By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 at 6:46 am in Earthquakes.
Did your pets even notice the shaking? Did they run and hide?
The magnitude 5-6 earthquake hit about 8:04 p.m. Tuesday evening. It was reportedly the biggest quake to hit the Bay Area in 18 years, since Loma Prieta.
So how did your dog, cat, parrot, alligator, or other pets react to the quake?
Did they appear to “sense” the earthquake before it happened? Did you pick up any clues that there was an earthquake on the way?
What did your pets do during and after the earthquake?
Please leave your comments below under “post a comment,” or by clicking on “Comments.” I’d like to use this information in my daily newspaper column in the Times and other papers.
What did MY cats do during the quake? I hardly even felt the thing where I live in Benicia. I think the Sacramento River tends to absorb any earthquake vibrations when the quake happens south of us. Anyone else in Benicia feel anything?
I was talking to my wife, Lois, on my cell phone when I suddenly felt a little queasy and MAYBE felt a little shake. “We may or may not have just had a tiny earthquake here,” I said. Newman, our 19-lb. Maine coon cat who was sleeping on the couch next to me, raised his big head and looked around. “Please stop doing that,” he said, and went back to sleep.
Our Abyssinian, Tut, was snoozing someplace else in the house and I didn’t hear a peep out of him.
So what did your pets have to say about our Halloween shaker? (BOO?) /Gary