Have you heard about the literary agent who got fired for simply having accounts at Parler and Gab? Sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but it's not. She had accounts at those conservative social media sites, and she lost her job for it. I've known for most of my writing life that the publishing industry was rife with leftists, but I never would've thought they'd cancel someone over it. Shun them, maybe. Ignore them, definitely. Blacklist, possibly. But to actually shitcan an employee for their beliefs? Anyway, being a mulish sort, I created a Gab account yesterday. And I went to the literary agent's page there. She became a member this month and had exactly one post which was a call for romance writers to submit their manuscripts to her. An agent asking for manuscripts? How could she? Burn the witch. I thought we were supposed to have something called 'Freedom of Association' in this country. Huh.
I woke up this morning expecting to have to feed Kira and take her to the litterbox. I expect it'll take quite a bit of time for that to stop.
Oh, I contacted the local rescue shelter* to ask if they would accept a donation of all of Kira's perishable things - food, etc. They're happy to have it. The food I ordered that shipped the day before Kira passed, arrived yesterday. When I put all the food together, there are 85 cans worth - 48 new and the rest recently purchased to try and find something she would eat. (The same thing happened at the end of Max's life. Lots of cans left. Which we gave to the vet to distribute.) Those should help keep some shelter kitties happy for a few days at least. Plus, there's an unopened bottle of Cosequin, a nearly new bottle of dry shampoo, and some kitty kibbles which they might or might not want. I'll take it all over there and what they don't want, we'll bring home and throw away. We're keeping the leftover litter because we can use that to clean up spills and provide traction.
I spent some time at the shelter website yesterday, looking at dogs. No, we're not getting a dog any time soon. But it made me feel better.
If you didn't know, I mentally 'adopt' certain animals at the shelter and root for them to get adopted. They are 'my dogs' until they find homes. Right now, they are Jerry, Pluto, Roan, and Sour Patch (He's my favorite right now. The look on his face!)
Yesterday, after I wrote the post, I shuffled books around and made space. Although, if I pick up any more NF titles, I have no clue where I'll put them.
Okay, I think that's quite enough out of me. Got anything on your this n that list today?
*If you're interested in supporting them, they're The Haven of the Ozarks - a no-kill shelter. Alternately, the place Kira actually came from is here. If you decide to donate in memory of Kira, don't bother telling them - neither place would know who you're talking about. I thinks CAWS actually called her 'Smoky' or something like that.