Too Much Turkey

or too much catnip? 

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The belly is large but it doesn’t seem too overstuffed.  Look at the toes curling up.  Just looking at Nekoka in this pose makes me yawn.

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I think the evidence speaks for itself.  I’m counting not one, not two, but three catnip toys in close vicinity here.  And there is a certain sparkle in his eyes.

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This, however, is the face of a Nanday Conure with turkey in his stomach.  Neither one of my cats ate any turkey at all; I have no idea why since they loved it last year and couldn’t get enough.  Bandit though got his ration.

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The bird would give me no peace at all from the moment that first whiff of turkey started drifting through the air.  He knew exactly what was coming. 

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Such a cannibal.

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I always overcook when I put my turkey in a bag.  I tried to lift it out of the roasting pan with a big spoon under the back end end, while grabbing the leg holder, after letting it sit to cool a bit.  The turkey broke in half.  But oh my goodness, it was so good. 

I have so much to be grateful for.  My son is happy, healthy, working and going to school full time, with a beautiful woman in his life.  My pets are also happy and healthy and lazy and loving.   My own body is in pretty good shape for being almost half a century old now.

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My car has a great new purple paint job and is running fantastic, and my mechanic says she has many years left in her, which is wonderful for a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier with only 68 thousand miles.

I have a good job where I am helping to create software for hospitals to use to make people’s lives healthier and happier.  I have a great home and good friends. 

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I give thanks for everything.  Cheers and here’s to the upcoming year and all the good things to come.

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