Ha! I knew it wouldn't last. Pea ate a large hunk of pork last night. His two month stint as a herbivore is officially over. He's been whinging about being tired and listless for a couple of weeks and things came to a head yesterday when he was so fatigued he had to have a "nanna nap" in the afternoon. As a consequence he ate half a pig and immediately proclaimed that he felt better. On the other hand I feel rather nervous. I really don't like the way he drools when he looks at me. Actually he drools a lot anyway. I think its his age. Nevertheless, he has me worried and the fact that he asked Chook if she thought guinea pig would taste like chicken certainly did not help. If this turns out to be my final blog will somebody please call the RSPCA.
Well, first it was the Israeli spy vulture, now it's the Colombian "narco-pigeon." Yes, that's right. Narco pigeon. One of the stories on the newspaper lining my cage says that the Colombian police have arrested a pigeon for attempting to smuggle 45 grams of marijuana and cocaine paste into a prison at Bucaramanga. The police reckon the load was too heavy for him and he crash landed before he was able to fly over the wall with the stuff strapped to his back. Personally I think he was set up by a stool pigeon. Either that or the cops were tipped off from the inside by a jail bird. I'd use the one about being hauled up before the beak again but I don't like to repeat myself. You have to admit I'm pretty good though.
I find the increasing employment of animals in both legal and illegal activities rather alarming. I might be the next one pressed into slavery. There are seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, cadaver dogs, drug detection dogs, explosive dogs, they even have dogs at the airport that can tell if you've eaten an illicit banana in the last month. There are sheep dogs, gun dogs, police horses and army ants - not sure what they do. In Laos and Cambodia they even use giant rats for mine clearing. What happened to animal rights? Does this cheap labour have a union? In Peru my ancestors belonged to PUSSI - Peruvian Union of Socialists Serving Incas. Mind you, a fat lot of good it did them. They all ended up working for a pittance in restaurant kitchens either washing up or as an entree.
So, adios until next time. If there is a next time, Pea has got that carnivorous glint in his eye again.
Remember to call the RSPCA if you don't hear from me again within a week.