February 23rd, 2015

krazy koati

Too many hungry people losing weight

If there's one thing our pet rabbit would like you to know, it's that we're not feeding him enough. I'm pretty sure we're feeding him the right amount, especially since he doesn't finish all his hay and the vet told bunny_hugger that he's not hungry if he's still got hay. But we did weigh him the other day, using the WiiFit. WiiFit lets you weigh your pets by the expedient of having you hold them while it weighs you, and then it performs feats of subtraction, and it even represents your pet with a little Mii icon of a dog or a cat because nobody at WiiFit Master Command imagined pet rabbits.

Anyway, he came in weighing a modest bit under twelve pounds, which is relatively light. There isn't reason to worry about this just yet, since it isn't a lot of weight and we don't have reason to think it's a continuous or abrupt change, but it does mean it's easier to not worry about giving him a little too much dandelion or parsley or his favorite, suspected poison (Swiss chard; he's warmed up to it, but was deeply suspicious at first).

Also I love the bit where he'll dig the carrot out of the pile of vegetables and take it some distance away to eat. Once he even took it to the opposite end of his play area, near us, as if he wanted to be sure we saw he had fetched the carrot.

Trivia: The first business corporation chartered in the colonies was apparently the New London Society for Trade and Commerce, chartered in Connecticut in May 1732. The Connecticut General Assembly revoked the corporate charter in February 1733. Source: The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge.

Currently Reading: Before The Mayflower: A History of Black America, Lerone Bennett, Jr.

PS: Reading the Comics, February 20, 2015: 19th-Century German Mathematicians Edition, which gives me more reason to mention Batman than normal for these comic strip posts. Second of these since the last roundup, and there's the RSS feed, or you can watch it on your Friends page. Please consider, won't you?