Monday, July 22, 2013

All Shook Up

Thanks for checking up on us shaky folks.  Mum had to work night shift at the hospital last night.  The hospital building mum works in is very new and has the latest earthquake building techniques built in.  So there were lots of aftershocks last night, but mum only felt a few of the bigger shakes.

So she got to finish at 7am, and go to the supermarket for toilet paper and some cat biscuits - nom nom.  Then she had a snack with me and thought she would just lie down for a nap.  She managed to sleep til 2pm, and miss a big quake, but that's ok with her.

So the rest of the day has been lazing on the couch watching tv.

Our city is ok, only a few minor injuries and a few damaged roads and buildings.    Nothing like the Christchurch earthquakes that occured in the past two years, or indeed one in China today with 47 people died.  NZ has lots and lots of quakes, thousands each year, and most of us are prepared for them.  We have emergency supplies at home, including lots of food and bottled water, just in case.

Mum is looking forward to her days off to rest and relax with me.


  1. More toilet paper Poppy...Goodness!!!!! :) HeHe!

    Glad things have settled down now. It must be awful, trying to sleep while the tremors are at it....Still, you've got a nice springy bed, so that should help...!x
    Take Care Now!

  2. We sure do hope it all settles down soon, POppy. You and Mum stay safe.

  3. I'm glad your area is so prepared for all the earthquakes you have, Poppy. We are supposed to be prepared here, but my human is never all that sure it is true. Stay safe!

  4. The NZ quake (6.9, I think they said) made the news here. We're glad you're okay! We know you get a lot of them, but that doesn't mean you'd ever get used to them. Very scary.

  5. Glad all is well with you and Mum!
    Those quakes must be terrifying!

  6. I hope I never feel one. Never would be too soon for me. srsly. So glad you're all OK.

  7. Even the tiny earthquakes must be worrisome, Poppy Q. I hope the Earth has gotten it out of her system for a while.

  8. Wow, just reading up on your string of earthquakes, Ms. Poppy! Glad you and your mum are all right and prepared.

    We in the Washington, DC area are NOT prepared for earthquakes so the one we got in August of 2011 was very scary. I told folks shortly after that I would gladly deal with hurricanes and other bad storms over earthquakes any day!!

    Hope things will quiet down for a while...

  9. poppy Q...glad all iz well with ewe.. yur mum.. chez Q and yur friends...N yur mum iz veree smart ta keep stuff on hand & at de reddy...just in case...N we hope ya never hasta have a ...just in case


  10. Do emergency supplies include FF and kitty biscuits? I do hope things settle . This is all so worrisome. Meow, Jessica the cat

  11. We are happy you are OK !!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  12. We hopes the shakes stop soon. That would be furry scary for us, you is a brave kitty!

    Enjoy your time with mum.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  13. Good thing you are prepared! We hope these rumbles stop soon. Stay safe.


  14. I'm glad you missed the big one, and happy to hear your prepared. Hope you had a fun day relaxing together, I look forward to the day Bella starts to just be a lazy cat too! xxx