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.
We got tired waitin' on Valentine's Day. Valentine-Bear said it would be soon but that might be fake news. So, we're doin' what all cats do -- cat-nappin' & dreamin' of boxes of treats and who will be --well, who wants to be our Valentine this year. Spirit, although he's an indoor guy, has been on the look-out for the new, little outdoor girl-cat that looks just like him.
We're helpin' Meowmuh clean soot from the window sills. The wind & the fire made our house a mess. Meowmuh says we are just glad that we have a house to clean. So many others don't. How is their Christmas going to be? They might not even be with their hoomans. That's too hard.
I don't care what Inkee says. I’ve been good, I've been nice. I knock things over but I'm fast & things get in my way. I say I'm sorry. When I run out the door without my harness, I say I'm sorry. Inkee says Santa doesn't keep "I'm Sorry" Lists. He only keeps "Naughty' & "Nice" Lists.
First I have to wear this dumb scarf, Inkee says I haven't been good, early this morning hoomans made loud noises power-washing our house & windows cause of the soot from the fire, so I ate breakfast too fast & threw up & now my whiskers got caught on my sweater. I hope your day is going better. Bah, humbug.
Spirit: Santa's not coming this year? Inkee: Nope. Spirit: No gifts? No Christmas decorations? Inkee: It's cause of the fire. We've been cleaning & reindeer won't fly over fires & through smoke. Spirit: But I've been good. Inkee: Sigh. He gives a whole new meaning to the word "good."
If you can't see this video, click on the Title Above. Here's another video showing the smoke that enveloped everything. The worst part was the strong wind gusts that blew embers onto us while Meowmuh & Auntie Rika loaded their cars.Thank goodness Auntie Rika was able to get to us to help. Freeways were closed so Aunties Laurel & Sharon couldn't get to us.
If you can't see the video, click on the Title above. Meowmuh included some videos of the fire so you can see how scary it was. She woke up after 4 AM to the noise of planes & helicopters flying over our house. She looked outside. The sky behind the mountains was bright orange--like a sunrise except it was too early for that. She opened a door & we could smell smoke.
The hoomans let the four of us out of our module for a few hours every day. I admit, I went crazy. I raced 'round the room & up & down those cat trees. The hoomans told Meowmuh they'd never seen anything like it. Meowmuh said: "That's Spirit." The only problem was, the hoomans didn't feed us our food so we all got sick. Gracee didn't eat for a week.
We had to evacuate just after 4:30 AM on Tuesday, December 5. The wind was blowing so hard, the smoke was so thick, ashes & embers--Meowmuh told Auntie Rika & us to "Stay calm" but we were scared. We went to Auntie Rika's house to spend the night but the next day we had to evacuate from her house. So we went to the Best Little Cat House in Pasadena.
SPIRIT: What's a pilgrim? INKEE: a traveler in foreign lands. SPIRIT: I was born in Kansas so I'm a pilgrim. INKEE: Kansas is a state, not a foreign country. SPIRIT: I'm an Egyptian Mau, I'm from Egypt--a foreign country. INKEE: Sigh. I'm a Scottish Fold so I must be from Scotland.