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Ch 14 Apes & Dogs

Sitting here now, listening to the soft pitter patter of the rain on the canopy roof, sipping the coconut water, watching the primates interact, I smile, my heart is heavy but I watch the little Gorilla and Orangutang, watch them teeter towards one of their relatives close to each other and I know, this is the right thing to do!

Well maybe I am just a little insane now, who knows but my idea sounds nuts even to me now! Teach the Apes how to forage in the surrounding orchards and grocery stores. Build up a bio mass for heating through the winter so they do not freeze to death, and well hope everything works out and do this in the next 12-14 days then move up north before the fall sets in there. Well here goes nothing, I suppose!

We have all been keeping an eye on each other, the Orangutangs watch the Gorillas, and I watch them, and they watch me and each other, kinda like keystone cops. Since letting all the apes, elephants and everyone else that was left, we have all been sitting around outside watching each other and getting to know the new outside places for ourselves.

It was sink or swim time, if we are going to get along, if they will let me show them were the food is, if they let me work on the enclosures to make them winterized, we all just have to take some time to sit and get used to each other. Luckily they seem used to humans, they must have seen dogs as they just watch the dogs play by themselves or watch the dogs as they watch them. Funny lots of watching going on, as well as foraging.

Since I am sitting here with the laptop working on the journal and looking up the info that is needed for the Jean Pain Method of Bio Heating, the primates seem interested in the sound of the keyboard as I work on the journal entry. Two of the littlest ones keep coming closer to peek at what I am doing, while the mothers keep shifting themselves over to be closer to the little ones and watch me at the same time.

I told the dogs to lay-down and be good, just watch and listen, well Zeldy is the one having the hardest time. She is the youngest of all of them and had a bad time until I got her from the rescue place. She is trying her damnedest, but she just wants to play and romp around. The little apes are moving closer to her now, she is watching them with the same zeal that she would a human baby/kid.. lets go and play already she is squirming and thinking out loud, I swear!

Well she could not hold herself any longer, got up quickly and licked the little apes on the faces and did the lets play dance. They seemed pleased, but the troop is now acting sort of alarmed, just what I was afraid of to be honest. Well Midnight bounded up to Zeldy, licked her face and did a little play thing, and now they are off, running in circles, chasing each others tails and generally looking foolish. The little apes are squealing in delight,and the troop is settling down now, hopefully.

Well here comes the baby Orangutang long arms waving in the air, big smile as the other apes wave their arms at the dogs and him as well. Even the huge Silverback Gorilla is settling down now, and the largest of the Male Orangutangs is sitting still watching everything, pie face turned towards me and the little kids playing.

Rolling some tennis balls towards the ape kids, some get snatched up by Zeldy and the chase is on by Midnight, closely followed by the apes, the dogs are whining and growling in play the ape kids are making weird noses and squealing in delight. Perhaps it was the little Orangutang with the huge eyes who put it all together first and threw the ball at the dogs, who snatched it up and ran back to him, so he figured out what to do first. Then the chase was on everyone running and jumping on four legs and feet, balls flying, barking and squeals all so much fun for the fur people.

Perhaps that was the moment that the two troops and my little band all relaxed together for the first time. It will take time, but it will work I thought. Looking over farther away, I spotted the baby elephant watching with those big ears twitching quickly, trunk up scenting the wind, but with big Momma in the way, protecting and blocking at the same time. Maybe next time we would have that little fellah in here too?

Today is a rest day, a play day a get to know the neighbours day tomorrow back to work, we all need the rest today though. Time to find some sticks and move off a bit to play fetch the stick for a bit, so the doggy pack knows they are loved too!

Zeldy, Calm, Calm I say quietly yet loudly at the same time. On one side of her is the baby orangutan and on the other is one of the baby Gorillas. The are both sort of petting her and holding onto her fur at the same time. Zeldy is very still, she is so good with little kids once she is settled down and calmer. Both the little apes are kinda jabbering away to her and to each other at the same time, it is priceless to watch, and I WOULD love to have a camera right now but I Dare not move in the slightest.

The troops look poised and ready for battle with each other and us if things go badly here. Zeldy licks both of the little apes hands and faces and that sends them lurching away, laughing with arms in the air waving too and fro in their short legged way of walking.

Phew.. I let my breath out even though I was not aware of having kept it in! Everyone is settling down now and going back to foraging again. Damn that was close and glad it is over peacefully now.

Dogs, lets get something to eat now OK! Well Zeldy likes to play but loves to eat, so she comes bounding past Midnight who just can’t resist a little nip at Zeldy, as she flys by. There is no contest Zeldy is the fastest here and makes it back in time to get two treats while Midnight only gets one, for now that is. She deserves another treat as well and will get one as soon as we are back at the Toy Hauler, which is parked about 20 feet away.

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Waking Divergent Journal Ch 13 Family and New Friends

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 13 Family and New Friends !

Now your up to date, off to my Parents house in the Kitchener / Cambridge area which is just 30 minutes away, pick up some memories, then off to create more memories on our own I guess.

Another hour then on the way back to the Primates, Gorillas and Orangutans.

So easy to write, but so much emotion afterwards to experience.

Easy sitting here, sipping on Coconut Water and Iced Tea, we sit in the rain, it is pouring, a massive downpour that caught us all off guard, everyone is soaked through. At my Parents house it was Sunny and Clear, when I got back to the Toronto Zoo, it was sunny and clear for about 30 minutes. Then out of nowhere, the sky turned black as the clouds rolled in so quickly it took our breaths away. Then the Deluge Started (underlined and in bold as it is important)

I think High Pressure Met Low Pressure and they had a tango up there with a full orchastra conducted by Ricky Ricardo! Need to get one of those old time Weather devices, that show, High/Low/Humidity/Temperature and Date and Time. Then learn how to use it, we lost so much easy Technology with the Computer age.

Back to what happened;

When we got here, everyone else that was let was let out, let them forage for themselves for a bit before getting Supper together for the last time. The doggy pack are working together very good now, my new command to them worked like a charm, Stay Close – Guard and they did. Not sure if they think I am guarding them or they are guarding me though, but they stay close and are vigilant. All of the Animals saw us working as a group and if any got close, they were greeted with muzzles showing teeth and very loud growlings, with a shotgun pointed at them, even the Hippo’s got the message.

I have a plan formulated, kinda weird maybe for the Big Primates, but I just gotta give them a better chance at SURVIVAL. The others, Elephants, Rhinos, Hippo’s will just be let to their own devices and they can wander at will.

We are all sitting here, under the Canopy that I put up after the winds died down, there is still a slight drizzle, so the Canopy helps us out. Not too far away, the Orangutans and Gorillas are sitting in two distinct groups though close to each other under the overhang in the open enclosures. They are comfortable with each others company, keeping to their family groups and near each other for mutual protection. Some of the wee ones even come close to the dogs and I, under the watchful eyes of the mothers and the the big leader males of course.

They sit close, grooming and murmuring to each other, I sit here thinking on my Parents house and lack of any other people so far. The dogs have bonded and lay close to each other, Midnight with Crunch and Brownie with Zeldy, always paired now, close and looking in different directions, more primal and more social at the same time.

Me, I sit here with YOU, whoever you will be, someone that I find, someone that finds me, or someone that opens the journal, later! I have you to share my thoughts and feelings with, YOU and anyone who is listening to the Ham Radio broadcasting’s. I have started to write and speak at the same time, the Audio voiced into the microphone, the keys of the laptop echoing the words, putting them to paper. The other Ham and CB, along with the radio, listen for a response, any crackle from the speakers and I pause in my broadcast and writing, sometimes the dogs look a the speakers expectantly as well, but for the most part they busy themselves in other endeavours.

Here I sit, heart broken anew, this is my therapy I suppose writing it all down, then printing it out on the little laser printer to add to the Journal as it grows thicker with more papers. In the past I have been called an emotional refrigerator, a cold person, someone who does not show emotion or if only barely. Well I think that has all changed, all changed for good.

The deluge of water may have rinsed the tears from my face, but it did not touch the shadow of a heart that I have left, that is for sure.

Entering my parents house, as it sat almost virtually the same from the last time I left it. Before I got here , there was hope. Hope that maybe they would be sitting there, smiling and saying what took you so long, it is dinner time and we were waiting for you! Alas no, nobody, no sign, no notes, no nothing.

Zeldy had been bouncing up and down at the door, eager to get in to see Grandma and Grandpa, she raced around searching, questing, sniffing and then barking and whining all at the same time. The other dogs, fired up tore around with her, sniffing as well, scenting the people that had been here, the scent of Zeldy that lingered and god knows what else. Finally Zeldy sat in the middle of the living room, staring at their armchairs, whining a little then layed down staring at the empty chairs and sighed. I think she had been hoping they would be there as well, lets face it she was hoping very hard they were there too. She started bouncing as soon as she realized what street she was on and who lived there.

Even in grief, I knew time was limited, so limited for me as I had to get back here and let the rest go let the last of the mammals go free. Give them a chance at life, family and happiness, a chance that I might never have again.

Trinkets and memories;

That is what I took when I departed, I left a short NOTE and a copy of the journal for them to read, if they returned. On the note I said what I took, how to reach me and my destination for the winter!

TO zoo first
channel on CB and Ham radios for contact
Destination
North to the New Liskard Area of Ontario, North away from the Nuclear Reactors if they melt down,
North to the last known location of my Sister, she is up in the north, my buddy is in the New Liskard area, so North is where I am going, for now. North where I always felt at home, felt like I belonged the North that never left me. You may leave the North but it never leaves you. You may leave the Military but it never leaves you.

Memories of other times; Some paintings by my paternal Grandmother a photo that my paternal Grandfather took, some photos of my Dad’s Mother and Father, some photos of my parents and family including my Mothers Parents my Nanny and Pappa, other family as well from the mantel.

Some homemade jams that my mother had made a few years before and the boxed multi layered scene from the Coast of Nova Scotia that I had given to them as a gift. Two of the nice pipes I gave my Dad for the last Father’s day, a hand carved Celtic Cross (by me) that I gave my mother when she was in the hospital. Memories!

Some Memories for the future, memories of a saner time, a time with Friends, Families and People on the street, normal times.

As I closed the door I said goodby then stood there, looking around, thinking. 

Since they are in a cul de sac, I disconnected the gas from their house and from the neighbours on both sides, then loaded the shotgun with 00 buck and slugs, proceeded to shoot the electrical wires from the poles that connected the houses to the Grid. Just in case of an overload and spike. A quick trip down the hill to the neighbours house there, shotgun at the ready, since they are not the nicest of people even at the best of times, did the same to that house. Well the best I can do to see that the house does not burn down, for now!

Come on Doggies, into the Camper Toy, lets go play with some Gorillas now OK., we drove away, I did not look back.

Sitting here now, listening to the soft pitter patter of the rain on the canopy roof, sipping the coconut water, watching the primates interact, I smile, my heart is heavy but I watch the little gorilla and orangutang, watch them teeter towards one of their relatives close to each other and I know, this is the right thing to do!

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Waking Divergent Journal Ch 12 Fires and Gorillas

Pulled up on a Ridge, stopped by the view that overlooks a part of the African Lion Safari, also visible in the distance is part of the 401, part of the 403 south, part of the Toronto Skyline and some of the lands West and North West.

Since the view was sudden and startling, it is quick update time.
My plans are altered by the sudden views and realization that my parents home might not survive too much longer. Since they are not answering, email, phones I have assumed that they are like everyone else, no more!

Reverse order Journal right now;
the view is most startling and if there had been time, perhaps I would have come to the conclusion or pre-thinking of what I am now witness too!

Fires! Fires in the distance in every direction, as far as I can see there are Fires! Some of the woods are ablaze though mostly it is the houses and buildings that burn. Perhaps it was power surges, or things plugged in or lightning strikes, or gas explosions, who knows what it was.

Now my location is only 30 minutes to my parents so a quick run over there, take a look, holler out Hellooooooo, though probably will be hollering in vain! There are some keepsakes and memento’s that should be grabbed now since we are so close. Some old photos, some paintings some trinkets to remember my family by.

Need to write out some long-term planning thoughts and ideas.
– food long-term
– living location for long-term
– travelling
– equipment for long-term
– fuel for long-term
– searching for others that survived? Continuation?
– long-term feasibility of batteries, power, communications, laptops, computers, printers, information, books, magazines, some DVD’s – Training and relaxation, music (NO RAP or Opera.. same bad words in front of nice music)
– Deal with loneliness, lack of someone to talk too
– WEATHER !!!!
– print out info, put it in binders
– transfer Journal to book format
– HEALTH -me – Dogs – other animals??
– EMP – Solar Flares & Nuclear explosions (build a Faraday Cage, large and small! )
– MAPS
– add into list more Propane

– DAY OFF need one or twooooo—- so exhausted! Well tomorrow will be a mostly day off! Then the following day will be a full day off for us. The dogs are tired as well, Brownie needs some bandages again and some more antibiotics, the others are looking worn out and ragged as well.

– —- more, expand list, create new chapter just for list?? put into spreadsheet???
– tomorrow, think on this stuff tomorrow, today is not yet over.

Since letting out animals and Zoo visits are in the last stages of work, there has just been too much time gone by now so survival rates will be none existent. The only sidetracks for animals now will be to open up fields and pastures where I see that some animals are still standing and grazing as I drive by.

We left the African Lion Safari Park just a few minutes ago, climbed the ridge in the Viking with the Toy Hauler and beheld the spectacle of what I can only describe as a ring of fire. The breeze is a gentle one coming in from the Northwest and the least amount of fires in that direction, so that is probably why the air is not filled with smoke.

GET a mask!! Get a mask or I will on the ground not breathing be, alone. There will be choking from the fumes as well as the smoke and my newly formed Asthma will take over in a bad way. The Toy Hauler Camper is equipped with an air conditioner that runs on propane, 12 v and 110 v, so maybe the dogs can stay in there if the smoke is too much, I will be wearing a mask and do what needs doing.
add into list more Propane

Familiarity breed speed, this time the release of all the animals, reptiles, birds and Bugs (some great big spiders and such!!!!) was much faster. Cutting corners, knowing the time is limited as well as needing to be back to feed the Primates made me speed through the whole process.

Things of note:
Baboons are like out of control teenagers! Hooligans, only the flashes of the shotgun blasts and the flash bangs keep them back. Even the dogs retreated very close to me as the are so outnumbered by that band of hooligans. Luckily for the Viking, I just used one of the beat up African Lion Safari pickup trucks to zip around in. Did this for a few reasons and one of them was remembering the incident with the Rhino back at the Toronto Zoo!

Rhinos here seem more used to being moved around and put into a direction that the handlers wanted I guess, as the truck survived, even though one of the huge black Rhinos spun around and dinged up the rear tailgate area some more, then it shuffled off, looking pleased.

Last thing on the list was open up the Elephant areas. After opening up the Elephant coral so that they could move around the park, I was composing a new message from the tape recorder that has been feeding into the CB and Ham radios. As I played back the message that was recorded at the Toronto Zoo, the Elephants all started trumpeting, shuffling and charged about 10ft closer to me.

Well, I am not afraid to tell you that we all pooped a little at that, me the dogs all of us jumped back in startlement and wonder! One minute the Elephant Herd was peaceful and grazing quietly, moving slowly along their path to the water, stopping at the odd tree for some fresh leaves, the next minute, wow! All the elephants trumpeted, formed an aggressive line moving towards us, the babies in the rear with another elephant. All ears turned towards us, heads lowered a bit, trunks swinging too and fro, lifting sod, rocks, sticks anything close and questing in our direction. Tons of angry or startled massive mammals!

What the heck just happened? Looking behind I only saw the dogs, heads lowered, eyes wide, teeth bared and growling but not moving, nothing else in view. What triggered that display of aggression or unrest? Was it the tape recordings? There was nothing else in my hand, I was listening too…. a message. Think, what else was on the recording animal sounds in the background and possibly Elephants calling to each other?

So I dared, I lifted the tape recorder up, showed it to the elephants, moved it around, took my other hand and lifted one finger up to press play. At first the only sound I heard was my voice with the recorded message, then animals in the background and Elephant Calls!!! I moved the recorder higher, moving it to my right, not moving fast just moving cautiously, all eyes on me now, Dogs and Elephants. I turned off the recorder, as the elephants reacted, though not as aggressively as a moment ago. Breath, let out a long ragged breath that I did not even know I was holding in. This herd of about 12 would trample us to nothings in the dirt if they wanted too.

Slowly I moved to a close picnic table, put the recorder on it and backed up to the pickup and dogs. The large Matriarch moved forward towards the picnic table along with 3 or 4 of the others, we retreated to the pickup, I ordered the dogs into the back of the truck bed. All of them jumped up, no complaints or hesitations, they were a little weirded out as well I think.

She lifted her trunk and eyes, searching in the distance, searching, question, eyes, kept going back to the little recorder, it was not turned on, but she was intent on a closer investigation for sure.

That was when I decided our time was done and headed back out the open gates to our moving home, the Viking and the Toy Hauler Camper, maybe I should just call the Camper,, The Toy! Not sure what happened to the tape recorder and well there are plenty around now to be picked up, but not that one!

Now your up to date, off to my Parents house in the Kitchener / Cambridge area which is just 30 minutes away, pick up some memories, then off to create more memories on our own I guess.

Another hour then on the way back to the Primates, Gorillas and Orangutans.

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Waking Divergent Journal Ch 11 Road to Africa

Quick update;
Left the 401 North on the DVP, West on the 407, back to the 401 as it intersects with the 407 before it heads off towards Hamilton.

Time is: O my Lord it is late and I am exhausted.
Location African Lion Safari
Situation, computer and Cell Phone batteries nearly dead as they became unplugged today during the exertions.

The journey was uneventful right up to about 2 miles from the Zoo that is called “African Lion Safari” Battery is at 40% so enough time for a very quick update, then I will sleep, this will recharge and both will be back at it tomorrow. Me to do the deeds and the Laptop to record what I can remember during the day and at the end of the day. Therapy as I have found my mind slipping somewhat, from the illness and from the madness that I see lurking in the corners of my mind as my little human brain tries to reason this out and make since out of the Divergent Reality that I find myself in now. This Journal will be my gauge and pathway moving on.

About 2 miles out there is a small intersection insignificant really but important as the gas station there looks to have blown up! Who knows what kind of spark set it off or maybe a car or some electrical spike was the trigger?

The explosion took out the power lines in 2 directions and one was towards the African Lion Safari. Some of the lines where still sparking on a couple of poles that were laying across the street, blocking my access onwards.

Of the many options I thought of, it dawned on me just to do the simplest option; since going around would be too time consuming, trying to drive around the poles themselves was not possible, my answer was simple. I used the chainsaw, cut the poles themselves, hooked on the winch and moved them 3/4s of the way across the roadway allowing easy passage through.

I had let the dogs out for a bit of a stretch and play time while I grabbed the chainsaw, winch and moved the poles. No problems easy task all went well. All went well that is until the dogs stopped playing almost at once, Zeldy was the first to stop lower her head and start growling, taking up that ready stance that indicates a threat of some kind was close.

Within a moment all the dogs where growling, stances ready to spring, heads lowered swinging left and right noses scenting the air searching for the target or targets. I am sure they knew what the threat was though having a somewhat stuffy nose, I merely took up a combat stance, eased the safety strap on my K-bar and the safety strap on the .357 Magnum Ruger Blackhawk in its holster.

Now from a combat point of view, I would have preferences for an auto loader, but dealing with animals and large predators, the simplicity and accuracy of the revolvers were preferential while on the road. In the Zoo itself, I slip on a shoulder holster with one the auto loaders, preferably the .45cal or the 10mm.

Anyways I digress, The attack was so fast we barely had time to react, barely had time to survive. Lions might be king of the Jungle or Savannas, the Tiger though is Emperor of Hit and Run tactics or Guerrilla Warfare! Even sitting here now, looking back on what happened even the dogs did not know what direction the Tiger attacked from, with lightning speed, gnashing teeth and slashing claws.

The only thing I saw was blurred stripes as it moved past me, knocking me so that I would fall down. My combat stance and many hours of practise years ago on the ranges and drills repeated over and over in the military though, had me spinning left, spinning in a full 360 deg circle, pulling my revolver with my right hand and my combat knife with my left.

Dropping to my right knee, my left hand swung upwards matching the swing of my right hand with the revolver. My combat stance to steady the revolver, left hand supporting the revolver, blade facing to my left in the reverse grip fighting position.

Quickly bring up the revolver sights, aligning on the orange and black striped primal attacker. The attacker who was past me, swiping into MY Dogs, boom and flash of light, cordite smoke blowing sideways from the cylinder, thumb moving back up to the hammer, pulling down again. Trigger finger this time gentler, breathing ragged, breath blowing out, steady the hands again, gently make it count. Aim through the sights, pulling the target closer to me, back of the massive head, just below the left ear, Boom!

Blood splattering, Tiger head lurching, forward and downwards, body lowering, thumb back up the hammer, breathing more ragged, re-shoot,

Boom, Tiger’s head swinging left now, eye looking at me, searching for me, blood spattering before the ear now, close enough I see the hole from 25ft, so close! Tiger dropping, body momentum still moving forward, dogs now fully engaged, attacking, snarling, jaws snapping, teeth tearing into the throat and shoulders now.

I rose, slowly handgun still aimed at the head, not wanting to fire again yet as there were dog bodies all over the enemy, the primal hunter, down now, still breathing and both of us now ragged breathing, blowing hard, trying to gain the upper hand. Dogs move, I bellow, Zeldy and Browny still in the way, MOVE I bellow, The Rotty’s, moved around and to the back, Browny staggering farther left, Zeldy still in the way, MOVE again I bellow, she finally looks at me, frothing at the mouth, blood spilling out, white foam, but she moved.

Now only 5 ft away, Boom again, into the head. Down, never to rise again, what a huge beast, massive 7 ft long body, wow. From now on .44 magnum for me on the hip and 10mm in the shoulder holster full time.

Next came the first aid to Brownie, 4 large slashes down the side of his body, deep gashes which I cleaned out with Hydrogen Peroxide, applied polysporin, some larger bandages and wrapped dressing all the war around, 3 times in order to keep the dressings in place. Need to check that before going to bed. Need to find Anti-biotics soon and apply some directly as well as in the food for a while. Dogs are hearty but they do need helping out as well.

As you surmised dear future reader, the power was out at the African Lion Safari, most of the big predators were gone, some still hanging around looking for an easy meal. Chased them off with some shotgun blasts, some air horns and a Flashbang just for good luck.

Time to throw some feed down for the other animals and let the birds out and free them. In the morning, animal release for the others, including the Rhino’s, Hippo’s and Elephants.

Damn gotta keep chasing the Baboons off as well, they are pesky and fearless!

That’s all for tonight. Another update tomorrow, battery at 10% now, time to go to bed and it can start recharging.

Come on dogs it is almost midnight, bedtime! The female Rotty lifts her head and looks at me. I say again, come on dogs it is almost midnight, she wines a big now looking at me.

Midnight I say, She is wagging her little stump of a tail, and comes right over to me for a hug and a rub..

Well, Midnight is your name, she seems happy now, done last name;
Zeldy, Browny, Crunch and Midnight !

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Waking Divergent Journal Ch 10 Zoo Run Day

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 10 Zoo Run Day !

Sitting here, checking email and trying to make up a message to let others know that I am here though the question is, are they out there? Turn on the Radios, all of them, ouch so loud, so loud. This morning I slept in, the dogs slept in, none of us even heard the alarm. None of us heard the Big Cat either, there are footprints around the Camper Trailer and the Viking! These prints are very large, though from the look of the prints, all the same so I think only one Big Cat and if I have to guess, Tiger!

Damn, so soon not even a breather. This might be another reason that I am sitting here, body is in pain, but it is my head, there is nothing but mind shattering white pain lacing through my skull from the back to the front. Massive Migraine, migraine like I have not had in years, not since I stopped eating Peanuts and Peanut butter, see I have a weird intolerance to it so it gives me migraines so I eat it and it says, Hey thanks buddy here is a souvenir!

Tylenol, Tylenol is my friend this morning although I wish it would get here sooner. I know better than to take too much Tylenol, but this morning I gobbled down Two of the Tylenol Migraine and One of the 8 hr Arthritis pills. Yes stupid, but I need to move soon, the time is already 8:30 a full 2 1/2 hrs late setting off. So thanks to the powers that be, spell check on the old laptop, is my second friend.

Realistically I should put a moist towel across my eyes and lay back down for a 2 hr nap, drink water that would cure the Migraine most times, but that would be in a normal world, this is anything but!

Decisions;

Well folks, from now on each Day or Journal entry will be a chapter. Since I am not even sure what day it is in reality, I am now calling them Chapters with a heading!

So today is Zoo Run Day, when it was operating normally they would have called it Zoo Fun Day ME thinks. The variation today is that the Animals will be walking around the park and the Two Legs and Dogs will be behind bars as much as possible.

Touche for the animals Touche

Later, we are going to the African Lion Safari and let everyone out there who is left alive, then come back for the Big Primates here.

I have a plan!
Will this plan work or not is another story, will I be able to get to the African Lion Safari and back again before nightfall, is another story. Plans Plans Plans and a blinding migraine, ya is me… Writing this out though in the journal is part of the plan to keep me focused and on the path.

Plans
spending time with elephants and Gorillas, beforehand then off to the African Lion Safari to let them out, then back here.

We Let all the little animals go today,
for the reptiles, lizards, Turtles, Beavers, Marmosets and others, the best I am able to come up with was, put ramps of 2x4s and long sticks down into their pens and enclosure and hope for the best. Either they climb out to the food and freedom or they do not. This will be out of my hands and into the hands of a Greater Power than me. Run Run lots to do.

Is it time for more Tylenol yet, I know part of the problem is me, not drinking enough water plus that fact that only a few days and for months beforehand sickness was my constant companion. My body is weak compared to what it was before there has been no down time, no get well time just move move move, just like being back in Basic Infantry Training! Hhmmpphhhffffff

This place is so big, even with the wheelbarrow, the quad and the Dog Squad keeping an eye out, the time is flying by way too quickly.

Time is now; Noon ! 1200 hrs..
Nuts, how will this work out.

Modify the plans, so feed the Primates, the Elephants, themselves along with the Rhino and Hippos plus the other large animals, then leave with the Viking and the Camper (I like that word more than trailer) Go to the African Lion Safari, feed, let large Big Cats and Wolves out there, stay overnight, finish letting out then come back here.
Do it all over again !

Damn is there nobody else out there, am I truly alone?
Plans.. ya for me, ya for us
Feeling sorry for yourself yet, maybe but I can still save a few more animals before I have a chance to grieve for me.

Modify; So Bears, Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos and the other herd animals go out now, I will not be able to feed them all tomorrow anyways. Run Run
How to do this, Bears out past the walls chase them with the quad and dogs. Herbivores inside the walls, there are lots of trees, flowers, grassy areas inside and the walls are helping to keep out the Hyenas and those guys. Run Run

So-far so good, only had the Polar Bears try to attack me, then the Hippos and the Big Black Rhino while trying to herd them into their outdoor pens. They put some dents in the Toronto Zoo vehicle that I was lucky enough to use to help herd them out instead of the quad since I know how much damage they can do. Well luckily for me that is, the quad would have been pancaked, as it is this F350 quad cab is well pretty much useless thanks to all the fun that was had by all, except ME ! Run Run, but not run into the truck I am using!

Damn, lucky I did not start out with heart problems! Maybe I should stop by a Pharmacy and check my pulse in one of those nifty machines I always see there, mine might be a little on the high side!

Time: 1430 hrs
Location: inside the Cafeteria, the Viking outside getting ready to leave for the night, off to Zoo number 4 ..
welcome to Canada’s Wild Kingdom show, kinda like that old Mutual of Omaha show I watched as a kid, only newly HOMEGROWN Fun for all.

“Hey you big Mastiff get out of the Muffins and Brownies,” I call out loudly to him. Surprising he turns and looks at me, so what words did I Just say?
Muffin … no response
hey you … no response
Brownies .. that got it!

“So, either you like Brownies, or that was close to your name, guess what buddy.. your New name is Brownie ! ” Well he seems to like Brownie, his tail is wagging very hard, knocking things off the tables, so lets toss a brownie, to Brownie. “awww.. I crack ME up” I laugh out loud. The dogs look confused, but happy and Zeldy is rubbing and pushing up against me now tail wagging and thumping me hard, like normal. Her tail is at the wrong height for me being a Male ! !! ouch..

3 names down, 1 to go! Not bad at all. I look at the Big Rotti female she looks back at me and cocks her head to the side, your next I say. She wags her little stump of a tail off, but still no name, not yet.

OK doggies, Zeldy, Crunch, Brownie, black female rotti, into the Toy Camper with you, there is still lots of work to do! Hey another name, I am on a roll now, Toy Camper with the Viking.. He He He..
Now off down the highway, let the Viking Run Run, down the road only about 10 Km to the 401.
Run Run, now along the 401, excellent timing..

damnation !

Slowing down now, stopping stopping, at the junction of the 401 under the DVP, the Don Valley Parking lot, and well it looks it too! Stopped now on the top, looking down the length of the 401 from the DVP to out past Younge St. Cars, blocked, totally grid locked, blocked !

Crappers in Wrappers, Ok were am I getting these weird words from, I do not want to swear so much like I did before, but some of these alternative words are weird, though some are weirdly funny as well. I just crack me up!
Plan, changing the plan
How about up the DVP it looks passable, from what I can see,
so North on the DVP up to the 407, then the 407 over the top to the west, it drops down and meets the 401 again as well as 402/407 combination.

OK, that is the new plan, the 407 being a toll highway is so much faster normally with so few vehicles using it because of the high costs involved in doing so. Well they can send the bill to, kissmybutinsky@hotmail.com … LOL.. ya. Yuppers I crack me up!

Well, making a U-turn in the middle of one of North Americas busiest highways is not normally feasible or safe, today seems to be an exception though. LOL..

Thinking to myself now, is it because I am so tired, or is the stress and weirdness coupled with the lack of others finally getting to me? Need to re-assess things in a few days. Lets keep it together now, for the Dogs and the Primates then worry about my sanity.

Sanity, so what is troubling me?
Thinking Thinking,,, pay attention to the roads, still many cars sitting here and there I can get through, but barely in a few spots and I do not want to scratch the paint or have any damage to the Viking or Toy Camper, or me!

407, up the wrong ramp as the on ramp is blocked with a collision, the other ramp is free and clear though.
Looks light from here on out, as far as i am able to see with the bend up ahead.

Sanity, am I locked inside my own mind, with insanity?
Is this real, I think so unfortunately?
Where are all the people?
Illness that swept through in 24hrs?
Where did all the bodies go then?
Is this an alternate Earth?
If so how?
Time shift for only ME? Time shift with dogs and animals?
Weird military experiments that went awry?

Actually that last one, why is that setting my already bruised head, bouncing and tingling, what can I remember, more importantly though, what can I not remember or do not know?
Military Experiments, Scientific Experiments

Stop the Vehicle, the Viking idles away fairly quietly, what is the cell reception here? OK 5 bars for Fido/Rogers, let’s log onto the internet, lets see what the mainstream, lamestream media has to say or missed. Not much …
What other programs to check out?

  • Coast to Coast AM with George Noary
  • Prison Planet and Infowarrior channels with Alex Jones
  • Jack Spirko’s channel The Survival Podcast
  • The two biggest Survivalist blogs, MD Creekmore at thesurvivalistblog.net and James Wesley the SurvivalBlog.com
  • YouTube search
  • Prepper and Survival Networks

Similarities in the searches and comments..

– HAARP upgrades and ramps up testing

The Large Hadron Collider | CERN to participate in remote test with the remote Alaskan HAARP Project, Haarp Project Bluebeam 2 to do JOINT test with The Large Hadron Collider in Cern.

O MY GODs, what did they do! What did they do that made THIS HAPPEN !
Idiot scientists with half-baked schemes and understandings of the Earth and the World around us.. crap..

… print this out, save this for later so that I can get my head around what they did.

Joint effort to re-create big bang on Earth by creating code named Bluebeam 2 and Bluebeam 3, to coordinate experimental jointly timed projects, mission objective to Scientifically created Magic !

Holy Poopers ! Well that did not turn out very well now did it !!!

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Back to the road, I am leaving the laptop on and facing me, something I never do, correction, something I never did in the past, due to safety and well getting a fine from some Patrol Cop. Right now I need to see these images in my head, looking at it occasionally while driving might actually steady my mind a bit, for it is spinning out of control right now!

Need a focus right now as I drive, focus on the problem, focus on the drive, focus on the task then focus on ME as well as the Dogs and the Future!

This really is a Zoo Run day isn’t it, for so many different reasons. Let’s speed up a bit and gain some of the ground back that I lost sitting there surfing for answers.

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Day 9 part B Waking Divergent

Day 9 part B

squeeze twice – boom boom

down, its down but still moving, snarling, blood on its neck, big black rotty and huge brown mastiff hitting it together, hitting its side,
just as must
steady, aim, squeeze again, at the head – boom finally not moving forward, dogs have it now, snarling, snapping, black rotty has its throat now, the bigger brown mastiff pushing down, biting its neck from above. Zeldy hitting it from the other side, grabbing its neck as well.

Damn that is one big dead Cat. Well even with 4 dogs, 3 bullet holes, that was my warning from up above. Finally got the dogs off, sitting although the worst one to get under control is Zeldy, though that is because she was abused as a pup and still has issues!

Blood lust, thought the dogs still listen, what a great sign that is.

wow.. what can I say.. wow.. did the last bullet do the trick, would the dogs have gotten their in time if I was not wearing the shoulder holstered 10mm? Time to put the utility belt on again as well. More ammo, mini mag light, multi tool and that .44cal in there for now or the .357? Choices again.

Lets get some good Doggy Treats.. Bacon strips,,, still breathing heavy, still wound up tight. Still looking around as are the dogs, will there be another attacking cat or wolf or moose? Need to be more vigilant from now on, there is nobody else here to patch me up at all. On the positive side, all the dogs ran to my rescue, the Baboons are much farther back and are now not coming close to bother me or the dogs now, they are keeping their distance, for now. Shake it off, shake it off and move along folks, nothing to see here folks, nothing to see, move along!

Need better names than just Black Rotty Male, Black Rotty Female and big brownish Mastiff ! Can’t just keep calling them those names, need to come up with some other names, what to call them?

Damn…

Thank the higher powers that be for all that range time, Combat Shooting club, IPSC and PPC shooting matches, all that time practising in the past, thousands of rounds down range, that is what saved me now. The dogs would have been there a split second late, could I have drawn the K-bar or Kukri in time and stabbed the cat? Well not sure and from now on, combat readiness, knives and handguns on me at all times!

Ok shake it off, back at it too much work to do still to moap or reflect on this. Elephants out now, all the animals I can find are out now, time to go, time to wind down while I drive, not too far though the Reptile store is just a few blocks away, Bowmanville is small town, nice small town but time to leave here, leave it just a bit more wild than it was before!

Bang bang goes the shotgun, boom boom goes the flash bangs, lets make sure these animals have a chance now from the other predators, Right!

Time 1145hrs
Reptile Store
on other side of Bowmanville, quick stop and release. No issues, just a lot of snakes, spiders, iguanas, more spiders, more snakes, salamanders, lizards.. and so on and so on.. quite a lot actually.

Doors opened, food dumped on floors and table tops, fish tanks opened up, not sure what to do with the fish, so sorry just leave them there for the Reptiles to do what they need to do. They will be wandering outside now to forage, they will have to from now on.

One last thing to do now, almost out the door, toss the little bins of crickets and other meal worms out so the critters can feast, back away as a large Tarantula is headed my way. The Tarantula is probably just curious, might be used to getting on peoples hands and arms, but not time now for decisions about that, off we go. Way too much to do still today, too much

Time 1345hrs
Trailer Store

With a quick stop in Oshawa at one of the Trailer manufactures that line the 401 near the old Park Rd exit, I switched up trailers. Since I will be going so far and doing so much we need a different place to stay now.

After a quick search, here is an almost perfect solution to our needs a Toy Hauler! Quad and toys, tools and equipment go into the back with a small camper layout in the front area for me and the Dog Pack, well that is what they think anyways!

This little gem of a trailer is quite nice, has a built in Quiet 3000w Honda Generator, with 12v and 110v plugs, water holding tank, toilet with a shower stall and a kitchen galley for food preparation with a Propane Stove and Fridge, with a 100 gallon propane tank mounted inside / outside for easy filling and safety. Home on the range for us.

The only other modification I did was quite selfish though much needed modification. The DOGS SNORE LOUDLY, so if I want to get any real sleep, guess what the dogs are now sleeping in the Toy Hauler area on a Queen sized mattress. Zeldy does not like being separated from me at night, but with the other dogs for company I think she will do just fine.

Four large dogs quite fill up this queen sized mattress, giving them some much needed luxury as well. Next mattress will be a king sized one perhaps. In the day time I can just lift it up onto one side and secure it using some straps to get it out of the way, or haul it outside for them.

The other nice feature is the pull out canopy on the side with a quick fold out BBQ, boy they thought of almost everything didn’t they. O forgot to mention the Satellite, Flatscreen TV, DVD player, and stereo as well. More like home than even I am used too, but I will struggle along nicely I am sure. The deck on top of the back of the toy hauler will come in so handy for sitting up there as well as having a nice high vantage point, with a chair 😀

The Viking pulls this setup without missing a beat, one of the many nice features of the Diesel engine of the Viking has lots of pulling power and generally better fuel economy pulling trailers and the like than just empty as well. Later on I will decide to pull it all with my 7.3ltr 1988 Ford Club Wagon i350 camperized box truck or leave it behind.

Decisions for another day, another day, more decisions.

Tossed in two chest freezers as well from an Appliance place that was only 200 meters away. Will run the genny or plug them in for now to keep the meat and veggies frozen. Can’t know for sure how long the power will stay running so, prep now for the future, very near future.

Quick stop at the WalMart and Presidents Choice Grocery stores that are over the bridge from the Trailer supply place. Only 1 hr total and we not have food enough for 1 month. Lots of frozen veggies, frozen fruits, frozen meats, canned goods, packaged goods and bulk items. It is amazing how fast it is to shop now even with two carts with nobody to get in your way, nobody to worry about at the cash, nobody at all.

So far the only times I am getting lonely are the times I go to some Human type place, like the store or Hospital or the playgrounds at the Zoos, places meant for people.

I will be starting the Joe Juice Diet now, need to keep up the nutrition and do a real good purge for my health. Since I have watched the documentary; “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead” did some research learned tons, well since then eating much healthier. To add to my Ninja Food Master Prep, at the WalMart I grabbed a wide mouth Juicer so making the juice will be easy and quick. The Ninja Prep is an awesome beast with lots of sharp knives in there, though better suited for making smoothies later on.

DOGS, So smelly today, Dogs you will all travel in the Trailer with the windows down so you all can look outside and it can air out as I drive in the Pickemup .. LOL (say it like a Redneck now) .. alone listening to music, smell zone free, for today anyways! 4 sets of Doggie eyes are looking up at me expectantly, they are in for a bit of a shock, in the trailer they go!

Time to wind down and relax for an hour before getting to the next zoo.

Off to the Toronto Zoo now !

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WDJ Waking Divergent Journal Index

(WDJ) Waking Divergent Journal Index Page;
in order

3 journal books stacked one on top of the other

Journals stacked and ready to be packed

Waking Divergent Journal Day 1

Day 2 Waking Divergent Journal

Day 3 Waking Divergent Journal

Day 4 Waking Divergent

added Waking Day 4.5 Writing Exercise

Day 5 Waking Divergent

Day 6 Waking Divergent

Day 8 Waking Divergent

Day 9 part A Waking Divergent

Day 9 part B Waking Divergent

Day 9 part C Waking Divergent

Ch 10 Zoo Run Day Waking Divergent Journal

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 11 Road to Africa

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 12 Fires and Gorillas

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 13 Family and New Friends

Waking Divergent Journal Ch 14 Apes & Dogs

More to come soon …. 

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