Monday, September 8, 2008

I ALMOST GOT DROWNED!

FLOOD01

It was definitely a very wet weekend and a chaotic one indeed. First it rained nonstop for more than 13 hours with 4 hours of heavy downpour. My garden was flooded with more than a foot of water whereas my surrounding neighborhood was with above knee deep water. I got panic as it was the worst flood ever happened in years. Water was rising heartlessly into my porch area drenching my sofa and all my furniture out there. I was keeping my finger that it won’t come into my house at all. If it were to rise another six inches, all my indoor furniture would have been ruined. Luckily, I got all the kitties, including Jolyn upstairs safe and sound. Unfortunately, I could not get Papa Jonathan, Mimi and the rest of the kittens and puppies inside. I was worried and stressed out that they might not be able to fend for themselves under the wicked rainfall.

FLOOD02

That was not the worst scenario. The worst was that I alone at home down with diarrhea and without access to the main road to seek medical attention. Both my legs were weak from the frequent visits to “you-know-where”. I was shivering from head to toes even though I was wearing socks to keep my feet warm. I was totally helpless. I wanted to dive out to rescue whoever was out there sending out their SOS signals but my body just refused to let me go. I was in tears. I was praying hard that those helpless animals out there would be safe from any harm. Oh God! Why must I be sick when I could at least storm out there to see what I could do? I guessed God might have heard my cries to tone down the rain to drizzles a few hours later.

I was relieved but I had lost my energy even to climb up to my bedroom upstairs. I managed to grab a comforter and some cushions nearby to have some rest. Within seconds, I was totally knocked out on my floor. Somehow, I was so at peace during my sleep. I did not feel cold at all. Neither were my feet feeling the chill. It felt like I was lazing under the tropical sun in Hawaii... LOL! That was my dream, ok? I did not realize that I had dozed off for five straight hours.

By the time I woke up, it was a wonderful sight surrounding me. How I wished I had someone around to shoot this sight! My feet did not feel cold because Jeremy was pushing his furry body against my feet. Janice was at my chest. Jayson was at my thigh. Jimmy and Joey were sleeping squashed in between my tummy. Justin was sharing my “pillows aka cushions”. Mama Jessica was at my back. Surprisingly Jolyn too was cuddling herself cutely at my butt. Opps… luckily she was not hyperactive that time to play with the wrong things. :P I guessed the kitties sensed my need at that time as I sensed theirs all the time. I was touched with tears. Who said there wasn’t any close bound between human and animals? That’s why I love every single one of them very much! If you have not noticed, that’s also the reason I took many hours to create that new animated header up there to show my love for them :)

But… Bad Luck comes in THREE… three happenings each day for three days…

Saturday: Mama Jessica, Joey and myself down with diarrhea

Yesterday: Due to the wetness from the flood, our electricity was unstable for computer usage. My computer rebooted 13 times. Argh!! The bad weather continued and my appointment with the roof repairer was put off again for the third time. Is this another coincidence? Results – my kitchen was again flooded and I had a hell time cleaning up as I could not stand the cold water.

Today: I fed Joey her medication but she clawed me on my arms and body. She was fine each time but why today? Due to the unstable current, the technical people were repairing the main power supply to my area. I was without electricity and internet until 5 hours ago… 3 hours ago out of no reason, my face turned pale and I was short of breath. I felt nausea and with a twisting pain all over my spine. The feeling was like I almost died! Luckily I had a friend nearby to accompany me for awhile. I think I better rest now and don’t exert myself further. See you all around until I feel better.

While I’m gone, take a look at how a beautiful kitty was saved from the flood in my hometown last year. I hope to see more of this caring people around the whole world. There are many dialects and languages used here. You can just ignore that. What matter most is that a life was saved during that heavy rain! Do enjoy the video.


Khairul And Daniel Rescue Drowning Kitty

15 comments:

Shadow / Molly said...

Criz, perhaps you have sciatica ( my face turned pale and I was short of breath. I felt nausea and with a twisting pain all over my spine.).

Mommy Bean Laure

YAY! We is all glad that the storm was weathered ok wif yoo kittys. Yoo all can work togethers when it comes to your Bean, even if yoo dont likes Jolyn YET!

~ Shadow ~

Kaz's Cats said...

It's lovely that the kitties snuggled with you and each other, even little Jolyn. Sorry that you've had such a difficult time with the rain - we're purring that you'll get some help to repair your place soon before the next downpour, and that you and the kitties will feel better soon,

hugs & purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Gattina said...

OMG, poor boy how terrible and then sick ! Here too it rains and a lot of people were overfloaded. I live on a hill so it can't happen. Fortunately the cats came back safely and your furniture wasn't damaged. Yes cats are the best nurses ! Each time when I was sick, they were all (except Kim) sleeping on my bed keeping me warm and calm me down with their purrings.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I hope you are beginning to feel better and are drying out. What a horrible weekend.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We hope yoo is feeling better. Mommy Bean Laure is right, sciatica can do that (but not the dire rear part). Maybe yoo at something that din't agree with yoo.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your header is lovely, but we miss seeing the cats and being able to read their names.

That poor kitten needed rescuing. Good thing she was helped.

What a terrible time to be so sick but we don't get to choose those times. Cats and dogs do know when someone needs their help. How neat they surrounded you with their warmth and love. Even little Jolyn.

Get well!

The Island Cats said...

You sure did not have a good weekend! We hopes you are feeling better soon! It was nice that the kitties snuggled you to keep you warm! Good job!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

ML said...

O, Criz, i's so sorry you is sick with die-rear.
An i's glad tha kitties took care of you, we's good to haf around, right.
i hopes you are feeling better... sounds like a lot of rain.
Love and Purrs,
KC

Beth said...

Oh my! Hope you are all fine now :)

Black Cat said...

Oh Criz, what a horrible time you and the kitties had! But the kitties all cuddling up to keep you warm brought a lump to my throat. They knew you needed them, like Ollie knew one time when I was ill... But that's another story. Were Jonathan and Mimi and the kittens and woofies OK? I hope you're all better from the horrid diarrhoea now. The faintness you felt was probably related. Take care you guys and stay dry:) xxx

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Good grief Criz. Your life is TOO MUCH DRAMA!!! You poor guy! I'm so sorry that you are having such difficulty! Your sweet kitties love you so much! They know that you love them and take care of them, so when you needed caretaking.....they stepped up! Very good going J CATS!!! AUNTIE DEB IS SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!

Criz, I hope that you are feeling better!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Criz, We dropped by to see if you are feeling any better. We sure hope so! You take care of all the Js. Take care of yourself too.

Mickey said...

Hi Criz. I hope you are feeling better and the rain is stopped.
I imagine you have a lot of clean up to do. I hope all the kitties are OK.
I hope Johnathan and Mimi are OK.
Purrs Mickey

MoMo said...

Oh dear! Hope you are better now and the kitties and Mimi are all OK. Always believe that our furriends love and accept us unconditionally.

CazzyCazz a.k.a Micz said...

Criz hope you are well by now... Hah when i played the clip and heard the voice talking, i knew it was BeeBee, Thomas & his members.... Yes Thomas is a great selfless person whom i respect.... His has a big big heart for the needy, just like you do.... God Bless.....

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