Thursday, June 2, 2011

Big Storm Misses the Estate - Phew!

Yesterday we had very bad weather here in Master Chew Sits. Parts of the Commonwealth had tornados. A weather event for which we here in the Northeast are ill prepared.

Momma was at the work place and she says EVERYBODY tried to leave at once causing a gigantic traffic jam so she stayed at work because she thought it would be safer.

When the radar showed a break in the weather she made her way to the estate. Master had fastened our leashes on us so that if he had to duck and cover he could grab us post haste for sure.

But we did not get more than big boomer storms here at the estate. We even got to play tennis ball in between storms.

Momma made this movie. Now I know that lots of my readers are accustomed to the severe weather, but we most certainly are not so we found this storm most impressive.

Did you see me taking a nap? Yuh, no worries for the Mango.

OK, well, it did make it rather difficult to snooze... but with the Pea being a gun dog and all and me being, well, ME, there was no shaking or quaking going on.

And in the morning.... check it out.

Nom, nom, nommy, nom, nom. Looks like breakfast to me. Stupid rabbit. That whole standing still does not fool the Mango for an instant.

Now, I know my readers all too well, so I am going to make a preemptive comment and inform you that most certainly is NOT a big poop on the walkway. Sheesh! What must you guys think of me.... it's just a hunk of grass from the lawn mowing machine.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. It would certainly set my mind at ease if all my Master Chew Sits pals could put up a short post that they are OK because I know lots of our readers are worried. I was checking on the FB last night and I think that they all got through the big weather just fine.


3 doxies said...

Oh Mango...My mum gots up at 3:30 am and read bouts da tornados in your state and then her gots all worried bouts ya'll...thank dog ya'll is okays!

You knows, most dogs would haves jumpped outta their furs withs all dat booming.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a scary storm and you guys were so brave! I would have been stuck to mom like velcro!
We didn't get one drop of rain. Go figure!

Love ya lots

Bouncing Bertie said...

Wow that is quite some dramatic and scary weather. Mango we think you and Dex are very brave, to keep so calm. We get lots of bad weather here in Scotland, but it's the boring kind, just rainfall, not lightening and tornadoes. OK, Gail has reminded me, we do often get pretty rainbows, as I showed in my last post.
Toodle pip!

Niamh said...

Glad no tornados came near your estate Mango!

We get big thunderstorms like that all the time here in NC. You ignored it completely which is what we do too. Well Ambrose will sometimes bark at the lightening if it comes to close to our house but fortunately neither of us gets upset by it. Stay dry.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Glad to see woo are all okay -

The OP KS Pakhk's momster had pawed my mom about them since much of the akhtion was in her old 'hood -

Rumour has it Tulie zzzzzzz'ed through 'em -

I would have been hunkered down in the laundry room as I kept an eye on Mom -

Hope the others are all okay too!


Nicole said...

wow that was some storm. I'm glad to hear you all came through it ok.

Griffen's like you Mango, a big storm like that wouldn't faze him at all but Madeline would have been running and hiding, she hate's thunder.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Mango - we hadn't heard about the storms on this side of the world yet (or maybe Hsin-Yi hadn't - she is useless with checking the news and always has to rely on Paul telling her stuff) - so I've only just heard now from YOU! But am glad to hear that you're all safe and weren't stressy in the stormy noisese.

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

That was a wild storm! Glad y'all made it through fine :D Me, I would have found a bunker for sure! Great video of the sky lighting up and the boom booms!

Waggin at ya,

Heather and Pumpkin said...

So glad to hear you are ok Mango!


MAXMOM IN SA said...

Been thinking of you guys and wondering if you were in the pathway of these super storms.
So glad to hear you guys are safe...STAY safe!
Sending lotsaluv

Sewmouse said...

We had those storms here last weekend. The 2-legged slave says I must be losing some hearing because I just sat and meditated through them this time instead of having what she calls a "cat fit".

Most impressed with your quick-thinking Master to clip on your leashes just-in-case. I have heard about far too many doggies and kitties in Missouri who went missing in tornados.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are glad the tornadoes missed all of you. Our Mom and Dad lived in one of the areas of Springfield that got hit badly. Mom has still not heard from one of her cousins who lives in the area. The thought is that they just don't have phone service or electricity, but we are all hoping she is OK.

None of us is crazy about those big boomers either, they happen a lot here in Kansas.

Glad all is well at the estate.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I was watching the MA weather, closely yesterday. Glad all is well at the estate!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Frankie Furter said...

I heard about it LAST NIGHT on the news... and had my mom check the Book of Maps thingy to see if You and Tula and Norwood were OK.
WHEW the worst of it was a good ways away. I was glad about that.
THAT was a scary video. I could even see FLASHES in you lovely shiny floor. SHUDDER
This weather is super CRAZY!!!

Berts Blog said...

Gotta tell you, we were pretty worried for you guys and so glad to hear you are ok.

Hope the rest will post soon so we can all feel better.

I think My Vickie prefers the flooding we are having to the big storms you are having.

Be careful


Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hello Mango and Dexter,

I'm glad you made it through the storms ok. I know we have had alot of storms so far this year and you know as an old girl I just can't take it...I'm such a scaredy dane when the thunder and lightening hit! I pant and walk around in circles, mom thinks I'm gonna have a heart attack.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Zona said...

I'm so relieved that you posted! What a scary storm!! You were most brave!!


PeeS - BOL re: poop on the bricks. Hehe...

Gus said...

We are so glad that the worst part of the storm bypassed the Estate. We are sure that was due to the tremendous Mango Aura that surrounds it. But we definitely thought that Dexter Dude looked nervous.

gussie n teka

Jen said...

I just heard the news here in Saskatchewan that you got hit with tornados in Mass. I instantly wondered if you were ok.... thank you for posting for us so we know you are alright!!
It's been a bad, bad year for the storms and makes me a little nervous because once that season really hits in Saskatchewan (usually June-Sept) it can be a rough ride for us too. We are kinda known for bad thunderstorms and the occasional tornado ourselves- not nearly as often or as bad as down south but they still had me hiding in the basement last year, with the dogs, maybe 4-5 times? Scary!!!

Anyway, so glad you are ok and thanks for letting us know!!! :)

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Cha, Bibi-Chan & Vidock said...

We're glad you're safe. There is some really crazy weather doing the rounds!

Raymond and Busby said...

Glad all is well there, we were concerned about you guys!

Sam and Pippen said...

We think yous guys are most brave! We don't get boomer storms like that here very often but when we do we are howling!

Glad to know you are all A-OK!

Sam and Pippen

Priscilla said...

Stay safe!!!

houndstooth said...

We saw those tornadoes on the news, and we're glad to know you're okay! It looks like a pretty scary storm. Lilac doesn't like being carried down to the basement, but I'm glad that Mom and Dad have set up enough creature comforts in the basement that we can be down there comfortably when the storms blow through our area! Just because they happen a lot more often here doesn't mean we don't appreciate how dangerous they are.


road-dog-tales said...

That's a thunder boomer for SURE! But just look at you two - cool as cucumbers! Glad to read you're okay and ready to chase rabbits :)

The Road Dogs

Kari in WeHo said...

so glad to hear you guys were safe!


Corbin said...

Mom heard about Springfield and wasn't sure how far you were from there, so she was worried. Very glad to hear you're okay!

Jake of Florida said...

We were worried!!! As hurry cane season started yesterday, we think we need to take lessons from all the brave folks who have experienced tornadoes as they have been even scarier than most hurry canes.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Oh it is so good to hear that you are doing good. Storms can be really scary but I'm glad that you guys weren't bothered by it hardly at all.

The Boston Lady said...

Mango, so glad you and Dexter made it through the storm with no worries. We get those big boomers almost daily here in FL and they are no fun for some of us scaredy cats (dog, actually). Thank goodness we took good ole Joe Stains advise and got a Thundershirt! I will always think of him everytime Sadie has it on. It's been a rough year for weather. Ann

Barbara said...

What a scary looking storm! Minnie would have gone crazy - she doesn't like flashies. I'm glad it missed you and hope it keeps missing you!

Sue said...

You two did a great job of calming the humans during that storm. Our Mom doesn't like storms and she paces around a lot. We try to teach her to relax. Glad your estate didn't get hurt.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Peppy Sheppys said...

When our ape heard about the storms on the news this a.m. she was most alarmed and worried about you guys, though she was pretty sure that if the tornado tried to pick up mango it would have been defeated and would have exhausted itself on his most large and imposing self. (Brains weigh a lot we hear.)

Thanks for letting us know you are ok! Good job keeping the apes from panicking.

Sheps w/Pep, otis & Edgrr.

Benny and Lily said...

Thank goodness that nutty weather missed you guys! Stay safe
Benny & Lily

Mack said...

We heard about the Master Chew Sits weather and immediatly were worried about the Mango and the Pea! Thank Dog everybody is okay!!!
We are so impressed with your relaxation tecniques. I wish you could come over here and teach my mom a thing or two.
Stay safe,

dewdana said...

Whoa! We get lots of boomers like that down here in the 'sunshine' state (also thunder capital of the world or some such non-sense) but fortunately tornadoes don't seem to be all that common. There are no basements here so nowhere to hide!
Your momma was smart to stay put and I am glad you are all safe. don't tell pea but to me he looked sorta worried.
And that is poop- lawnmower poop but still poop! Hee hee hee

Anonymous said...

Wow Mango you really set a good example to your hoomans! I mean my Mom and Mel really hate the boom and light storms so I myself bark a lot to tell the storm to go away, but YOU are so very BRAVE!

I sure am glad that you are all ok. Happy that your estates are well.

woos, Tessa

rottrover said...

Mango and Pea, thank dog you are OK. Excellent napping technique, Mango. We continue to be impressed with your coolness. We usually act like the Pea - just checking to make sure all's well. Hoping Tula and Nordood are OK, too.

BTW, it's 75 and clear here in L.A. Just sayin'.

Your pals,

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

The Island Cats said...

Mango, we hate the boomers!! We're glad you all are okay!! Though we are purring for everybuddy who was affected by those bad storms!!

Oskar said...

I'm glad that you are all OK. This storm season has been a scary one.

Nubbin wiggles,

The Army of Four said...

We're sure glad you guys are OK!
Play bows,

Marjie said...

Did your Momma notice that the big storms attacked that bridge that fooled her when she had to venture to the wilds of Springfield, west of the 495? Glad you all did fine with the storms.


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That storm sure did a lot of damage! Glad you and the family are all ok!

Clive said...

Mango, glad to hear that you are all okay! You have been having some rotten weather over there recently!

take care
Clive & Co

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... if I don't hafta quake and shiver through the storms here without watching a VIDEO with that horrid thunder. ARE YOU DEAF??? I said, ARE YOU DEAF??????? Honestly, Mango...have you never gotten your boxers in a ruffle??? I still haven't gotten over your reaction or lack thereof to that Jack In the Box we sent. At least Peewee seemed to notice the 8765 lightening strikes.

Sure is a lotta poop on your sidewalk.

What is wrong with blogger? It won't let us post on certain blogs as us...only A NONNY MOOSE...WTF...oh we do miss Joey...


Beastie Cakes

TwoSpecialWires said...

You just set our mind at ease. At least to know that you weren't hit by the VeryBiggestStorms. But that video and the boomer were bad enough. We hate them all.

Glad you know you're safe ... and that it seems other MA bloggers are, as well.

Now what we really want to know is ... how's the battle with the seizures, Mango? Moma has fallen behind, and we'd like an update. Crossing paws all is well. It's about time for some good news.

Jake and Fergi

Team Beaglebratz said...

O-M-D! We here at Team Beaglebratz r just sooo furry much happy that u iz all ok. Shiloh iz like Mango - thunderboomerz r fer nappin' - Dex needz tu lern tu du what Shasta duz - barkz at them thunderboomerz tu chase'em away then takez a nap. We here in Kansas no all 'bout them twirly wind stormz butt none here at the Kingdom butt not far away - lotza water tu.
~Shiloh'n Shasta~

The Life of Riley said...

That weather sounded nasty, so I'm really glad to hear that you are all OK.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

So glad to hear you're ok and that there is no damage to the estate. Sounds like Mango Master must have been a Boy Scout, he was so well prepared to grab you and Dex and hustle you to the basement if necessary. Mama's originally from Okiehoma, so she's more accustomed to twisters than we are, but this has been a banner year for twisters, even for Okies.

Jed & Abby

Anakin Man said...

Big Me's-

Me was so worried-
Me's kicked IzZY off 'da poker web-site she was on and google map'd 'da springfield to yous town-
We did see Homer Simpson flying in 'da twister-
me always thought him from Springfield, IL??

Anyway- me got secret-
when it's raining here and skeery
me sleeps wits me piggy and me blankie. and nite lite-

Glad yous all okay-
Yous Momma out videoing it all cracked me Momma up-

We know hers like in window and not outsides in 'da elements
It sure looked spOoKy

Me was screaming- did yous hear me
me was like big me's-
get under 'da kitchen table just to be safe- or bath tub-

Me's ketchup on 'da blogs and totally liked yous mad dance skills dude!
And yous outfit!

Yous bro didn't have on him wooden shoes-
Momma has purple pj pants wits peguins so yous Momma's plaid pants are way cooler-
Me's toast just popped- got put some PB on it's and snack time-

Laters big me,
Yous slightly smaller,
(not by muches) self
Anakin Man

Jazzi said...

Oh we heard about that bad storm and wondered if it was by you. Glad that you are safe and ok.


violett said...

In the news we see a lot about the terrible storm in the States. We always think of the many American blog friends and happy that everything is okay.
But in Germany the weather is not what it once was. There was never tornadoes. This time is over. Storms and severe weather conquer Germany.
Lots of love

Chester said...

I handled our boomers about the same as you and Pea, just walked around and looked outta the windows and then layed down. BORIN'!!!

Now that rabbit out on the sidewalk is sumpthin' to get excited about and may have gotten my Big Brown furs in a stir, fur sure!!!

Woofs and stirrable slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Pee. Ess - glad you are OK in Master Chew Sits.

Samantha said...

Amazed that you had power with such a gigantic storm brewing outside the windows. Thunder and lightning storms are rare out here, but once in a while, when there are some boomers, I, Sammie bark and bark at it. Don't like the loud bowlers making strikes! We are sooooo glad you are okay and can't believe all the weird weather all over the country - quite frightening. We still have snow in the Sierras and more's predicted for this weekend yikes! Stay safe everybuddy there...
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

Ms. ~K said...

Sooooo relieved you are all fine!!!
You two were very cool during the storm.

Sorry we have been away for a while...we're been trying to get Buddy back on his feet, literally!

Baby steps, right?

Lorenza said...

I am happy to know you all are ok!
Sure it was scary!
Thunders are not funny!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

ForPetsSake said...

That is what I lovingly like to call, "Big Ass Weather". When we moved from FL to ME, I thought surely we'd escaped Big A** Weather. I was wrong. A few days after our move there was a tremendous t-storm over Portland. I'd truly never seen or felt anything like it. Until TX. There is some Tremendous weather here. Poor Dex looks so worried....

ForPetsSake said...

That is what I lovingly like to call, "Big Ass Weather". When we moved from FL to ME, I thought surely we'd escaped Big A** Weather. I was wrong. A few days after our move there was a tremendous t-storm over Portland. I'd truly never seen or felt anything like it. Until TX. There is some Tremendous weather here. Poor Dex looks so worried....

ForPetsSake said...

Oops....hard to comment from the phone.

The Thundering Herd said...

When it is just thunder and lightning (which we get a lot), the hu-dad likes to sit on the front porch and watch it roll over the mountains. But tornadoes - yuck. Glad you are ok.

Cassie said...

You two were very calm and collected during the storm. BabyRD would have been on my lap! (Hootie would have probably just slept through it.) Glad you guys didn't have any damage. Now I need to check on my cousin and her Golden kennels and make sure they're okay.

the booker man said...


that totally looks like the very same big 'n boomy storm that came to my house on tuesday! i'm glad you 'n dexter stayed pretty chill 'n stuffs. me 'n asa did okie dokie until our power went out, and then we thought the boogie men were comin'! EEEEK!

the booker man

pee s -- heehee, yuppers, i did kinda think that was some of your mangoness on the walkway at first. :D

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Tornadoes in MasterChewSits?!? Honestly, the world is coming to an end. Between our snow in summer, the midwest collectively needing to build an ark, and you guys getting tornadoes, I think maybe we shouldn't have mocked that whole rapture thingy so much... ;-) That said, you are The King of Cool! Snoozing through the End of the World? Dude, that is seriously impressive. (As for the labradork... yeah well.... we've got one on our walk and oy... Crackers everytime we walk by, even though he's on his porch and we're miles away. Of course, we do the same thing to him, when he walks by our street and we're on the porch, but only because he started it....)

Take care of yourselves!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Dewey Dewster said...

Wee I must say that was a terrible storm and we heard that there were tornadoes in yer neck of the woods so we're glad ta hear ya weren't affected. Terrible stuff.....tornadoes....Mother Nature is punishin' us fer somethin'....fer sure.

Now none of us used ta be affected by storms but lately Toby just shakes and shakes when it's stormin'....wish it could just plain rain from now on....

Dewey Dewster here....

1000 Goldens said...

Most excellent footage of the storm, and we liked seeing Pee Wee's sweet face. Good job on the napping Mango :)

Deefor said...

Happy to hear you were not thrown around in Massachusetts. But Mango I think you're too big for a tornado, If it was Mango vs Tornado-- you'd win.


p.s. Are you sure that's not some grassy poop?

Michelle said...

Mango, that does look like a mastiff sized poop! Ha! I'm glad to hear you and all your blogging buddies are ok.