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Today is National Cat’s Day

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Rear Window – The Cats’ Version

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“Rear Window,” the 1954 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, features actor James Stewart as a man with a broken leg. Bored, he uses binoculars to monitor his neighbors, and becomes convinced one them , played by actorRaymond Burr, murdered his wife and may have murdered another neighbor’s dog to hide his crime. Koko, the domestic shorthair cat, likes to watch outside the rear window of my house. In fact Jean Claude, the black Bombay, broke the vinyl blind so Koko could have a peep hole when the shade is pulled. Now that’s a crime.

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Vertical Scratching

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The Garage: Standoff

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Monday, I decided to do some gardening while Jean Claude, the black Bombay cat and Koko, the domestic shorthair cat,  roamed the backyard.   I left the garage door open.  Mistake.  While Koko and Jean Claude are fascinated by nature they like the dark and hidden places that still exist behind boxes and other items stored in the garage.  After a romp in the yard  they go there.  This time they went inside and they wouldn’t come out.   I decided to do some raking which I did for several minutes, returned to the now closed (and locked)  garage.  The cats  still chose to remain hidden and unreachable, despite the fact that food, treats, water and warmth were awaiting them in the house.   So  I let them stay there for awhile, in the darkness while I read,  did some work and watched a little television.   After a long whle I went back to the garage where the animals  were eager to come inside to the warmth, food and treats awaiting them.  Jean Claude and Koko understood their survival meant playtime in the darkness had to end.  Unfortunately  many politicians in Washington  feel that their hatred of certain policies  and certain  people who don’t think or look like they do  is justification to turn off the lights for the whole world.   The government shutdown has ended and the debt ceiling lifted but some members of the GOP  want to stay inside the garage.  Maybe they should take a lesson from Jean Claude and Koko.

June Buggie Wants a Change in the Law!

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Join June Buggie to Stop Animal Cruelty!

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MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say!

I’m tired of hearing the same story over and over again.

Joseph the dog remained chained to a tree for four years. He was barely fed or given water. The dog’s owner, Jeremy Temple, reportedly told law enforcement that it’s “just a dog.”

And now you are all upset and appalled that the most that Mr. Temple can be sentenced to for animal cruelty is 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine.

Excuse me, but if you don’t think the law is severe enough, why haven’t YOU done something to change it?

Do you even know what the laws are regarding animal cruelty in your community? Do you know how your local political leaders stand on animal cruelty?

Don’t you DARE tell me there’s nothing you can do. You can do plenty, and it takes relatively little…

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