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Thanksgiving in the Banana Republic of Belize

Thanksgiving in the Banana Republic of Belize

I have been asked if Thanksgiving (Canadian or American) is celebrated in Belize. Well indeed there is a Thanksgiving tradition in Belize . It began in 1507 when conquistador Juan Maria Tuco Ramirez (centre pointing) landed just north of what is now Hopkins…

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Updates

Updates

  FATE: Porkchop (cat) has recovered 90% of his leg strength. He has trouble with high jumps to his food stash and so he is manually transported. He will not be chasing mice or birds anytime soon and he needs to accept a dignified retirement. I give him ASA 81 every 3 days as a […]

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Fate

Fate

At about 7 pm on an otherwise peaceful Sunday evening I was treated to a blood curdling howl from the hallway. Upon arrival my 15-year-old senior cat Porkchop was flaked out apparently immobile. Upon a cursory inspection, I noticed by virtue of a keen medical eye, that he was paralysed

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Pet Ethics

Pet Ethics

I have been watching with interest the British series Supervet chronicling the daily life of a veterinarian specializing in difficult orthopedic and neurological surgery mostly on dogs and cats.

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Climate, Political Philosophy and Lunch

Climate, Political Philosophy and Lunch

I was reviewing the literature the other day on the correlation between violence and climate. It is unsurprising that when people get uncomfortably hot, their tempers flare, they become irritable , and the likelihood of physical aggression and violence increase.

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