If you see a small terrier flying through the air, you might be in Kansas. Hopefully, that wasn’t the case in Ohio and Pennsylvania after the National Weather Service in Cleveland put out an unofficial advisory. Calling it a “small dog warning” for the Buckeye and Keystone states, the federal agency cautioned owners on Tuesday evening through Wednesday to “Hold on to your Pooch!” thanks to wind gusts of 45-50 miles per hour.
'Hold on to Your Pooch!': Cleveland Issues 'Small Dog Warning' Due to 50 mph Winds https://t.co/UeUEWpezCF
— People (@people) February 14, 2019
Is this a real thing? Very much so, according to Mental Floss, who points out a 6-pound Chihuahua named Tinker Bell took flight back in 2009. The same happened to a Yorkshire terrier in Siberia, who was found 3 miles away. Even though it’s rare, The Humane Society of Central Oregon recommends keeping pets indoors during bad weather conditions.
Hold on to your Pooch!…We have an unofficial "Small Dog Warning" Wind Advisory for northern #Ohio and NW #Pennsylvania this evening through Wednesday. Wind gusts 45 to 50 mph! A few trees may be blown down. Scattered power outages possible. #OHwx #PAwx #ThisIsCLE #CLEwx #NWS pic.twitter.com/9Az5E991cZ
— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) February 12, 2019