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Monday July 22nd 2024

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Having A Heart For Homeless Cats

Having A Heart For Homeless Cats

from the series Something I Said... By DWIGHT HOBBES Dwight Hobbes Condensed from Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder If, as the Good Book says, the Lord gave us dominion over the beasts, birds and so forth, dominion doesn’t just mean being in charge. It means caring for. Even protecting. This includes homeless cats fending against the elements. They’re hungry with no roof overhead through no doing of their own. Fortunately, folk do what they can to help out. Feed and water them, leaving bowls where they can eat and drink, close enough to a make-do refuge that the cats needn’t scrounge in garbage cans and can scurry to safety at a moment’s notice. I did this for a clutch of felines. A neighbor ratted me out to animal control. When they came, I stood my ground. “Who is it hurting to give those cats a mouthful of food?” Which is how I learned food can be put down for three hours, then has to be removed. Hours? What I gave them was gone in three minutes. This [...]

Dave’s Dumpster April ’24

Dave’s Dumpster April ’24

Dave Moore & Linnea Hadaway have lived here since the Reagan 80s and became life partners while originating the cartoon series “Spirit of Phillips.”

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