Friday, November 19, 2004

Friday Nudibranch Blogging


four legs good said...

That is a fine looking nudibranch!!

They're quite sculptural aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Hi, Philalethes.

I just finised reading the cat blog comments over on Eschaton and I just wanted to say that I agree with you entirely on the subject of cat de-clawing. It is absolutely horrible and I would never do it to a cat. I have four. Two are indoor cats that I brought with me to the little cottage I now rent. Henry is a Snowshoe Siamese, the dominant male of the household. Leroy is younger, black with magnificent green eyes, and is a fetcher who repeatedly challenges the old man for dominance and repeatedly loses.

There were ferals living behind my house when I arrived. I managed to capture them with a live trap and took them to be spayed and neutered. I managed to socialize the kittens and my vet found homes for them. The two grown cats I re-released and now feed - so they are outdoor cats. I tamed the male, Edgar, and he's a love. I would let him in but he attacks the others and he has FIV so I can't risk it. I literally have a one room home so there's no way to separate them. Ethel, the female, is still very skittish. She will let me pet her back and tail when I feed her but won't let me pick her up. I'm very worried about winter coming but fortunately I live in Oklahoma and it doesn't get TOO cold here. I have a plastic pet igloo that I've put out for them with an indoor/outdoor electric warming pad. Ethel loves it but Edgar won't go in so THAT'S got me concerned.

Also I have a big dog named Izzy who, fortunately, just LOVES cats.

As you can tell I'm an animal lover. I've rescued more than I can count, I'm a vegetarian and a member of PETA and I contribute to a local animal welfare organization.

Stick with your principles about de-clawing and don't let anybody convince you otherwise! (I know you won't.)

Take care,