Were you among the fortunate who were in the path of totality? Did you follow the recommendations to be sure your pets were safely inside?
While most of our pets live inside and didn’t even notice the eclipse, we have a recent addition that does not. BC, our semi-feral boy that I’ve mentioned before, is still leery of anything changing in his world. So, as part of his ‘indoctrination’ into our household, he has his meals in a large cage, with the door braced open. This makes it easier for his annual vet visit and also for situations where we need to control him for his comfort and safety, i.e. Fourth of July, Halloween, New Year’s. In this case, we didn’t want to take a chance on him bolting out of fear.
Well, when we closed the door, he said some really bad things! But, as soon as his people where outside and he could see us and hear us, he laid right down and had a nap.
In the meantime, his parents and friends were experiencing a once in a lifetime phenomenon. There are more than a few things I won’t ever forget about experiencing the total eclipse. I’ll never forget the birds heading to their nests nor the cicadas chirping, as though a switch was thrown. They stopped just as suddenly when totality was over.
Below are a couple of shots taken under the big old oak in our backyard. We sheltered under its branches to protect ourselves from the heat and brightness prior to the eclipse. We were not expecting this particular show!