Vegan MoFo – Cats and Soup

Last week JC and I started fostering kittens from the Toronto Cat Rescue. We ended up with two “socialization” cases from a feral colony. They aren’t feral, but they are just a little skittish. I’ve fostered cats in the past, but in Saskatoon with Street Cat Rescue, but cats are cats no matter where they’re from, so the process is the same. They’re currently under quarantine in one of our bathrooms, a process which is slightly complicated by Emmiecat’s curiosity, but it’s not too bad. Neelix (white with a grey patch on the top of his head) and Kez (she’s black and white) were born (or at least the estimate) is around August 11, 2012. So they are tiny little creatures, but old enough to be on their own. It’s been interesting to watch as each of their purrsonalities develop and reveal themselves. I imagine it’s a combination of their increasing comfort level with us humans, and just growing up a little. Kitten development is surprisingly rapid when you compare it with human child development, so they are constantly changing and growing. This morning I took them in to the Vet for a spay and a neuter, and hopefully their surgeries are both uneventful. On Sunday after Soupstock and visiting Cherry Beach, JC and I (but mostly JC) made a stock and a butternut squash soup. I’ve been reading a book (the Elements of Cooking) that extols the virtues (and superior quality) of a homemade stock (and despite his near chapter length dedication on…

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