Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Earthquakes Rock Italy

Hiding safely in my earthquake proof box.

Most of you woke up today with the news reports about the two earthquakes that hit Italy during our night. The first hit near the city of Ravenna, which is only 20 minutes away from where we live. It was a 4.6! Because it was so deep in the earth, people felt the shaking as far as the next region! Did my humans notice the house shaking? Of course not! They were fast asleep with the TV on and hear (and felt) NOTHING! Good thing I was on watch to alert them had things gotten worse. Fortunately no one was hurt in the first earthquake.

The second earthquake was farther south in Abruzzo. That one was a 5.8! Many people have lost their lives and many more are without homes. Our government has called it a state of emergency! We all wish there was something we could to do help. But the most we can do at this point is to keep all of those people and their pets in our thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to all that have lost their homes and worse than that their lives. Pray that their families will get through this most difficult time and no more quakes will follow.

22 comments:

Princess said...

I am so glad that all of you are okay. Yes, it is tragic. We are purrring for everyone there

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We heard about the quake on the Cat Blogosphere site and just came by to see how you are. Glad to hear you are safe!!!!

Asta said...

Opus
I'm so happy you and youw family awe safe!!!
It's tewwible news, I pway fow all those who lost homes ow wewe huwt. Stay safe, that's a gweat eawfquake box you have thewe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Cheri said...

Saw you post on CB and came to visit. Glad to hear you are Ok. Purring and praying for the people in the earthquake areas.

all us cats at Wildcat Woods

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Opus, Mom and Family we are so glad you are all okay! Our purrr and purrayers go out to all who were affected by the Earthquake!! Your box kept you very safe!!
Your FL furiends,
and Maverick

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad to hear that you are okay - just shaken up. We know how scary quakes can be. We are purring for the survivors, and those that are injured.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Furkidsmom said...

We're so glad to hear that you are okay. We're purring for everyone who is in the area of the earthquake.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, YAY, dear opus!! we is so glad to hear you an' yer fambly is OK!! we is purrin' mightily fer alla beans & furries who has been tumbled about by this drefful quake, an' purrrayin' they find help, food, an' shelter furry soon!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We were so happy to know you are all okay. It's a terrible thing for all those in the area of the quake.

Derby said...

Purrs to you and your beans that you are OK. Mum sort of knows where you are and once she saw a map of where it was, she figured you would be OK, but good to have confirmation of that.

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the earthquake.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad to hear from you and that you are okay.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Opus, Mom says to stay away frum dat glass windo in case of after shocks! We's glad yur ok! Dat box looks fun an safe.
Purrs,
Victor & Nina

Sassy Kat said...

My sweetie Opus and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you all are safe. Moth said that she talked to you today and knew when she heard about the quake that it was far away from where you live.
I will pray for those hurt, homeless, and for the families that have lost loved ones in this terrible quake.
Please stay safe, we all love you bunches!!!!

Zoolatry said...

We are happy that you and yours are safe... and yes, we are praying for so many others.

Alasandra said...

What a relief that you are all OK. We will be purring (& barking) for all the pets and humans that need help. We hopes that the earthquakes are gone and that everyone will stay safe. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you are safe from the earthquake. We are purring for all the people and animals who have been affected by it.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Opus & Roscoe, we're so relieved to hear you and your family are okay! Our mom's daughter lives in Rome, and she's fine, too, although some buildings were damaged even in Rome.

Purrs,
Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Opus,
I'm glad to hear you and your family are safe. Only 20 minutes from where you live, were you scared, Opus? (((hugs)))
Our thoughts and prayers are with those people who lost their love ones and property in the earthquakes!!

Finnegan Buddy & Jasmine said...

Opus & yore beans, we are furry glad you are all ok. We are so worryd abowt all the beans and kitties and woofies in those towns that were hurt.

If you know of any good groops that are helping that we can make a donashun too, please post it wen you can.

Stay safe

Purrs & hugs
Finny Buddy & Jazzy

Daisy said...

I am very glad to learn that you are safe. My thoughts are with those affected by the earthquake.

The Cat Realm said...

We are very happy that you are o.k. and we are sending lots of purrs to all those poor victims of this terrible tragedy!

milocat said...

We were so glad to hear you were all safe.