July 20th 2012 9:07 am
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This morning Sophie and I took Mom out for her exercise. It is much cooler this morning, after the record high heat, both outside and inside! On Wednesday there were major thunder storms and the power to Suburbia was knocked out. The family was forced to open the windows to both the hot air AND the allergens. Mom and Middle Lad could tolerate the heat; it was letting in all the allergies that was bothering them. Yes, they can be as Sophathetic as Sophie herself!
Here is what Sophie and I discovered: there is a LOT more noise in Suburbia when the windows are open! Electric, Phone, Cable, and Tree Removal Trucks were going up and down the street all day, adding to the general revelry. Sophie and I got in a LOT of barking.
Mid-day on Thursday the power came back on and the house slowly resumed what passes for normal function.
Anyhoodles, on this morning's walk, we came upon a group of boys, probably around age 8 to 10, playing in a yard. There was a cat in their yard, which obviously did not belong in that yard. Just as the boys saw Sophie and me approaching, they KICKED THE CAT OUT ACROSS THE STREET INTO MY PATH. On purpose. Needless to say, I lengthened Mom's arm in an attempt to chase the cat, but then I felt bad. Despite my hatred of Cats, it was mean and nasty of those boys to kick the cat, send it into the street AND send it right into the path of two dogs. I stood down my reactive stance, and let the poor cat escape.
I am all for chasing the neighbor's cat, which daily passes across my 0.46 acres of Suburbia, but even Me, Pennie, has standards when it come to what is just and fair. Mom told the boys that she did not think they did a nice thing to the cat.
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Dat wuz bery nice ob yu tu nod be meen tu da kitty aftur dose lil' bwats wuz meen tu hur/him ♥
Our winnows wuz obened dis day fur da furst time in decades :D OMD - da barkin' hab been PAWSUM. I hab furgodded how much 'citement dere can be durin' da day!