About that out-dated Bush-crushing banner...
As I mentioned in an earlier post, the last few months have been very hard pet-wise for Masheka and I, as we saw our little cat Riley wasting away to almost nothing. In a very short time he dropped from a normal 11 pounds to a worrisome 7 pounds, and a few weeks ago, to only 4 pounds. Further, he was diagnosed with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), which is incurable and fatal.
BUT! Our vet did some more detailed and fancy tests, and they all came back negative for FIP. AND after a few weeks on antibiotics, little Riley suddenly started eating like an adorable furry little piggy, and running around and causing trouble like his old self. AND he gained a whole half of a pound in just two weeks!
I don't want to be overly optimistic--he could relapse--but I'm just thrilled to see him behaving like his old trouble-making self again.
By the way, the above photo shows him little Riley at his almost-skinniest, sitting in front of a gorgeous painting that was a wedding gift to us from our amazing painter friend Cindy Procious, based off a photo by our also-amazing photographer friend Márta Fodor.
Thanks again to everyone who commented on my previous kitty post, too!
I read the other day that some governors are thinking of discontinuing the death penalty. Some are against it for moral reasons, but some weren't concerned that it's barbaric, or cruel and unusual, or just plain wrong--they just want to save money. Does that mean they'll plug the chair back in when the economy improves?
I also hear that California may finally do something smart about its criminally overcrowded prison system, and find ways to let nonviolent offenders go. Those three strikes laws don't seem like such a good idea now, huh?
This is a local Massachusetts cartoon about how the hate group MassResistance is struggling to find bill sponsors.Of course, LGBT organizations are also struggling to find funding in this economic mess. But still, it's hard not to smile when the haters fall on hard times!