On Valentine’s and Project Treadstone
First, Bill directed me to a Grist vegan Valentine's Day recipe. I just bought raw vegan chocolate from Glaser Farms (all raw and vegan), which I am fortunate enough to have near me, so I'll probably use that and save the frosting part of the Grist recipe for another time as they have nearly identical ingredients so there's no need to make more.
Have a great day, and as I tweeted this morning, if there's a behind-the-music about how Valentine's Day was originally some horrifying day full of blood and guts and strife of untold kinds, can we wait until Monday to tell the story?
Here's a newly-neutered boy named Fluffy.
He looks a bit like Emily, who recently did this . . .
Of course, if you have a cat, you've seen that trick a million times.
Then there's newly-spayed Tabby Girl.
When I went to the vet to pick her up I was told, "She was just about to term so she'll need to stay at your house until Saturday morning" (they're both still here). On my way home I thought: What the heck do they do with the kittens? They kill them obviously, but how? Is this standard policy? I know they don't spay lactating females because their kids need them, but what about the kids who were almost here?
Now, I'm all for not letting another cat give birth for a long, long time, but this is my first time facing what happens when you are all for not letting another cat give birth for a long, long time.
Not a great feeling.
Microchipping, by the vet, will not be done. He would charge us only the cost of the chip, which is $19.88, and that's about $19 too much as far as I'm concerned. I will, however, be able to learn how to do it myself and buy microchips for a cost of $5/each, and I am proceeding with that. And that's great because I've been really bored lately and looking for something else to do.
Next week, allegedly, the spay RV situation might be solidified. You may recall that when Project Treadstone was upgraded, the new name was BlackBriar. I might just have to go with that, though I wouldn't want to confuse anyone. Do you know that when you Google "Project Treadstone," this TNR effort is the 4th entry? If people are able to learn from my experience and mistakes and help cats because I like Jason Bourne, then that's fine with me.
Speaking of which, I need to redo the blog post categories on Animal Person as half are meaningful (Gray Matters, Greyhound Matters and Language), but Ethics? Aren't they all about ethics? And Current Events? Are they events currently occurring (like Project Treadstone) or more macro things like yesterday's plane crash near Buffalo or the tornadoes in Oklahoma? Though I am committed to redoing them (and Project Treadstone will be one), remember that you can always use the Google bar on the right to search Animal Person. It's much faster than scrolling through categories.
And don't forget that I'm now on Twitter if you'd like to follow, and also on Facebook. I avoided both for a long time, but I'm actually finding that both can be fun.
Have a great Valentine's Day.