|A little help here...|
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be partly sunny with a high of around 54 degrees. Gonna get cloudier tonight. Not bad for a Monday.
So let's all get a nice warm cup of comfort poured as we see what's been going on since last we met here...
*** First out of the vacant garden is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 14 -
---Today is National Pickle Day
HATE cucumbers. Go figure)
---And, it's National Spicy Guacamole Day
*** Next up, what say we get all the STUPID out of the way early, hmm?
It looks like we may have tied the record number of homicides (45) with another shooting death.
A woman was driven to hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound, where she died a short time later. (this is becoming too common an occurrence in parts of this city. TRAA could have saved her life if THEY transported her).
We'll never know NOW, will we?
Police are not sure if the shooting took place AT the house yet.
Police are also not saying if they are looking for any suspects or what may have caused the shooting.
(thanks for the lack of information, people)
*** Next up, We're hearing that president-elect Trump is seemingly "back-pedaling" on some of the issues he was being touted for (and that obviously helped get him elected).
|You might have a longer wait now, bub.|
And here's another:
AND want to bring it to everyone's attention, right?
The only thing WORSE than the clusterf*ck Obummer left as a legacy (and don't think these leftards didn't plan for this ahead of time), is finding ways to UNDO that clusterf*ck, and here we see that "walking the walk" is going to be a bit trickier than just "talking the talk" as was evidenced by Trump during the campaign and election.
|I write a lot of checks - I'm good at that.|
This has some really volatile consequences for those who put their trust in "The Donald".
*** Next (and last back to the patio table), I'd like to spend the remainder of this post talking about something all of you know I've been dealing with for a few weeks.
(that's a whole other post for another day...trust me)
Now, Wifey and I have had our two cats (Penny & Rass) since before we were married (that hearkens back to 1996), and that's not only a long time to have ANY pet (except maybe a Galapagos Tortoise or a Macaw), but's a long time to develop a relationship WITH that pet (just as people develop their own unique relationships with one another).
Since then, there has not been a day (until recently) that I have not had to feed the cats, or change the litter, or buy food for them. And, naturally, there was not a time over that same span when they were not around to play with, or to hold, or to snuggle up with us (or me) at night. But, time does have a way of changing things, and not in the way we always prefer.
|A quote from Queen Elizabeth II|
Now, he's gone also, and there is this big pile of "empty" where there should be a furry friend.
Enter Hobo, whose all-too-brief time overlapped the final months of Rassie's time with us.
Suddenly, you have to (abruptly) stop what you've done for so long...not an easy task.
It reminds me of a blind person losing their service dog in some respects.
Sure, that blind person can still "get around", but the task is more difficult.
That's where I'm at right now.
Would working at a shelter be therapy? Not really. I get way too attached to animals way too soon. Always been that way from little on up (we always had a dog and later cats). Remember Mr. Wrinkles?
|Brandon and Olive|
This show featured "Olive" who he referred to as a VELCRO DOG - craved being near people (but didn't want to listen to commands), and Brandon originally thought training would be difficult. Turns out it went better than he could have hoped, and when it came time to hand the dog over to it's new owner, he got all choked up. He knew how GOOD that dog would be with kids,
To them, a pet becomes "disposable" like some soiled diaper.
That sort of thing is disgusting and breaks my heart.
Having a pet for as long as Wifey and I have says something about how we've taken care of them, and also how well THEY have taken care of US.
The word "mutual" come to mind.
It would damn hard to dismiss any or all of that, should they have left our lives.
I'll speak more on this during the week, and hopefully be able to explain things better and perhaps shed a little light on why we care, and love, and yes, mourn in the manner we do. Consider this is my "therapy".
Stay SAFE oiut there, America.