Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Feline Survivors

A cat, somehow managing to stay mostly white amid the city's filth,
sat in front of Preservation Hall, the historic jazz hall in
New Orleans' French Quarter.
(AP Photo)

Hello again, my precious kitties and delightful homo sapiens,

I am sure most of you know that a large number of evacuees of Hurricane Katrina came to the Houston area to seek shelter. Today, I was reading through some of the Houstonian news, and I came across this touching article written by a woman named Tara. She discusses how her kitties survived the ordeal of Hurricane Katrina, and how she even managed to build them their own "kitty evacuation shelter":

I cried myself to sleep in Houston thinking I'd killed my cats in the days after Katrina. I will never take them for granted again. But chances are they will never have their own bedroom again, either. That was ridiculous.

I believe they survived because I created a "kitty evacuation shelter" for them in a guest bathroom with enough food to last a month.

It was truly touching to read the love of this human pet for her kitty owners. May we all have pets who behave as such with love and respect for our needs, even when their own are threatened.

Until the next time,


DEBRA said...


I like in FL so last summer I did make my own survival kit for each of my 5 cats. No matter what if we have to evacuate they go with us.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

My mom lost her 2 cats in the '97 flood in Grand Forks ND when her home went under. She had minutes to evacuate ahead of the flood waters & couldn't take the cats. She left food & water but should have left it in the attic with the door open because the flood water filled the basement, all the first floor and 1/2 of the 2nd floor. She never dreamed nearly the entire town would be under. She envisioned a little standing water in the basement. sss's mom

Zeus said...

Debra: My human pet agrees. When we had moved to her first house in September with Hurricane Rita looming, my human pet immediately packed for us just in case. We didn't need to evacuate, but it was a hard three days for all of without electricity.

Scooby, Shaggy, and Scout, and Mom: I am sorry to hear about your mom's loss. :(