Monday, 21 November 2016

10:05 – Chilly weather continues. When I took Colin out and got the paper this morning, it was 26F (-3C) with strong gusty winds. As usual, after he peed Colin started mole hunting, pouncing when he smelled or heard something and sticking his snout down into the turf.

We don’t overlook long-term food storage for Colin. If things get bad, he’ll eat dog food until he runs out of it, and then start eating what we eat. We store his dog food in a large airtight plastic bin that keeps it good for several months, but there there are the dog biscuits, which come in a cardboard box. Barbara just opened a new box of those and transferred them to a bunch of Costco nut jars, carefully supervised by Colin the whole time.

I understand that the federal government has us at an elevated threat level under NTAS. They’ve warned that ISIS may plan widespread “lone wolf” attacks over the Thanksgiving holiday. The only specific target I’ve seen mentioned is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which may be targeted by terrorists driving trucks into crowds, but of course this could happen anywhere that crowds gather. Of course, they may also use guns and bombs per their usual.

I’m not expecting terrorist attacks to be widespread, but I’d be surprised if there weren’t at least one or two. Stay away from crowds.