I am Spirit, the youngest, strongest, most intense and active of all the cats in my family. I am a silver Egyptian Mau with black spots weighing in at just less than 13 pounds. I was born in November 2012 in Wichita, Kansas; I flew from there to my forever home in Los Angeles. Life is so exciting, isn’t it? I love meeting people, learning new things and having my tummy tickled. I run all the time….up and down the stairs, through the house and on my new cat wheel. View Spirit's Posts.
SPIRIT: We're celebrating what today?
SOPHEE: Memorial Day -- used to be called Decoration Day. (Remembrance Day is a Holiday celebrated in other countries on our Veterans Day. My apologies.)
SPIRIT: In memory of what?
SOPHEE: In memory of all the animals and hoomans killed in wars.
SPIRIT: Killed? What's war?
Top of the morning to you! We're doing what we're supposed to be doing -- quuar-end-teening -- or something like that. You do the same (if you can) cause we don't want you to have to go to your vet & get your temp taken in your you-know-where, get shots or coned or anything like that.
Inkee: We're wishin' all you critters out there a Meowy Christmas! Spirit: Is't this when we get treats? Inkee: Yes, but this is also when WE give treats to others. T'is the season of GIVING. Understand? Spirit: Yes, I understand. So who's GIVING me MY treats? And when?
Confusion reigned for wildlife in the aftermath of the Paradise Fire in Northern CA in 2018. Experts say that the fire traveled football field lengths in a matter of seconds due to the Santa Ana winds. The single road in-&-out of Paradise was jammed & fraught with obstacles like fallen trees, electrical wires & utility poles.
Here we were helpin' our hooman clean ALL the window sills after that fire. We're always tryin' to help out around the house, know what I mean? The smokey smell inside the house was gone but we had to get rid of all that black, dirty, smelly soot stuff in the window sills. Otherwise, it was going to smell up our house again when we opened our windows.
You can see in this video that it wasn't just hoomans and little animals that had to evacuate, it was big animals too. I'm not afraid to admit it, I was worried. We didn't know what was going on. There were orange pieces of something flying through the air - our hooman said they were hot embers.
SPIRIT: I'm a pilgrim -- I pilgrimaged from a foreign land -- Egypt! I'm an Egyptian Mau. INKEE-BEAR: If you're from Egypt, then I'm from Scotland cause I'm a Scottish Fold. Duh. You came from Kansas, remember? You flew from Wichita to Dallas to Los Angeles & our hooman brought you to OUR home.
Our hooman's Great-Uncle, Eugene, was drafted (lists of new draftees were published in local newspapers) to the Great War/WWI.
This pic is: "A gunner with the regimental cat in a trench. Cambrin, France. 2/6/1918 (1WM)" Per an article on 8/22/2014 by Bruce Strauss: "Cats were a common sight in the trenches & aboard ships where they hunted mice & rats.