Hi, friends!

I know I was doing so good posting everyday again but things got a little crazy here in Florida. You may have heard we have a visitor arriving this weekend. Her name is Irma….Hurricane Irma.

Having lived in southeast FL her whole life, Mom’s used to hurricanes but Irma is not a regular hurricane. She is the biggest one on record. Worse than Hurricane Andrew which Mom remembers from when she was a little girl.

Luckily, as it stands now, we are on the west side of the storm which is better than being in the center or on the east side.


Unfortunately, we live in a manufactured home (i.e., mobile home) and they are not meant to withstand winds over 70 mph. Hurricane Irma is currently 180 mph by the eye of the storm.

Mom and Dad have been very busy packing the essentials so we can evacuate. We’re not going far – just about 20 minutes north to my Grandma’s house (Dad’s mom). She has a regular block/concrete home.

As of right now, all of us animals have a place to go except Snooter Tooter. My other Grandma (Mom’s mom) has been calling rescues and sanctuaries but is having no success. No one has a barn or room for a 130 lb pig 😦  Please pray for him. We know he’s a tough guy and we’re not worried about him drowning but Mom is so worried about him being out in the elements. He has a house he can go into but remember, this is a storm that can take down entire buildings. Mom is absolutely sick over this. She has a rule – no animal left behind. But this time she can’t live by it. There is just no possible way to take him with us.

We are expecting storm-like conditions to begin Saturday night/Sunday morning with the peak of the storm around Sunday evening.

We will be in touch as soon as possible.

You can try to reach us by email at noodle4president@gmail.com if we don’t come back to the blog right away. Keep in mind we are preparing ourselves mentally for not having a home to come back to.

Finally, please pray super hard for my Grandma (Mom’s mom) who lives in Ft. Lauderdale (see the red dot on the map below).


Her building is very strong but we are still very worried. It’s never easy when your family can’t all be together.

We love you all and will post as soon as we can!


Noodle, Macy, Molly, Rudee, Snooter Tooter, Mom and Dad

(and the 13chickens, 4 pheasants, 4 bunnies, 3 birds, 2 turtles, and fish)


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I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. I had you in my thoughts the whole day and I hope hope hope that nothing will happen to you…. this Irma is such a beast much more evil than the horrible Harvey… I hope they both will disappear to nowhere wihtout causing harm…

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  2. colinandray says:

    Having experienced a Cat 2 hurricane first hand, I cannot imagine a Cat 4 or 5! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Princess Leah says:

    We will be thinking of you and your family Noodle, just can’t imagine what you are going through. Take care and stay safe please!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. We are sending oodles of poodles hurricane armor that you all stay safe, Noodle. I hope your Snooter boy stays safe and the hurricane doesn’t unleash its fury on your side of the state and send thoughts and prayers for your grandma.

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  5. Noodle, that terrible Irma is the main subject in our newspapers, too. I just can´t imagine the power a hurricane has, only seen in TV. It is really difiicult with animal, pets and others, too. I have thought that you live in a paradide, no winter, but very paradise seems to have a snake You all are in our thoughts and prayers all the time. Wishing you have your home left when you are returning there.
    Kosmo and his family,
    in faraway Finland.

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  6. chesterspaniel says:

    We’re very worried about that big hurricane too since we have family in Boca Raton. We hope everyone is safe, or better yet: Irma heads out to sea!

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  7. KDKH says:

    Good gracious! I sure hope that you find a better alternative for Snooter Tooter before it’s too late. I’ve heard that surviving animals that were left behind by evacuees in Houston are not being reunited with their families. They are considered abandoned and are being re-homed. Fingers crossed for your safety, your anipals, and all family members. Hang on tight!

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  8. stella rose says:

    We are praying for all of you, we hope snooter is fine, and nothing happens to your house. We will keep watching to check up on you. stella rose

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  9. We will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers, Noodle!

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  10. LB Johnson says:

    We will pray for all of your family, two and four legged through this.

    The Johnsons and Abby Lab

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  11. Amy says:

    By the end of your list of animals, I was expecting a partridge in a pear tree. Well, just trying to make you smile. I wish your grandma could come up from the southern tip of Florida to go with you, Noodle. And your Mom’s going to be a wreck if anything happens to Snooter…. Ya’ll can rent a trailer, pile Snooter in it, and come up to our place. Been looking for an excuse to kick out…oh, wait, that isn’t nice. Never mind. But you can still come. ❤ Will keep you in prayer until I see you or the storm passes, whichever comes first. Mom #2

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  12. the20somethingexistentialcrisis says:

    Lots of good vibes. We’re more north than you are (Tallahassee), but we’re all pretty scared here too. Don’t know yet if I’m going to evacuate. I live in a townhouse. I’m more worried about flooding.

    Though, I wish I had room for your pig. Hopefully he makes it!

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  13. Best of luck to ALL of you, N. Mom and I have been saying prayers every day for the people in the storms. We know you will all do fine. Paws crossed that your home will also be spared.

    Love and licks,

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  14. Nylabluesmum says:

    Noodle mee Moodle an Lady Samantha an Mistur Greg an efurryone pleeze know mee an LadyMum are purrayin day an nite that youss’ will all bee spared Hurrycane Irma’ss fury!!! Wee know you HAVE found a place fur Snooter Tooter an wee hopess you find a way to get him to thee safe place!!!!
    Wee will not stop purraying till thee Hurrycane goess far far away!!!!!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ an **ear licksss** Siddhartha Henry Penry~~~

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  15. corkscot says:

    We are right in the center of the cone. I got hurricane impact windows almost 3 years ago. I still have my shutters and I started to put them up too. Hopefully the storm will pull a Matthew and head out to sea. It is scary. Stay safe!

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  16. Charlie says:

    Crikey Noodle …. we are so worried for you and all of your family. That Irma Sheila is a monster. We heard she’s bigger than Tasmania. I know you are prepared and I know Snooter now has somewhere to go so I hope you are all safe but take care, aye?? AND I’m saying a big prayer that your home stays safe too. We love you Noodle!! Be careful.

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  17. OH NOES!!!! You knows that Irma has really been a biatch!!! I hopes all of you and Snooter Tooter are safe…I will keep my paws crossed for the little guy….lots of {{{hugs}}} and crossed paws comin’ your way, and you guys keep us up to date if you can.
    Be safe
    Ruby ♥

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  18. Sweet Noodle we will be praying for you and your whole family through this awful storm…..and that your home will be waiting for you when you are able to get back to it. Scary thinking about the storm, much less losing your home but you all will have with you the MOST important thing – – – each other and a whole lot of love.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  19. Mrs P says:

    OHMYGOODNESS sending you all my love, I pray you will all be safe xx

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  20. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Noodle Buddy, we are following the news for updates on Irma, keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad that Snooter Tooter has a place to stay. I love when we can see God answering prayers. ~Love and cuddles Mrs. Margret

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  21. nordhuesn says:

    We have no words to describe how much we want for your safety and Snooter Tooter! We will pray you are safe and your home is spared. It breaks our heart that you have to go through all this. Stay safe! Lots of kisses being sent.

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  22. speedyrabbit says:

    We Hope You all get through Irma’s Pounding safely,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  23. The Admiral says:

    Thinking of you guys as I keep watch where this storm is going. Stay safe.

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  24. iloveschnauzers says:

    Have your mom go to #IrmaPetRescue they have resources online listing shelters for farm animals

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  25. Stay safe! It must be so very scary to be where you are. We just can’t imagine!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  26. NOODLE 🐶ARE YOU OKAY? We are okay so far in GA. 😖 Thinking of you.- Padfoot, Jyn , Kylo

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