As many know, California has seen some hard times this month. The Camp Fire in Northern California, still only 40% contained at the time of this writing, is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. It basically wiped out the entire town of Paradise, California.
And in Southern California, we’ve seen a mass shooting and multiple wildfires, the biggest being the Woolsey Fire, which is 57% contained at the time of this writing. (I am a safe distance away from the fires in SoCal, about 70 miles south.)
I mentioned on Wednesday that many animals have been affected by the fires. You can visit The Humane Society of Ventura County to look into how to help. This is just one of many organizations stepping up and helping in Southern California. Please also visit UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team for Northern California. They have a lot of unclaimed animals from the Camp Fire.
We hope everyone everywhere is staying safe and holding their pets and loved ones close.
Here’s what the cats were chatting about this past week.
Sophie: Mama, it’s Friday and this is how I celebrate!
Mama: How’s that?
Sophie: Scratcher time. A bit of self-reflection. A snack and a snoozie. You should give it a try. I’ll even let you borrow my scratcher…after my snoozie of course.
Olive: Mama, I’ve been very patient with you this morning. You’ve taken a gazillion photos already. I think I deserve a treat now.
Mama: You’ve been very good and you make a beautiful model. But I’ve already given you a bunch of treats.
Olive: As long as you have a camera in your hand, you better keep those treats coming.
#fairisfair #catphotoshoot 📸
Something fun is coming to the blog three weeks from today (December 1st)! The cats are hard at work preparing (and eating treats of course).
Woodrow: Today is toe day, Mama. Gotta keep these toesies looking good.
Mama: They look pretty good to me!
Woodrow: Want me to work on yours, too?
Mama: I’ll pass, but thank you, Woodrow.
Woodrow: Are you sure, Mama? I’ve seen your toesies…
Mama: What are you doing, Sophie?
Sophie: Standing guard while Dexter grooms.
Mama: I didn’t know grooming could be so dangerous.
Sophie: You don’t even know the half of it, Mama.
Mama: I really don’t.
Mama: Hey, Harley. Wake up! I want to tell-
Mama: Oh, never mind. Go back to sleep. I’ll tell you later.
Mama: Olive, what are you doing sitting outside the kitchen?
Olive: It’s the age-old dilemma, Mama. When your feet want to leave but your tummy wants a snack.
#hungrytortie #confusedfeet 🐾
Dexter: Smells like a good day to stay in bed.
Mama: What do you mean? What’s it smell like?
Dexter: Uh, it kind of smells like salmon in toona juice with a side of catnip and a dash of pumpkin spice latte.
Bonus Friday Video
This is from a few weeks ago, but I thought it’s pretty cute and wanted to share. Sophie “hangs out” like this every once in a while.
“Hey Olive, whatcha doing down there?”
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!