Sunday, October 28, 2007

Monday Montage

Dear Friends,

This will be the last of my posts regarding the wildfires of 2007. Below are some before/after photos, and some other photos, from the local papers.

My pet human says this:


Two tennis partners lost their homes.

The minister of my church, Point Loma Presbyterian, has a son, who is a minister at Malibu Presbyterian Church. That church burned to the ground last Sunday. The church was one of the first casualties of the firestorm.

My church's sister church in north county, Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian, has 57 families in that one congregation, who lost their homes.

And the home I was living in, this time last year and which can be seen in the earliest posts on Skittles' blog, is standing. BUT the two homes on either side are obliterated. I'm glad I moved.

Both sides of my family date back to the 20's/30's in California. I love my state. Truly! But for the first time ever, I thought to myself, maybe I should leave.











13 comments:

Cheysuli said...

I am glad you moved too! Wow. That would have been WAY too close for comfort.

The Cat Realm said...

This is so awful! And so easy for us, who weren't there and didn't lose anything to just forget and move on. But if you lost your home moving on will take a lot longer and not be so easy! So let's keep everybody who has to suffer because of disasters or anything else for that matter in mind and send them good thoughts. And material help whenever we can! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom and dad said speshul purrayers today for da beans, da firefighters and da aminals...this is all so aweful.

Kimo & Sabi said...

That's some scary stuff. We hopes da Governator gits them people some help.

ASTOR CATS said...

Our hearts go out to those who lost everything in these horrible fires. How random the destruction when one home is left standing among others destroyed. We are glad you are safe.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Mickey said...

So glad you are safe! All those poor people and pets :(
I feel bad for the poor firemen using a curb for a pillow,they must be so tired.
Thank heaven the fires are getting contained.
Mickey's Mom

Tybalt said...

I am so very glad you are safe!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This has been so tragic. We have been purring and praying for all those directly affected and their families. We are so glad you're both OK.

I think you & your mommy are in the perfect position to keep us informed on the recovery efforts. We should all remember how hard it will be for so many.

Thank you for keeping us updated. Let us know how all your friends and family are and we'll be keeping them in our thoughts for a long while.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Maybe you should offer yur yoga classes to beans. Some of them are really gonna be hurtin fur some peace.

My beans love Catifornia, but don't fink they could lif in El Lay agin. We don't know anyone who lost homes, but we feel fur all those who did. Purrs!

Fat Eric said...

That is furry furry scary stuff. We are glad you are safe.

Catzee said...

This am some furry sad an' serious stuff. My purrayer to the peoples an' the kitties out there. I'm purry glad yur safe!

Derby said...

Purrs to you that you are ok. Scary that if you hadn't move, things might not be so good.

It is sad that beans and four footed ones lost their lives and homes. I can't imagine having to go through this.

TheSlyCat said...

I am also glad that you moved. You are such a lovely girlfriend! I'm glad you're okay. I hope your friends are all doing well too.
<3Sly

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Monday Montage

Dear Friends,

This will be the last of my posts regarding the wildfires of 2007. Below are some before/after photos, and some other photos, from the local papers.

My pet human says this:


Two tennis partners lost their homes.

The minister of my church, Point Loma Presbyterian, has a son, who is a minister at Malibu Presbyterian Church. That church burned to the ground last Sunday. The church was one of the first casualties of the firestorm.

My church's sister church in north county, Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian, has 57 families in that one congregation, who lost their homes.

And the home I was living in, this time last year and which can be seen in the earliest posts on Skittles' blog, is standing. BUT the two homes on either side are obliterated. I'm glad I moved.

Both sides of my family date back to the 20's/30's in California. I love my state. Truly! But for the first time ever, I thought to myself, maybe I should leave.











13 comments:

Cheysuli said...

I am glad you moved too! Wow. That would have been WAY too close for comfort.

The Cat Realm said...

This is so awful! And so easy for us, who weren't there and didn't lose anything to just forget and move on. But if you lost your home moving on will take a lot longer and not be so easy! So let's keep everybody who has to suffer because of disasters or anything else for that matter in mind and send them good thoughts. And material help whenever we can! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom and dad said speshul purrayers today for da beans, da firefighters and da aminals...this is all so aweful.

Kimo & Sabi said...

That's some scary stuff. We hopes da Governator gits them people some help.

ASTOR CATS said...

Our hearts go out to those who lost everything in these horrible fires. How random the destruction when one home is left standing among others destroyed. We are glad you are safe.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Mickey said...

So glad you are safe! All those poor people and pets :(
I feel bad for the poor firemen using a curb for a pillow,they must be so tired.
Thank heaven the fires are getting contained.
Mickey's Mom

Tybalt said...

I am so very glad you are safe!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This has been so tragic. We have been purring and praying for all those directly affected and their families. We are so glad you're both OK.

I think you & your mommy are in the perfect position to keep us informed on the recovery efforts. We should all remember how hard it will be for so many.

Thank you for keeping us updated. Let us know how all your friends and family are and we'll be keeping them in our thoughts for a long while.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Maybe you should offer yur yoga classes to beans. Some of them are really gonna be hurtin fur some peace.

My beans love Catifornia, but don't fink they could lif in El Lay agin. We don't know anyone who lost homes, but we feel fur all those who did. Purrs!

Fat Eric said...

That is furry furry scary stuff. We are glad you are safe.

Catzee said...

This am some furry sad an' serious stuff. My purrayer to the peoples an' the kitties out there. I'm purry glad yur safe!

Derby said...

Purrs to you that you are ok. Scary that if you hadn't move, things might not be so good.

It is sad that beans and four footed ones lost their lives and homes. I can't imagine having to go through this.

TheSlyCat said...

I am also glad that you moved. You are such a lovely girlfriend! I'm glad you're okay. I hope your friends are all doing well too.
<3Sly