Snips and snails and pet and people tales
Just a topic on bits and pieces of whatever you all want to talk about. I will be off for three days, so I'll need someone else to post topics if they can!
I was just thinking of crazy things we do for our pets. When I first got Catfish and he was traumatized and hiding under the porch for three weeks, I didn't want The Boss to cut the grass in the yard where he hid. I knew the loud noise of the gas mower would further traumatize him (he hates even little rumbles of thunder). SO, I bought a little push mower, powered only by human effort! And I cut the yard in the heat of July! Good workout, but The Boss thought I was nuts. I spent about 90 bucks on the sucker too! Now neither cat minds the lawnmower--they'll avoid it, but don't freak! Who thinks I'm crazy?
I read a story tonight at work(it's in today's paper) about someone striking a horse in the head--between the eyes--with a hatchet! They don't know who did it to this poor woman's horse. The hatchet was STUCK in the horses head, 2-inches into it's skull, but it will live. A vet stitched it up. People are such jerks, really. Animals don't do things out of pure meanness, so who's the higher form of life?
Everyone check out the paper today--lots of animal stories. One on the rescue of the dozens of poodles from the breeder who died in her mobile home. They are on their way to Texas! Also, a contributed story from the Humane Society. And in sports, a column from the outdoor writer on what dogs' need in this heat if they must live outside.
So what are you all doing to deal with this heat? I can't STAND it. The cats still like going out, but they either go under the porch or under a shrub and lie there all day.
And Stacy has some good news to share about her employment status. Ito's also her birthday! When was it Stacey? Today? Yesterday? Did we miss it? We'll celebrate that as well during our get together the 24th! Whooooo Hoooooo, the big 4-0!!
NOTE: Had to add a picture! This is Catfish when he was at Cats Are Us before I adopted him. He was waving to get my attention and saying "pick me!" His name at the shelter was "Hooker" because of the fish hook in his mouth, but I changed it to Catfish of course. Captain Hook would have been a good name too!
posted by Sandy at 8/16/2007 12:06:00 AM