Update on Hurricane Matthew (October 12, 2016): Matthew didn't follow the original path predicted by the weather forecasters. Instead, Matthew hit the coast of South Carolina very hard. My friend, Vicky, lives on an island off of Beaufort, SC, and she had to evacuate and she stayed with me for several days. We live about 2 hours from the coast, but communities within an hour of our house had devastating damage from floods, winds, and downed trees and powerlines. While Vicky was staying with us last weekend, the girls were very skittish and we couldn't figure out why. After the hurricane left South Carolina and the pressure changed on Sunday, the girls were back to their normal selves. I knew dogs reacted to changes in weather and barometric pressure, but I never knew cats could feel it too. There were several times we had to search for the girls because they were hiding and they were a little more clingy. My friend's house survived and she's going home Wednesday, October 12, to check it out. Please send good thoughts, prayers, and purrs for those who lost their homes and especially for the displaced animals.