Monday, June 3, 2013
What Makes Our Town Special
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.