cruelty free

Today we volunteered for a couple of hours in the Free the Bears stall at the Cruelty Free Festival.  I was surprised bf said yes when I asked him to come with me.

Ive supported Free the Bears for a little while.  Bears are so cute, but so are cats, bunnies, ducks and so many more.  They have meetings on some Saturdays, but Ive always been to scared to go by myself because I dont know anyone there, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to meet some of the people that go.

There was heaps of people there.  Animals lovers seem to be quite friendly.

We had a Morrocon bean pie from Funky Pies.  It had a mixture of different beans in a Moroccon style sauce and a really yummy pastry. They make vegan, gluten free & dairy free pies.

We did some grocery shopping and now bf has gone to birthday drink for a friend.  I wanted to stay at home, so I could do some stuff at home (housework) and chill with the kitties.

I came home to a nice fur ball on the bed.  I think compliments of Morpheus.  Bleck!

So now to chill for a bit with a cup of hot green tea with Morpheus on my lap and watch something on my laptop before the domestics begin.

Hope youre all having a great weekend.

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something meaningful

I dont enjoy my work in I.T. anymore.

I would like to have a job or work for a company where I felt like I was contributing to society or helping others.

Im not a spring chicken anymore, so to change careers now would not be as easy, as it would have been in my twenties.  And studying is not my forte anymore, due to my memory issues.

Also to change careers where I could start off on my current salary, so I could afford to live and support me and the kitties.

Living in Sydney is not a cheap place to live and I live in the Inner West, so I am close to work.

I would love to have a job working with animals or for a company that helps animals.

Dream Job – Kitty Patter/Kitty Looker Afterer 🙂

Second Choice – a job on Getaway reporting on different travel destinations.

Or a company that helped people that deserve and need help.

I feel I could do so much more that could be worthwhile to the universe.

in the wrong world

Humans…

I feel that a too large majority of humans are not good people.

Humans that hurt other humans.

Humans that hurt children.

Humans that hurt animals.

There is a story on The Project (news shows in Australia) about some cleaners finding a one week old puppy in a skip.

Why would anyone do that???  Take it to a vet and say you found it.  Lie if you have to, just dont dump it and leave it to die!!!

I dont have children.  I think of babies as a blank canvas and as parents you can nurture that blank canvas in to happy adult.  But I read your stories and have  read so many books, blogs, news reports and seen so many things on TV,  that have made me realise that child abuse in whatever form is more common than I was aware.  Much too common.

I dont remember my childhood and am not sure why.  But, it makes me realise that I am luckier than a lot of people.

I had two parents and I think I had a fairly happy upbringing.  I was given some psychological issues later in life, but it could be or have been a lot worse.

I know there are a lot of good people and good things in this world.

It is a sad world.  Im pretty sure I was dropped onto the wrong planet.

Rant over.

meat free house

We are changing to a meat free house.

We havent thrown out the meat we have in the freezer, which isnt much.  We will finish it off and just not buy anymore.

It is for a combination of reasons.

– I love furry animals

– I have read too many animal cruelty stories online, which make me cry.  eg. PETA, WSPA, newspaper

I used to be a vegetarian for several years a long time ago and since then have only eaten chicken and beef.

I will still eat fish and some seafood, mainly when we go out.  I dont mind salmon, tuna and some white fish.

Only the kitties will be eating meat here.

The bf doesnt mind either, which will make it easier with the cooking.

There are so many yummy alternatives these days, compared to when I was a vegie last time and restaurants have some great vegie meals on their menus too.

It also helps that we both like vegetables, tofu and some other alternatives.