just think you get to have NEW carpets!

*woo hoo*
Now that will be wonderful!

Happy New Year's Eve!


Derby said...

Goodness you had a mess. Mum is happy we don't live near a river.

Tell your beans to get lots of rest. Happy New Year!