Good morning, Humans. Still not much going on in my little corner of the blue marble. Thus the constant problem. What, by Odin’s beard, shall I rant about today? And if you have no idea what to rant about. Use your pet themes. Politics, aka, ‘human follies’ and cat food, aka ‘human folly’
Let’s start with politics. Although I’ve already said that I won’t complain about the outcome of the presidential election in the US of America. Sounds funny, ‘United states’. Don’t know but a Union is in my dictionary something else. Just one little thing about that. I’ve read (had to read) someone quoting one of those who voted for the ‘president elect. “He’s a successful business man he must know what’s good for the economy.” Pardon? If he’s apparently successful. 1. Please define what successful means and 2. Let’s imagine he is successful what gave you the idea that he will do something for YOU?
Enough with that. I’m living in Belgium and there are enough politicians to complain about. We do not need to look to the “US of A” for that.
So, Belgium is legally split in three regions. Flemish (Vlaams speaking, kind of Dutch, sorry to all those in the Netherlands), Wallonia (French speaking) and Bruxelles. Officially there’s a fourth part, the German minority. But you NEVER hear them complain. At the moment there’s a bit of a struggle between the Flemish part and Bruxelles. Next to Bruxelles is the airport and the starting and landing aeroplanes make a lot of noise. This is apparently disturbing the inhabitants of Bruxelles. (Who are using these airplanes to go on holiday. But then the planes don’t disturb THEM) There is a noise/pollution reducing law in the Bruxelles region. And the government of Bruxelles decided that they will enforce this law from Wednesday on. Heavy fines to the air companies who are not respecting this law. Companies are menacing to leave the airport of Bruxelles (Zaventem or Bruxelles national) if they will be fined. Bruxelles said: “OK, we will freeze the law if the Flemish government accepts that the landing corridors will be altered.” Flemish government replied: “No way. This is an insult. If Bruxelles continues, we will go to court.” Conflict of interest, they call it. That’s Belgium. We want the advantages but would someone else please take the disadvantages.
Cat food. I prefer my dried food, one single flavour. Chicken. OK, it’s called ‘volaille’. Which doesn’t necessarily mean chicken, could be pigeon or something else with wings. But in general it’s chicken. Rashid prefers his food wet thus 4 different tastes. Chicken (not at the moment), Beef (not really at the moment) Salmon (half a package may work, depending on his mood) and Rabbit (several packages a day). OK, Rashid doesn’t hunt but even if. Beef? Salmon? Who had this idea of feeding a cat with something the cat NEVER EVER hunts? I’m weighing slightly more than 4 kilos. An idea how much weighs a cow? And no, we are not scavengers. Felines hunt, kill and then eat what they’ve killed. So, where does this idea come from? Feeding cats with something they never hunt. Could it eventually be that we are fed with leftovers from human consumption? You humans eat beef and a lot of. And what you don’t think is suitable for human consumption you feed to us. Do you think we like that? You are using a lot of mice in your laboratories. If they are healthy we would hunt and eat them. Not the crap that you’ve infected with diseases, the healthy ones. So why, please, is cat food not mouse flavoured? Could even be rat. If anyone who’s reading this knows why. Please, please let me know. I just want to know
Photo again from the stock. Milady seems to be on strike. If it concerns me or even Rashid. Other cats, no problem. But not us.
See you next week