Dogs and Cats Living Together… Mass Hysteria

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!
—-Ghostbusters

Companions Oscar Alvarado Plano Animal Shelter Plano, Texas

Companions
Oscar Alvarado
Plano Animal Shelter
Plano, Texas

When I drive to Plano I often pass by this odd sculpture – a three dimensional mosaic of a dog and cat. It was easy to find out what it was – “Companions,” a mosaic-tiled sculpture depicting a cat nuzzling up to an affectionate dog by San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado in front of the Plano Animal Shelter. Both pets have collars and tags and there is even a microchip implanted into the mortar of each animal to highlight the importance of identification for all animals.

I wanted to take some photos of the sculpture so I pulled over and stepped out. Immediately the triple digit Texas heat hit me like an open oven door – I think it was about 106 F. Snap Snap Snap and back in the steel-lined air conditioned envelope of my vehicle. In Texas, AC is more important than brakes.

Companions Oscar Alvarado Plano Animal Shelter Plano, Texas

Companions
Oscar Alvarado
Plano Animal Shelter
Plano, Texas

Companions Oscar Alvarado Plano Animal Shelter Plano, Texas

Companions
Oscar Alvarado
Plano Animal Shelter
Plano, Texas

Companions Oscar Alvarado Plano Animal Shelter Plano, Texas

Companions
Oscar Alvarado
Plano Animal Shelter
Plano, Texas

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