Friday, February 17, 2006

Eva's visit to the vet

Wednesday I noticed something was wrong with ratty Eva. She was sluggish and wouldn't move. I thought maybe she was just very sleepy, but then kept falling on her side when she tried walking and couldn't get up. Since Eva has always been smaller and weaker than Blackie, I always suspected she was carriyinga respiratory virus from birth common among rats. As her state didn't improve after a day, I began thinking she might be on her last mile, especialy when she stopped eating.

Yesterday I was able to find a vet that is specialized in exotic animals (because you can't take rodents to most cats & dogs vets) and I booked an appointment for today (I wish it was that easy for humans). In the meantime, I had to force feed Eva with a tube. It was a mess and she didn't like me much for that.

Today though, while getting ready to go to the vet, I noticed Eva seemed to be doing better. She was eating and drinking. The vet was very nice and they know what they're doing, I recommend them, for birds, reptiles and rodents. It turns out I was wrong about Eva having a respiratory virus, her lungs are quite clean and she's very healthy but for one thing, she's got gas... that's caused by a gastronteritis. I got that a few months ago and I can understand why Eva was feeling like crap (no word play). I'm gonna have to force feed her anti-biotics for 10 days, but since she already seems better, she should make a full recovery.

This was an occasion for Eva and Blackie to take the subway for the first time. They seemed to love it, especially Blackie who would've loved to explore a bit more. A big black lady was sitting next to me, and when she saw Blackie peeking out of my hoodie, she jumped and slammed into a man who almost fell. It was hilarious.

Everything was fine last week. Eva and Blackie wrestling as they always do and Eva getting her ass kicked.

Wednesday afternoon. Normaly she'd never stay still like this.

She didn't have the strenght to enter in her little house and just went to sleep like this.

It's the first time she falls asleep on my lap, so I knew something wasn't right.

On an unrelated note, there was a murder a few steps from here, in the bar on the corner. A stabbing o_O I heard some noise at 3am, I thought it was people partying. Then this morning they said it was a murder on the news.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mohammed Cartoons

I don't think anyone who knows me would be in doubt to what's my position on the outrage in the Muslim world about the Mohammed caricatures. (the drawings can be seen here) Needless to say I don't like political correctness and despise organized religion. But there's more to this, so I've decided to gather together all my recent comments on the question in one text.

I’ve never received any death threats from Muslims, ever. Of course, that’s only because there’s so few of them with an Internet connection. I have, on the other hand, received death threats from Christians, especially for Miss Dynamite vs Terri Schiavo.
The Muslims who are outraged by blasphemy are burning their own countries. More power to them if the idiots want to live in a bigger shit hole than they already live in. They can throw their hissy fit and when they simmer down, perhaps they’ll realize they’re not oppressed by a cartoon, but by their own governments.

Because that's what's this is really about, governments! Those cartoons were published in September and the riots started only now? What's the deal here?? And who reads Danish newspapers in the Middle-East??? It also appears that some more offensive caricatures were added by Muslim clerics to fuel anger. These additions were not part of the original twelve cartoons. When there's manipulation involved, everyone must be extra vigilant, cuz there's something fishy...
The main outrage comes from poor Muslim countries, often dictatorships, oligachies, theocraties, etc. These people are oppressed and exploited, they've got reasons to be angry. So what is a government to do with an angry population? We know how quickly revolutions can start and how fast leaders can get arrested, tried and shot in the head after an hour (remember Causcescu). So the solution is to find a scapegoat, something the population can release their anger at. And you don't have to look very far to find an exemple of that. You've got a corrupt and incompetant American government that is unable to capture Osama Bin Laden. And even worst, unwilling to punish Saudi Arabia, the main financial backers of the 9/11 attacks. So what to do before the American people walk in the White House and kick the President out, literally? Find a scapegoat, big bad evil Saddam wants to destroy us with his weak army and his nonexistant WMDs.

You're either with us, or you're against us! That's what Bush used to say and I'm sure that's what Muslim clerics are saying right now. And now the Jesus freaks, Bush "psychofans" and other wingnuts are saying that again. Just like Obi-Wan Kenobi who was offered the same choice by Anakin, I'm gonna throw these retards in the lava pit. These are the same people who sent me death threats over my artwork. The same people who would love nothing less than close down my website. And now they're suddenly freespeech warriors? Well excuse me if I don't trust you and don't join your little faggoty crusade, your little bandwagon. I was blasphemous before those riots and I don't need you hypocrites to defend my rights, so fuck you! Next they'll try to push for a "freespeech protection law" and we'll discover later that this law actually bans any jokes about Jesus.

"Yes, but we Jesus freaks don't riot, burn down ambassies, we're civilized." (not actual quote, obviously) Don't make me barf with contempt. The only reason Christian fundamentalists don't start beheading queers, atheists and wiccans is because they know they don't have the power to do so succesfully. They don't want to end up like the Waco Davidians. There's will but not means. Besides, the invasion, destruction and occupation of theIraq scapegoat is pretty much worst than burning a deserted ambassy, so spare me your intellectual dishonesty. This isn't a fight between Us and Them, it's Them against Them. Two fucking retarded ideologies and I'm against them both. So I'll continue doing what I've always done, piss on all dogmas. Your, theirs, all of them!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Rats Gone Wild!

Crazy ratz pictures!

Blackie and Eva, sleeping on their heads, in fetal position.

Eva grooming herself.

Blackie eating some cooked oatmeal.

Eva sleepy head.

Going to sleep after a nose itch.

Seems Eva is a bedwetter... :-|

Oh my gods! Blackie is huge!

Hahaha! I don't know what happend to Blackie's hair here. Did Eva pee on her? It's all spiky.

Eva watching the new Battlestar Galactica on TV.


Eva the camera whore.

Eva and Blackie just love the green hoodie.

Blackie: Battlestar Galactica is on?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Rat photos!

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1, 2) They love hanging on the blinds. The problem is they don't know how to get down.
3, 4) Eva and Blackie peeking out of their play box.
5) I don't know where the hell she got that, but Eva's fur has blue spots...
6) Blackie eating half a tomato.
7, 8, 9) Eva on my shoulder eating a yogurt chip.