Sunday, June 23, 2013

Safe and Sound in Southwest Saskatchewan

when Mother Nature decides to release her wrath
nothing or nobody can stop her

Thank you to all of you who have asked if I'm safe - I am!

It's hard to believe that less than a week after vacationing there, Banff, Canmore (and surrounding areas) and Calgary Alberta were hit with devastating floods.   

Although Medicine Hat, just a short 2 hours away is bracing themselves for the waters to hit this evening, here in Southwest Saskatchewan we are OK for now.  

Lives lost, homes destroyed, peoples lives changed forever
but we must focus on the good.

Following are photos and links of a young man who risked his life to save his beloved cat, Momo.  



Not to worry - Momo the swimming kitty and sweet young owner are safe:  the story

Sending love and good thoughts for
those who have been affected by the flooding

And for those bracing themselves for it ~ stay safe!


Photo Credit: Photos were taken from the Calgary Harold

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such a harsh season, already, and only just begun. the fires in colorado, the drought in california, the floods in canada...

Lin said...

Whew! I'm glad you (and Momo!) are safe. How horrible for those who sustained damage and lost lives. :(

Penny said...

I saw this picture on the news and thought of you. It sure is a scary time for everyone close to the river. Glad you got your trip in the week before. Looking forward to tomorrow....kind of.

Berts Blog said...

We dont get to comment a lot, but just want you to know we are watching out and praying for everyone envolved in the flooding.
so glad you are safe......
Bert and My Vickie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hoping those affected by the wrath of Mother Nature stay safe!!

S. Etole said...

Glad to hear you are in a safe area.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Momo is one of the lucky fur babies that got rescued and probably she understood her human and swam all she could. Brave animal too. Let's hope that the flooding will not cause any lost lives.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

BumbleVee said...

hey, I love this guy and Momo...I have them on my blog too.... a bright spot in our otherwise soggy days around here.....

Crafting Queen said...

Only just found out about the floods. What a terrible thing, glad you are safe. Glad the kitty and owner is are safe. Hugs anesha

Linens and Royals said...

I didn't know you were having such bad floods in Canada. Nothing on the news about here.
I love the story of Momo and the brave young man.
Stay safe and warm. XX

Pantherka said...

Floods and everything around is terrible ... I'm glad you're okay.

Terri said...

It looks like Mother Nature is on a rampage in Calvary. Glad you are safe- and bless that man for risking his life for his cat. Momo looks terrified!

Tammy said...

Glad to hear you are safe, Catherine! What a very touching story!!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Thank you for letting us know that you and your loved ones are safe.
Sending hugs...
Judy

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Glad to read all is well in your neck of the woods.
My daughter lives in Calgary and as you know they have not fared as well.
Susan x

Brian said...

That stuff is so scary. Hooray for Momo and that special human. Stay safe!

Sandra said...

we saw the flooding on TV and it is horrible. i am ashamed to say i did not know where Alberta was and had to google it... that made me know i really have no clue about Cananda so now am doing research... glad you are safe and i love the swimming kitty

Sylvia said...

I didn't know, glad you are safe, Catherine !
So touching how that man saved his cat ...
Hugs,
Sylvia

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, Have been wondering about you all. Glad you are safe so far. Hope those horrific rains and flooding stay away from you.

Prayers for all.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carolynn Anctil said...

Amen. It's shocking how devastating the damage is only a few hours away from us. I can not imagine what it must be like to lose everything and have to start over again. There's something to be said for Not having waterfront property...

BeadedTail said...

I'm glad you're safe and so happy that Momo swam like the dickens to dry ground!

Tamago said...

I didn't know much about the flood (I need to watch more news!) but glad you are safe. The story is so heartwarming. Little Momo looks very brave to swim in the running water!
We are praying for those who are affected. Please keep safe.

Laurie said...

I've been watching on the news, terrifying and so sad for those effected. My prayers are with all.

sharon said...

Have friends up that way. The devastation has been awful.

Ann said...

I live in a bubble I had no idea. Holy smokes. Glad you are safe.

Linda R said...

It sure does seem like lots of stormes and fires. I pretty sure mother nature is pissed off for some reason.. Maybe its the way we have taken care of her planet. Keep safe my friend.

Amazing photo you captured..

Hugs~

Hot Rocks said...

I am Ok Catherine, but my tiny hamlet is not. I posted some pics on my blog. Hope the waters dont come your way. Good thing you came out this way last week!

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Nancy said...

So glad you are safe and so sorry for all of those who have lost so much....So glad this guy and his cat are OK....

SweetMarie said...

Glad you're safe! Prayers for everyone involved!

troutbirder said...

Bad news indeed. We've seen our yearly average in May and June but fortunately no disasterous floods..

Michael Manning said...

Prayers are flowing to all who were affected by the flooding, and here in Arizona to the 19 young men who lost their lives so tragically in the fires.

Lisa RedWillow~ a Beauty seeker said...

We didnt get the flooding that the south had and I thank God for that. Its still a bit wet here and the hail is so bad in the South. Stay warm and safe.

Splendid Little Stars said...

so scary!

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