National Disaster Preparedness Month

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TGIF !!!!!!!!! Week is over, bring on the weekend.


Good morning friends and how was your long weekend ?  Ours was fun, relaxing and just what we needed BUT too short BOL.


On Sunday Mom surprised me and took me to the beach, I am not a fan of the sand so just lay on the blanket and watched the world go by. We went with friends and Travis was swimming and happy, I wonder how he does it and brrrrrr the water is too cold for my paws. Mom tried putting my paws in the water and I was not happy at all but she said it was important to cool me off. Well Mom if you want me to stay cool leave me at home next time. 
When we got home, I punished Mom and rolled all over the bed and carpet so everything was covered in sand BOL.  She bathed me grrrr and then cleaned up the house so no more sand, phew.


September has arrived also, and it is National Disaster Preparedness Month, this year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared” and I personally think that is a great theme.

With the Hurricane raging at the moment it is an eye opener as to what can happen and how important it is for us to be prepared especially as we live in San Francisco.


So how can we be prepared :


01. Have a safety plan always in case of an evacuation

02. Have an emergency bag ready at all times so that if have to evacuate you have everything and do not have to worry. Plus in emergencies the stores run out of items so if you have everything in the house one less panic and worry.

03. Make sure nothing has expired in your emergency bag.

04. Make sure your first aid kit and your pets are up to date.


05. Check the microchip information of your pets

06. Make sure you have copies of all important documents.

07. Of course make sure you have enough food and water for you and your pets for at least 72 hours if not longer. When it comes to food, treats and snacks everyone has their preferences and diet so am not going to make a list.

08. Medications

09. Phone charger

have put all in one bag as it for me be easier to carry if I have to grab her and bag and leave.


So are you ready ? Do you have a bag packed ? Let us not forget the theme of 2019 : “Prepared, Not Scared”


Layla woofs be safe everyone, take and please remember not to leave us behind.


Have a wonderful weekend all,Woof with love from Layla


18 Replies to “National Disaster Preparedness Month”

  1. Great Post. I appreciate such a nice list of reminders to be Prepared in case of an emergency. A day at the beach with your pup sounds nice, even though she wasn’t a total fan of the surroundings. I would love to take my pups to a dog friendly beach some day. (From Dachshund Station)

    • It is so much fun the beach although Madam does not love it. With what is happening everywhere we need to be reminded as that way we can check our bags for any emergency and not panic if something happens.

  2. Oh Layla I know what you mean about the sand. So annoying isn’t it? However, I do like the water rushing on my toes. LOL Welp, the beach may not be your style but relaxing at home works too. Good thing you and mom are prepared just in case. Thanks for bringing awareness to Natural Disaster Preparedness Month.

    • LOL Kamira I love the beach and walking with my feet in the ocean but with Madam I cannot do it. My pleasure we need to remind everyone to be ready.

  3. Such important information. Thank goodness there are more shelters allowing dogs during national disasters now. It breaks my heart to think about pets being left because their owners aren’t allowed to take them someplace safe.

  4. This is great advice! In Minnesota, the big thing to be prepared for is a blizzard. Winter’s coming soon, and this post definitely gave me some good advice to make sure both me and my kitties are safe and prepared in the event of an emergency!

  5. The arrogance and stupidity of people who leave their animals behind is breathtaking. These people do not deserve to live (and I bet they are not prepared for disasters either)..

    Have a great week you two and keep practising with your camera! OK?

    • LOL thanks Marjorie I am practicing. I agree with you that people are selfish and inconsiderate and should not be pet owners if that is what they do

  6. Buffy doesn’t like the beach either and it doesn’t like her. Two years ago, I stopped taking her to Lake Michigan and guess what? No more ear infections! Those cocker spaniel ears are hard to dry out. But even with baths, she hasn’t had an ear infection (knock on wood). Her last two occurred after we went to the beach and they took months of medication to clear up.
    I don’t have an emergency bag since I the only emergency would be a tornado or a house fire. We used to get notices to be prepared when the nuclear power plant was operating, but they have decommissioned the plant. Good idea to have one if you live near the coast.

    • Sandy I agree but I would rather have one ready just in case for even a fire and that way if I have to run at least I have everything especially documents

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