Picture of the Moment—Jim and I did NOT stop

Picture of the Moment

Yesterday, Jim and I went to the Spring fundraiser for Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, California, a suburb of Fresno.

Cat House on the Kings

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We noticed that between Bakersfield and Fresno, there were no grocery stores and very few restaurants, of which about 9 out of 10 were closed.

There were, however, thousands and thousands of acres of orange, peach, and olive orchards; and vineyards; many dozens of oil refineries and fruit silos and train loading facilities; and several very long Union Pacific freight trains, the longest of which I counted at 239 cars, five lead engines, and two end engines, or about two miles long.

We did find one market after going through miles and miles of orchards and vineyards, but Jim and I did not stop….

S&M Market

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It’s never too late to donate to your local animal shelter to help with their expenses, or to adopt one of their residents. You can also adopt from Cat House on the Kings or donate to help defray their expenses in providing for their 700+ cats, a dozen dogs, and a handful of goats (cash; cat, dog or webcam sponsorship; items from their Amazon wish list; and more!).

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26 thoughts on “Picture of the Moment—Jim and I did NOT stop

  1. charlypriest

    That´s a lucky cat.

    I´ll donate my two bullmastiff dogs to the shelter, they can pee and eat all the other animals food and make dodoo in huge huge quantities. Try to take care of these two beasts.


  2. Photos With Finesse

    My phone book listing is S & M McEvoy. Wouldn’t have had nearly as much abuse from the British side of the family if it had gone in with hubby’s initial first LOL. Remember years ago being in the heart of orchard country in British Columbia. We stayed in a hotel right across from one of the biggest markets in the valley and were thrilled to find Peach Pie on the menu. Imagine our disappointment when it turned up made from tinned peaches. Sob! As a household with 3 adopted cats, and 2 adopted dogs, I thank you for your fundraiser efforts! 😀


    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have the same problem here in San Diego, 10 miles north of the Mexican border, with “fresh jalapeños” Ha! “Fresh” DOES NOT mean frozen or canned! No, no, no, no, no, no, and no.



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