Sunday, August 28, 2011

Relief efforts

Well, relief is indeed at hand! Sighs of relief that damages in New York seem to be quite minor. And relief for Petey in terms of FINALLY getting outside for a nice long walk. And with plenty of limbs on the street, he had loads of places to leave pee-mails.

This car was swamped down near Asta's home. We were walking with a bunch of our dog run friends and ran into George taking Asta out for some relief of her own. There was some flooding on their street, but it's all receded.

About a block and a half away on Bleecker Street, two trees toppled down in the little park near Magnolia Bakery. (No cupcakes were killed in the Hurricane. Well, at least not by toppled trees.)
One fell over inside the park -- the park is under renovation already!

And this one fell across the street and was cut down by the fire department.

While we were looking at it, I was interviewed by CNN! (Note to self: Never go outside following a national disaster without full makeup, hair and wardrobe...) Told them that the dogs were the real victims, as they'd been housebound for hours and unable to get outdoors to relieve themselves. Yes, hard-hitting news! But the camera man did pan Petey and my friends across the street, so keep your eyes peeled for us!

Again, we're feeling very blessed that we made it through an earthquake and a hurricane without much harm here in New York. Our prayers go out to those not so fortunate.


rottrover said...

Great news! Thanks for the update. BOL! at being caught in dog-walking attire by CNN!! Your post-disaster tip should be part of any disaster preparedness materials!!

Eric said...

PHEW!!!!We have been worrying our square heads. I'm well relieved Petey and I see you are too...haaaa!!!

Wiry love Eric xx

Oskar said...

Oh thank you so much for the update! So relieved that you and Asta both made it through safely!

Nubbin wiggles,

Maxmom said...

So happy that you are all safe. Watched, with bated breath, the approach of Irene onto your shores.
Sending lotsaluv

Bouncing Bertie said...

So pleased that you and Asta are safe and no longer having to cross your legs! Gosh there will be a lot of peemail about in the streets tonight....
Toodle pip!

Asta said...

Hi Petey!!!!
So nice to see you today
Whew,,it was nice to walk mowe than half a block fow a change
Thank dog you'we OK and I pway that all ouw othew fuwwfwiends awe too
smoochie kisses

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Glad you go some relief!!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Thatnk goodness there was no major damage. Our uncle said he same. He is in NJ
Benny & Lily

Fiona said...

Glad Petey finally got out to go and love CNN interviewing you!!

Great to have you both back blogging too!!

take care
Clive and Murray

ps-we have some St Augustine photos up today - tomorrow is Hilton Head!!

Molly the Airedale said...

We're glad you made it through okay! Irene was kind to us too and we feel horrible for those less fortunate.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bocci said...

Hi Petey-nice reporting from the scene! Glad to hear you're all O.K:-)

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all,

Clive told me about y'all. Came by to say "hi" to Petey. See lots of my friends are already here. :)

Glad y'all are safe. Take care now.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog