Missouri has more puppy mills than any other state. You have undoubtedly already heard about or seen the horrible conditions these animals live under. Missourians for the Protection of Dogs has made a commercial to help spread the word about Proposition B so the laws can be reformed. .
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We mentioned our water leak the other day so we'll give an update. Jan has been sick with worry since Sunday morning - to the point she emailed the city and asked them to please send someone out today to turn off our water because she won't be able to pay the bill even with an "average" and "taking it off the rent." She also asked how they got the number 72. That's all they give you, two numbers. It's a whole lot easier to find the correct numbers when they match or are close. This time they were all over the place. And yesterday Jan emailed all the numbers she's been seeing the past few days, asking where among them the 72 came from.
The city is sending someone out to take a reading and explain the numbers to her. So perhaps it isn't as bad as Jan has feared. Bad enough! But hopefully nowhere near the damages she's been expecting. See, something happened this morning to give her a clue she might have been reading the numbers wrong.
One good thing, she has not stuck her hands back in the hole since our landlord told her he killed two black widow spiders in there Saturday morning. She used a crowbar to "clean" the face of the meter yesterday and this morning she was going to wipe it off properly, but first she stopped to look. No webs to brush aside today, no spiders.
But she knelt there for a couple of minutes and then the largest black widow she's seen started coming toward her. She didn't know they moved that fast. When she stood up, she could see the fine web spun across the top of the hole. Scared her so bad she didn't even put the cover back where it belonged. So, please, if you cut across our lawn today, don't step in the water meter hole. It's deep and you could break a leg.
Have a purring and tail wagging day. And if you live in Missouri, we hope you will vote Yes on Prop B.