Good news in the Critter Corner this week! Fifteen-year-old Japanese Chin Mr. Hershey is back! His grumpy disposition has returned as well as his health! Its been six very long months since he had his eye removed on October 3rd. He has been teetering back and forth between not good and really not good all this time but Viola! My pooch has shown the strength of a German Shepherd and the tenacity of a Bull dog. I couldn’t be happier! Very special thanks to Dr. Racheal Low, Dr. Marvin Moore, Candy and Ben of Moore’s Veterinary Clinic in Rising Sun! You guys are the best!
The Red Hot Hatters spent a day in Carrollton, Kentucky, doing what we do best: eating and shopping! Lunch was at El Nopal Mexican restaurant and shopping was at the Butler Outlet Mall and more specifically, Bonworth. Bonworth’s gave us a special group discount and I for one, took advantage of it. As did Mary Christiani and Eileen Weismann. Lisa Fisher and Mika King also left behind some of their hard-earned money while visiting Carrollton. I had such a super time, that I returned Saturday and spent more money! To add icing to the already delicious cake, my dear friend Janet Cayton is working there part time. Janet hired me in retail at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa years ago. I sold stuffed animals in the lobby! It was great to see Janet and I hope to see her again soon!
Friday was my usual trip to Cincinnati to have lunch with John N. Campbell at Demetrio’s Restaurant. As John always says, “the food was not good, it was delicious!”
I ventured over to Vevay and my sister’s flooded-out trailer. So sad. She and my friend Kathleen Bartlett have very similar trailers but set up differently in different locations. Neither appear to have survived. I rescued an American flag and some flower pots. Nothing else left salvageable.
Lessons Learned: With the rapid approach of spring, the flowers will bloom, the trees will leaf, and my little twin tomcats will begin to rain havoc on the birds and small critters in and about my property. Today, it was a baby mole.
Easter Mass at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st. Father Joseph Moriarty, Rector at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis will preside. Each Friday through March 23rd, the ‘Stations of the Cross’ will immediately follow the 5:30 p.m. rosary. Good Friday will be observed at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30th. There will be no Saturday mass on March 31st in Vevay.
On April 6th, ‘First Friday’ festivities are entitled ‘Chalandamarz’ — and include the Blessing of the Animals by Father Christopher Craig, pastor of Prince of Peace in Madison and the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay. The festivities will run from 5-9 p.m. Specifics about locations and times will be forthcoming. Domestic pets as well as farm animals are welcome. Different sites will be set up for different types of animals. The Switzerland County Animal Shelter will also have adoptable dogs and cats available.
Prayers of healing for Mary Ellen Witt, Irvin Fette, Fritz Korn, John Campbell, Jake Rader, Pam Hutchinson, Colton Schirmer, Erin Schmitt, Wayne Dawson, Garry Johnson, Matt Oatman, Leona Ware, and Red Hot Hatter June Lack.
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