Monday, June 27, 2011

"Dog Bless USA." Tornado Pets. Rescued Human. Dog Tease. Truck Stop. Popeye's Shrimp. Cargo Trailer Shelves.

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Video: Not All is Lost in Tornado-Ravaged Missouri, June 6, 2011


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"Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.  I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.  Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. 
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

work-for-milk A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. 
So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. 
So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today."

Dogs... Love.... Food.

What a mean way to tease a dog!


Two miles away on the I-45, we have had road construction going on for quite a while now. The busy country road behind my house is going to have it's own "Exit" and "Onzit" to the freeway, so we will no longer have to go south on the feeder road past Longstreet, to FM 1097 to get on the freeway.  Our road is busy, as it goes to several subdivisions and two marinas, but it is narrow with no shoulders, so it is maximum 45 mph.  Non locals visiting the marinas, seem to think that it is great to speed up and down this rural road.  Maybe they will widen it one day, and there has been talk of a turn lane, so that there aren't so many accidents at this corner.

As for all the construction, feeder roads are being added where there were none before, and the bridges over the freeway are all being made higher and wider.  The feeder road we have to travel on to get to the freeway ramp keeps on getting moved from side to side, as they work on another part of it.  One day we will be on an old part of a bridge, and the next we are diverted to a new higher part of it.  All the lanes are very narrow right now with those movable cement block walls on each side, while they get this done. I heard that Shay had scraped up Ray's beloved car on one, on the other side from where the 4-wheeler ran into it!  No wonder Ray is sick, I saw the damage.

On the way to get the washer from the repair shop, Jay re-iterated what he has said for some time now, that there was going to be a new Disney park just north of us in New Waverly.  Then yesterday, he said it was going to go all the way east to New Caney.  So I searched and I found that what he said is partly true.  There is a new theme park being built in New Caney, called Earthquest Adventures Park.  But that is way south of us, and over off I-59.
But as for Disney, that seems to be just another rumor:

As we were traveling and still on the feeder road, I noticed that the humongous Stalwart Ranch has removed some of their drill-stem fence on the NW corner of Longstreet and I-45, so I searched again, and now that corner is going to be a Love's Truck Stop:  That is why our road is getting it's own freeway ramps, so that we won't be tangled up in all that traffic.  That truck stop will be less than 4 miles from my house, but I can't see it bothering us, as it is country road and grazing land all the way.  So that explains all the freeway construction going on.

Ray is still bedridden, and I found out from Shay what had made them sick;  shrimp from Popeye's!  
I am so glad that I don't eat fast food!  She was tired and didn't want to cook, so they bought some breaded shrimp there.  I would rather just warm up one of my healthy pre-cooked meals, to 165 deg., of course, than suffer like he has. 
It takes the same amount of time to cook more than you need, and freeze it for a busy day, or an RV trip.   How difficult is that? 
If I am going to eat out, it won't be at a fast food place with non-caring teenagers in charge of my food preparation.

In the cargo trailer, Jay and I made another shelf, the left side one, and the ends for it, and got another one ready to go over the front window.  Each shelf will be at a different height, just to break up the walls, and so that different size items can be put on each one.  Two of the shelves have holes with brass grommets so that a cord can go down to an outlet below it.  That is because the headboard, from which they were made, already had them in it.  I lined up the holes with the outlets on the wall.  Who knows what the buyer might want to plug in.

Still no word about the kittens.
I am taking Jay for an early doctor's appointment, so I had better get on with my day.


Dizzy-Dick said...

20 years ago it was rumored that Disney was building a park near here. At that time, it was suppose to be between Conroe and Magnolia. Rumors die hard.

Kathy said...

I love it that animals have been reunited with their families! K