9/24/20

Thankful for Firefighters

 
As you have probably heard, 2020 has been another bad year for wildfires here in California. This year Northern California has been hit particularly hard. Today, we are very thankful to firefighters from all over the country and the world,who have come together with our local Cal Fire heroes to fight these fires.

 
 
   Mama says, although the smoke makes all the pictures a soft pretty pink,  it's not worth the headaches, sinus problems and  breathing difficulties. Not to mention, we can't go for daily walks when it's smoky!
 
 

 

Here is a picture of the smoky rest area where Mama and I stopped to do this photo shoot. Just two weeks ago, the rest area was threatened by a fire that started about 10 miles down the highway. Thanks so much to the firefighters who quickly got the fire contained and extinguished. They kept it from spreading through two towns and burning down so much beautiful forest land!



  
We are safe on the coast, where we rarely see flames.   During the past couple of weeks though,  we had more than a few days of unhealthy  air quality. In fact, we've seen friends all over Blogville(and the US) who have been seeing smoky air!  
 
 
We are so thankful to the fire fighters for risking their lives and doing their best to contain the fires and clear up the air. 
 



Thank you Brian for hosting the
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Oh yes, it is such a mammoth and impawtant task... you made a lovely tribute today, Arty! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. We absolutely salute the firefighters for all that they do!

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  3. All the fires are so scary and they make us really sad. We hope they can get them under control to stop the destruction. Some days the smoke comes here too and keeps the sky in a haze, but it hasn't effected our air quality.

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  4. I am so thankful that those firefighters saved your beautiful Park. You look so cute with Smokey the Bear. Is too bad more people don't pay attention to Smokey and then there wouldn't be as big a need for firefighters.

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  5. We're glad to hear you are safe from the fires. Those firefighters sure are hero's working so hard to knock down all those fires out west. We've even had some of the smoke reach us but not as bad as where you are.

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  6. Arty I love your hat and your Smoky the Bear friend....fire is my worst fear...I too an very thankful for all the first responders and all who have tired to help 2020 not be so scary.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  7. Those fires are so scary and we're glad you're not close. Yes, those firefighters really are true heroes. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  8. I live in central California. It's always smokey during the summer. It's been years and years of fires in the summer. I too love our firefighters. Bless them all.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the pups. ♥

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  9. We have been praying for all those who have been so badly affected by the fires and the floods. Such a sad year

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  10. My prayers to all those affected by the fires. You guys stay safe over there.

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  11. Glad you guys are safe. Yes, the smoke and air quality has been so bad this year. Stay safe.

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  12. You look cool with Smokey who is an old guy at 70 so ya need to be nice to the old man

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  13. We're glad to hear that you live in an area that isn't affected by these awful fires, other than the smoke! And yes, we do have smoke way over here in WNY, but it's way up high.

    Stay safe, pups!

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  14. We are very thankful for all the brave firemen. Bless them all.

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  15. A huge huge thanks to those firefighters. I'm glad that you are okay. The smokiness seems to be all over the US - and I agree that it stinks. But it's a lot better than being in an actual fire.

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  16. Lulu: "Three cheers for firefighters! And tail wags!"
    Chaplin: "And meows!"

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