Evacuation from New Orleans

I evacuated yesterday afternoon and arrived home very early this morning. The good news is that most of the animal shelters evacuated their animals early, Muttshack’s Katrina Promise is in action, and the situation overall in New Orleans is being treated very seriously and differently than before. The bad news is that Gustav seems to [...]

Running Ahead of Gustav

Just a quick update because I have to get going. I got onto a flight out today and will be flying to Detroit this afternoon, then to Minneapolis, if all goes well. After I moved my flight up to Saturday last night, I heard that they may close the airport on Sunday, so I was [...]

Here We Go Again…NOLA and Gustav

Here in New Orleans there is some panic. The Katrina memorial service, statue unveiling (in memory of the animals that did not survive Katrina), and luncheon went well today. Although some people cancelled, there were still probably about 200 people present. It was fun to see so many wonderful people, but we had mixed emotions, [...]

Back in NOLA

When I drove into New Orleans today, I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of traffic leaving town. But I knew it was Labor Day weekend and thought that perhaps some of that was the usual holiday traffic. After picking up my rental car at the airport, I headed to Canine Culture to [...]

Deja Voux All Over Again

My friends in Louisiana are keeping a very close eye on Hurricane Gustav. The LA-SPCA is still planning to have their Thursday evening event (and I will attend), but is beginning to evacuate animals tomorrow. Their brand new shelter, located south of New Orleans on the west bank of the river, just opened recently. Their [...]

Deja Vous, or is that Deja Voux?

I’m getting ready to fly back to New Orleans for the memorial service on Friday, the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Humane Society of Louisiana will be unveiling a statue in memory of the animals that were lost during and after Katrina. It’s been an unsettling week. First Hurricane Fay hovered over Florida, dropping [...]

Return to New Orleans-7

This morning I checked out of my hotel in the French Quarter and picked up a rental car. I drove to Barnes and Noble in Metairie first, which had been recommended to me by the woman at the French Market. They have nice displays of dog books and regional interest books. I obtained the business [...]

Return to New Orleans-6

Tonight I went to the Humane Society of Louisiana “Canines on the Catwalk” benefit, a fashion show including people and dogs, at Michaud’s Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue. Michaud’s, which just re-opened for the first time since Katrina, offers live Cajun and Zydeco Music on most nights. Deedra from Canine Culture was there, along with [...]

Return to New Orleans-5

The sun is shining and the humidity level is down. I don’t need my rain jacket and umbrella this morning! This is the last day of the conference.   I’m not a city person and the lack of open space and greenery is starting to get to me. Plus the city is getting crowded for [...]

Return to New Orleans-4

It was pouring down rain again this morning when I walked to the meeting. The wind wasn’t as high though—it didn’t turn my umbrella inside out. Today the meeting goes from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm. I have a break in the afternoon to re-charge my computer battery and visit the blue dog gallery down [...]