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Last Friday’s 4.0 earthquake — how did your pets react?

By Gary Bogue
Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 5:56 am in Cats, dogs, Earthquakes.

We had a 4.0 earthquake last Friday (Sept. 5) at 9 p.m. near Alamo. It was felt all around the Bay Area.

Did any of your pets react before, during, or after the quake?

Please describe what happened — how your pets acted — and e-mail it to me at

Thanks. I’ll print the results here and in my column. /Gary

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  1. Nancy Schick Says:

    Here in Moraga we did feel it and our dog Lexi, a German Shepherd did jump up and hide under my desk for several hours. It felt like a rolling motion and in the kitchen the dishes started rattling but no damage. We didn’t feel any after shocks. Nancy

  2. Barbi Says:

    Gary both of our cats slept through the earthquake this weekend. (And the 2 Siamese cats we had previously slept through the Loma Prieta quake in ’89 as well1)

  3. Gayle Reece Says:

    Most people don’t have a house full of parrots. I do because I babysit for parrots. After getting everyone bedded down for the night, I was finally able to put my feet up and relax. Ahhhh. Well, one 4.0 jolt had all the parrots in a tizzie. A parrot nanny’s work is never really done! I’m just glad they were here with me and not home alone.

  4. mo..surprised Says:

    my parakeet senced it b4 it occured…it lifted its long tail up to embrace itself, i thought i was about to fall of its purch for some odd reason…moments later a 4.0 had rattled my house cage and all… i’ve been having thought ever since

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