Thursday – A Little Personal – Fur Kids in Exile

Here’s a lighthearted, but thankful perspective on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey from my good friend, thriller wizard John Howell. John and his family were evacuated from his island home in the Gulf of Mexico to Austin, Texas last week, and still can’t go back.

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Stella

“Okay, John. Let’s chat.”

“Alright, Stella. What do you want to talk about?”

“Being a refugee.”

“We are not refugees. We are evacuees.”

Stella

“A rose by any other name is still a rose.”

“Okay, I’ll admit this is not ideal. We are better off than a lot of the Harvey Hurricane victims”

Stella

“Just look at you earlier. Sound asleep on your IPad.”

“Yeah and look at the covered couch.”

Lucy

“Lucy looks content.”

“Feed her and she’d be content on an iceberg.”

Bailey

“And look at Bailey. She is on the couch too.”

“The same covered couch.”

Lucy

“You know Boss this isn’t home.”

“I know, Lucy but home has no electricity, water, or sewer.”

“Well if we are all there that wouldn’t matter.”

“Yes, but isn’t it better to be comfortable? We are all here.”

Bailey

“I guess pop.”

“Thank you, Bailey. I knew I could count on you to be logical.”

“When we heading…

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