To the Editor
June 10, 2014
Thanks to all who helped Kiki get home
On June 1, our dachshund Kiki bolted from a friend’s house. We spent the day searching for her near Inglewood Hill. By 10 p.m., we were in despair — would she know to stay off the street, avoid predators, find food and water? We live in Issaquah, so it seemed Kiki’s chances of returning, or even surviving the night, were low.
We spent Monday putting up flyers, but failed to find her. Neighbors encouraged us, took flyers and said they’d help.
On Tuesday, my wife widened her search and distributed more flyers. People posted flyers in shop windows, and on bulletin boards/social networks. We were deeply touched by their friendly community spirit.
That afternoon, someone saw Kiki. She had survived two nights and was on the move! Soon, a lady reported she and her son chased a surprisingly fast dog. They drove me to where they lost her, but we searched until 10:30 to no avail.
Early Wednesday, we drove back to that field. Kiki dashed from under a tree. I sprinted after her, but she was faster. I began to panic, but eventually cornered her. She was dirty and terrified, but at last lowered her head and whimpered. I knew she remembered who she was.
The best thing about losing a dog is telling everyone you found it again. Other than raw paws and a slight fever, she was OK. As we took down flyers, people who knew she was lost rejoiced with us. Though Kiki had her license and a chip, it was our friends and neighbors who helped the most. I would love to know the names of the lady and her son who chased Kiki that day to thank them.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone in Sammamish and Issaquah for helping bring Kiki home.
Costco needs to ease up on parking restrictions
This morning, I tried to visit the Issaquah Farmers Market … but did not succeed.
It turns out the nearest parking is about a mile away. There were acres of empty spaces reserved for the Costco office complex close to the market. Yet not only were they blocked off, but Costco actually had guards to make sure someone did not find their way in.
Costco, that is mean-spirited! Even Wal-Mart, of all people, shows a more kind-hearted policy when they let RVers park free in their parking lots.
A lot of us, myself included, are Costco members. We would truly like to see an organization with a more enlightened attitude.
City officials voting for pot are breaking their oath of office
A majority (5-2) of the Issaquah City Council voted for marijuana. Please note that they “all” took an oath to “support and maintain the Constitution of the state of Washington and for the United States of America.”
Since federal law pre-empts state law and pot is illegal in the eyes of the federal government, the five members that voted yes for pot broke their oath of office. They appear to view laws the same as President Obama, only support some laws and disregard those they do not agree with.
Folks, two council members, Nina Milligan and Eileen Barber voted no, keeping faith with their oath of office in my eyes. Too bad five of the other council members, using “weasel-worded” excuses, yielded to pot industry pressure. Also a number of other Washington cities, sided with two of our council members, to keep pot out of their cities.