What’s Left?

May 13th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane  Editor/Publisher  and  Simba  the late Squeak’s  adoptive baby

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeak’s adoptive baby

I think my cat, Simba, knows that his picture is now in the paper each week. He has become a little bit snobby. Although, it’s hard to tell with cats since they usually act a little bit that way most of the time.  He is a good boy - although somewhat mischievous. He is not above biting you if you accidentally tickle his tummy either.  Did I tell you that he weighs about 20-lbs.?  I have about three cats that weigh that much and they are not really fat - they’re just big.  Simba also loves to swim in the pool. If he sees us out in the pool he will stand at the window and meow. I sometimes take him in the pool and I have to hold his head above the water because he will let his mouth and nose sink down below the water line - not good. He has so much fat on his body that the rest of him pretty well floats. But he likes the water for a little while. I hold him and let him swim around for a few minutes then wrap him in a towel and put him on the screened in porch to dry off.  He is then very frisky. I guess he likes being in the pool and feeling like he weighs only about 10 lbs.  I still call him Baby Simba sometimes but he hasn’t weighed 10 lbs. since he was really a kitten.
I watched a scarey show on PBS last night (Tues.).  It was about tornadoes - more specifically, Supertwisters. They said that these supertwisters have winds up to 300 miles per hour. I can’t even imagine that. They said that if one of the supertwisters was coming towards your home, if you didn’t have a safe room, basement or storm cellar - you would be history. That is disturbing. But, I think they said out of the 1,000 tornadoes that break out in one year in the U.S., only a very few would become the supertwisters. Let’s hope we never see one around here!  It was a good show to watch and showed a lot of footage of tornadoes in Oklahoma and how the meteorologists were trying to figure out the components of what makes a tornado form. It’s amazing what we do know and it’s even more amazing what we don’t know about the formation of tornadoes.  I wouldn’t let any children watch the show - too scarey.
Congratulations to the Class of 2010!  You are going to graduate this Friday night. I pray that the weather will be wonderful!!!
Go to your happy place!

See you next week!