As of today, Sunday, Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to Tropical Storm status.

A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Houston area. National Weather Service and local officials are advising Houston-area residents to avoid traveling.

Three to 4 inches of rainfall were reported in the region in one hour’s time. 
“Stay put,” the National Weather Service said.
“It’s going to last four to five days,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who urged drivers to stay off the road. “This is Day One.”

Hurricane Season Ready


      • Bring all furniture and outdoor items inside.
      • Secure grills and larger outdoor items.
      • Be sure to have a recent tetanus shot.
      • Fill bathtubs, sinks and plastic bottles with clean water before hand.
      • Know where your main gas and power shut offs are in your home.
      • Know how to turn off utilities in your home.
      • Be aware of local emergency shelter locations.

Pet Food

It is recommended to have a two-week supply of pet food per pet.  That is easy to do if you feed your animals kibble and/or canned food.  Kibble can be kept in plastic containers to stay fresh and dry.  But what if, like me, you feed a fresh raw diet?

  • Water – Bottles that contain fresh water. Ideally, you should have a gallon per person, per day (including pets)
  • Stock a variety of fresh raw pet foods in freezer.  Don’t overstock in case of power outage.
  • Stock pantry with canned Sardines – great treat
  • Stock and store freeze dried raw foods and treats such as

    Primal Beef Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

    Stella & Chewy’s Chewy’s Chicken Meal Mixers Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

    Bravo! Healthy Bites Salmon Freeze-Dried Cat Treats, 1-oz bag


My name MooMooXieXie means thank you and is a reminder of how very grateful I am to all the people who helped save my life.

Chinese characters ( xiexie / xièxie ) with pronunciation (English translation: thank you )