Cast of Characters:

Enkidu (AKA Slim)
Beowolf (AKA Wolfie)
Blaze (AKA Blaze)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Caught in the Act!

I took a break from grading papers to locate a ferret.

Ferrets are simply the easiest to photograph when they're napping.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Man has to learn about his partner's death from the news

This situation is not OK! This is a really short video about a man whose life partner of 6 years died in a plane crash, but they wouldn't tell him about it. He had to find out from the news.

Eric Breidenbaugh knew something was wrong.

His partner and his partner's parents were all missing – hours overdue from a family flight aboard a small private plane.

Eric called his local airport, near Pinellas Park, Florida, to see if they had any information. They did, but they wouldn't give it to him. They said he was "not an actual family member," so they couldn't tell him whether his partner was alive or dead.

He searched the TV news, where he soon saw footage of the plane he himself had ridden in many times. That was how he found out that his life partner of six years, Joseph Bellamy, had been killed with his parents in a plane crash. (HRC)

It doesn't really matter where you fall on the moral issues of the gay marriage debate. I think that if someone has demonstrated this kind of commitment, then they should be allowed access to each other's information. Each individual should have the right to grant access to his or her information to someone who they trust, regardless of sexual orientation!

If you are interested, the Human Rights Campaign is trying to raise money to help keep this type of thing from happening to others in the future.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Exhibit A in the case of the State vs. Loki Fuzzbutt

I give you Exhibit A in the case of the State vs. Loki Fuzzbutt.

The prosecution's star witness maintains that both the purple food dish and the red water dish were on the blue mat, with their contents inside, at the time that she got into the shower. Returning from the shower, she found the food dish upside-down and the water dish at a distance of approximately 4 feet from said blue mat.

Photographic evidence shows the aftermath of this heinous crime. The suspect is seen fleeing in the bottom left corner of the photo over the blue mat, upon which the dishes had previously been located.

Investigators suspect that Mr. Fuzzbutt nosed his way under the blue mat, pushed it up against the cupboard and spilled the contents of the food dish. He then moved the water dish to a different location in order to avoid suspicion.

Mr. Fuzzbutt could not be reached for comment.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He's eating! All by himself!!!!

I woke up from my nap to the sound of a ferret eating kibble. I assumed it was Loki. Imagine my surprise, when I walked into the kitchen and found Chaos crunching away! This is such a relief! Now I know that he'll eat without me having to be there to feed him wet food! I thought I saw him eating in the cage in the car on the way back from my folks' place yesterday, but the light was bad and I was cruising down the freeway, so I didn't get a good look.

I think it was good for Chaos to be away from Loki for the couple days while we were in ND for Tom's wedding. He seems to have come out of his funk. Hopefully, he'll continue to feed himself!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Loki - Interior Designer

Loki likes to rearrange the layout of the apartment. He often repositions litter-boxes between 2 inches and two yards away from their original locations. He also redistributes his toys. If this whole cute and fuzzy house pet thing doesn't work out for him, he just might have a future in interior design.

Note: Typing in will take you to a porn site, and not a collection of ferret pictures. Loki assumes no liability for the actual contents of

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Loki the Lush

I think it's safe to say that Loki has adapted well to his new home state.

Do we need to do this whole abortion thing again???

So, in response to my post about a ferret bed, I was asked (by a fundie) to justify some of my stickers on the side of the blog. I've decided to delete that comment there, but repost that little comment here:

Duane & Patricia said...

Hey, yeah, I was wondering how you reconcile two of your stickers to the right--
"prochild-prochoice" and "when we kill the innocent, we become the enemy"? Isn't that a contradiction?

9:27 PM, March 01, 2008

So, here's a bit of a response:

Well, this has nothing to do with the ferret bed, but I'll entertain it anyway.

Life may begin at conception, but I would argue that the little individual sperm and egg are already alive even before conception. Of course, so is every other cell in the body.

I'm pro-child. Children are great (just don't ask me to babysit). I'm also pro-choice, however, I would not characterize myself as pro-abortion. In the same way that I wouldn't call myself pro-amputation, I wouldn't make it illegal for someone to choose to have an amputation rather than suffer from a painful gangrenous death. I think that such a person should have a choice! I would expect that most people would not choose to have an amputation unless absolutely necessary.

Basically, I believe that most women would not choose to have an abortion. However, if a woman feels that she is unable to carry a baby to term due to such issues as danger to her health, incest, or rape, then I think that she should be able to make that decision. Ideally, in my mind, every woman would carry a baby to term if she is able, and then give it up for adoption if she doesn't want it / can't take care of it. On the other hand, I knew a woman who had been adopted, and she said that she would rather abort a baby than subject it to adoption. Wherever you fall on that issue, I think it is incumbent on the woman to educate herself about the options / repercussions of an abortion before making that decision. It should be her decision. However, I also would personally choose to limit abortions to only happening early in the pregnancy, before there can be argument that the fetus has any cognition / feeling.

As far as killing the innocent, this refers to killing people for no justifiable reason. In addition to being a crime against humanity, it just builds hate in those who remain and is bad for everyone. I think that there is a quantifiable difference between people who have been born, begun experiencing life; and a bundle of cells not yet capable of cognition.

Other people than me have made much better arguments about this than I am going to take the time to do now.