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Heavy Snow and Cat Crisis

We were expecting snow overnight, but were taken by surprise just how much we actually had. It's brought our little Pennine town to a standstill. It was only when I was quietly priding myself on being forward-thinking enough to stock up on groceries that I decided to just check how much cat food I had left. I was certain I had seen two boxes in the cupboard. On closer inspection I realised that one of those boxes was in fact empty and nobody had thought to throw it away. There was 1 pouch of food in the other box.

As there was no chance of getting the car out of the drive and no volunteers to dress up like the Abominable Snowman and venture forth, it was left to me to trek into the village in the blizzard so that the cat didn't starve. There was no way round it. Amazingly I managed to stay upright. Although I would have preferred not to go out, there was something rather beautiful about the snow. It was just so silent and I only saw one car in my entire trip. It seems there is no traffic coming in and out of the town.

You might have expected that when I returned from my endeavours I would have been greeted by the inviting smell of a freshly brewed pot of coffee or at least the offer of a cup of tea. Alas, no. Not one person shifted off the settee. In the Antarctic Captain Oates famously said, "I am going outside. I may be gone for some time." Perhaps I just wasn't gone long enough.

Image Credit » Photo is my own, taken by me

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Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:46 AM

How inconsiderate of everyone. Where do you live ?

ison1 wrote on January 21, 2015, 8:39 AM

Hello there :) Still no snow down here in the South East. Seems like you got it all!

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 21, 2015, 9:40 AM

I would have stayed in and given my cat table scraps. But am sorry no one made you coffee. Maybe skip making their dinner later. emoticon :smile:

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:19 AM

Glad you got the cat food in! Id have served up dry cat biscuits for all when you came in - can't believe they all just sat there!!

McIntire wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:38 AM

We were expecting flurries as of last night's weather report, but woke up to quite a bit of large snowflakes coming down at a good clip! Snow's good if the conditions are right for me: snow outside, me inside! emoticon :smile: soupdragon

SebastianOnciu wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:18 AM

It looks like you had quite an adventure; the picture reminds me of the heavy snow I experienced in my country a couple of weeks ago. The unpleasant part is that it will return in a few days, at least that's I heard on the weather forecast!

LilyDay wrote on January 21, 2015, 1:54 PM

I would have sent my boyfriend out. Of course, he wouldn't have minded too terribly much (other than complaining of being frozen), because he gets cabin fever.

catsholiday wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:23 PM

Sounds pretty familiar- my family just doesn't notice except for my husband and he is very good

k2705 wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:31 PM

It snowed for a couple of minutes here but that's it. I hope the cat appreciated it.

kat123456 wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:52 PM

it looks very picturesque though! We've had snow but it hasn't settled at all

zabelle51 wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:26 PM

lol Well at least you got back safe and I am sure that the cat was delighted. Might want to train it to make tea, lol :)

j2jworkz wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:58 PM

Sounds like an adventuresome trip, I'm sure the cat appreciated it :)

Ambermol wrote on January 23, 2015, 11:36 AM

We had a good covering too. I love the stillness after it has snowed.

UK_Writer wrote on January 24, 2015, 5:18 AM

LOL - nobody in your own family cares that you've gone out in the snow. They simply expect you to reappear and don't think about the cold/struggles you faced, or how it was only YOU that cared to check if the kitty had food in. Maybe it's a good idea to keep doubly stocked up on this in future winters

valmnz wrote on January 31, 2015, 5:24 AM

My goodness, that is one spoiled cat! Could you not have created something for him from what you had in the house?

AudreyHowitt wrote on February 10, 2015, 12:17 PM

Oh it looks cold! Tea or coffee would have helped at the end of your trek!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 20, 2015, 12:44 PM

Well, since winter has just started again and Christmas is around the corner, how is your weather now? I hope it is good now.