Monday, October 22, 2007

WILDFIRES

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, wildfires broke out all over Southern California and San Diego. I am in an area which currently is still several miles away, and not threatened yet.


However, I have many friends who have been evacuated and their whereabouts are unknown right now.

Our mayor has ordered the entire city to stay home, off the roads, and off the phones.

I am sending my prayers for the following:

David and Dania, and their 8 horses in Potrero, and the dogs too
Muriel and her horse, Bayou in Campo
Lola and Bill


Kay and Ron
Dave
Wayne and his horse at Dave's Ranch
The owners of Barrett Junction
Simon
To all the animals who have been evacuated to Del Mar Horse Park, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Helen Woodward, Qualcomm Stadium, Bright Valley Farms, and other places

UPDATE: HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL SHELTER HAS BEEN EVACUATED


Finally, I send prayers to the individual who left his horse TIED to a fence and unable to escape the oncoming fire (see second photo) May he one day realize what a horrific thing he did. Thankfully, the police rescued the horse.





Over 250,000 people have been evacuated. Dozens of homes have already burned down. All of the fires are 0% contained. Currently, no end is in sight.




I'm staying close to my pet human today.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

13 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're praying hard that the firefighters can at least get these fires under control. What a horrible toll this is taking on everyone, human and non alike.

The Cat Realm said...

We are purring! It's Katrina all over again, in a way. One can just hope that humans learned at least a little bit and let humans evacuate with their animals. This is bad. And will happen so many more times in the next years because no one is taking global warming seriously - and we will all pay a terrible price!!!!
Let's try and do whatever we can in our community to make this world better! Teach your humans to stop being consumers, volunteer at local shelters, share whatever you have with the less fortunate (animals or humans) and help the human kids to get an education so that we can fight the ignorance that makes this country so hard to live in!
Oh my - sometimes I just get carried away. Karl

Gemini said...

We are purring for you Skittles! Momma used to live down in S. Cal. In fact, until last year she still owned property in St. Clarita.

I hope the wind stays favorable to your home and that you all stay safe. Keep us posted. It seems like no one ever bothers to tell us what happens to the four legged people!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Karl,

You can get carried away on my blog anytime at all.

The good news is this:

The reverse 911 system worked very well here in San Diego. Many people and four legged friends have been evacuated to safe places.

My pet human remembers the Elfin Forest Fire of 1996. She had 6 horses on the property, yet only one 2 horse trailer. (oh, she learned her lesson!!!!)

Valiant strangers drove through the fire, on a two lane road, with trailers in tow, to pick up horses. Stormy and Scout (both purebreds and valuable) were loaded into a stranger's trailer.

One week later, my pet human received a phone call about a "bay and a big pinto" at the dairy farm. There they were. Well fed and taken care of.

We will have many heartwarming stories like this coming from this fire. Our alert system is far better now.

We always have room for learning and growth.

Thank you, Karl.

Skittles, The Huntress

Fat Eric said...

That is horrible Skittles. We are furry worried about all the animals. Please stay close to your mum in case she needs to take you to a place of safety, and let us know how things are going.

Maggy & Zoey said...

Dear Friends, we watched the news throughout the day, with much fear and great sadness. We will keep you all, and all your loved ones, close in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. And we will pray that it will end soon... take care and be safe. (also in full agreement with Karl, the Cat Realm)...
Stay online to keep us up to date, as best you can.

Parker said...

Oh, we are purring for everyone near the fires, please be careful!

Millie said...

Mom and I are praying and purring the firefighters can save homes and get the fires under control. We join you praying for all the animals' safety.

Mickey said...

Purrs & Purrayers to you and your family Skittles, and to all the beans that lost their homes.
This is truly a devestating event

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Our purrs and prayers are with you and everyone else (animals and humans alike) in the fire zone.

DEBRA said...

Skittles
WE are all very worried about all of our furfriends in SoCal. We hope that somehow these massive fires will be contained and extinguished. We went through fires(not of this magntitude) ourselves this year. We will purray for all....

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

I am purring and purring and purring for all the beans and animals affected by the terrible fire. It is so scary. Please stay safe, my friend.

Karen Jo said...

I am hoping and praying for you and everyone in the fire zone, two legs or four. I am praying very hard for the winds to die down, so that the firemen will stand a chance of containing the fires.

Monday, October 22, 2007

WILDFIRES

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, wildfires broke out all over Southern California and San Diego. I am in an area which currently is still several miles away, and not threatened yet.


However, I have many friends who have been evacuated and their whereabouts are unknown right now.

Our mayor has ordered the entire city to stay home, off the roads, and off the phones.

I am sending my prayers for the following:

David and Dania, and their 8 horses in Potrero, and the dogs too
Muriel and her horse, Bayou in Campo
Lola and Bill


Kay and Ron
Dave
Wayne and his horse at Dave's Ranch
The owners of Barrett Junction
Simon
To all the animals who have been evacuated to Del Mar Horse Park, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Helen Woodward, Qualcomm Stadium, Bright Valley Farms, and other places

UPDATE: HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL SHELTER HAS BEEN EVACUATED


Finally, I send prayers to the individual who left his horse TIED to a fence and unable to escape the oncoming fire (see second photo) May he one day realize what a horrific thing he did. Thankfully, the police rescued the horse.





Over 250,000 people have been evacuated. Dozens of homes have already burned down. All of the fires are 0% contained. Currently, no end is in sight.




I'm staying close to my pet human today.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

13 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're praying hard that the firefighters can at least get these fires under control. What a horrible toll this is taking on everyone, human and non alike.

The Cat Realm said...

We are purring! It's Katrina all over again, in a way. One can just hope that humans learned at least a little bit and let humans evacuate with their animals. This is bad. And will happen so many more times in the next years because no one is taking global warming seriously - and we will all pay a terrible price!!!!
Let's try and do whatever we can in our community to make this world better! Teach your humans to stop being consumers, volunteer at local shelters, share whatever you have with the less fortunate (animals or humans) and help the human kids to get an education so that we can fight the ignorance that makes this country so hard to live in!
Oh my - sometimes I just get carried away. Karl

Gemini said...

We are purring for you Skittles! Momma used to live down in S. Cal. In fact, until last year she still owned property in St. Clarita.

I hope the wind stays favorable to your home and that you all stay safe. Keep us posted. It seems like no one ever bothers to tell us what happens to the four legged people!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Karl,

You can get carried away on my blog anytime at all.

The good news is this:

The reverse 911 system worked very well here in San Diego. Many people and four legged friends have been evacuated to safe places.

My pet human remembers the Elfin Forest Fire of 1996. She had 6 horses on the property, yet only one 2 horse trailer. (oh, she learned her lesson!!!!)

Valiant strangers drove through the fire, on a two lane road, with trailers in tow, to pick up horses. Stormy and Scout (both purebreds and valuable) were loaded into a stranger's trailer.

One week later, my pet human received a phone call about a "bay and a big pinto" at the dairy farm. There they were. Well fed and taken care of.

We will have many heartwarming stories like this coming from this fire. Our alert system is far better now.

We always have room for learning and growth.

Thank you, Karl.

Skittles, The Huntress

Fat Eric said...

That is horrible Skittles. We are furry worried about all the animals. Please stay close to your mum in case she needs to take you to a place of safety, and let us know how things are going.

Maggy & Zoey said...

Dear Friends, we watched the news throughout the day, with much fear and great sadness. We will keep you all, and all your loved ones, close in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. And we will pray that it will end soon... take care and be safe. (also in full agreement with Karl, the Cat Realm)...
Stay online to keep us up to date, as best you can.

Parker said...

Oh, we are purring for everyone near the fires, please be careful!

Millie said...

Mom and I are praying and purring the firefighters can save homes and get the fires under control. We join you praying for all the animals' safety.

Mickey said...

Purrs & Purrayers to you and your family Skittles, and to all the beans that lost their homes.
This is truly a devestating event

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Our purrs and prayers are with you and everyone else (animals and humans alike) in the fire zone.

DEBRA said...

Skittles
WE are all very worried about all of our furfriends in SoCal. We hope that somehow these massive fires will be contained and extinguished. We went through fires(not of this magntitude) ourselves this year. We will purray for all....

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

I am purring and purring and purring for all the beans and animals affected by the terrible fire. It is so scary. Please stay safe, my friend.

Karen Jo said...

I am hoping and praying for you and everyone in the fire zone, two legs or four. I am praying very hard for the winds to die down, so that the firemen will stand a chance of containing the fires.