Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 15, 2019 


Here’s a sweet and beautiful 
senior, age 12. Her name is 
DIVA! Yes, this gorgeous 
girl is a diva, but in a good 
way. She’s very friendly 
with humans, and loves to 
be petted & cuddled, but 
she would prefer to be your 
one and only kitty! She had 
a home and was well loved, 
but, sadly, her owner passed 
away, leaving Diva without a home. This is a sad situation 
for any cat, but especially for an older one. Diva has a good 
many years ahead, and she’d love to live them in the comfort 
of a loving, forever home. She is now residing at Whiskers 
to Tails Cat Hospital in Pasadena, where you can call to 
make an appointment to meet this sweetie. Call 626-795-
4134. More pix of her on our website’s Seniors page at www. See DIVA’S video:

Good News: The 3 “Cutie Patooties” have all been adopted together!


Pet of the Week

This Mom needs a break! Of course, ALL 
moms do but this sweet girl really deserves 
one soon. This kitty is a year old and ready 
to hand in her “Mama” cat name tag. As 
a mother of three, she’s proud her kittens 
are all grown up and is ready for some “me 
time.” She’s excited to soon be footloose and 
fancy free, combating empty toilet paper 
rolls, playing hide and pounce in grocery 
bags and stealthily assailing treacherous 
shoelaces! Mom is ready and waiting for a 
new family, fun adventures and a second 
chance at kittenhood.

 The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats 
are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and 
vaccinated before being adopted. 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary 
health-and-wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag 
filled with information about how to care for 
your pet.

 View photos of adoptable pets at Adoption hours are 
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available for adoption and 
cannot be held for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email.

KATIE Tse....This and That


 So I finally watched “End Game” a couple weeks ago. Surely you’ve heard of 
it. For those of you who haven’t, “End Game” is the third (?) movie in a series 
about the Marvel comics Avengers characters. That’s my understanding of it, 

 If you haven’t already guessed by now, it wasn’t my idea to go watch it at the 
theater. I love movies, but I’m very particular about them. I was raised without 
a television. (That in itself is the topic of a whole other article. One I’ve already 
written.) So, growing up without a TV, my family and I watched a lot of old 
movies. This resulted in me becoming the closet old person that I am today. 

 But I’m totally over any shame or self consciousness by this point. I’m an out-of-the-closet closet 
old person. If you’re going to be a closet old person, you might as well be proud of it, I always say.

 So, back to “End Game.” I saw the second movie in the trilogy. I think that’s the one I saw anyway. 
We rented it, which was a heck of a lot more convenient than watching it in the theater. It was a real 
tear jerker and nearly half the good guys died in the end. I think I was the only one who didn’t cry.

 Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pity they all “died.” But since this is Comic Book Land, people never 
really “die.” You see, the villain had the infinity stones, a couple of which control time and “reality,” 
whatever that means... So you know they’re going to cash in on that and resurrect everyone in the 
next movie. I know, I’m so cynical.

 I work at a school, and after “End Game” came out I found it amusing to listen to my students’ 
different perspectives as to how the super villain was ultimately defeated. If I saw ten different kids 
I got ten different responses as to how the good guys beat the bad guy.

 One particularly fun interaction happened when a fellow middle school teacher asked me to 
briefly watch her class while she went to get her keys. A line of boys was leaning against a rail 
discussing the finer points of “End Game.”

 “So how, exactly, does Thanos (the villain) die?” I asked them. Not really because I care, but just 
to make conversation. “I’ve heard a trillion different theories.” Which was, in fact, the case.

 One of the boys jokingly told me that Ant Man crawled up one of Thanos’ body cavities and 
deposited an explosive. Another told me that they simply served Thanos the supreme nachos from 
Taco Bell, and he exploded.

 I laughed and agreed that those were all popular memes circulating on social media. Not that 
I’m into social media, but I’m definitely into memes! Don’t know how we all got by so long without 

 “Well, my husband wants to see this movie, that’s why I ask,” I said. They all assured me it was 
great and that I’d have a fabulous time.

 “But it’s THREE HOURS!” I told them. “I’m old! When you get to be my age, you have to 
seriously consider how you spend the precious time left to you. You can’t just go splashing it around 
on movies you’re not totally committed to. None of my students seemed to grasp this concept. 

 So, now that I’ve seen “End Game” and those three hours of my life are forever gone, I must say it 
had its moments. There were funny scenes, and I always like the “Guardians of the Galaxy” crowd 
because their segments play old music (circa Howie’s Ranch Market, 2001).

 Near the end there was a big showdown between the good guys and bad guys. (The good guys 
who died in the last movie got resurrected. Big surprise.) What I thought was hilarious was that 
there seemed to be just random super heroes created for the sole purpose of showing up in this last 
battle. There was a girl on a pegasus and another one who was all firey. Okay... I was waiting to see 
if they’d have a super hero whose magic power was Cheese Wiz, but I was disappointed.

 I must say though that I truly liked the ending of the movie. Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen 
it, stop reading now. Captain America, who I guess was around during the WW II era, got time 
traveled into the present day and had to leave his girlfriend behind in the 1940’s. He kept her photo 
in a locket and they showed it periodically in these movies.

 Very long story a bit shorter, he got the opportunity to go back in time on a separate mission and 
ended up staying there in order to reunite with his lost love. Very touching. I told my dad about 
it (he’s not going to watch the movie, so no spoiler alerts necessary). He laughed and said that was 
straight out of an old Twilight Zone episode. As I continued describing the scene he kept saying, 
“Yes, yes. That’s exactly how it was!”

 Oh well, even though “End Game” wasn’t entirely original, it still had its points. But I’ll never get 
those three hours back. They’re gone forever now...

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