I'm writing this Sunday. Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. We celebrated by taking the cats to get their annual vaccinations. They weren't happy. In fact they knew 'something' was going on from the early morning when we took their crates into the house.
Julie was upset and kept crying and following me around all morning, Tux was jumpy, and Ghost stayed away and hid in the bedroom. When the time came to crate them, we have to use diversion... finding the one that will be the most difficult to find if they take to hiding (that's Ghost), crating her, then the next one must be taken without the 3rd one seeing or hearing them protest (that's Julie). We usually leave Tux for last as he is a large cat and doesn't move fast or hide well. However, he did hear Julie complaining as she was put into her crate... and was on 'high alert' when captured.
But they behaved well and were home again very quickly... and given treats to make up for having to put up with the indignities. Ghost was the last to let bygones be bygones. But as of this morning, she has forgiven us (a little chicken from my making chicken salad today helped).
My son (who lives on Oahu) is keeping us updated on the earthquakes, lava spills, and volcanic activity on the big island of Hawaii. Scary stuff! Oahu is not affected... or at least not seriously. I think they said that the 6.9 earthquake Friday could be felt as far as Oahu... and if the winds are right, they may get some ash. I can't imagine dealing with volcanoes and earthquakes. I have dealt with hurricanes, and the possibility of floods and tornadoes... but one cannot hide in a closet from an earthquake/lava.
I have a friend in my pottery class that is/was planning to move to the big island. She once told me that the area she planned to move to was far away from touristy attractions and was beautiful. However, there was the 'possibility of lava flows'...
Keep these people in your prayers.