We are now in "barricade Vlad" mode. He got out last night when I let out the dog and proceeded to walk purposefully into the middle of the road and lie down. News flash, Vlad: showing your cute tummy" will NOT stop cars from running over you.
In other cat news, our neighbor is now 3 kittens richer, due to feeding a stray cat (probably from the nearby "kitty-cat farm") who turned out to be pregnant. Well, she is pregnant again. (The cat, not the neighbor.) Anyone want some kittens?
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark