Can we stand the strain?
Meanwhile, our Hoosierland weather will continue with the seasonal feel outside with partly cloudy skies and a high of only around 42 degrees. Dress accordingly as it's cooler than you think.
Now, with that taken care of, let's get a nice warm cup of comfort poured, as we see what's been going on since we last convened...
*** First out of water dish is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 21 -
---Today is National Stuffing Day
Anyway, that's all that's going on today.
*** Next up, the ambushes of police officers continues and such attacks on LEOS are UP 44% over last year on the streets of America.
And a second story:
WAY outta hand, and we shouldn't even be talking about such things. Police are not out there to become targets, but with this "kinder, gentler" mentality forced upon law-enforcement, which is really meant to make them more a diplomat than police officer, this will happen, especially with the level of potency of drugs on our streets today.
Toss in a stolen (black market) handgun, and the recipe is one of chaos on our streets.
The most innocent radio call soon becomes deadly...like a domestic, or even traffic stop. Nothing is simple any longer.
Sometimes, it's just because you're in uniform that makes you the target of someone with a grudge and a weapon.
We have got to get a real handle on this, before enforcing the law becomes a job people run from, rather than toward.
*** Next up, and speaking of criminal activity, Fort Wayne started out busy.
--The first shooting took place in the 1300 block of Fay Drive (SW side) around 2050 hrs Friday night.
He is in critical condition.
--The second took place in the 6500 block of Alvarez Drive (Blackhawk Apartments - NE side) around 0400 hrs Saturday morning.
*** Next up and last back to the litter pan...thanks to social media, Wifey has already blabbed to everyone that we now have TWO small bundles of fur back at the "Fortress".
So, let's back up a bit and fill you in a tad further...
We took a jaunt over the the Allen County SPCA Saturday around noontime, and ran smack dab into the "free clinic" day...crowded as all hell, too.
People around here LOVE freebies (they get enough of 'em from the gov't as it is...heh)
MY reason for adopting these two kittens (each 3 months old, male and female) is as a memorial to Rassilon (Rassie), Penelope (Neepers) and yes, even Hobo (as I said last week).
|Gotta have a forever friend...or several.|
Now, the original names were "Debbie" (dark gray/black and white shorthair) and "Russell" (gray/brown shorthair mackerel tabby)...we're working on that one.
Wifey thinks she may have a name for the female, while I have a short LIST for the male.
|male (left) and female (right)|
Now, one good thing is that plan on taking them both to the vet this Friday (if they're open...if not, we can go Saturday). And the "co-pay" for the exams are waived because we got them from the SPCA...not bad.
|TWO litter-pans, and they still share one.|
Neither kitten seems to have anything that is hindering their ability to interact or go about being a rambunctious kitty.
To say that our house is once again more like a home is an understatement.
We got to hold them at the shelter for a time, and that went well enough.
After all the paperwork and donated adoption/license fees (you can name you own cost for adoption with cats here), the short trip home in the carrier went great...no spazzing out at all. Well, it is a pretty decent ride.
When we got them in the house, we let them come out on their own, which they did straight away.
|That's a BIG floor.|
|Laser pointers are COOL!|
Naturally, as kittens, they have an overabundance of something I miss at my age...ENERGY!
Aside from zooming about the house (action shots are not gonna happen), they have taken well to the litter pans (one in the family room, one in th back laundry room), and have excellent appetites.
|The "bird channel" has become THE show to watch...|
|Sacked out under the dining room table.|
The first night, they spent up on the sofa...with ME (I'm a restless sleeper, plus, I wake easily a lot). I found the male at my feet, and the female was alongside my thigh.
And, on the first day here, I was in the living room on the floor watching some Doctor Who on TV as I tend to do. The male comes in, and just curls up next to me for no reason. That was eerie (Rassie always did that, and once in a while, Penny would, too), but in a good way, mind you.
|Sacked out on TOP of the family room sofa.|
But, they both can sure PURR...LOL!
Having them around is certainly a very therapeutic thing for me...gotta have some purpose in life, to make things worthwhile, that's for sure.
And people who never get that, well...that's a pity.
Rassie and Penny (and Hobo) had their own special place in our lives...that will NEVER change, and missing them will always be with me, but these new additions will create their OWN new place in our lives and hearts, and hopefully, they too will enjoy a good life with us as they help to enrich our lives. Feels nice to smile again...haven't had reason to do so for a while.
Can't ask for more than that...can you?
Stay SAFE out there, America.