So now things are beginning to settle into dull routine. & I mean dull in only the best way possible. Dull as in familiar & comfortable. But there are still changes afoot.

For instance, me n Takoa are not just todolly familiar & comfortable with each other as next door neighbors. Takoa is still working on Flatland Ways. & Takoa never told me he has a Feline BFF named Zeus.

Ooopsy! Jumpy keyboards are a challenge for the Digitally Challenged. So anyway . . . as I was saying.

Takoa & Zeus are BFFs, practically litter mates except well, you know, Takoa’s a dog & Zeus is a cat. I’m all for diversity but mixed species . . . well I dunno.

As the New HY rolls around so does Awards Season in the Entertainment Industry. So many awards. So much Glitz & Glam. Praise & honor for the talented & creative amongst the Humans.

There’s the SAGgies & the Grannys, the Emmys & the Academy Awards. Awards for movies & TV, for music & wardrobe (which humans wouldn’t need if they’da just kept their fur on).

Not sure if Pompeii won an award for last HY but it was the most popular song of HY 2014. We, here at Todo Chronicles, think it oughta win some kind of award for the Song Most Beneficial to Planetary Survival.

We like the music. We give that an 8. We like the beat. Very good for vigorous walkiesing. We give that a 9. But the words . . . we give them a 10. Remember, words are what humans believe sets them apart from other species on AnimalPlanet.com. Sometimes, we here at Todo Chronicles, wish they would actually listen to their words.

The words to Pompeii talk about the eruption of a very big volcano a long long time ago in a place far far away from My Valley. Far in distance. But . . . not so far in other respects.

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was 1 of the most catastrophic events in European history & it happened in 79 AD which is like Y2K HY ago. A long long time ago. People there at the time wrote all about it & that writing still exists today. Imagine that. Volcanic gas, rocks, ash & fumes were spewed high up into the air. Bout as high as a satellite orbiting around up there today. This happened over a brief period of a couple of days & there wasn’t much anybody could do about it. Can’t stuff toothpaste back into a tube, even with thumbs.

Altho the eruption occurred quickly, the residents of the area had some indications of what spewing gases & carbon dioxide can do to air breathing critters. It can kill ’em dead.

The words to the song say:

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

So how long are humans gonna keep sticking their heads in the sand, closing their eyes to what’s happening all over AnimalPlanet.com today? Only now it’s not a volcano spewing catastrophic amounts of carbon dioxide all over. It’s human activity. Carbon Dioxide is Carbon Dioxide. & there’s still some of it floating around since the beginning of the Industrial Age. It’s accumulating until the atmosphere can’t absorb any more. & so fires rage hotter. Winter blizzards paralyze major cities. Hurricane season is year around. Ocean levels rise. Shore lines sink. Droughts are longer & more often. Humans are creating their own destruction & all they can do is SING about it. Makes you wonder just how humans fancy themselves at the top of the food chain. Of course, they can be knocked off pretty fast. Just ask a dinosaur . . . if you can find 1.

So, we here at Todo Chronicles, think that somewhere amongst all the awards handed out this awards season there oughta be a Pompeii Award.

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