Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bits and Pieces

I was in a pretty glum mood yesterday after finding Maggie's remains.  I had to go back to the neighborhood and walk the dogs who live next door in the afternoon, and managed to get a word with Maggie's owner.  She was cremated by the Humane Society last night.  The folks who own the dogs were flying back in from California last night, and I was half-way to the airport when I realized that I didn't have my cell phone with me.  The flight was due to land at 7:15, so at 7:35 I started making drives through the arrival gates - and I saw them on the third trip around.
   I slept in this morning, and when I arose and checked my e-mail I found that a full grown deer had been killed and almost entirely eaten in the yard next to where I found Maggie's remains.  The owners had called the Wildlife Department, who removed what was left, but told the owners that it looked as if a pack of coyotes had attacked and consumed the deer, since there was so little left.  So I immediately sent out a notification to all the neighbors in the area to be alert - especially if they have smaller pets, small children, or grandchildren visiting.  Especially since Maggie was grabbed in the middle of the afternoon...
   It's cloudy out and rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  We've had temperatures in the 70s, and I've been wearing shorts instead of jeans.  I need to wrestle the honeysuckle and it's huge pot back inside, and off the balcony.  Saturday is Earth Day and the March for Science in Denver - and the high is forecast as 53 degrees.  That will be quite a change!
   Sad news from Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  Yesterday morning, Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, passed away at the age of 89 years.  Cigar was a renowned decoy carver, and one of his ducks was highlighted by the National Geographic magazine in 1980.  Cigar was one of the few old-time Teaguers left on the island - as a young man he made his living as a fisherman, hunter, and guide.  He known widely for his sense of humor, and he was mentioned in Marguerite Henry's book Misty of Chincoteague which made the island famous.  He will be greatly missed by all.
   I'm amazed that the circus peanut is still in the Oval Office.  The men in Congress need to put on their big-boy trousers and act against the Cheeto-colored cretin.  He breaks US laws daily, he lies constantly,  and he is causing the United States to lose credibility around the world.  The tiny-handed tyrant needs to go!  I have to admit that I really laughed outright, when it was announced earlier this week, that when 45 was posturing and saying that that there was a huge Navy armada steaming on it's way to Korea - the armada (which doesn't run on steam) was headed in the opposite direction toward Australia...  That person is the biggest joke and blowhard to ever appear in Washington.  Sheeesh!!!

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