Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Refugee Camp...

Oh my dogness...it been forever since I've been able tell you what's happening here....& let me tell you...I COULD WRITE A BOOK!

My peoples returned from It-A-Lee last weekend....we have a day & a half of fun...& then suddenly my suitcase was being packed AGAIN & they were packing too...& taking lots of other stuff they normally don't pack in a suitcase...like papers & pictures & even Dublin who now fits very neatly into a suitcase!

I could tell something was very wrong...my peoples hurrying around the house & huddling by the tv & radio & calling on their mini phones....then on Monday they sky was green/grey & the smell in the air was absolutely horrendous....If you have a tv & have watched it in the last 72 hours, you know that I was now part of the largest peacetime evacuation in history since the Civil War! Guess I can add that to my resume if I decide to get a job....makes me a bit seasoned & experienced I think...

Thankfully we are now back at home since yesterday afternoon...but now some of my peoples friends were evacuated early early early this morning & guess what...my home is now the Randi Refugee Camp! Here are the first refugees ever at the R.R.C.

Clockwise from the top: Hercules - a yellow lab/golden retreiver mix, Jenny, (my mom thinks) a lab/great pyrenes mix, Chris, a chocoate lab/bloodhound mix (again, my mom's evaluations) & Zeus, a german short-haired pointer.

Herkie (as I like to call him) & Zeus are old friends - Dublin & I used to stay with them when my peoples would go away for a while....& Jenny & Chris are new friends..they just rescued their peoples along with Herkie & Zeus about a year & a half ago....

We are all getting to know eachother & they are all fun...my mom says I have to learn not to be so bossy & bitchy...that the R.R.C. needs to be a place of understanding & unconditional love & compassion... blah blah blah......

We've been having fun & making lots of muddy areas on the lawn.... More to come!

Love & Licks,
Randi
CEO of the R.R.C.

25 comments:

Joe Stains said...

omdog that is sooo scary you guys had to evacuate! was it like a movie, were you barking orders?! thank dogness your parents were not in italy when you had to be evacuated!

River said...

Welcome back Randi - though I wish your homecoming wasn't so stressful.

You and your humans are so awesome for setting up the RRC - we can't believe how well behaved everyone looks!

River

PS Hoping you all stay safe.

Harry said...

Gosh Randi, that's pretty scary that you had to grab stuff and leave. I really hope they can get things under control there and no-one else loses their houses.

Great work on the RRC though, looks like you've got some very contended guests.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, glad you are back Randi! Oh no, what's going on over there? Is it the same thing that's happening at Maggie #2's country. The people there are evacuating too. Oh I like that pic of all you guys sleeping in a circle. I hope you all are ok. Stay safe ok?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Clover said...

That is so scary, Randi! Glad that you are back home now, and it's so great of you and your family to have a camp and invite over other dogs. I hope their homes are ok too.
Love Clover xo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Randi
Glad you are back Randi! You and your humans must be very proud of yourselves for setting the RRC, to help other doggie friends who need you more than ever!
I hope everything goes back to normal soon!
Have a nice day
Lorenza

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh Welcome Back Randi!

We been watching it all on the news here on the BBC, I am sooooo glad you and your peeps are safe!

What a terrible fright for you all!

Thinking of you in these dramatic times, and Dog Speed the RRC!

Stay safe! Keep us posted, love and licks, your Pal, Marvin xxxxx

ps I have missed you!

Sophie Brador said...

Randi! I'm so glad you're back. I really missed you. I'm sorry to hear you had to evacuate, but it's great that you are back again and able to take care of all those other beasties. I'm be a bit bitchy and bossy about it too, but you know, we have to be. We are old girls, Randi. It's our job to keep everydog in line. I love how you are keeping them all on their beds. I hope none of them lost their houses. That would be super sad.

xo
SB

Ferndoggle said...

OMDoGness Randi! I'm so super glad you are safe. How nice of you to open your home to all those doggies.

Bossy & Bitchy...I knew I liked you for a reason.

Stay safe!!!

Sherman

Patty Dogster said...

Woof! Wow, you're doing an awesome thing! Tell your humans to hang in there!

wally said...

Randay! I was a little worried about you. I also didn't know when your peeps would be coming back from It's a Lee. So I was worried about what would happen if you were there and they weren't! I was going to come evacuate you myself but apparently you can't rent a helicopter without a license. And opposable thumbs.

Glad you're doing ok! We missed you!

wally.

PS. HI RANDI! -ETHEL!

Suki Sumo said...

Oh geez, Randi, I didn't realize you had to be evacuated. I'm so glad you are safe and have a home that now serves as the RRC. I missed you, girl!

Did you know that my uncle is a german short-haired pointer? His coloring is really similar to Zeus' coloring. All the humans say that he is soooooo bee-oo-tee-ful. Whatevs (obviously I'm a little jelly)! He's a rescue too, like your other friends.

4xBs said...

hi Randi, do you live in southern California? we've been hearing about the terrible fires and all the homes that have burned. we're so glad that you are safe. your refuge camp looks like a nice place. all of your guests looks comfy.
woofers.

Rowan The Dog said...

Randi, I am so glad that me and Lindy didn't have to evacuate. You are surly a very brave dog to have been part of such a thing. I know that you are running a real swell evacuation center for the other doggies. What a wonderful pup you are!

Love,

Rowan

Spencer said...

Hi Randi, So glad to haer you are ok. That's terrible that you had to evacuate but better to be safe. I hope you stay safe now.
BTW good job helping out the other pups! Take care!

ROSSI said...

Oh Randi.. i missed u!... why u guys need to evacuate?.. hope everything is ok now.. and RRC is super cool.. u guys are great..

Cheers
Rossi

Tasha & Eva said...

We were worried about your pack. So glad to here that you guys are OK. It was very nice of you to open up the R.R.C.! You get to have pals stay with you AND you get to help them at the same time. Great job, Randi! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

glad to hear that u had been release from the refugee camp...

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

WELCOME HOME!!!! We sure missed you Randi!
Hugs,
Sitka

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hi Randi. Welcome back sweetheart.

I'm sorry you had to evacuate - but what a heart of gold you have to set up RRC.

Hope you get time from running the camp to keep us updated.

Pippa x

Gus said...

Welcome back Randi, nice to see dogs helping dogs in their hour of need !!!

Ike said...

OMD Randi - California can be a really scary place. You are quite the dog for having your very own refugee camp.
Ike

Poppy said...

I'm glad you're okay, Randi! And that is so nice of you to open up a refugee camp in your house. You and your peoples are very big-hearted!

Poppy

Stanley said...

Randi!!!

Sounds like you're making the most of a very scary situation, girl. But, that's just like you.

The RRC sounds like a great place, even though it came about because of smoe awful circumstances. Glad you and your peeps and your friends and their peeps are all okay! Hope they get to go back to their home soon and find it still there!

Keep us posted, girl.

Goober love & extra smooches for you and all your refugees,
Stanley

the Corgi Girls said...

How wonderful it is that you're ok, and back in your house... and running the refugee camp! Simply awesome!

;o)
M & I