Too many animals wind up in shelters, and eventually euthanized because not enough animals are spayed and neutered or people choose to buy from a breeder instead of adopting.
If you spay/neuter you will:
-Be less likely to deal with behavior problems
-Saving animals lives
-Not supporting irresponsible breeders
-Helping the health of your animal
Spay. Neuter. Adopt.
My parents’ first official adoption and first kitten in 17 years. He was a humane society kitten who was being fostered by a local store (complete with incense and “water pipes) and we fell in love.
My parents lost 2 cats in the past 6 months so I thought it was time for my mom to get a new companion, and a friend for their other cat Harris.
This is Oliver Whit:
He smelled like incense when they first got him.
He isn’t integrated into the house yet (Maya the black cat already hates him-Maya is my cat and she is just living with my parent for this school year) but he’s a very curious boy and I look forward to seeing how he and Harris get along.
My family refers to cats licking their butts as “playing the cello”. Why? Think about what a cello player looks like the compare that to cat butt licking.
So when I went to the farm last week I saw one of the barn cats “playing the cello”. I thought, “this is pretty awesome so I’m going to photograph it.”
Then a second barn cat comes up and sits next to the other cat and behold…the double cello.
This is a picture of my cat Maya and me. This picture makes me happy. She’s so sweet.
Quinoa is great for vegetarians and vegans because it’s a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids needed in the body. This can be eaten either hot or cold and is pretty easy to make. To make it vegan just omit the feta cheese.
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
- 1/2 red onion diced (I used white but red will give it more color)
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- juice from 1 lemon
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 1/4 apple cider vinegar
- small handful of fresh basil
- crumbled feta cheese
Rinse your quinoa for a minute or two in a strainer before you cook it. It will taste bad if you don’t do this.
Cook it according to the package directions, or about 15-20 minutes simmering covered (until all the water is absorbed). Use1.75 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa.
Dice your onion and mince your garlic. Sautee in some olive oil for about 5 minutes, when the onion is tender.
Once your quinoa is done, combine the vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl.
Combine the onion mixture and the vinegar mixture with the quinoa. Stir in the chopped fresh basil and top with some feta cheese. Enjoy.
On Saturday I visited the farm where my parents buy their meat. They did a farm and dairy tour and it was really nice to see animals with space to move around.
So I could take pictures of my cats and upload them straight to Facebook.