Posted 3/20/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)
you can google "kilauea volcano" if you want more detailed info.
basically the volcano we live on (and about a mile from the crater that is spewing gasses) started spewing a lot more gasses a few days ago. the gas contains sulfur dioxide which creates vog which is very nasty stuff to breathe.
for now, the wind is carrying it away from populated areas, but the winds change often here and it is not uncommon for us to be blanketed in vog for several hours at a time.
they are talking about possible evacuation if the winds do change and the gasses remain as strong as they are now.
not too big a deal since i won't have to pack up pictures or documents etc (they are not expecting an eruption)... i have an extra pair of clothes for each of us and 5 days of meds for me when we go to town.
so, why am i stressing? what do i do with my cat??
leave him inside, which stays fairly protected from the vog, but if we aren't allowed to come up here for several days it could get in and he'd be trapped.
but if i leave him out and let him run, he's not likely to outrun the wind anyway and i may never see him again!
aaaahhhhggg!! while we are in town, we are a good 45 minutes away from home, so we may not have time to get up here and get him. i can't take him in to the shop with us every day.
i'm definitely leaning toward leaving him inside.
this is doing NO GOOD for my colon so please send some anti-volcanic thoughts our way!!