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Curator, 54 Cats Riding Out Irma in Iconic Home

Animals  (tags: Florida, hurricanes, cats, pets, Hurricane Irma, Ernest Hemingway, Florida Keys )

- 619 days ago -
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum curator David Gonzales says he, along with 54 cats and about 10 staff members, will be staying behind in Key West, Florida, to protect the historic home.


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JL A (281)
Saturday September 9, 2017, 7:15 pm
Thanks Freya--some very dedicated people with excellent reasons for their decisions. The upper story is not apt to get flooded with storm surges predicted, either.

Sue L (73)
Saturday September 9, 2017, 8:36 pm
I saw that Hemingway's granddaughter Mariel was begging the man to leave but he refused to because he wanted to be there for the cats. I cannot give stars now, starting tonight. Who knows WHY?!

MmAway M (519)
Saturday September 9, 2017, 10:23 pm
Dear Freya
I LOVE it that you posted this precious VIDEO.
Sad it is so hard to get to news here.
Good one and thank you, this is both animals and historical IMHO

Kay M (46)
Sunday September 10, 2017, 3:58 pm
Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- yes these cat loving people are very dedicated to them and their home- I PRAY ALL ENDS WELL THERE -the cats are safe and the house gets saved-and the people do not perish ---sincerely KAY M.,

Lone F (58)
Sunday September 10, 2017, 4:10 pm
Noted with thanks

Animae C (508)
Monday September 11, 2017, 6:52 am
Sending Love & Healing Light to them!!!

Danny van Huizen (32)
Monday September 11, 2017, 11:07 am
Noted. Hope he's save and the cats too.

TOM TREE (247)
Monday September 11, 2017, 12:03 pm
VERY KEWL ! Thank You for Sharing .....

S J (124)
Monday September 11, 2017, 1:11 pm
I hope they will be saved, sending love and best wishes to all of them and people there. Meows Freya

Ruth G (97)
Monday September 11, 2017, 3:00 pm
Brilliant ,thanks Freya

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday September 11, 2017, 4:19 pm
Solid fortress... here's hoping they ride it out safely!

Betty Kowall (304)
Monday September 11, 2017, 4:50 pm
Hope all goes well!

Kay M (347)
Monday September 11, 2017, 5:51 pm

Les L (12)
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:02 pm
Love the video of the cats looking totally non-plussed!!!

Janis K (129)
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:21 pm
Thanks for sharing

Walter F (128)
Monday September 11, 2017, 8:03 pm
Let's hope they all fare well.

Elisabeth H (85)
Monday September 11, 2017, 11:46 pm
kudos to them, thanks for sharing

Raleigh k (358)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 12:57 am
Good for them, ty

Veronica B (33)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 4:17 am
Thanks for the article,Freya!

Prayers and Blessings to them!

SylvieBusy A (190)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 4:21 am
Thank you for sharing.

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Tuesday September 12, 2017, 5:00 am

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 10:58 am

Beth M (138)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 1:04 pm
Everyone survived! Th cats knew to go into the house before the storm even hit. Cats are so much smarter than humans.

aj E (164)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 5:39 pm

Monika V (448)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:36 am
Thanks for the good news dear Beth!!

Lucy S (45)
Friday September 15, 2017, 6:56 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday September 15, 2017, 10:01 pm
Dedicated man.

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 12:07 pm
He's an inspiration. Thanks

Sheila D (28)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 1:00 pm
Good to know all went well and everyone survived. Thanks for the post.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 11:30 pm
Amazing that these people cared so much for these cats and the house that they would risk their life, but as it was said, the house survived many hurricanes.
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