Southside Animal Shelter
1614 W. Edgewood Ave. • 317-710-2831 www.ssasi.org
May is always a busy month. Friday was the last day of school at Beech Grove. My human dad and I visited three schools to wish everyone a great summer break. The last couple of times that we visited the high school was fun. We were walking down the hall both times when a loud buzzer sounded and the hallway was filled with students. It is so cool to visit with students who stop to say hi and scratch my ears.
We also stopped to see a young fellow that Dad used to drive to school in a bus. Jaiden Sapp was a rider on my dad’s bus when he was in the first grade at Hornet Park Elementary. Last week he graduated from Southport High. I got to have my picture taken with him. He is on his way to Texas for a few months to visit and hangout with family.
I am now an honorary member of The Perry Township/Southport Historical Society. The society had a booth at the Southport Spring Festival in early May, and I helped man … no, make that “dog” – it. We saw several friends and met lots of new folks. We told people about some of the programs that have been presented over the past few years.
I was more interested in the future programs. I heard talk of a few that are in the works. One of them was presented at our May meeting. I was excited about attending this meeting. I learned quite a bit about a place that I have visited several times.
We listened to several people tell us about the beginning and the history of Southern Plaza Shopping Center. Members of the George Bixler Sr. family were guests, and they told several stories about the development of the first big shopping center on the Southside.
Janet Hitch-Isaac talked about when she was a carhop at The Southern Circle drive-in restaurant. She is a former high school classmate of my dad’s, and she brought her old uniform and a large scrapbook filled with photos.
We had a nice turnout. I started out sitting in a chair, but when I noticed the room filling up, I gave up my chair and settled onto the floor.
As I understand it, schools are out for about seven weeks. We will still visit our friends at Manor Care Nursing Facility and Madison Health Care on Tuesdays. It is always the highlight of my week to see the residents and the employees. We saw my great friend Christie and her mom last week. I enjoy cuddling with Christie, and she and her mom, Pam, give me tasty treats.
We have stopped to visit The Southside Animal Shelter a few times. I still remember when I was a resident there. I had some good friends there, and we liked the humans who helped to find some wonderful new homes.
I’ve been doing a bunch of other stuff also, and I’d like to tell you about it, ... but I need a nap.
Have a wonderful summer.