Smokey, the King Ro cat – or, as he thinks, “the King of Round Pond” — had quite an unexpected, unwanted experience this weekend. Smokey was scooped up a mere 10 or so yards from the store — his home — and taken to the animal shelter. From what we can piece together, someone from away thought that a cat out and about is not the norm and called animal control. While their hearts may have been in the right place, please realize that in a small town in Maine, cats do go out and hunt — they are not all indoor cats.

At the age of 22, the experience was very upsetting for him. Once I got him back to King Ro, as you can see by the accompanying photo, he immediately felt a cat nap was in order in one of his favorite spots at the store. Many, many thanks to the kind people at the animal shelter. They certainly go above and beyond.

It has been a very difficult time for so many people in the area. One of the kindest, best people you could hope to encounter was killed in a motorcycle accident last Thursday. Kevin Willey has always been one of the very favorite customers to come into King Ro and will be missed beyond words. Kevin would walk through the door, always with a huge smile, and brighten everyone’s day. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kevin’s beloved, Storm Hildebrandt. There will be a service on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at Broad Bay Congo Church in Waldoboro, next to Hall’s Funeral Home. A reception will immediately follow at the American Legion in Damariscotta.

I finally had to take action against my invasion of pigeons. I stopped filling my feeders for almost two weeks, hoping that they would move on to greener pastures. After a few days, they did disappear, but unfortunately all of my other feathered friends flew on to other feeders as well. A couple of days ago I refilled all feeders and the finches are slowly coming back, but thankfully no sign of pigeons as of yet. I apologize ahead of time to whoever’s feeders they are invading now!

This Friday, Oct. 13, will be the first Friday Night Dinner at King Ro for the season. We will be serving a full turkey dinner from 5:30-8: p.m. Steph will be making pumpkin cheesecake and apple pie, along with yeast rolls. We look so forward to seeing all of the hungry folks again.

I am going to give Buddy Poland Jr. credit for this week’s quote: “Do a job that you like and you’ll never work again.”


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