Look at this! No, it is not snow — this is Los Angeles, after all — it is hail, and lots of it! We had an awful thunderstorm last night for about half an hour. The lightning was scary, and the thunder was even scarier. It was all very close to our house. And then these cold white rocks started clattering all over the place! I have seen hail a couple of times before, but this was ridiculous!
This is out back. I wonder if this is going to preempt Monday’s episode of Squirrel TV. Maybe not. It is not that cold here and most of the hail melted before bedtime.
We kitties are back to our normal selves, but the dog is another story. My human’s boyfriend had just put her outside right before all the commotion started, and when he and my human tried to find her, they couldn’t! You would think the dog would have had some sense and hidden in her doghouse on the should-be-catio, but no — she was out cowering by the trash cans, soaking wet! And she is still scared. My human’s boyfriend had to be her special escort so she could go pee outside before bedtime. Sheesh!
What a scaredy-dog! Even tiny, little me can drink out of her water dish — and she has no choice but to let me.
On a different note, any of you already know by now that Jack, the cat who was lost in American Airlines’ baggage department, has died. He had wounds from his ordeal that were unable to heal because of his severely malnourished condition. A vet on his case compared it to being burned over more than half of his body, and there was not enough healthy skin to close the wounds, even if he had been in shape for surgery. After consulting with multiple veterinarians, it was decided that the humane thing would be to put Jack out of his misery.
We are all very sad about Jack here, and more than anything else right now, we hope that he did not die in vain. Jack’s highly active Facebook page has over 24,000 very passionate fans, and I am hoping that together they can change the way airlines treat and transport companion animals. There is no such thing as “just a cat.” We are living, feeling beings that deserve special care — we should not treated like a piece of luggage. Please support airlines, and any new laws, that acknowledge that.
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