2-2 gallon bags dry food - CHECK!; 3-48oz. yogurt containers filled with canned food - CHECK!; paper plates and bowls - CHECK!; flashlight - CHECK!; pepper spray - CHECK! although a lot of good that would do me if needed... as I was driving down North Goodman this morning, passing Short Street, I saw YNN newscrew setting up their cameras with a newswoman standing on the corner, and I was thinking, what are they doing a story about at this time of the morning, and I was tempted to stop and get out and ask her and tell them what I did and that they should do a story on all the homeless cats in these neighborhoods... and then I kept going thinking I would watch when I got home and find out that way. As I set down the last of my food to the hungry Parsells cats, I drove home thinking how tired I am of all this. My 7th Street large board that I got from a woman that lives there and assumed it was now safe from vandalism and theft, was gone this morning. I left a note in Maria's mailbox to call me, and another woman Angela's mailbox who is kind to me, and drove off disheartened. Another perfect very large board that I dragged from a far distance, was gone.
Back at home, listening to the news while doing my dishes, getting my lunch ready, and refilling the cat food containers for tomorrow I overheard that there was a shooting on Short Street, which is right there, where I feed. I thought something was odd this morning because the board that covers the opening under the porch of where these three cats feed at every morning had been moved. This is where my little Prince Harry was rescued, this is where Patric was recently rescued. I have rescued at least 5 cats from this street already this year. A 15 year old boy was killed last night there. Now this is like the 20? 25? shootings this year in these neighborhoods. And you rarely hear them say that a suspect has been apprehended. So, I am apprehensive when I go out in the morning, because shootings are what you first hear on the 5 am. news but I didn't hear about this one this morning, or I would have been on higher alert than I normally am.