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Sorry I haven’t updated in a few days, but Tabitha had to have her appendix out. Normally this is a day in and a day out, but she had some extra pains that they wanted to watch, but now that everything is normal, I have rushed right to the keyboard to tell you all about it. Her kitties all missed her and the one really aloof male, Fraidy Cat, who is not a known snuggler, but secretly snuggles with Tabitha when he is certain no one can see, missed her so bad that he came up and snuggled with Margaret. Not much news beside that. Hospital food. Wonderful staff there at Memorial. She said that all but one of them were very nice to her.

Not much to report otherwise. I am loving the new (to me, it’s a ’00, which is the newest I have ver had) Dodge Intrepid. It handles like a dream and takes off like a shot. The one thing that is really hateful about it, the only drawback that I can find, so far, I mean, it has a really roomy trunk, comfortable seats, the only drawback is, I can’t wear my hat in it! This has consternated me to no end. If I put the hat in the back seat, the car is just roomy enough that I can’t quite reach it. Margaret has her paperwork on her lap and doesn’t want my hat, I just don’t know what to do. I went into the King Soopers we have gone to for years and the gal exclaimed, “Where’s your hat?!?” Same at 7-11. It’s a shock to everyone if I don’t have it. People think I may have been abducted by aliens (Carter just got “Soap” on DVD. Boy they’ll sell anything nowadays, won’t they?) since it is so out of character.

I guess that I shall have to go to carrying it around in the backseat and getting it out.

Oh! To clarify my position, not meaning to offend anyone, but if I do, oh well, if you’re going to have pets, then keep them AS pets, not zoo animals or worse, not keep them at all, but let them run about the neighborhood helter-skelter (Yes, Daveman and Carter, they could get blisters on their fingers, or worse). Pets, as a vague generality and by the dictionary definition of a pet as being an “animal kept at home: an animal kept for companionship, interest, or amusement,” belong in the house. Or on a leash or otherwise cared for and supervised by their owners. They don’t belong on my property uninvited and you are exposing your pet to unnecessary danger by letting it roam, be it cat, dog, or gerbil. Keep your pet at home or give it to someone who will care about it. People have been known to shoot, poison, trap, and otherwise harm unwanted animals on their property and the judge in this article which I read about first on Ssprite’s blog, is wrong in spirit, if not the letter of the law, and should have fined the two cat owners. I don’t know about California, but most places have leash laws and laws governing the general running amok of animals.

I put a new poll up about it, please feel free to comment.

Remember, the Good Book says, “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

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