Remember that wee bit of drama I mentioned yesterday? I may have been a bit over dramatic* about a little incident with my neighbors, but I’m going to briefly recap it anyway.
*See that’s the thing with ovaries. They come with a license to play up the drama, say you’re “fine” when you’re not, and change moods faster than a jackrabbit on moonshine. (I also have a license for silly expressions; I’m Southern.)
I left for my meeting in the morning, and I noticed my neighbors had a squirrel in a trap on their front lawn. This upset me, but I decided to let it go. When I returned around 3:30 p.m., the terrified squirrel was still in the cage with no food or water.
I couldn’t let it go this time, so I ran inside and called animal care and control. They offered to have someone come set it free, but I wimped out. That would definitely create tension and wouldn’t stop my neighbors from just setting it out again the next day.
After calling Kevin for support, I put on my big girl panties and marched my butt over there… but they weren’t home. I called to alert them of the squirrel in the trap and offered to let them release it in my yard. They said they’d drive it a few miles away instead.
Did my big-girl actions make a difference? No. Am I still a bit upset about it? Perhaps.
I realize how ridiculous it is for me to get upset about one squirrel when there are tons of poorly treated animals all over the country, especially in factory farms. So I am taking a 28-day veg pledge. (This instance is not the only reason, but it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.)
Feel free to join my vegetarian pledge, and don’t worry – it ends before Thanksgiving! And on that bombshell, I bring you rabbit salad. (I think squirrel salad would just be trail mix, so just work with me here.)
- 1 cup greens
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 peeled, diced carrot
- 2 radishes
- 1 TBS sunflower seeds
- 2 TBS dressing of choice (seriously loving honey mustard, but goddess would also be fantastic)
Yeah, that’s the same salad I had yesterday, but it deserves extra attention because it’s really working for me right now.
- Have you ever done a veg pledge? (or are you veg/vegan?)
- If you are veg/vegan, did you ever have a turning point?