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September 11, 2010


Mary S.

I couldn't take the stress of living in hurricane areas. Thank goodness the hotel doesn't discriminate against cats during the bad seasons!

Elaine Viets

I don't find living in hurricane country as stressful as Tornado Alley. Something about that green sky and last-minute dash to the basement is more upsetting to me.

Kristina L

I'm so glad I don't live in hurricane areas. Some motels will let you bring cats in openly, but I think they require an extra deposit or something like that.

Elaine Viets

The hotel where I worked as a maid, Kristina, for MURDER WITH RESERVATIONS, required a $25 pet deposit. But during hurricane season the hotels we've been to waive that fee. Of course they have a captive audience eating three meals a day (and drinking everything in the bar)so they make plenty of money. And we tipped the maids well.


Having lived most of my life in earthquake country, when people asked me how I could live there, I always said that I thought people find the natural disasters they can tolerate and avoid the ones they can't. After surviving the Big One, I decided I couldn't tolerate earthquakes anymore. Now after reading this, I'm continuing to avoid hurricanes and tornadoes, too.

I'm glad the hotels turn a blind eye to the cats, too!

Elaine Viets

I'm okay with the hurricanes so far, Kris. But we were only sideswiped by Katrina and Wilma. If we ever take a storm full on, I might change my mind.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

It's amazing, though, just clinically..how incredibly powerful nature is. You know? ALl our little petty worries and dilemmas--just disappear. A hurricane, a tornado, a nor'easter--and suddenly everyone's priorities change.

And of course, Elaine. Your cats are brilliant. They know the scoop.

Elaine Viets

In my next life, Hank, I want to come back as my housecat with someone to wait on me and feed me.

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