What’s Left?

Jan 28th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By  Lee “Cat” McLane Editor/Publisher &  the late Squeak,  now Kitty Angel

By Lee “Cat” McLane Editor/Publisher & the late Squeak, now Kitty Angel

Well, as you may have seen in last week’s Beebe News, the College Inn has closed.  It really was a landmark around here. I can recall eating there on so many occasions - either with my family, at a noon Kiwanis meal, or meeting and greeting some political figure -including Bill Clinton.  It has many memories for most of us who have lived here over the years.  It’s sad to see it go but hopefully the next restaurant that goes in there will provide new memories for us.
Last week I was telling you about the different types of cats and I forgot two of the more major types. One is the nurse kitty. He/she will go lay at the feet (or face) of anyone who is sick and stay with them till they get well. One of my first beloved cats, Mr. M, was a nurse kitty. No matter who was sick in the house, he would go and stay with them, leaving only to eat or visit the liter box, and then return to the sick person. He was one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever had.
Then the other type that I left off last week could be called the food stealer or maybe gluton would be a better word. This cat will, when you put a plate in front of it, lean across the plate to eat the food for the cat across from him - thus blocking that cat from eating - and then pull back and eat his own food right in front of him. It really irritates me when I am feeding my cats and see one of them do this. I really only have one or two (out of thousands…kidding) that do this.  But it makes feeding them difficult because you have to make sure the cat across from them gets their food.
Then there are several subtypes of kitties: kitties that are just so sweet that they couldn’t possibly do anything wrong; kitties that will play even if they have pneumonia; and kitties that will chase anything that moves.  They’re all different and all very entertaining.
Speaking of animals, our new city shelter is almost complete. The dogs have been moved up there, thank goodness, and there are only a few things here and there that need to be completed. It’s a very nice shelter and has some good heaters inside for the animals. If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, they have some nice looking dogs there right now. There are two nice black labs, a Rottweiler, a boxer and several smaller dogs that would be great for kids.  You should go by there and take a look!  I hope we get a lot of volunteers to help keep the place open for adoptions! There will be an official grand opening coming soon! Thanks to everyone who has helped!
Go to your happy place!

See you next week!