I got to work last night, wooohoooo. This bottom of the totem pole thing really sucks, it's been so long since I had to deal with it that I'd forgotten just exactly how bad it sucks. Sitting around babysitting a telephone, waiting for it to ring and have somebody tell me I'm needed. Damn I miss just going to work every night and having some idea of what my paycheck was going to be. Oh well, quit my bitching right? Right.
Tried to snap a few pics of the Saunders fire west of Columbus this morning, but they didn't come out all that great since I took them through the window of a moving truck. By the time I got stopped, I was too far up the Columbus hill to see anything. Not much to see anyway, just a big, black hillside with a bunch of burnt trees and a few wisps of smoke. Looks like they got that one about licked.
At least I got home early, lot of good it did me. Just about the time I was comfortably dozing off next to my beautiful wife, we heard a hellacious ruckus out in the yard. I pulled back the curtain and looked out and was treated with a splendid view of two large dogs in the act of brutally killing one of our cats. Now you all know that I'm all about freedom, fairness, tolerance and all that. Had a dog killed our cat in the dog owner's yard, I'd have never said a word. But my property is my property, and as far as I'm concerned if two dogs will gang up and attack a cat, I don't see anything to stop them from ganging up and attacking a kid.
Anyone that knows me knows what happened next. The nice Deputy Sherriff that just left didn't know me, he does now. Fortunately for this former owner of two dogs, whoever he is, I'm not quite as polished as I once was and I was caught off guard. He's still got one dog left, but he'll be wise to keep it at home from now on, it won't get a second chance. If it had been my dog running loose, I wouldn't have expected anything less. If you want to keep your animals, keep them at home, or don't bitch when they get what YOU deserve.