BlogPaws Guest Blogger: Wanda Kruse
I was lucky to participate in one of Your Daily Cute’s pet rescues. “Cute” fellow BlogPaws community member Dorian Wagner had arranged for two young tabby cats to be transported from the southeastern part of the U.S. to St. Louis, Missouri. Artist BZTAT aka Vicki Boatright recruited me via Twitter. Twitter is an incredible medium for getting the word out quickly to a worldwide audience. I contacted Dorian, and I was chosen to drive the last leg of their journey to their final permanent home.I had the route planned almost down to the last minute. (When I drive, I drink a lot of soda which means I have to plan for stops if you know what I mean.) I headed across the Mighty Mississippi and soon left the majestic Gateway Arch behind me heading east on Interstate 64. I had my iPod loaded, the AC blasting, and my pedal was not quite to the metal. You see, I cut my teeth on Chicago traffic, but I try to drive sensibly. Since I was on a Mission of Cute, I had to be vigilant.
I don’t know how many of you have driven across central Illinois, but it is not the most inspired landscape. I think that I memorized every farmhouse, cow, and pig. I found a lot of places where ATT doesn’t have signal. It was so hard to see all the crops suffering from the drought, and I kept thinking about the poor farmers with the reduced yields of soybeans and corn.