@hafnia As I see it, โ€œpetโ€ is a family role distinct from โ€œchildโ€. Weโ€™re responsible for them, but we also donโ€™t expect them to grow up into adults. โ€œCaretakerโ€ doesnโ€™t necessarily reflect the love we have for them, โ€œownerโ€ implies too much control. We donโ€™t have good language for describing this yet.

@lilithsaintcrow And if a cat is going to get sick, they will do so just after the regular vetโ€™s hours end for the week and only the emergency vet is available.

The world is not unusually chaotic right now; the insulation that some of us had from the chaos has simply eroded away.

Now that more people can see the problems, this is a good time to work on fixing them.

Current events 

Current events 

Have a quick kitten break before you resume your efforts to build a better world.

The world is not complete chaos. I created a small pocket of peace, and I trust that millions more are doing the same.

Next, we grow those until they merge and cover the world.

The student bowed.
"Master, I am sorry."
"Why were you absent yesterday?" the sword master asked.
"I don't know. I... simply could not get out of bed."
"If this happens again..."
"Yes?"
"Allow yourself to stay in bed."
"Master?"
"A blunt sword can be honed. A broken one can not."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Phryne can whiffle the breeze from the screen door while comfortably situated in my lap.

A spare shaving brush is useful for removing stray cat hairs from keyboards without triggering accidental inputs.

@andrhia Had to dig out the office to work from home. Archie is helping with inspection.

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