Breath of Fresh Air in Fawnskin

Fresh Air

So, GG is out getting fresh air while the guys in hazmat gear clear things up at my home office.

Tickle the cat doesn’t know what to think of these guys and gave me an earful, that is until he had a mouthful of food, which seemed to distract him.

As for me, I’d rather be working from home on the deck in this heat but I’ll just have to wait.

It will be interesting to see if I finally recover when this gets cleared up and I honestly don’t know whether to be happy that it might be the underlying problem or really annoyed over it.

You can be sure that I’ll have a good article up for you soon on all that I have learned about restoration and mold.

In the meantime, life goes on.

Around town the buzz was over the smoke that entered the valley. It was drifting over from Idyllwild and was not a local fire but that did not stop it from creating a bit of alarm.

GG found herself awake in the wee hours of the morning since I smelled smoke.

The talk of the town is that a lot of Fawnskin Folks are pondering over the haze from the smoke that has infiltrated the valley.

I’ve been out walking in the heat and am at least glad the smoke was not worse.

The heat wave has not been fun but I guess I can hit the flat lands to put it into perspective.

Seems like I am annoyed over a lot this week.

For instance, the pet dog situation here again.

Those of you who know me understand that I am pro pets but when you cannot walk down certain streets with a dog because of loose canines, despite the leash law, it can make you grumpy.

Then there is the incessant, abnormal barking.

But early this am, what got me was that as I marched down an easement today, I just managed to thwart a dog attack upon my canine pal.

Easements are access roads that are either public access areas or thoroughfares and the dog was hidden until he came after my buddy.

I’m sure the neighbors heard me yell for blocks.

My projection made the attacker back off and the only thing he got was a mouth full of fur but I was mad for about another hour.

You see, he was tethered but it did not confine him to his property and he was able to get all the way across the easement.

In the early am things are still a bit difficult for me and so I did not have the mace on me for the first time in months.

Anyway, the last time I was this mad was last year when I had to file a citizen’s arrest on a contractor whose dog attacked here in Fawnskin.

He did not have permission to have his dog onsite at the property where he was working.

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that I have written about leash laws before, and recently so did the Grizzly.

This dog-gone issue is one that needs some serious enforcement. I remember a woman whose dog was so badly injured in an attack on a trail that it freaked her out to even be out with her dog.

In the past, people confined and controlled their animals.

However, for some reason that common sense and concern for public safety seems to have gone by the wayside.

Today’s incident ties in with another “pet” peeve surfacing around town–that of public access and easements.

I’ll get to that in a dedicated article soon, but word on the street is that it has gotten so bad that a few folks have talked to an attorney about it.

If you look around you’ll notice more and more “private property”, “no trespassing” and related signs.

The problem is, many are actually posted on public domain thoroughfares and public access areas.

I’ve seen this signage in different areas around town and now disgruntled residents are muttering over it and just may be rallying to take action.

As for GG, yeah, yeah, I will be doing a bit more digging on the issue and I’ll also be talking to officials about it too.

So outside of the grumpy girl rant (GG is so convenient as it can be used as an acronym for so many variations), I hear that Captain John Saunders is running for mayor along with Debra Kanner.

More on that later.

Have a great weekend and yes, I should be back next week.

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