Monday, June 3, 2013

What Makes Our Town Special

 Bambino:  What makes our town so special this time of year is window whiffies.  We live up in the mountains of Northern New Mexico and we get open windows all summer long because it never gets hot enough for long enough to need a cold air blowy thingy.
Spyro:  I get my whiffies hanging on the screen door. Don't worry, Mom has a hook-and-eye to keep the door closed so I can't get out.

Karen Jo:  I won't give the name of the town because what makes it so special to humans really turns a lot of people off.  I have had people actually walk away from me when I told them where I was from.  Our little town is situated up in the mountains on the side of a hopefully extinct volcano.  I say hopefully because there are still signs that it hasn't cooled off completely yet.  We have hot springs not far from town along with an area of sulfur mud that was once a spa for people to soak their pains away.  The nickname for our town is The Hill, so our high school teams are the Hilltoppers and their logo is a top hat.  I think that is probably unique.  Lately we have been special for forest fires.  We have one going on right now at the top of the volcano.  It smells like the world's biggest fireplace around here.  That general area has been burned over twice in the last 15 years, so that will help contain it.

Oja:  You forgot to mention the birds.  We have birds year round, so the Bird Channel never goes off the air.  We also have a great animal rescue group called Friends of the Shelter who have connections with not only the local animal shelter, but the one in the next town, too.  They rescued Herman, Spyro and me and sent out Mom's name to Felines & Friends in Santa Fe, so Austin, Rocio, Bambino and Jose could finds homes here, too.

Karen Jo:  Friends of the Shelter is a great group.  Herman's foster Mom takes in the almost impossible to get adopted cats and does what she can to make them more adoptable.  She has two fosters that have been with her for over year.


Kjelle Bus said...

Sounds cool to live way up in the mountains , if you count away the forest fire and vulcano.

meowmeowmans said...

We think it's pretty crazy of people to walk away just because of where you come from. We think where you live sounds pretty darned special -- just like all of YOU! :)


Moosey and dad and mom

The Florida Furkids said...

We think your home town sounds nice. Why would anyone walk away because of it? Silly people.

Thanks so much for participating!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Just love it too when the windows can be opened. Everything smells so fresh and boy oh boy can you ever hear those birds.

Keisha said...

Sounds like a fun place to live. :)

Team Tabby said...

Your town is so very different from where we live, which is by the ocean. Therefore, we think it is awesome that you live in the mountains and have great bird TV.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Mommy would love to visit your home town one day. We figured out where you live, Mommy says you have something in common with the The Tatum Dome in MS.