Frankie Suave Waits Out The Storm

Frankie Suave has always been quite clear of his distaste for storms, so he waits out Irma in the hopes of clearing weather soon.

Warm, dry and quiet in Hu-Dad's study.

Warm, dry and quiet in Hu-Dad’s study.

Fortunately for us, Irma is not any stronger than a lot of storm systems that cross our mountains. Winds have been strong, if not particularly excessive. Rain has been steady, but hardly overwhelming. Fog has enveloped our house for much of the day. And, weirdly for most people dealing with a tropical system, Monday was quite chilly with temperatures remaining in the 40’s.

Still, Frankie has always been clear that he does not care much for storms. He hasn’t been particularly nervous about Irma, but he has also been quite clear that he sees no need to go outside. In fact, he keeps professing that he can wait until the sun returns to head outside to do his business. Hu-Dad has repeatedly suggested that isn’t the best plan, but that Siberian stubborn streak is certainly in view.

Nope. Not going.

Nope. Not going.

Our thoughts are with everyone dealing with the real wrath of Irma and still recovering from the pain of Harvey.


  1. Lori on September 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Sweet Frankie. Izzy the Akita totally understands. We weathered the storm in Fort Myers, FL and Izzy did wonderfully well! So grateful to still have a home!!!

  2. Juno's mom on September 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Glad to hear you’re not being severely impacted. The music in our house goes on high volume when thunder rolls through.

  3. Becky on September 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I have a girl, Gracie, that has the same opinion of thunderstorms. We have always had a special affinity for Frankie because of this shared distaste. We just weathered Harvey, safe and dry, fortunately, but going in the storm became a necessity for Gracie after a couple of days. She was very brave as long as I went outside with her…only fair that I should get wet as well. Here’s to hoping that Frankie’s yard is sunny and dry soon.

  4. Susan McManus on September 12, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Dear sweet Frankie, I hope you weather the storm. However, you MIGHT have to break down and go outside, if you know what I mean. Glad y’all are ok.

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