Mrs. Riley and I were having a discussion the other day about what we would take (and leave) in our house if we were given minutes to evacuate in the event of a forest fire or flood. Needless to say, the wife wasn't happy when I said I'd leave the cat. The dog would be riding shotgun in my pickup.
In California, brush fires forced the evacuation in Rancho Cucamonga, and while the reporter was on the scene, a shirtless man carrying a dog decided to answering a reporter's question, with another question. She sounds a little tongue tied - didn't know what to say.