Relax Completely

Who among us
hasn't envied a
cat's ability to
ignore the cares
of daily life and to
relax completely.
...Karen Brademeyer

Well, Katniss and Sophie are relaxed AFTER the roofers are done for the day. Katniss panics as soon as she hears the first ladder hit the house.
Today, she spent 3 hours under the bed and 5 hours in the downstairs bathroom with the fan running to help drowned out the noise. Sophie was OK as long as she could be right next to me.

Besides our roof project, I wanted to give you an update on the California fires. We still have 20 fires burning in the state. There has been a drastic rise in the acres burned in California per year.
2011 - 151,357 acres
2017 - 505,956 acres
2018 - 726,329 acres burned and we still have 4 1/2 months to go.
They said that our summers are getting drier and warmer and more people are moving into rural areas. There has also been a change in extreme fire behavior as fires can create their own weather. A pyrocumulus cloud can rise 50,000 feet in the air and create updrafts and downdrafts plus winds up to 165 mph can expand the fire. These winds compare to an EF3 tornado. The fires, sadly, continue...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammagenitus_(cloud)
Darling photo...sad fire story! I knew it was all getting worse...it boggles the mind!
posted August 16th, 2018  
Beautiful capture of gorgeous Katniss! Such scary news about the fires! Stay safe!
posted August 16th, 2018  
I expect cats don't have high blood pressure! The ability to relax and trust!
posted August 16th, 2018  
Beautiful... Fav
posted August 16th, 2018  
Lovely photo. The fire situation sounds bad.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Terrific :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
Brilliant capture, focus and detail. Huge fav.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Sweet :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
She’s a well loved kitty, and she knows it. Your fires have been so terrible the last couple of years. I’m so sorry, I appreciated reading your narrative, those high winds, oh my!
posted August 16th, 2018  
Oh poor Katniss she must have been traumatised. She looks relaxed in this photo though.

Terrible about the fires. We have lots of bush fires in New South Wales at the moment too and it is winter here, but so dry.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Such a sweet picture of Katniss. Thanks for the update on the fires. They are so devastating.
posted August 16th, 2018  
I hope the roof project goes smoothly and your fur babies get more comfortable by the day.
So sad about the fires. The earth is melting and I’m so sad about that too.
posted August 16th, 2018  
A beautiful capture. Such scary news about the fires. We keep hearing about it on the news here.
posted August 16th, 2018  
You are just too cute, kitty. Sweet capture.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Katniss looks so cute in this shot...Great details and lighting
posted August 16th, 2018  
Sweet Katniss! I hope the work is done very soon.
posted August 16th, 2018  
A wonderful capture of Katniss, she sounds like our Minky. When the doorbell rings, she's under the bed! So sorry about all the fires and damage. Unfortunately we too have that every summer.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Sweet capture
posted August 16th, 2018  
Very comfortable cat!!
posted August 16th, 2018  
Cute shot.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Looks like she likes to be on pictures :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
@madeinnl She is use to me always having my phone in my hand...but for every capture I get, I miss 5 great ones. She doesn't stay put for very long, unless sleeping! :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
@pamknowler

Thank you, Pam. Like Louise, luckily we do not live close to the fires. It just makes me so sad that beautiful areas, full of wildlife, are in flames. Many homes/structures have been lost, 5 people and 3 firemen have lost their lives...such a tragedy all around.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Oh so cute
posted August 16th, 2018  
Katniss does look very relaxed in this lovely capture.
posted August 17th, 2018  
Lovely shot
posted August 17th, 2018  
What a lovely portrait! Fav.
posted August 17th, 2018  
wonderful capture ...she is beautiful in every position! fav
posted August 17th, 2018  
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