Hump Day – Bats and Cats


It’s Wednesday already.  Before we know it, the weekend will be here.  Quiet in the neighborhood but I have my camera ready and am keeping an eye out.

In the meantime, some stories you might have missed:

Batted Back

By now, maybe you have heard about and/or seen the video of basketball player Manu Ginobili swatting a bat out of the air at a recent San Antonio Spurs game, knocking it to the ground and carrying it off the court. 

So has People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which chided Ginobili by posting the following on it’s website:  “Here’s our take on it:  To bludgeon a 4-ounce animal to death, it takes either a small man or a totally unthinking one with no respect or consideration for lives other than his own.  This is a time when athletes in particular need to be on their best behavior around any animal and show that they have brains and a heart, not just reactionary brawn.

“Bats always try to avoid contact with humans, and there are plenty of easy ways to keep bats out of a basketball arena (or your home).  We hope that the next time someone’s life is on the line, Manu Ginobili will take a few seconds to think before he acts.”

Beyond that, Ginobili reported on his Facebook page that he had to get vaccinated for rabies after handling the bat.

Geez PETA!!


Run of Strange Thoughts

Among the perks Meb Keflezigi received after winning the New York City Marathon was the chance to appear on David Letterman’s show to present a Top 10 List – “Top 10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Mind While Running the New York City Marathon.”

Among them:

“Wow, Staten Island is even more beautiful than I imagined.”

“Cool! MapQuest found a route that’s only 5 miles.”

“Am I experiencing a runner’s high or is it the bus fumes?”

“Is that the finish line or crime scene tape?”

“Why can I run 26 miles in less time that it takes to play a World Series game?”

“I really hope that was Gatorade.”

I just call that runner’s name ‘Alphabet’!


And Finally…..

Town Caps Cat Ownership at 3

A Massachusetts town has made it illegal to own more than three cats without getting a $50 residential kennel license.

Voters at a town meeting in Dudley adopted the provision Monday in response to a neighborhood feud over Mary Ellen Richards’ 15 cats.  The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reported that one man accused the cats of ruining his yard.

Richards is trying to sell her home and says she plans to move to a “more cat-friendly community.”

I’m surprised PETA isn’t involved!


Have a Wonderful rest-of-the-week!!

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5 Responses to Hump Day – Bats and Cats

  1. maillady says:

    I’m not a cat hater, but why would someone want THAT many?

  2. GreatGranny says:

    I love cats, but that’s a lot of cats for anyone to be responsible for.

  3. Stephanie says:

    She’s welcome in my neighborhood! BIG HUGS, Steph

  4. Jenny says:

    ….but the article went on to say that she is part of a rescue group that traps, rescues, has fixed and shots, the feral cats in this neighborhood and has done this for years. Then after the vet apts, she rehabilitates these cats and finds homes for them in "other" neighborhoods. One of the comments in the paper said, "yeah, now that the law has come down on her and she’s moving, the neighborhood will be overrun once again with feral cats". So, there are 2 sides to every story. I do have to wonder however, why she didn’t just get the kennel license; seems to me that would solve it all. Might be more to this story.

  5. Joe says:

    Now Bob, I’m sure PETA is good for something LOL! I’ve never owned more than two cats…can’t quite imagine having that many. Anyway, have a great day Bobber.

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