Saturday, May 14, 2005
In March, Seminole Heights suffered a "microburst" which appeared to be a tornado but apparently did not form the typical funnel cloud and therefore was given another wind formation name.
After the storm, there were numerous downed powerlines, some roof damage, and a couple of trees on top of cars. Many of these images were captured by the local news media and played repeatedly over the next couple of days. One of the most interesting images caught by the Tampa Tribune featured TWO DOGS on TOP OF A ROOF. While the reporter never said so, the implication was that somehow these dogs got on the roof because of the strong wind.
Well, as many Seminole Heights residents know, the ROOF DOGS were not a microburst phenomenon - they are an everyday part of life.
Typically, the Roof Dogs will happily run up and down the roof when Sam and I walk by - somehow knowing exactly when to stop short of plummeting into the side yard from the second story.
I have never seen a person at the Roof Dog house - just a couple of older cars in the yard - but I would love to know why they decided to opt for roof dogs instead of indoor dogs, porch dogs, backyard dogs, etc. Not that it's a problem - the Roof Dogs seem genuinely happy and don't appear to be in too much danger of falling.