Milo is like the large slow lumbering hawk and Sierra is one of those birds that are always flying around pecking at the hawk. Milo will take it for the most part but gets annoyed at Sierra's constant hiding and SURPRISE pecking!! So about once a month Milo just can not take it any longer and all hell breaks loose and the many clawed and much larger Milo will beat up little innocent Sierra. Sometimes Sierra will be so frightened she will poop herself and we have to break them up.
Once they were play wrestling and Milo was on his back with his paws out. Sierra was goign to pounce on him but then Milo got this look on his face. ENOUGH! and as I was watching all 20 claws slowly showed themselves and Milo stared at Sierra. Sierra back off and walked away. Milo looks straight at me and they all slowly go back into his paws.
The other day we came home and walked into the living room and saw this little scene.
On the way to work today I was listening to DEEP TRACKS on Sirius Sat radio and some Queen music came on from Queen II. Brought back some scrambled memories from 1974. There was a "truck in" in Indianapolis and all I can remember is the drive down wit ha van full of long haired hippies (regular friends but I'm sure we were looked down upon), the drive back and beer drinking competitions through straws (which is wrong on so many levels). At least I remember the driving part. On the way home we were in a caravan of over 600 tricked out van's. We were the cheech and chong van but there were probably many of those type.
Speaking of Indianapolis. Who ya rooting for in the Super Bowl. DJs dad will be wearing his Colts jersey. 14 years ago we attended the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, DJs dad is a living survivor and the owner of the Colts gave each survivor $1000 and a jersey with his name on it.
In Harm's Way: The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis" it's a great book and he is pictured in it.
The Indy suffered the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. It is a seriously amazing story and a great read! Three ships heard the SOS but on one ship the captain was drunk, one the captain had orders not to be disturbed and the last thought it was a Japanese prank.
The USS Madison was one of the rescuing ships 5 days later.
My dad flew a PBY Catalina, the same type of plane that rescued DJs dad.
1,196 never made it off the ship (torpedoed by a submarine) 800 made it off and of those 800 only 317 were rescued (the others were eaten by sharks and so forth).
A photo of Mel with his customary huge grin (his eyes are grinning) showing off his 1945 photo at the reunion. He was a Marine guarding parts of Little Boy the Nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.
On this day in 1959 the music died as Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota.
Waylon Jennings was suppose to be on the plan but had the flu. Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Have a super Wednesday.