Rant & Rave: Missing cat found almost 2 years later, thanks to helpful Seattleites

RAVE to the lots of residents of the south Bryant and north Laurelhurst neighborhoods who aided convey my missing kitten dwelling immediately after he escaped from my dwelling and wandered outside for two yrs! He went missing from my home in the vicinity of Wedgwood Elementary University in July 2020. A photo of a lacking cat posted on Nextdoor led to a multifamily hunt throughout numerous sections of our neighborhoods. We managed to seize him just after about six days. The veterinarian claims he’s nutritious — only lost just one pound — and scheduled for a trendy “lion cut” to get rid of matted fur. He’s modifying nicely back to life as an indoor cat with his sibling cats. I am so grateful to the residents of the Bryant and Laurelhurst neighborhoods who served me carry him dwelling.

RANT to enterprises that torture callers with interminable and irrelevant voice messages even though they are waiting around in the hope of currently being linked to a human becoming.

RAVE to a handy electrician. Although commuting property along the Burke-Gilman Trail I received a flat. Numerous individuals stopped to make certain I was Alright, but no just one was ready to enable me. Jason, an electrician, was able to patch my tube and get me heading all over again. I informed him my spouse would be ready for me in Lake Forest Park and he went on his way. I rode diligently on my way. About a block from the end of my experience I noticed Jason by the facet of the trail and questioned what he was carrying out. He mentioned, “I just required to make sure you manufactured it right here.” Fantastic persons are continue to out there. Thank you, Jason!

RANT to the clients at my neighborhood Ballard grocery retailer who put garbage into the plastic bag recycling bin at the entrance to the retailer. Either they do not see the substantial label on the bin or don’t care … either way, it’s disappointing for me and many others who make an exertion to carry their plastic baggage in for recycling because we simply cannot set them into our bins at dwelling.

RAVE to the kind few who arrived on this 80-moreover-calendar year-outdated human being at the entrance to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park on May perhaps 14. I experienced tripped and fallen, and hit my head, which was bleeding. They known as 911 and arranged my trip to UW Professional medical Heart-Northwest — where by immediately after various several hours, numerous assessments and seven sutures — I was discharged. Just can’t thank my rescuers ample, and alas, cannot remember their names. Rave also to all the employees at the emergency area for their care, sympathy and effectiveness. They made a scary stop by substantially less difficult to tolerate. Thanks and hurrah to all!

RANT to the landlord future door. His tenants and neighbors are subjected to a constant and aggravating chicken “sound system” used to scare away a woodpecker. Effectively, it has worried absent ALL the birds and annoyed ALL the neighbors. The natural way, the landlord does not reside in his constructing so he does not get to listen to this working day in and working day out. 

RANT AND RAVE Rave to the incredibly qualified workforce from Seattle Fireplace Office who responded to my bicycle crash in the Arboretum on Friday! Rant to the Seattle Department of Transportation for leaving the enormous pothole that triggered my front tire to go flat just as I was striving to change! This is a route that sees a reasonable quantity of bike site visitors so I am possibly not the initial or the last bicycle owner to have a painful slide below!

RAVE to the variety human being who still left my motor vehicle keys in a outstanding location by the entrance right after I carelessly dropped them someplace at the Magnuson off-leash puppy park. It was a wet afternoon and I was soaked and tired when I understood my keys were being gone.

RANT to the Montlake Bridge closure. Closing the Montlake Bridge for maintenance work when the College District Road Good was having position was ridiculous and confirmed extremely poor setting up on the aspect of the Division of Transportation. The end result was full site visitors chaos in the total location.  

RAVE to Ben, a cart jockey at the Costco on Fourth Avenue South! He walked a extensive way to my auto to unload my hefty bags of cat litter. Then returned with a dolly to the retailer to load hefty luggage of compost, waited while I paid out, and walked them again to my motor vehicle.