Well last week I deputized a new assistant, Janice. Seems like with all the activity on the Finishing Touches Campaign (Hey go look you can see some progress on our thermometer at the top of the PAWED webpage now.), cool new Adopt a Pet photos and even now video’s of adoptables my existing deputy was stretched a tad thin. When the deputies are not taking the time to stop in, have a chat with me and proffer up a few quality head pats you know you need to add some man power, or in this case woman power. An frankly I’m not getting My Handsome sleep these days with the internet researching for new clothing, personnel interviews but mostly disturbing my naps with the fancy new portrait set up for Adopt a Pet photos. I agree that the results are stunning but really at nap time?
And I guess I need to get some badges or something. Maybe I’ll look on the internet this week. I could get a nice shiny badge that says “Sheriff Bullet” and maybe a cool cowboy hat to go with my hard hat. Just a thought – I always liked westerns and may have to watch some soon. Perhaps there is a market for a line of cat-themed westerns staring Bullet the one-eyed Cat:
- A Fist Full of Cat Treats
- For a Few Cat Treats More
- The Good, The Bad and the Handsome (me)
- The Cheyenne Social Club – It is already about a Cat House so no need to change the title.
- Paint Your Wagon already has a guy named Cat Balou in it so that is good, and we could modify the story line to focus on the unsung hero cats of the gold rush that kept rats and mice under control.
Enough on that lets get back to Deputy Janice and the new Shelter construction progress.
Last week and this week they are pouring concrete. For those of you that are not quite as knowledgeable as old Bullet, it is concrete and not cement. Cement is the powdery stuff they use to make concrete. Concrete is cement, water and gravel and some sand all mixed together. So they are doing pours now and I think you will agree it really spiffed up the place and Janice and did a fantastic job capturing it all.
First the big trucks and the concrete pumpers pull in. They flow and pump the liquid rock into an area. Workers in rubber boots with shovels are next. They spread it and get the stuff into all the nooks, crannies and corners. Nest come the floaters who do a rough leveling. Then finish workers smooth and texture if needed.
I just heard from the site manager that the next phase will definitely require me to use my hard hat. They are shifting upward to work in the ceiling area next; ducting and more plumbing. Then about the third week of may they have planned to start working on the walls. Its really getting exciting don’t you think?
On a final note I was very pleased to see Boo Boo and Ouchy Frank find their perfect furrever homes this week. A couple of deserving, cool cats. Not quite as cool as myself but definitely cool. Well the sun is starting to hit my basket right now so I am signing off to take advantage of some quality nap time.