Today was a fantastic day. I went to see the Houston Texas with my friend and colleague Susan.
On the way there, we pulled up to a light & I couldn’t believe my eyes. sitting there in the middle of the road was a black dog who was long in the tooth. Just sitting there in the middle of the road.
I get out, and start herding it towards the side of the road. The poor babe was deaf and had mange on it’s butt. No collar to speak of and arthritis so bad in the back end. It tried to go back the way it was going once, but I held my ground. It gave up and just went the direction I was pushing it towards.
Susan was very upset. We decided to go to McDonalds and get the poor thing some food. They weren’t serving lunch yet, so we had to get 2 chicken patties and a cup of water. While she was ordering, I called 311 to find the number of the Animal Control. When we got back to where the poor pooch was, it wasn’t there. Well doggonit, the thing wasn’t moving that fast, where the heck did it go?? We found it down one of the side streets sniffing at bags looking for food. I get out, while Susan calls Animal Control (who is closed on Sundays, interestingly, so if you need them on a Sunday you’re SOL) and start feeding the little girlie pieces of chicken. Once she smelled what was in the bag, she nearly leapt in my lap.
After the food was gone, we had done what we could so we headed on to the game. We were both in somber moods. A critter doesn’t get that old living out in the wild, especially deaf. The poor thing had been dumped by some worthless human being who decided that they didn’t want her any more. People who do that should be shot. Those poor creatures have to rely on us for everything and when people fail to live up to what they should, the only one that suffers is the critter. I pray that someone is able to help that doggie when animal control is open. I am not. I am not risking mange or worse getting near my dogs. Most mange is curable, but some are not. Some are fatal.
Once we got to the stadium, it got really fun really quickly. We got food and ate and then I went down to the seat to get some photos while Susan stayed in the Suite where the AC was pumped up and her knee didn’t have to take the stairs. Here are some of my best photos:
If you’re interested in more photo’s, go here: http://juli.smugmug.com/Sports/Houston-Texans-vs-Seattle/10637838_xMTBe/1/739936548_ngkMn
The game was marred by only one thing. Towards the end of the game, there were a lot of drunk people wandering around gettin’ out of hand. A man came up to the railing next to where I was sitting with Susan and started chatting with me. Unfortunately, he quickly took my being friendly for something else and began flirting with me. It made me feel very uncomfortable and tarnished the day a bit. Eventually he did go away, but there is no reason why a woman in this day and age should have to “have” to put up with stuff like that.
When I got home, Papa had a lovely fire in the fireplace and I set about downloading my photo’s onto my computer and getting them all uploaded to the various places that I upload… Facebook, Picasa & Smugmug…
Have a great evening…. I’m going to go watch more football and think about going to bed early, I’m pooped!
© ‘Fizz’ 2009