The return of Detroit’s Mounted Police

Nice news. I took a day off from work today – mostly to catch up on trying to make my yard less of an eyesore. Had to spin through the hood, though, as it was a beautiful day.  For those of you who missed it, Detroit’s own Toby Barlow had a piece in the New York Times on Sunday about biking in Motown.  Here’s the article, if you haven’t seen it yet. I think the only things that keep Detroit from being a cycle friendly city are a) Winter, and b) the complete and utter antipathy of Detroit motorists for bicyclists.

If you want to buy an abandoned small animal hospital, there’s one for sale on Kercheval.

small-animal____________ Small Animal Hospital

I took a little detour through the Detroit’s Eastern Market, and passed by this interesting mural. About-to-be-dead chicken (I think that’s what it is) dreaming of the Detroit Pistons. Don’t know why the pig ‘n’ cow don’t share the reverie.

ftoniDreams of another championship

By the way,  Ftoni is the # 1,095,198 ranked last name in the United States.

I’ve saved the best news for last. I saw a Detroit Officer on horseback this morning.  Our chief of police just got fired, but before he packed up his office, he re-instituted the Mounted Police. I’m glad they’re back. Here’s an officer patrolling the Dequindre cut.

mountedpolicemanOfficer on Patrol on Horseback

If you are happy the mounted police are back, too, here’s a suggestion:  Write the new Detroit Chief of Police, Warren Evans, and let him know that you support their return.  Click here for the address