Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thinking of those fleeing from the California fires

The sun peaked through a layer of smoke that shrouded the sky above Los Angeles.
Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Tonight I am thinking of those fleeing from the California fires. There are fires all around us. None of them are close by, but you can see the smoke for miles and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. Please take a moment to send good thoughts out to all of the families who have been devastated by what has been described as fire storms.

Thank you so very much for your kind words over the death of our dog, Soul Man. He had what they think was a stroke and never recovered. He was completely disabled, not being able to get up or even move his head. So, we made the decision to have him put to sleep. Our other dog Cali is a bit out of sorts. She is 11 1/2 and has only known life with Soul. The silver lining is that she is getting lots of extra hugs and attention. But, she is still looking for her friend...


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  1. oo, hug an extra hug for Cali from me and our fam...

  2. I've been there, fleed that. I am thinking of them all day and thanking my lucky stars that so far the winds have not kicked up in San Diego.

  3. It is horrible - how out of control they must all feel, waiting to see what will happen.

    Poor Cali! That is so sad. Like an old married couple, who can't bear to be separated.

    Well, I love your poetry, so how about sharing an old one with us that we haven't heard?

  4. completely disabled???!!! that must be so hard for him and for you guys who sees him suffer everyday....

  5. I listened to NPR this morning, trying to imagine being woke from a sound sleep and told to leave your house now, and then losing everything. Heartbreaking.

  6. I'm so sorry I missed the post about Soul Man. (We've been without internet for 3 days. Stupid Windstream.) It's so hard having to put one of our animal babies down. I fear that is in our near future as well. All the dogs and kitties are sending Cali lots of hugs and kisses. Well, maybe not ALL the kitties.
    Those fires are horrible. I can't even imagine. It makes me very aware of the fire in our wood stove at the moment.


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