12.11.2012

Better Days: Cats, Comestibles

Hey everyone!  I neglected to post for a week because my cat's been sick and I just hated everyone and wanted no communication with mankind whatsoever.

Luckily Ollie's diagnosis is (for the time being) manageable. 

She is cuter in person.
And doesn't make a wise-guy face alla'time.

Also I was in CA for a work conference, where I talked about cats for 12 hours each day (so, like, really in my element) and pigged out on vegan milkshakes, pesto croissant clubs, battered hearts of palm "mozzarella" sticks, sick veggie tacos and a delicious Daiya-slathered roasted garlic and olive/mushroom personal pizza.  (So personal.)

I've decided I am going to eat roasted garlic with everything...and start talking to people again.

8 comments:

  1. Hey, nice to read from you. I'm sorry that your cat is so sick and I hope that she is healthy again soon.

    She is so pretty and reminds me of my cat Selina. Selina died last year after a severe heart disease at age 16. I can not tell you how much I miss her. It is hard to see when a beloved one suffers from a disease. I nursed her through her last year. During that time I was incredibly angry at the world and didn't want to see anybody or talk to anybody.

    But in that time I have learned a lot about myself and figured out what I really want to do with my life: I'll take care of sick and old animals. Currently I am looking for a small house in the country with a small garden. There I will then give those cats a new home, who are trapped at the animal shelter because of their age or their health condition.

    The new home will also be given a name, with a sign at the entrance: Selina's hideout.

    (Though I am not sure if she would really like the idea of other cats being around me or her house ;o)

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    1. It sounds like Selina was very lucky to have you! Creating a home named in her honor sounds like a really sweet thing to do - I'll bet you she'd love to know that other cats got to be as lucky as she was in honor of her bond with you! I am so sorry for your loss - I don't think anything compares to the bond we have with animals and it hurts to lose them.

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  2. Oh, glad Ollie is doing better! That is absolutely no fun to have a sickly kitty. They can't tell you wear it hurts.

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    1. Thank you, lady! I know, it breaks my heart when you have to medicate them or stick them at the vet hospital and they have no idea why.

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  3. Talking about cats at a confernece makes me curious what kind of work you do. Do you work for a shelter? Maybe you've mentioned it before and I missed it. Hope Ollie gets better!

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    1. Oh, I work for a national animal welfare agency - I just don't mention them on my blog at all. I am primarily an adminstraive senior director and because of my animal welfare background (I ran a grassroots TNR 501c3 nonprofit for 5 years, volunteer-run)I also have overlap with free-roaming/feral cat humane population management. It's a nice mix of office job and occassional field work - and I get to have office foster cats to boot!

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  4. Aw, Ollie is pretty darn cute in the picture too. Best wishes on her staying healthy and welcome back to society :).

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  5. Oh also I'm nosy and read your reply above re: your job. Sounds pretty amazing.

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