Friday, October 9, 2009

Cats With No Nipples, Eating Placentas, and Bees on Farm Equipment

Every so often I thank my lucky stars that I was able to find a man who supports my sometimes unusual behavior. For example, in the early years of our relationship, I rescued a feral cat and let her give birth in my closet. She delivered six adorable kittens but did not have a single working mammary gland. I bottle fed all of her babies until the day she went nuts and tried to tear my eyes out. Who do you think bottle fed the kittens while I was recovering in the hospital? Glenn.

And later, when I told Glenn of my plans to write my thesis about placentophagia, was he disgusted? Yes. But after reading my thesis, it was Glenn who offered to fry up some of my placenta and serve it to me after the birth of our child (although we never actually followed through with those plans). Just last night he surprised me yet again. I decided to dress up one of our bees for my friend Doris’s pet costume contest. Did Glenn roll his eyes at my picture of a bee on a tiny John Deere? No. He enhanced the photo with the most amazing bee-sized boots and hat. Man, I am one lucky girl.


  1. You're both very lucky to have each other:) I thought I was reading a typo about dressing up a bee until I looked closely at the picture- that is awesome! Will the whole family dress up as Beneficial bees for Halloween this year?

  2. What a wonderful guy you found. You know it's love when they "dress up a bee"
    Very cute. And lucky you!

  3. Awesome Photo!!! Priceless!!.

    Eating Placenta... I think I have the guts to pull it off, but the problem would be bringing it from the body to the dinner table. I don't think I can go through with it. All the animals that I have worked with have all eaten thier placentas, so it is defintely common in the animal kingdom. It all balls down to that, we think way to much:)

  4. Now if you can just get your bees to rake leaves! If you figure that one out, will you let me know? :)

  5. Love the picture of the bee on the tractor! Cute! Sounds like Glenn is a keeper! lol Get it a Bee Keeper! hehehe


  6. OK, you are too much! I've heard about the placenta eating thing, but I have to confess, I'm not that open-minded but the bee farmer is FANTASTIC! It has my vote - over and over and over again...I'm going to check my e-mail to be sure you entered and if not, I'm making a post right now. This is awesome. You guys ROCK!

    your friend Doris :-)

  7. Jess, naughty-naughty, you did not enter your bee...good thing I came along checking all the posts that I missed while being in the hospital over the weekend. Would have hated to miss your Bee Farmer. What an amazing photo! I posted it on my blog - go check it out!

    Way to go!