I was off work today so decided to do something productive. I went down to Petsmart and bought four large bags of cat and kitten food. I then drove to the Franklin County animal shelter and donated the food to them. I filled out an application, then went back and picked out a dog (A chocolate lab) and took her on a walk and played with her. She was VERY STRONG, and VERY energetic. We played for about 30 minutes and ran around a bit. Then she took me on a walk and did her natural duties in the grass. I took her back in after a few dog snacks. I picked out another dog, a Jack Russell and my god that dog was on crack or something. We went out to the play area and she ran up and down the fence and ran after the ball I had. After about 30 minutes she was pooped and I took her back inside. Afterwards I cleaned up a few cages, then made my way to the cat section where there were about 50 cats in various large cages. A human could easily fit into these (community) cages. They each held about 3-5 cats comfortably. The lady told me to pick one and took me back to a room where I could play with it. I went to one cage with a bunch of 4 month old kittens and one came right up to me and hopped up into my arms. So I took it and played with and petted him for about 15-20 minutes. If I could have taken him home I would have. He really seemed to like me, but our lease allows for one cat :-/ It just warmed me up tho knowing I made these animals day, just going and playing with them is good fun, and its good for the animals too. They need that interaction. Once we buy a house I'm probably going to go back and adopt a few cats and a dog or two Kind of puts a lie to the notion that I'm heartless conservative bastard doesn't it?