CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Monday, 6 August 2007

We wuz refugees

image Our human is still very busy, which is why she hasn't been able to post any cat pictures lately, Mico, as you can see, has just fainted and the girls have run off to hide, so it's left to me, Balu, to write a blog post as usual.

So I'll tell you about when we became 'fugees last week. It wus scary!

We cats, as you know, are always up at 5 a.m., but the girls really did run and hide when a man came banging at the door at taht time of the morning last Tuesday, which is not usual, to tell us that we had to leave because there was a big fire in the mountains and we were being evacuated.

The other saint of animalsThe sky was vivid red with flames, the smoke was getting thick and our dog, Holly, wouldn't even go up the road for a walk, because she knew it was dangerous out there. The people next door just let their dog free and left, but our mum refused to leave until she knew that we would all be OK. She wasn't about to let us go, so she got transport organized and took us all (four cats and the dog) off to a 5 star hotel - er, for a night at that unmentionable place: THE VET. As you can see, it's a very nice place for anyone to stay, but we thought we must have done something wrong.

Going there, we were all singing in the back of the bus as we usually do.

Coming home afterwards from a night in their "prison cells", we didn't sing, because we thought we'd better be very quiet indeed, lest we get locked up and thrown in the slammer again! We're still keeping out of mum's way.

She thinks we're sulking. Oh, Mico didn't really faint. It's just that it was over 40 degrees centigrade in a heatwave, something that killed 55,000 animals (50,000 laying hens and chickens and 5,000 bunnies) on these islands even before the fire. Nobody knows how many dogs and cats, as well as sheep, goats and wild animals were killed by the fire yet. People in nearby valleys have lost their homes and everything they owned. Mum says we were very fortunate. And you know the worst part? Some moronic human started the fire! By the way, mum said we aren't allowed to beg, but it did cost her a lot of money to make sure we were looked after and it's money she couldn't afford, so if any of you have any spare pennies, this is where you can drop them.

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