E-gads. Like we don't have enough to worry about with Covid and of course with life in general now the fires are crazy on the west coast. Talk about culling the herd. Geez. We are basically surrounded by them and anyone could end up trapped. It's not very often that civilians die in fires but I know that some died in OR. This is terrible.
We are in level 1 preparation mode at this time. There is a fire 16 miles up the road where an evacuation is in order but it's only 8 miles as the crow flies. Poor Marcel has asthma and of course I can't expect him to help much in this situation because he has to stay inside so it's all on me and I'm so tired. Loaded trailer for horse, dogs and cats yesterday. Luckily a friend stopped by to help me before she got her own pets out of town. Wow.
I am blessed with many fabulous friends. I had a place to take my menagerie of animals offered to me. I didn't even have to ask and Marcel has a room closer to work so if it gets to that point so we are covered that way thank goodness. My friends keep calling to check on me.
It really is important to be ready for the worst case scenario. I got the basics covered but I have things in the house I need to look for while I still have the time so that is my goal today. Photographs are important to me so it's a scary movie and going through the boxes and boxes of photos. Of course I had to take the many many boxes of cremains I have from pets.....and a few people. I'm sentimental and can't leave them behind especially since I have time but man, they weigh a lot!
And of course I'm still getting puppy inquiries. During this plethora of inquiries I have found many great people and families and many of them have had Shibas before but of course I have to turn away a lot of people too. By now I am booked for my next 7 litters. That's at least two years work for me. Could take longer if the female only has a one puppy litter but it could be a shorter wait if there are 4 or more in a litter. That is all I can say at this time. All the best breeders are booked out a year or more.
Well that's all for now. I hope anyone who reads this is safe, healthy and happy.