Spokane firefighters give Chief, a 10-year-old cat, oxygen after he was found hiding in a basement during a house fire.
Overheard on the scanner:
An officer was looking through a building of some sort and told dispatch: “There’s a 25-pound cat waddling around inside.”
That is all.
I speculate that a newsroom colleague loves my cat Inge the best because she shares a name with a former third baseman from his favorite baseball team.
Photos from last week: …What a story it would make today if a group of students bought an organ for their school. That’s what students of Lewis and Clark High School did in 1922. For the school’s 100th anniversary, a concert took place on Saturday morning bringing local organists to its bench. For this photo, Barbara Top Rockwood, class of 1946, plays George Lachenauer’s Variations of ‘Tis a gift to be simple’ while Dr. Janet Satre Ahrend, class of 1964, followings along with the sheet music.
…We make a point to drive home along High Drive as much as possible especially when it’s time for the sun to set. What a view! Every third of the photo is completely different. If you’re looking to see this view every day, there’s a home for sale along the west side of High Drive. We’re a little jelly.
…It was a dry and smokey day to do yardwork. Fires to the southwest and even some localized brush fires to the east made for a hazy day. From the South Hill, you could smell the smoke while slaving away in the front yard. Luckily for the girls, they taunted us from the comforts of inside our home. We were a bit jelly of that too.
…Homebrewer hopefuls gathered to taste 16 brewski creations Saturday evening for the #SpoBrew2 festitivies. The judged beers ranged from cherry-flavored stouts to triple hopped IPAs and even some lagers that tasted like somebody poured a bunch of honey into the batch, post-fermentation. That last one was dumped into the excess bowl which became very full toward the end. There was no shortage of beer as evident by the mess one group of friends made at their table.
…Speaking of #SpoBrew2. It was organized by these two behind the local blog, SpoCool. They’re getting married in Spain later this year and I felt compelled to add them to my weekly photo recap.
…How fast can you pull a 727 aircraft? A strong man contest was held on Saturday morning to see what team could muster the power to pull the heavy beast. A deputy described the Spokane County Regulators as a “mutt team” that plays football together and raises money for charitable organizations. They won the Plane Pull competition, raising money for the Special Olympics. The group pulled the aircraft 12 feet in 6.59 seconds. There was also a team of Hooters girls, but I declined to photograph that.
If there’s one thing I can’t give up, it’s #catjournalism.
The Stuff of Legends —
Legend has it this couch has been passed around from one Spokane journalist to another. Now the cushy green couch has made its new home at @SpoCats HQ.
It’s the new hang out for the moonlighting newsies notoriously known to crash neighborhood meetings with their kitteh shenanigans. We don’t know how they do it, but they tweet too. Weird, right?
According to our sources, the couch was passed down from a Spokesman Review reporter to a former web producer. It was then handed off to a SR web developer and now it belongs to cats.
I guess that’s the nature of things.
Thankfully I’m a Data Hoarder
A few months ago, a cat (won’t name any names, but it rhymes with Herp) knocked over my external hard drive damaging it. Finally got around to assessing blunt trauma with data recovery peops.
It would have cost me $2,800 to recover ALL my original photograph from 2006 to 2010 including the raw files used for my canvas prints and photographs of the Liberty Belle and Silver Auction’s Jackson Hole.
Not to mention, the epic collection of music I have, but that was expendable.
THANKFULLY! I’m a data hoarder who never deletes anything. Just ask my workplace. For awhile, I took up the most space on our email servers. It got to the point on my Gmail account that Google was all like, “OH, HEY YOU’VE USED UP ALL YOUR FREE SPACE!”
My older computer that held everything pooped out, but I still had the data hard drive that used to house all my files. I thought I had transferred everything off of it, but it’s been awhile. My memory was foggy.
Mike was nice enough to take out that hard drive and install it into his computer.
Boom. Photography. Music. All there.
I just saved $2,800.
And now for something completely different.
There should be a new saying in place of “use your words”. How about “use your rage face”! I thought this short story explained through rage faces would perfectly document the history of our insane kitten lovingly named, “Derp”.
Let’s just say she’s cute.
Pure evil. This was decided when she thought my leg was something to jump and latch onto with her claws.
I’m pretty sure she’ll be the end of Mike and I. Here’s our story explained through Rage Faces in texts.
It should be noted that I am not single. That moment is a fabrication soaked with inside jokes. Excuse the moment.
Is your cat an outdoor cat? It may be okay hanging out in the backyard chasing squirrels and smelling flowers, but check out this cat in Priest Lake. His name is Marcello and he’s the ultimate outdoor cat. Marcello was photographed with his friend, Richard Bohn, out in Friday’s snow.
The snow kitty is not phased at all by the heavy snow fall while Bohn shovels snow near his Priest Lake cabin. Marcello is embracing the elements like a yeti. He’s braver than most cats who merely sniff the snow and run back inside.