We took in two unwanted kittens found in a dumpster. Brother and sister. They were rescued by a group and we adopted them. No declawing, just spayed and neutered and their regular shots. They scratch their posts and things and do not destroy the furniture. They have known love here for their two years of life. However, as he matured the boy cat started chewing my shoes. Nothing else. Just my shoes. We tried all the things the vet suggested, even kitty Prozac. Finally, in desperation I began spraying all my shoes with bitter apple which prevents chewing. It irritates my feet but shoes are expensive as I have an orthotic condition. What did he do? He got into my closet and chewed up my snow boots which I had not sprayed as they were in the closet. He found a way to open the French doors on the closet to get to them. In the last 4 months he has destroyed over $300 in shoes. The rescue group has disbanded, and the shelter is not only full, but they say they cannot place cats with problems. So if he chews one more pair of shoes he goes to the vet to be put down. It may distress his sister, but I cannot afford new shoes every frigging month, or continue with the foot irritation which causes blisters. In exchange for love and care, we were poorly repaid. We’ll never have cats again.
Thank the British for showing the world how to run a ruthless and successful narcotics cartel (Opium Wars).
As a young child, my dad brought home an OOKPIK from a business trip to Canada. It is a stuffed toy made from the skins/pelts of baby seals that looks like a cross between an owl and a small yeti. Suprememly soft and huggable.
Mink are vicious little predators. They get a bad haircut and my GF gets a warm coat. What does PETA want us to use for warm clothing. Oil based synthetics? The global warming set should devour PETA.
Crystal meth is also called ice.
When in doubt, kill ’em all and let Satan sort them out.
Like a schoolboy caught without his homework. “My dog ate it” of the 21st century. My cousin has a guy like Ed working at the same software company. He absents himself on Mondays and Fridays, but codes like a machine Tuesday through Wednesday and basically sleeps at his desk or watches YouTube or plays games on Thursdays. When my cousin asked why he gets away with it, the pointy-haired manager sort told him that this guy does more in those two days than anyone else in the department can do in two weeks. He types at something like 160 WPM with zero or near zero errors. Management has pizza delivered to his workstation on Thursdays. He’s also the highest paid in his division. He’s livin’ the life.
There’s a reason that they don’t let the ladies wrestle with the boys. By about age twelve the average boy can destroy an above average girl in the same weight class. This was demonstrated in PKA full contact karate back in the seventies. A femme black belt took on a male brown belt in her weight class and was demolished in very little time. Physiology trumps wishful thinking and boys have at least twice the upper body strength that girls have, as well as skin up to three times thicker and stronger bones. Evolution made us the hunters of the clan and our bodies adapted to that role. Women are not weak or sissies, they give birth and that is a whole other sort of pain, but when they are in conflict with a man their best tactic is to quiver their lips and fake crying. Men who abuse women are scum, but women cannot physically match men.
I wonder what the other wolves call an “Uncle Tom”?