Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act

Public Enemies - Milwaukee from Cub Reporter
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Arriving at the filming site on Prospect Ave at around 5pm I waited with about 100 other people to see what was going to happen. It was rumored that Johnny was filming a few blocks away, but I could not see anything. The crew was very nice to us, and a few of them came over to talk to the crowd as we waited to see Johnny, and the other actors pull in. They were filming some inside scenes in an apartment building on Prospect....night scenes/indoor scenes only. The scenes were being filmed on the pent house floor in the apartment building. Michael Mann arrived at about 8:30pm, but then left about 15 minutes later. He did come back around 10pm, and the crowd said hello to him. Someone screamed "Last of the Mohican's ruled!" (Something to that extent) to which Michael raised his hand in appreciation.

(I guess his last five movies DIDN'T rule LOL - rm)

Everything was pretty quiet tonight, until Johnny arrived. He pulled up in his SUV just after 10pm. However, he did not roll down his window, but went directly inside with a group of people. Jerry came out to inspect the barricades that had been set up. Perhaps for a later meet and greet? I had to leave as it was getting late, so I left Peg with her sister down by the set. It was also rumored that Marion was on set tonight as well, although we never saw her.

We did however see some extras, and what some believe were Johnny and Marion's "stand-ins".

The crowd tonight seemed a little restless waiting for Johnny, but all in all it was fun to hang out with the crew. Their job is much harder than I would have ever imagined, and I am glad that some of them took their time to speak with us.

I'll be down there tomorrow, and hopefully we will get to see some action!

Thanks Vicky!!
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Let me say right off that I am NOT blaming anybody for the mess up. I am only writing so in the future things will be handled correctly.

I also want to thank and give a standing ovation to the Columbus Countryside Veterinary Clinic for taking it upon themselves to save our pets. We are taking Milo and Sierra there tomorrow and I will personally thank them. If anybody wants to give thanks and support send an email to me and I'll forward it to them tomorrow.

On May 22, 2006 the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS)was passed and signed into law by George W Bush. The Bill is Public Law 109-308.

NO PET SHALL BE LEFT BEHIND!

The bill requires that local and state emergency preparedness authorities include plans for pets and service animals in their disaster plans to qualify for grants from FEMA.

It grants FEMA the authority to assist states and local communities in developing disaster plans to accommodate people with pets and service animals.

It authorizes federal funds to help create pet-friendly emergency shelter facilities and it allows FEMA to provide assistance for individuals with pets and service animals, and the animals themselves, following a major disaster.

People victimized by disasters should not suffer needless additional injury by having to abandon their household pets or service animals to their fate.

If you have a pet in need of evacuation contact your local Human(e) Society. FINE - I'll change it!
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Well, Thursday, the day of reckoning is here. The fields can hold about 1/3 of an inch of water and I figure we should get about 1.5 to 2 inches of rain today. Cross your fingers!!

Dew points will be rising and the cold front is coming at us!! Every degree we warm up the air will become less stable!
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Speaking of pets.

Here you see our Cardigan Corgi Blake. Why is he smiling? It is because he see's me and I will free him from being stuck on wet lamby.

You see he is constantly getting his leash wrapped around pretty much anything from rocks to plants and he knows that once there is a tug on the leash he is pretty much doomed.

So yesterday I'm taking photos of the yard and I look and there he is. Stuck on wet lamby. He has felt the pull of doom and and understands that resistance is futile. There is no way he will become unstuck from THIS insurmountable obstacle. He just prays high water does not come his way.

I saved him.
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Painting the Train Station. The real news is that I will be making a batch of Sesame Ginger Chicken with Noodles to pass around after painting. That's right, my one recipe that is in a bona fide cookbook sensation will be making it's 1st Columbus appearance. YUMMO!!

So June 21st 2008 about 10:30 we will be painting the inside of the Train Station. BYOPB (Bring Your Own Paint Brush) we will have almost everything else. If you want to bring food and or drink - bring it on down!! Let's party.

PLUS - I have personally scheduled the Milwaukee 261 to make an appearance (not sure if it is stopping and I personally had nothing to do with it).

Also on Wednesday June18th and Monday the 23rd the Milwaukee 261 will be making a stop in Columbus. This is a seriously awesome train and you should make it a point to check it out.
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Starting tomorrow (or tomorrow night) I will be coming to you from Fish Creek (Crick) Wisconsin.

Door County has more lighthouses than any other in the country.

Join us in our adventure.
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Be on the look out for Fire Fox 3.0 - awesome upgrade with many new and great features.
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Talk to Josh and Jenny and ask them how HAPPY they are with State Farm Insurance. What a crock of BS. They have been calling them since Saturday and STILL no one has talked to them about insurance. They are getting the total run around.

I guess they have never had to pay out before???

Rod