There is an Air Force Base nearby at Alamogordo, Holloman AFB. In the last couple months, there have been
sonic booms thanks to the arrival of the F-22, aka The Raptor, to that base. OK, I'm glad we have air protection, but these booms are obnoxious! They are like the loudest thunder you can imagine, and literally shake the house. The good thing is that, unlike thunder which rumbles over and over and gives a sense of warning, these come in singles, one for each plane, so we just hear two or three. The sharpness and sheer volume is driving the dogs nuts!! And they aren't helping my nerves, either! We aren't getting them every day or even every week, but if we were, we might get used to it (not that I'm asking for that!!!). When these occur, it is sudden and very, VERY startling. Poor little Sam loses it and runs around wildly, Joey runs to my side, and Max looks around like "What the.....???" before moving in my direction. There is no solution that I know of, but I wish they would go away and boom at someone else!
I've been on a cleaning jag today. I've accomplished a lot, much of it "deep cleaning," doing some of those things that most of us tend to avoid. My house doesn't really look much better, but it feels nice to know those unseen things have been done.
I've been trying to arrange a motel room in Broken Arrow, OK, for when I go to my niece's wedding and then pick up Joey's little lady and bring her home. I went through this once before, but I thought It was just a fluke and the fact that I didn't have time to research very thoroughly. But .... I was wrong. And I'd forgotten it in the two years since I went through this before. The thing is, I'm guessing that Oklahoma is the most unfriendly toward pets that I have encountered. I can not find a motel that will accept pets even vaguely near my brother's home. Period. I've called AAA and they are sending me a Tourbook, and hopefully I will find one within reasonable distance from the events. I'm now remembering, too, that when I was moving I couldn't find a motel accepting pets until I was nearly out of OK, in Hinton, where Caroline and I stayed a few weeks ago.
My plan has been to take Joey with me so he and his sweetie can reacquaint themselves before we get back and she is in the chaos with the other boys. I have arranged for a house sitter to stay with the others. Now I don't know if I will need to rethink everything. I'll see what I find in the Tour book, as it is usually very helpful for that. I hope I can find something within a reasonable distance from my brother's area. If not ..... I don't know.
I'm really irritated over this. I can not believe how pet-unfriendly the state of Oklahoma appears to be. I'm at the point of considering whether to contact the state official who would handle this, I'm assuming it would be the head of the Department of Tourism, to raise this issue. Let me ask you .... are any of you from OK, or have family/friends you visit there? Have you been traveling through, and what was your experience? I've driven from KC to Seattle through NB, SD, WY,MT, and ID, then from then through OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX, LA, AL, MS, to FL
, then back to KC via GA, TN, KY, IN, and IL. I've been to KS, CO, AR and SD on other trips. I have never found a town, even small ones, without a motel that would accept my babies! But in all of OK, just that one place in Hinton! WHAT IS WITH THAT??????
OK, I'll stop. I'm out of breath, anyway. Could you tell I'm upset? LOL!
K?loi9 (oops! that was courtesy of Sam who just landed with a flying leap beside me, paws on the computer!!)