26 July 2018 Drawings, soil erosion, Alvarado Animal Shelter losing ACO’s and Sneaking

Hello to you.  How are you?  I am trying to stay positive but it’s getting hard again.  We have a divet in the road behind our house and every single truck with a trailer that goes over it makes a crashing sound.  One actually caused the house to vibrate and shake this morning with makes me anxious about the other thing going on in our neighborhood – erosion.  They can’t fix the road right now because of the heat.  We have lost a lot of soil underneath the roads, driveways and our houses in our neighborhood over the past few years since we moved here.  I am trying not to think about it, but I am afraid of what could happen should we lose too much more soil – sinkhole comes to mind.   Your mind goes to those places when the road beneath your feet wobbles and it’s not an earthquake.

Yesterday I found out the two Animal Control Officers at our shelter here in Alvarado are “leaving to persue other opportunities” which I read as a polite way of saying, “we quit.”  I can’t blame them.  I’m very sad about this because these two ladies try to so hard – actually love and care all of the animals put in their care.  It seems like they have had very little support from the city but I can’t say for sure.  It just seems like they are always having to  beg the public for food and supplies to feed and care for the animals.  They have had to work so hard at trying to find homes for dogs they will otherwise have to euthanize because the shelter is overcrowded.  They keep getting dogs being dumped or that escape because they are in some cases being neglected.  Recently there have been lots of kittens and puppies that are products of animals not being spayed or neutered.  They are currently conducting a “clear the shelter” effort so there are few if no animals in the shelter before they leave.  I wish them the very best and truly hope the  person(s) that they find to replace them will be half as committed as they have been:


602 South Pkwy
Alvarado, Texas
Call (817) 239-4401

Our two Animal Control Officers are leaving to pursue new opportunities. With that being said, we would like to clear the shelter ASAP. Please visit the shelter page and see if there are any animals you may be interested in. Our goal is to leave the shelter empty.

The shelter is NOT closing down, and all animals will still receive care, but it will take the city time to hire someone new. This means they will not have someone devoted to them 100% of the time. That is why we are trying to get everyone out of the shelter before we leave. Please help us!!!! Thanks in advance!!!

What happens when dogs and cats are allowed to breed unchecked.

The other thing is getting my AT & T bill for wireless services (a phone we seldom if ever use) this morning and seeing they raised the price on us, without notification, by $5.35 – $91.78.  We are paying $72.83 (right now, guess that will be going up too) for Internet.   So we are paying $164.61 a month.  What really pisses me off is they don’t consider the Internet a utility but without it you can’t do shit!  It’s kind of what Wells Fargo did with our monthly mortgage payments.  They raised that too without letting us know.  This after we refinanced and were hoping to have lower payments.

This morning I read that in Michigan the Republican party is plotting some gerrymandering: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/emails-show-michigan-republicans-scheming-to-gerrymander-garbage-dems/ar-BBL4MIg – Emails Show Michigan Republicans Scheming To Gerrymander ‘Garbage Dems’


In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan-advantaged districts. The resulting district apportionment is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process.



Who else is “sneaking” around in business, medicine, religion and politics?!  It almost seems like a virus going around it is so prevalent!  Kyle came up with a visual to describe this phenomenon a couple of years ago.  Imagine a person flipping you off (giving you the middle finger) and then taking a dinner plate and slowly raising it so you can’t see them flipping you off anymore and saying to you, “Look at the plate.”  Meanwhile they are still insulting you right in front of your face…you just can’t see anything but the plate. 

Smeagol – Sneaking

Published on Sep 11, 2012

Samwise Gamgee suspects Smeagol/Gollum of sneaking…

Sam: What are you up to? Sneaking off, are we?

Smeagol: Sneaking? Sneaking? Fat Hobbit is always so polite. Smeagol shows them secret ways that nobody else could find and they say “sneak.” Sneak? Very nice friend. Oh, yes, my precious. Very nice, very nice.

Sam: All right. All right! You just startled me is all. What were you doing?

Smeagol: Sneaking.

Sam: Fine. Have it your own way.



4 comments on “26 July 2018 Drawings, soil erosion, Alvarado Animal Shelter losing ACO’s and Sneaking

  1. it’s sad that this two officers will leave… but I understand them… sigh…
    we have more than 1400 offers for cats for free in our local small annonces (after the vet offered low price spaying/neutering for months) … and a lot of dogs who became/become “holiday victims” in summer… I can not understand why people are so careless… would they treat their tv or their car the same way?

    • Sometimes it feels like people care more for their tvs and their cars honestly. Sounds like you have much the same going on and you are overseas! The first ones to suffer when the world is in toilet mode is the animals, the children, the elderly, the poor and sick. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello and understanding.

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