Saturday, September 4, 2021

Wonderful but honestly Nicole this is the time everyone needs to help their own, please let everyone know that is what will make us feel the best! If they want to help us, spread awareness of our services to those in need, sign up for our newsletter at www. and see on our website how prevention is providing progress in animal welfare. Love,

Another way to help in Nola…

I can’t link it…

Crying is okay.

If you feel like bursting into tears… you are not alone. A lot of us have been there done that and we feel like that too. If you are new here - welcome. We take the good with the bad but we don’t walk away. We roll up our sleeves and we do what we can. 

Please don’t criticize people for not evacuating… some people can’t afford to do so and that is why it is important for those that can stay to help those that could not. 

If you are able, please reach out and I am able to direct you to those that I know of that are in need. 

We were able to accomplish a good bit today. A big delivery in route to Cara's House-Ascension Parish Animal Shelter courtesy and coordinated by Genie Goldring and The Inner Pup with help from Minnie S Ruiz . 

I am worried sick about Riverlands Animal Hospital  in La Place but can’t reach anyone… Will work on that again first thing tomorrow AM.

Also I am sure Zeus' Place could use some hands on help! If nothing to perhaps walk dogs and cuddle cats. 

Please let me know if you know of someone else in need and we can try to connect resources. Texting me is the best way to get me. Please do not DM. 504.289.6355

We got this. Not easy… never is but… we will be ok.

Up all night… sleeps all day.

Poor thing… his circadian rhythm is off! 

6 days…

Exhausted. Not just me… all of us. We got it. We have done it before and sadly we will do it again. It is just so exhausting. 


Things we are working on today… (also still in the dark) 

1. Nanny Service- but for actual little children. 
2. 18 wheeler with supplies coming from NY/New Orleans. Just coordinated a stop for Cara’s House and hoping to get into La Place today to see what they may need. 

No power on for my team yet… fingers crossed progress on that front is made today! 

(If you know of a nanny… let me know)

Good morning

Thursday, September 2, 2021


 As it stands today, none of us have power. Erin, Michelle and Cheryl have all evacuated. I am at our house in Ascension Parish but we do have generators and window units. As soon as power is restored in NOLA I will be back and able to stay there. They will follow quickly when they have power as well. So at the moment, we will halt service until that time. I do realize some of you have no other option but to work and please let me know if you can't find some help and I will try to figure it out for us. 

Stay safe and trust that I appreciate each and every one of you. 

Please stay in touch.

I am updating the blog daily if you would like to follow along. 

Heads up friends…


I swear to gawd… Larry - don’t even think about it!

Thursday… I think.

I'm still chuckling at how Sheriff Lopinto calls people who fight in gas station lines, "gasholes

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Helena Moreno

Power update: Let me start by saying that I am really elated that power is coming back to New Orleans! That has been my number one focus and the Entergy crews are working super hard! Moving past this storm and restoration though, there will be some questions that must be answered. Including why the New Orleans Power Station (NOPS) was not able to start on its own?  It’s now on because it’s in the path of the Slidell transmission lines. Entergy execs told the Council all week that NOPS just could not start unless it was hooked up to some other load. That’s contrary to all the testimony the previous Council received when it approved the plant in 2018. I went and grabbed the docket to re-review. This is a direct quote from the ENO testimony “In addition, the unit will also include black-start capability, which will enable the Company to start the unit even when there is no power on the electric grid. This will give the Company the ability to restore electric service, should a complete loss of service occur. This could be a tremendous benefit if New Orleans is electrically “islanded” from the rest of the interconnected transmission grid, as it was after Hurricane Gustav.” Below are additional excerpts from the docket and testimony. So as I mentioned, super happy we’ve got some power back. But soon we’ll need to deep dive into this because it’s Orleans Parish rate payers who paid to build NOPS, expected the benefit promised and deserve answers.

Wake me up when September ends.


Also - this happened

You gotta dry these clothes! 

My Parents house is behind these trees…

Thank goodness nothing landed on the house.  

Also that hat is not one of those hats.


So thankful that my amazing Aunt, Uncle and cousins came to help out. They brought generators and AC units for my Mom and Dad and for us. 

I had to evacuate with two as we had clients stuck out of the country and I am afraid they are traumatized from the storm. Now that it is not 100 in here. 

They go home today. 

Lookin good!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Was super emotional for all sorts of reasons. Passing the La Place exits  made me cry. I am so worried about Riverlands Animal Hospital… my amazing Vet and that staff. 

Coming into Kenner is pretty intense too. 

We did what we could do to help today but I am afraid this fuel situation is going to go from bad to worse very quickly. In that case, I can’t go back and forth often. 

Erin, Cheryl and Michelle are all out of town now. I will come in as we need to support you all when I can. 

For now, stay safe and know we ❤️ y’all. 


Let me just say ….

Nola is a hot ass mess. 

2 hours… 🤦‍♀️

Oh wait… turtle rescue

Bless Addie! She is amazing…

The gas lines are unreal…

Stay where you are if you can!

Monday, August 30, 2021


Terrible time with AT&T today. I think we are finally okay with service. We are ok… more on that
Later. If you need me… please text!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

 It is getting scary. My Dad and Mom live just 6 miles from here and have already lost both cars that were parked under a porch. A big tree. We are okay. It is still 50 ish miles from here and is currently projected to pass 9 miles east of us in Sorrento. We still have electricity (lines are buried here) and internet but I am sure that will not last long. 

Y'all be safe and we will be in touch! 


 #Hurricane #Ida has made landfall with a central pressure of 930 hPa. Only Hurricane Katrina in 2005 made landfall in Louisiana with a lower pressure (920 hPa). Lower pressure equates to a stronger hurricane.

Done for the day!

 Major props to Pamela. Thank you so much.

We are the blue dot… 😬

Here she comes…