ZZ’s cats – daily cats, first day back to work

Monday Sep 18, 2017

Today is the first day we return to work after hurricane Irma. I was shocked to find out that some of my colleagues not only haven’t had their electricity back, but also don’t have water.

I should totally be grateful that our power was restored Friday evening…

ZZ’s daily cats – FPL is working in our area!

11:00am, Friday Sep 15, 2017.

126.5 hours into power outage after hurricane Irma. The nowadays bathroom living Ben all of a sudden jumped onto the dresser right next to the slightly open balcony door and peeked anxiously.

What did Ben find?

The FPL’s contractor’s truck!

Does it mean we are gonna have the power restored soon? Let’s see!

ZZ’s daily cats – 101 hours into power outage because of hurricane Irma

9:30am, Thursday Sep 14, 2017. 101 hours into power outage because of hurricane Irma.

The new FPL estimates says power will be restored by Sunday, which is the latest for Florida east coast, in our area.

And the cats are like this…

ZZ’s daily cats – two days after hurricane Irma, still no power, cats are all fine

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017.

FPL says they will restore power to all homes by the end of this weekend. Living in an area with lots of trees, we do not have the unrealistic hope to get power back right away. Just that everything in the fridge is melting away…

Cats are all fine though. The indoor ones are spending lots of time on hard surfaces (or not).

The outdoor community cats are all like nothing had really happened. The scared Big Head is spending more time in the backyard than yesterday.

ZZ’s daily cats – the day after hurricane Irma

Woke up in a quite sunny morning, no more wind and no more rain. Our house is intact and the yard damage is as expected and minimal. He only thing gone was the already wobbly shed. Neighbors are all out cleaning the debris – mostly broken off tree branches and leaves on the ground. Coral Gables still has many blocked roads. And we only wish the power will be restored soon…

Cats don’t seem to be bothered by the heat in the house as much as we are.

Are the community cats have survived the storm. Oreo seems to be really hungry and sleepy. Shortie and Big Grey are their usual selves. Big Head is more timid than before.

ZZ’s daily cats – hurricane Irma is right here, right now!

Hurricane finally arrived. South Florida is spared from the center, but it doesn’t mean we don’t get non stop tropical storms at 55mph+ since last night. Power was out at 4:30am. The inside of the house is fine, outside, not so sure…

ZZ’s daily cats – the Friday before Hurricane Irma hits

Friday, Sep 8, 2017.

Things are looking slightly better but still uncertain with hurricane Irma.

Lots of effort boarding up the balcony door…

Home made cats condo to providing some hiding place for the community cats.


ZZ’s daily cats – the Wednesday before hurricane Irma hits

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017.

Hurricane Irma now officially looks like real.

Work place will be closed at 4pm. This is Ben and the community cats in the morning.

In the evening, we assessed the balcony door and went to get concrete bolts. The neighborhood ACE hardware has become very popular these days.

Such a serene night. We really hope Irma will stay in the ocean.

ZZ’s daily cats – Tuesday before hurricane Irma hits

The Tuesday after Labor Day weekend, 2017.

The most talked about thing at work right after the long weekend is hurricane Irma. Having lived in south Florida for 13 years, I’ve experienced quite some hurricanes such as hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005. But this one SCARES me.

Still in denial, we started preps. Don’t know where to start. Cats certainly know where to enjoy themselves.

zzscats daily cat update – Cats in boxes

Paper boxes always have certain mysterious appear to cats.

As seen below: Sweet Pea, Fluffy and Ben comfortably squeezed in their own box napping.

And when they wake up, and all in the kitchen, you know it’s time to feed them!