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So, I've been thinking. A lot. Now what I think about might be mundane to some or silly to others but when my mind fixates on something there is nothing that can be done but mull it over and wait it out.
This is regarding the Winnipeg Humane Society and my incredible frustration with how they deal with cats, the following is an excerpt from the July 15, 2009 post by executive director Bill McDonald:
Many of you heard that the City began spraying trees throughout the city with Dursban, a dangerous chemical that kills elm bark beetles. Read below for more information
Resource Conservation Manitoba News Release: Winnipeg, August 10, 2009
City Plan To Spray Trees Threatens Human Health and Environment
on bicycle path vigilantes
Sun, 05/24/2009 - 20:52 — WolseleyGirl
Sunday and holiday bike path
just for clarification
motorists do not HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO USE THE ROAD ON SUNDAYS (or holidays). The signs you spoke about all the way along Wolseley - something to the effect of "Cyclists - remember vehicles have the right to use the road" is meant for regular days M-Saturday when Wolseley is only a regular bike path - and some pedestrians and cyclists - not all - take up a little more then their share of the road.
When I was young, my definition of an adult was being able to do things yourself. Read. Drive. Buy Groceries. And to some extent this is still my standard. This view started early and drove my parents up the wall, it may have been faster for them to tie my shoes and be on our way but they would stand there with patience while I said "Do By Self!" in the most imperious of voices. I am still very 'do by self' and those words are immortal in my family.
So here we are, prepping to head west and I thought I would share a little of what I have seen, done and dealt with while working with Craig Street Cats.
In my dealings with CSC I have had a rather unique view of things. First, it was reading the origional info sheets left at the store and thinking "what a fantastic idea!". Second, it was recieving the first batch of kittens. Third, it was watching the progress via the web site as cats were trapped, neutered and released. And lastly, it is as an active volunteer giving both time and goods to the organization.
Okay, as a soon to be "Wolseley Girl," here is what I need to do.....
*get information to lawyer in Winnipeg
*get information from lawyer in Saskatoon
*get information to insurance agent
*arrange for alarm monitoring
*find out what Sask Health needs for health coverage
There's much more, but I can't think of anything else, right now. Oh well, back to packing.....
This morning, as I was driving down Wolseley, I was accosted by a bicycle path vigilante. This person was making a point of walking down the middle of the road, disrupting motorists who HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO USE THE ROAD ON SUNDAYS. There are, in fact, signs with statements to this effect posted all the way along Wolseley.
In today's mail I received a postcard from a local real estate agent. The card encouraged me to visit a brand new website that would tell me about the history of Wolseley and all about shops and businesses located in this neighbourhood. Cool, I thought.
Yesterday, the Winnipeg Humane Society made changes to one of its programs. Now, this happens all the time. Programs are updated, made more accessible, improved, or dropped, depending on the situation. Yesterday was different, however. Yesterday marked what may be the stupidest change that any animal welfare group has ever made to any supposed animal welfare program.