Well welcome to Fire Season 2017. Our sky is red and the smoke has drifted in from the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa and it has settled in like coastal fog. If the pattern of 2013 and 2015 holds it will lift in the afternoon but is still not safe for asthmatics like me to do strenuous activity. If your pup needs a potty break I will make sure we are out as long as necessary (you’ll know it’s me because I wear a breathing mask) but we will not be walking and exerting ourselves as it’s not good for the pups either. Meanwhile I’ll will send Reiki to Mariposa: to the firefighters, the animals wild and domestic, and the people. One of my clients for this weekend has taken in a couple evacuated horses. Thankfully the weather is far cooler than 2013 and 2015 and let’s hope they get this one contained as soon as is safe for everyone.
One of the greatest news resources has been the Bass Lake Facebook page. Give them a like to follow the latest developments. The Union Democrat and Mymotherlode.com also have great coverage.