Early my friend Roberto came over to help a bit with my hurricane preparations. He brought me a ‘portable pet home’ just in case I need to corral Murphy. (The crate I have is big enough for Dora — I’ll only have to keep up with Tammy if I need to.) He also helped me get the yard stuff into the garage.
The local station pre-empted the national news, and so the Palin interview was on at about 6:15. We watched it. I first responded to her body language. She was hunched over at the beginning and became more hunched as the interview went on. Then there was the semi-gotcha question about the Bush doctrine. Her team should have anticipated that better. Her responses seemed canned as I expected. She seemed intense only when she got a little off kilter. At one point she verged on sarcasm. Overall, even though she doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is, I think she came off as a Bush circa 2000 type politician.
R and I loaded the three inside kittens (they aren’t really kittens, they are actually getting up in years) into two crates. R showed me how to use his cell phone (I’m a luddite when it comes to phones of any kind). When we took the kittens out to R’s car, Caroline, my precious, started crying. It was heart breaking. As her cries grew louder and more plaintive, R asked if I wanted to keep her here. I said no. She’ll be safer in a third floor condo if it gets bad — and I have my hands full with the pups and the outside kittens. I hope she doesn’t cry for the next 24 to 72 hours before I get her back.
Things are quiet here for now.
(p.s. Roberto — if you want to email a post to me, I’ll put it up, k?)