Recently one of our kitties escaped. Our cats are strictly indoors, and one is fine with that, and the other considers it a terrible injustice. Injustice Kitty slipped outdoors last weekend at some point, promptly got lost because he’s just very very dumb (super sweet, but so dumb), and was taken to the local humane society by some kindly soul.
We left a message there as soon as we realized he was missing, and they called us back, so we retrieved our cat fairly quickly. He was extremely upset about the whole thing, for about a day, and then he promptly forgot all about it. Because, as I said, so dumb. Now he has no idea it ever even happened and he’s back to trying to slip out the door whenever we open it.
So, of course, this means he has to have a collar from now on. We got him one, and it came with a teeny little bell on it, which completely baffles him. There is a jingle toy, and it’s following him around constantly, and he thinks it may be invisible. The other day I watched him go to scratch his neck, and he kicked the bell then did a startled double-take because his foot was jingling.
At any rate, some good reading for the weekend:
- STATNews: We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions
- NPR: Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside? (Just wear the masks people OMG, this is almost over.)
- Buzzfeed News: Facebook Knows It Was Used To Help Incite The Capitol Insurrection (Social media was a huge mistake.)
- Wired: We Can’t Tackle Climate Change Without You
- Washington Post: FAQ: What you need to know about transgender children
- MediaManipulation.org: Misidentification: How the #AntifaFires Rumor Caught On Like Wildfire
- NPR: State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care
- The Guardian: Bones of Black children killed in police bombing used in Ivy League anthropology course (JFC, people, fix this shit.)
- Mother Jones: This Is Our Last Best Chance to Deal With the Global Climate Crisis
- FiveThirtyEight: Beware Of Humans
- The Guardian: ‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world
- Gizmodo: Neil Gaiman, Chuck Wendig, and More Are Uniting to Make Disney Pay Royalties
And, to wrap things up, it turns out we weren’t having vaccine side effects, we were just over 40.