Once we arrived to the truck yard that our humans own they left us in the trailers (how rude we know but they claim it was for our safety as they didn't know if we were going to need to leave again soon) as they all stood outside watching the smoke and eerie orange glow spread across the sky. The internet was down and many of the phone lines had been melted in the fire, making it difficult to get information and for our humans to connect with their friends and family to see if they were safe as well. Once we could better understand where the fire was our humans turned us loose in a large pen in the back of the yard where we camped for the week that we were evacuated for. We were uncertain about how our home faired for a good portion of the week but we were very lucky, our property was untouched by the fires but came very close across the street from us.
There were SO MANY people that reached out and offered to help in any way that they could, and our people are so thankful for the amazing community that we live in and our extended goat community that from other ends of the state and across state lines volunteered their barns and homes as a sanctuary for us. The humans tell us that this was the worst fire in California history and that while their friends and family were extremely lucky there are so many people in our community that saw their lives go up in smoke and still managed to help people and animals in need. Our story is not one of the insanely harrowing tales that are everywhere that you turn in our county right now but it did serve as a reminder of how fortunate to be a part of so many communities that are so genuine and kind. #sonomacountystrong
Below is a link to an article all about the fires.