Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake aka My dogs are useless

Here is Becca the "Beltie"  (Border Collie/Sheltie Mix)

And Odie the Jack Russell Terrier

These dogs are very good dogs.  
Be aggressive near me or the kids and Becca will rip you apart
Odie will annoy the shit out of you with his bark
They ARE vicious!

But apparently they are useless at predicting earthquakes!

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting at my kitchen table putting up my training schedule for September.  I usually work up in my office, but I NEED a new desk chair that does not hurt my back so I moved to the kitchen table.

I'm at the table, Jared is napping on the couch and Dalton is out cutting the grass.

Suddenly I feel woozy, like I'm going to pass out, I am rocking back and forth.  

Then I hear the glasses in the hutch RATTLING.

That is when it dawns on me that it's an EARTHQUAKE.

An EARTHQUAKE at the Jersey Shore.


Ok, my Dad is a very smart guy and likes to pass along all sorts of odd information, because of this I know a fault line runs through Northern NJ, but still.... an EARTHQUAKE?????

I grab Jared & we run outside.

THAT is when the dogs wake up and and start barking.


Taken from the National Geographic website

Accounts of similar animal anticipation of earthquakes have surfaced across the centuries since. Catfish moving violently, chickens that stop laying eggs and bees leaving their hive in a panic have been reported. Countless pet owners claimed to have witnessed their cats and dogs acting strangely before the ground shook—barking or whining for no apparent reason, or showing signs of nervousness and restlessness.
Not my dogs! 

1 comment:

  1. Hope you're not "All Shook Up", hehe. Hope all is well and no more quakes your way!! All The Best :o)