Happy Friday! As many know, California has been on fire this week. Strong Santa Ana winds have been blowing through Southern California, with gusts up to 70 mph and humidity at less than 10%, which creates an extreme fire danger. While we are fortunate to not be in the immediate area of a fire, I woke up Thursday morning to the smell of smoke outside. We’re very thankful for the firefighters who have been working tirelessly on all of the various fires throughout both Southern and Northern California.
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Mama: Sophie, did you have fun outside in the catio?
Sophie: Yes, why?
The Santa Ana winds are currently blowing through Southern California. I forgot to close off the catio. This is the result.
Supervisor On Duty
Harley: You missed a clump.
Mama: I’m not done scooping yet.
Harley: Exactly, because you missed a clump. It’s right there.
Mama: I see it.
Harley: Then why did you miss it?
Mama: Harley! I don’t need scooping supervision!
Harley: One day, you’ll get there. Just a little more practice, a little less backtalk.
Asking for a friend…
Dexter: Ma! … Hey, Ma!! You awake up there?
Mama: I am now.
Dexter: Woodrow wanted me to ask you when it’s time for treats.
Mama: You mean the Woodrow who is currently asleep on my chest?
Dexter: Um, yes, him.
Mama: Tell Woodrow he missed treat time.
Dexter: Woodrow thinks you’re lying!
Mama: Whatcha doing?
Woodrow: I’m having a think.
Mama: What are you thinking about?
Woodrow: I haven’t decided yet. I’m thinking about what to think about.
Mama: Well, don’t overthink it.
Woodrow: I never do.
Cat Tortie Day
Mama: Olive, did you know that today is National Cat Day?
Mama: What are you doing?
Olive: This is my surprised face.
Mama: You’re mocking me, aren’t you.
Mama: Because every day is cat day?
Olive: Well, I don’t know about that. But every day is tortie day.
A Little Windy Out!
🔊Volume up! The Santa Ana winds are really strong here in Southern California today – predicted to possibly be the strongest of the season. As many know, there are fires all over California right now. Thankfully, we are not near any of them. But we’re thinking about everyone who is – and of all the wildlife and animals affected by the fires. We hope everyone stays safe and evacuates if necessary! (Don’t worry, I closed the window after taking this video.)
Dexter: Mama, how many trick-or-treaters do you think will be dressed as cats this year?
Dexter: That’s acceptable.
Mama: I’m glad you think so.
Dexter: Please turn the other 22% away. No candy for them.
Mama: That’s a little rude.
Dexter: Well, at least give them the candy no one likes.
Bonus Friday Photo
I work from home. Yesterday morning, Sophie decided to join me during breakfast to see what I was eating…hoping she might get a nibble (she did not).
Have a wonderful weekend!