While I’m a waste not, want not kind of person… I’m not keen on the idea of giving pets so-called “people food.” I make fried chicken a couple times a week, usually a boneless breast portion. Because the crust is always the best part of fried chicken, there tends to be a clump of meat in the middle I never end up eating. I’ll peel a few shreds off of it for Ody, but I can’t bring myself to throw the rest of it away. So I chuck it out into my front yard for any stray hungry critters that may pass by. On Monday, I noticed my unwanted leftovers attracted this handsome fellow…
I’ve seen a number of cats roaming the hood in the past, but I don’t think I’d ever seen a black cat on my street. This guy was definitely bigger than Biskit was, and maybe even larger than Spilly got in his short time. After his meal, I groaned when I watched him walk back to the house I expected him to go to…. the same one that once “housed” Pretty Kitty, Gypsy, and most recently a tuxedo cat. Now this one. And I’ll bet he’s just as uncared for as his predecessors as well. Don’t get pets for your kids if you’re not going to take care of them!
Now that I’ve shared my supper with the outdoor pets, it’s time for me to share my world… with questions, as always, by Melanie…
If the government offered to suspend all laws, and law enforcement for 24 hours, letting you (and everybody else) do whatever you wish… Would you be in favor of it, or not?
We’d all like the freedom to do what we want from time to time. Fuck that red light! The bank won’t miss their pen I ripped off the chain. Why call the cops to get your neighbor to turn down their music when you can just go over there and shoot them instead? Lawlessness seems great until you’re the one on the bad end of things. It’s probably best if we kept enforcing the laws, even if they are stupid…
What would be the creepiest thing you could say while passing a stranger on the street?
I guess asking them if they’d like to buy some of the tampons you found. I actually had a homeless guy ask me that while walking to college back in the day…
As a child, what did you think would be great about being an adult, but isn’t as great as you thought it would be?
Driving! It seemed so much fun……….. until you spend most of your time in the car commuting to work.
What, in your opinion, has been blown way out of proportion?
Do I dare answer truthfully, or just continue to politely nod while the rest of the world babbles incoherently……?
Maybe I should consult my SYW advisor?
Good answer, dude!
Where is your ‘happy’ place?
Right where I am now, with my computer and my critters (real and fake).
Extraneous addendum: This post was a pain in the ass to put together. For some reason, the Classic Editor toolbox wasn’t remaining at the top of my screen, forcing me to scroll all the way up (and then back down) every time I wanted to put in a new picture or link, or even to bold and italicize this rant. This better just be a hiccup…
Oh no, another victim of the House of Neglect! Well, this guy looks pretty scrappy and he’s already figured out where to find chicken, so hopefully he’ll be okay.
I agree that driving isn’t as great as I thought it would be. I think it’s all the stupid traffic that ruins it.
Mr. Fox is definitely the best advisor for questions like that third one!
I don’t know where they got that one (if he’s even theirs and not just another random cat), but he looks like he has a few years on him. I never saw much of their black and white cat, because I think they actually kept that one inside most of the time… but I’ll have to see if this one shows back up again sometime.
I really wish more people would channel their inner Mr. Fox and know when to just shut up. I’ve had to keep my mouth closed a lot lately around people who don’t know how to do the same. Must keep thinking “………………………………”
you would snitch the pen from your bank? I would take something different LOL
At least the pens are kept where you can get them. It takes a little more balls to go for the green stuff…
That black cat looks like he’s made friends in the ‘hood to keep his tummy full anyway – very handsome guy. I always loved driving until these last few years…..too much danged traffic EVERYWHERE and people drive like maniacs. I just used Classic Editor and had no problems (Friday AM) so hopefully you experienced a hiccup only.
Regular day to day driving is just so boring… especially here where there’s about 500 stop signs per square mile. I guess I’ll find out if the editor thing was a glitch or not when I write up today’s and tomorrow’s posts…
Thanks, Bill for Sharing Your World (even if it were a P.I.T.A). Maybe you can ‘adopt’ black kitty, and just forget to let the assh*les know? I did that with a chihuahua I had for seventeen years post “adoption”. I agree fully with your statement about idiots who get pets and then think that interacting with the pet is not required, as long as they’re fed and have fresh water (hopefully). 😡 I could rant on, but I’ll stop.
As to the editor snafu? I’ve found (to my dismay) that once you’ve chosen the classic editor, it pays to put several hard returns between the toolbar and the little black box of stupid blocks (i.e. enter about seven or eight times). You then can click at the top one (just under the toolbar and all should go well. BUT. It IS WordPress and they apparently love pissin’ in our virtual Cheerios. Have a great week Squirrel!
I don’t use the block editor with classic toolbar, I’m using what is effectively the old classic editor (That option’s available via the Admin panel). It worked fine again when I did the CoW post today, but then I scheduled my Saturday Squirrel post right after that, and it was back to the toolbar staying at the top of the page again. The problem is the editor itself is not scrolling like it’s supposed to, and also doesn’t keep a continuous track of your word count when it’s goofing up like that.
Fingers crossed the classic editor issue was just a temporary glitch. 🤞🏼 And double 🤞🏼🤞🏼 for the ‘new’ kitty. Sometimes it’s extra challenging biting one’s tongue when it comes to expecting responsible pet ownership from some peeps.
Mr Fox always has something interesting and right to the point to say…
Wow, that is sooo deep, Mr Fox.
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He looks like a healthy fellow at any rate. There are a couple of cats who prowl around here and one has a collar but it’s very skinny. We posted a picture on the local FB asking if anyone knew who he belonged to and haven’t seen him since–maybe the owner was afraid we’d catnap him!