Glasses on, bracelets off, dishes washed, lists made, laundry folded, plants watered, eyes sleepied.
Cat blog materials racking up. Here’s a selection from the town I miss the most…Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
After moving to New York, I received the following article from my foul “permanent fixture” faux-for-real-brother, Roy, the man who once left a rotting papaya on our kitchen floor in the crack loft in the middle of summer and after three days when I asked him about it he said “oh, I thought that was yours!”.
(Here is Roy, in case you didn’t know.)
So here is something from the Daily News, might be good for the cat blog. the typo in the title appeared large and bold on the front page. Friday, August 19th, 2011
Huntingdon Burough appoves purchase of cages for feral cats
by Jeff Gill
Daily News Staff Writer
In an effort to alleviate the feral cat problem throughout the borough, Huntingdon Borough Council approves unanimously to have Chief Rufus Brenneman purchase six cages to trap the cats in different areas.
The issue of feral cats have been an ongoing problem within the borough and now, with the cooperation of the Huntingdon County Humane Society, the problem should begin to lessen.
“We have been working with the Humane Society and they have agreed to help us with this,” Brenneman told council Tuesday night. “We will set traps in the 1500-1600 block of Penn Street near the garages and move from area to area in an effort to catch the cats. The problem is all over the borough and we will try to get to each area as soon as we can.”
Brenneman also stated he has been in communication with property owners to advise them of the traps and to make sure if they own cats that they have the proper identification in case they would accidently be caught in one of the traps.
“We are targeting one specific area at a time,” he said.
Council member Scott Shaffer said there are approximately 30-40 cats running around near his residence.
Administrative committee chairman Erik Lindberg presented the non-uniform personnel policies and procedures manual for final approval Tuesday night. However, the motion made by Lindberg to have the manual approved died for lack of second by council.
Borough council tabled a decision to have solicitor Lawrence Newton advertise and prepare an ordinance making it illegal to make a right-hand turn on red at two different intersections in the borough. According to Mayor Dee Dee Brown and Chief Brenneman, the two intersections — 12th and Moore streets and fourth and Penn streets are the targeted areas for the new signs.
The major problem, according to Mayor Brown, is the intersection at 12th and Moore, …..
Roy interjects here.
yadada, it keeps talking about other small town regulations being discussed. Just thought it outstsanding that the feral cat problem was the first and the headliner. Also, dad used to call me rufus whe I was little and was being punk and giddy.
right Lira, the farm cat is begroaning me having taken her favorite seat…I need to move I guess.
You have no idea how dearly I loved and appreciated this Daily News selection. I am holding it close to my squishy sad girl heart on this sleepy Bed-Stuy evening when I am alone, yet surrounded by humans of all shapes slash sizes and also the friendly drug dealers in the hallway.
I am forever mournful that I am no longer in the position to sit at my quiet breakfast table with a lumberjack morning fogging past the screen door, hands sticky with raspberry jam and mouth full of coffee breath and a copy of the Daily News spread between myself and my most bearded of companions. Both of you.
There really is nothing better.