Today’s blog is going to start with a bit of a rant and it’s not about a pleasant subject, so you may want to scroll down or skip today’s post.
I got an e-mail from some folks who were upset about an incident that did not have to happen and just pisses me off. They wrote that they spent the winter in Yuma, Arizona and were getting ready to head home, wherever home is.
About a month ago they acquired a cat. A cat that had never been in a motorhome and still had not settled in very well. When they started the diesel engine the noise freaked the cat out and it crawled on top of the living room slide and would not come out. When they tried to pull it out, it scratched them. So what did they do?
Instead of turning off the engine and waiting for the poor animal to calm down and come out on its own, and then secure it in a cage of some kind, they ran the slide in. Their thought was that the noise would scare the cat and it would jump out. Instead, it was crushed.
As terrible as this sounds, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. This is the third or fourth time that we’ve heard of a cat being killed when someone brought a slide room in. There is absolutely no excuse for this. None. This is just as obscene as the people who go to Quartzsite and dry camp in the desert and let their dog or cat outside and it gets snatched by a coyote or some other predator. Again, it happens all the time.
What the hell is wrong with people? If you’re going to have an animal, being a responsible pet owner means more than picking up after it when it goes to the bathroom, keeping it on leash, and not allowing it to bark so that it disturbs the neighbors. That animal’s very life is in your hands. If you’re too lazy, or too stupid to take the time to make sure your pet is safe at all times, do the world a favor and just don’t have one!
Okay, end of rant. I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
A storm system came through central Florida beginning on Thursday night, with lots of rain, thunder and lightning, and some very strong wind gusts. Throughout the day yesterday we had rain, sometimes hard and other times no more than showers, and more thunder and lightning.
During the afternoon Scott and Nancy Hubbell stopped by our motorhome for a visit and we enjoyed chatting with them for an hour or so. Then, about 5:30 we drove up to Bee’s RV Resort in Clermont, where our friends Charles and Chris Yust are staying. The resort was serving all you can eat fish dinners for $10 a person and it was very good. After dinner we went back to their motorhome to visit for a while and got back home about 9:30.
I’m not sure what’s on the agenda today, as it depends on the weather. We may take a road trip, or we may hunker down at home and write and weave. And if we do that, there is a good chance that a nap will take place, too.
Don’t forget to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Ancient Aliens and the Age of Giants: Through the Wormhole by Sharon Delarose. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For the Day – When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.