SUPERIOR, Colo. — On December 30, 2021, Tracy Granucci and her husband Jason had just landed in Cabo San Lucas to enjoy a vacation with family. Back at their home in Superior, Colorado, they had arranged for a cat sitter to come every day to look after their 16-year-old cat, Peanut. She would be safest at home — or so they thought.
“We were sitting at lunch and all of a sudden our phones are going crazy,” recalled Granucci. “We heard about this grass fire.”
Granucci said at first, they didn’t take the texts too seriously, thinking their suburban Coal Creek Crossing neighborhood would be safe from any flames.
“We didn’t know the magnitude until they said that these winds were hitting [the Sagamore subdivision], which we know is right next to us,” Granucci said.
Her mind immediately went to Peanut, and through texts with her cat sitter, Carol, as well as friends and family, Granucci tried to figure out a way to get her cat to safety. In a text to Carol, Granucci wrote, “I don’t care about the house - obviously Peanut is all I care about.”