Wednesday, January 26, 2011
BLUEBELLE THE WONDER CAT IS NOT EDIBLE AND DON'T YOU DARE TRY TO EAT HER!!!
I was interacting with a vegetarian friend on facebook just awhile ago.
I decided to just go ahead and do it!
It snowed maybe 8 inches to a foot last night.
Not much to do this weekend except take it slow after an awesome week.
In His infinite wisdom the Lord often slows me down by different means.
A snowstorm this time.
NEITHER IS 14 YEAR OLD POUND PUPPY AND MY HERO AUGIE THE DOGGIE. NOT EDIBLE.
I've had a great week, spent much of it up in the Capitol building in Hartford.
Saw the Gubernatorial candidate I worked to get elected inaugurated.
Was credentialed for the first time in my life for anything.
Succeeded in all my goals and more at the Capitol.
Met some great people, published some great stuff.
Made contacts with some amazing people.
New friends galore.
News stories galore.
Had tons of laughs.
Took some great pics.
THIS IS MOMCAT. THIS IS HER PROJECT. TO GET ME TO TODAY, VEGAN, NOT HERSELF. SHE NEEDS MEATS! I DON'T!
I have lenses and filters and what-not galore for my Canon Eos Rebel 35mm film camera. Went on Ebay and bought a used digital that will accommodate all those lenses and filter system and what-not. Should come in the mail any day!
It will help this writing project big-time! Got it for a fraction
of what I'd have paid retail and new. :)
I went to the Capitol Monday to make sure I could navigate the building
when it was busy Wednesday, inauguration day, and got hooked up.
Had to purchase a cane this week for getting around in general.
Wednesday I went to the Capitol, saw the swearings-in
at the National Guard Armory and spent most of the
day on the floor of the State House of Representatives.
"Dream come true" kinda stuff.
Got a call from the new Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's
staff Thursday night that she was having a panel discussion on Elections and election reform. She moderated a lively and informative discussion.
stopped in to say hi.
"Madam Secretary" Merrill
held a brief press conference afterward.
As she departed the conference room, she stopped in the hallway where I was chatting with one of the panelists to say hi, and I said
"Hi Denise, are you gonna be in you office in a few minutes? Can I stop by?"
She said she'd be there in 5 minutes, I said I would be there, too.
I finished my conversation in the hallway,
and headed over to Denise' offices near the House chamber.
I was promptly escorted by her and her press aid into her office.
I interviewed her about the Bridgeport voting, the panel discussion,
recent U.S. Robert's Supreme Court rulings, the 2010 campaign
and much more.
And we chatted in a social way and LOL'ed a lot. Fun galore.
Her press aid asked me if I would consider putting a video of the
entire conference onto this website. I will be looking in to that and
likely doing that next week when the CTN television network
downloads the video onto their own website.
Once I have the tech stuff figured out, the video
should be available here at
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MEOW IS MOMCAT'S LOYAL PARTNER IN LIFE, FORMERLY FERAL, LIKE MOMCAT, HE IS BLUEBELLE'S FATHER AND MOMCAT IS BLUEBELLE'S MOM. THEY WERE RESCUED FROM THE STREETS OF A CITY IN CT. BLUEBELLE WAS BORN IN A BACKYARD ARTIFICIAL WISHING WELL TO MOMCAT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO NOW, AND MEOW HAS BEEN A LOYAL AND DEDICATED FATHER AND PARTNER EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. MEOW AND MOMCAT USED TO HUNT TOGETHER AND DEFEND EACH OTHER AGAINST WILDLIFE SUCH AS RACCOONS, DOGS AND ALSO FROM HUMANS. BOTH MOMCAT AND MEOW ARE MUCH CALMER NOW, ALTHOUGH MOMCAT IS VERY CHALLENGING TO GET TO KNOW, BECAUSE SHE WAS BORN A CAT IN THE WILD AND NEVER LIVED A DOMESTIC LIFE WITH HUMANS BEFORE. IT TOOK MONTHS OF HARD ATTEMPTS TO EARN MOMCAT'S TRUST, SHE HAD BEEN TAMED IN LARGE PART BY ANOTHER HUMAN WITH GREAT FELINE SKILLS, BUT UNDER MY CARE I HAD TO DEVELOP A RAPPORT WITH MOMCAT. SLOWLY, DAY BY DAY, WE GOT CLOSER. SHE FINALLY LET ME SEE HER IN MY BASEMENT AND CAME OUT OF HIDING ONE DAY. ANOTHER DAY SHE LET ME TOUCH HER WHEN I WAS FEEDING HER. ANOTHER DAY SHE LET ME STROKE HER CHEEK. AND THEN ONE TIME SHE JUMPED ONTO THE FURNITURE I WAS ON AND WANTED ME TO PET HER FOR A HALF HOUR OR MORE!!! YIPPEE!! WHAT AN HONOR MOMCAT BESTOWED UPON ME. WHAT A GREAT DAY THAT WAS! MOMCAT WENT MISSING ONE NIGHT WELL OVER A YEAR AGO NOW. I LOOKED AND LOOKED FOR MOMCAT. SHE WAS NOWHERE. I LOOKED ALL NIGHT. 1A.M. 2A.M. 3A.M. 4A.M. NO MOMCAT. I WAS FEARFUL AND BECAME CERTAIN SHE HAD GOTTEN INJURED AND DIED IN THE BASEMENT. SHE ALWAYS TAKES RISKS DOING ACROBATIC THINGS WALKING AROUND THE RAFTERS AND WHAT-NOT. I WAS TERRIFIED FOR MOMCAT. MEOW WAS CONFUSED. I TORE THE BASEMENT APART LOOKING FOR HER. LOOKED EVERYWHERE. I FINALLY SAW AT 4:30A.M A NOOK OR A CRANNY HIGH UP, 9 FEET HIGH THAT I HADN'T YET LOOKED IN. TURNED OUT SHE WAS A BIT CONSTIPATED AND NOT FEELING WELL AND HIDING TILL SHE FELT BETTER. :)
PINK HEARTS GALORE!!!
A GENUINE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
I WAS IN LOVE WITH A FERAL FELINE. IN MAD CRAZY LOVE WITH MOMCAT!
AND OF COURSE WITH AUGIE, BLUEBELLE AND MEOW AS WELL.
AND HUMANS, TOO.
I FORGOT THAT.
I FORGOT THAT I WAS A GUY THAT LOVED EVERYBODY.
I HAD FORGOTTEN THAT I WAS A PRETTY GOOD GUY.
THAT NIGHT SAVED MY LIFE IN MANY WAYS.
GIVE ME A CALL IF YOU WANT TO HEAR IT SOME TIME.
AUGIE AND IGGIE(NOT PICTURED HERE) ALSO HAD SAVED MY LIFE EARLIER IN LIFE.
It's the weekend and there was oodles of snow where I live last night. I'm not going any where far this weekend. God is looking out for me.
He sez slow down this weekend Steve.
Go Vegan 2day.
No sense putting it off anymore.
Besides canines and felines, I love bovines, swine, and cows. The cute Girl Scout who sold me some thin mints at the front door yesterday and who will shovel my snow for only 6 bucks today loves goats and doesn't want to eat 'em. Me neither. I don't want to see how they treat those poor little veal guys that have to live in those tiny boxes and not move their entire short lives so that they are so tender to eat. I know dairy cows have really boring and sad lives. I know that the chickens who lay the eggs I used to eat had horrible "cooped" up lives they suffered. I know that if I buy a new leather coat a steer or something had to be slaughtered so I could wear that instead of cotton or something. Slaughtered.
Every time I have a burger, a hot dog, a chicken wing, a turkey breast, or any meat at all someone was
I truly believe that people are spiritual beings having a temporary human experience.
I also believe that dogs are spiritual beings having a temporary canine experience.
That cats are spiritual beings having a temporary feline experience.
Pigs having a temporary swine experience.
Cows a bovine experience.
Horses an equine one.
And on and on.
So I'm all done eating mammals.
And fish, too,
To make the point and to drive it home.
I'm in a unique position to take an extreme position
to advocate and educate for the animals that
I love so much.
Especially all those warm-blooded critters
who are my good buddies and always have bailed me out when I asked. :)
And proud to be!
Sure feels good to procrastinate no longer!
In Jesus' precious name I pray and give thanks and praise.