Thank all of you for your kind words and well wishes for Dad and Panda. As yet, I have had no word but that's not exactly surprising. With the amount of flooding and such going on there and the decision to do a mandatory evacuation, I'm assuming that it may be a while before they try to go home.
They say that no news is good news, so ... I'll trust that wherever they are, they are surrounded by friends having a hurricane party, it would be much like my dad to take full advantage of a hurricane day or two.
They say that 80% of New Orleans is flooded. Dad happens to live just outside of the French Quarter which seems to be part of the lucky 20% less affected by the floods than the rest, making them prime target for looters, a sad but true reality of a disaster like this.
Here in Florida there is a mandatory curfew instated after a hurricane that prevents people from being out on the street at all, unless it's an absolute emergency ... people pretty much tend to abide by it here. Two different worlds, I know.
BTW ... Panda is a black and white Cocker Spaniel, I couldn't find a photo of her to post so I've borrowed the one above from the Zim Family, I hope they don't mind. Awww ... how cute are they?
My pick for J-link du jour is called ... "Todd Called" and was written by my friend Kate from The Life of a Wolf Journal. Stop by and hear her story as she begins to find out how much damage there is to her apartment and to her life as she knows it in New Orleans (she's posted photos).