Two Dog Night

Friday morning I was feeling smug about being one of the people with electricity —but by 11am our household joined the nearly 200,000 in the region plunged into darkness by the ice storm.

Ann and Zack fled to a friend’s house, but I decided to huddle in the darkness and ride out the disaster. There I was with my glow sticks and headlamp, curled up with the dogs. At 1am I couldn’t sleep, so I texted Alex. I’ve written before about how long it takes me to compose a text message, so at about 1:15 he got this:

no electricity at home just me scarlett and maddy

Naturally, he was awake —probably out having fun.

haha why isnt there power

Hmmm. Somebody hasn’t been reading the paper.

ice storm widespread chaos will eat dogs eventually

The dogs stirred uneasily. He wrote back:

lol well cats before dogs

Good point. I fell back to sleep wondering about in which order I’d eat the pets. Let’s hope the power comes back on before push comes to shove.

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4 responses to “Two Dog Night

  1. Rob – never fear….Let me know if you want the gang to get together and make you coffee! It’s the least we can do since Rotary…If anyone could survive the cold – Iknow you can!
    (PS – burning the cats would yield more btu’s)
    (PPS – “….no, it’s ice cream….”)

  2. I too experienced the black-out/ice storm; from a warm hotel room. Just got power back today, I love National Grid; they work very hard. Hey I think cat and dog taste like chicken; ah, nevermind, just eat your shoe.

  3. You know, I was worried that raising the specter of dog eating would unleash a flood of nasty comments…look what happened to TU food blogger Steve Barnes. Heads up; disturbing photo ahead:

    http://blogs.timesunion.com/tablehopping/?p=3093

  4. Yeah, you’re right to warn people. People eat differently all over the world; some stuff we eat others would not. So, yes bad for us Americans but we have to understand not everyone is like us, as much as we would like them to be.

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