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.
Finally, doin' my fav thing. I'm outside! I can sniff the air, watch the squirrels, the birds, the leaves -- listen to all the noises including the birds arguing & scolding me when I'm outside. I'd love to run free but Meowmuh says there are too many coyotes & cars that drive too fast on the road in front of our house.
Now this is what I call smoke.This AP pic was taken in Malibu where many beautiful homes were burned as the Santa Ana winds pushed flames over Freeways, through canyons, up & down mountains until it finally reached the ocean where it consumed anything it so desired.
This pic scares me. I don't like to be around fire. One of my big brothers, Tigger, was fascinated with flames. He crouched in front of our fireplace & gazed into the flames like he was hypnotized. Not me. These men & women are the bravest of brave. They worked 36 hour shifts.They slept on the ground; they didn't get a break cause the wind & fire didn't take a break.
The Woolsey Fire in the background illuminates two horses waiting further evacuation on the beach in Malibu. Many homes in Malibu were burned because the fire moved so fast over the mountains to the ocean. Some people fled in their boats. The Pacific Coast Highway was jammed with evacuees heading into Santa Monica.
These deer have to be confused as they walk through the aftermath of the Paradise Fire driven by the unrelenting Santa Ana winds in Northern CA. Experts say the Paradise fire traveled football field lengths in a matter of seconds.
It wasn't just little critters that were caught in the midst of the fury of the flames -- there were deer, donkeys, lambs, big dogs, little dogs. When the wind blows, the flames move so fast it's nearly impossible to outrun them. This pic was taken by BBC News.
This Woolsey Fire kitty victim is being treated for injuries. This is an AP Press Association photo. There were so many domesticated critters & wildlife that didn't know which way to turn when the wind & flames whipped across their territory. The only good thing is that there were very brave hoomans who came to their rescue both during & after the fire. Some hid under cars.
Fire Captain Millosovich carries a cage of kittens. He told AP Photographer Noah Berger that the cage fell from the bed of a pick-up truck as an evacuee drove to safety. Fortunately, the Captain was there to rescue the kittens which makes him their Savior so to speak. They have no way of knowing how lucky they are.
I might as well take a nap. Meowmuh won't take me out in the cat stroller. Yesterday, she said the Santa Ana winds were blowing too hard. Today, it's too smokey to go out cause of all the fires! To be purrfectly honest, I took a whiff when she opened the front door -- MEOWL! I backed away from that door!
Per an article written by Mark Strauss 8/22/2014: "As the US Naval Institute explains: 'It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates.