We are still smoked in here but thankful that the fire is still pretty much all around us. There are so many fires. The town is full of Firefighters and equipment. They have made base camp at our Fair Grounds.
I found some old pictures of the Hyampom Fire back in 2001. That was the year I got my little dog. My husband and I had pretty much decided we wouldn't have a dog. Our experience with our first dog didn't work out that good. With both of us working, we had to find a home for her....we just didn't fit into HER lifestyle. Wrong breed for us....learned alot that time. Never get a cute little black puppy from a box in front of the market. Anyway.... come to find out it was a cattle dog. She would nip at my heels in the house. Thought it was cute at first....... Also thought it was cute that it would jump up to my face when I got home....at first.
Husband was gone on the fire for several days and I, in a weak moment, said yes to this little puppy. He wasn't even surprised, probably more surprised that we lasted dog-less for as long as we did. Now I don't know what we would do without her.