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Errandonee [quaxing]

Maybe I should have gotten more work done today. I don't know.

Instead, I spent some time rearranging the logs in the backyard and clearing the overgrown sidewalk to my back door. Then I hitched up the bike trailer and finally took a broken storm window over to the hardware store to have the glass replaced. I don't think I'll haul it home in the bike trailer, though - too risky. I also picked up a bundle of firewood, to see how I like fires in the fireplace as a way to keep warm.

Then I rode up to Whole Paycheck because I have discovered that they carry organic cotton underwear. They were even on sale. Such an exciting moment. They don't have superheroes on them, though. I also looked at the other foods in the store, because that's how I am - have to look at it all, even if I'm not going to buy any of it on principle. They had some cute Halloween-themed cupcakes going, and next to the cupcakes they sold tubs of real whipped cream, already whipped up for you. I guess sometimes it's too hard to pull out the eggbeaters.

From there, I went over to Big Box Pet Shop to look for food for Emma, who has only just now run out from the last bag purchased in Texas. Even with three whole aisles of cat foods, they did not have Taste of the Wild. Once again on principle I decided it wasn't worthwhile to try and shop for some other replacement brand of pet food (some of which appeared to be trying to masquerade as Taste of the Wild, interestingly). Instead, if I can't easily find Taste of the Wild, I might as well just go with one of the cat foods available at the grocery co-op, which ensures that, in the very least, my money goes where I want it to go.

From there, home to drop off the firewood and bike trailer, then to the generic grocery store for a handful of things, and the co-op for everything else. Then off to the lab to sort out and set up crickets, to the laundromat (yes, for laundry), and finally home, to cook up a large vat of curry.

It has been a long time since I've had a day like this.


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Oct. 18th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
the pet food we've been using for ople also bills itself as "ancestral diet" (but it is not taste of the wild, it's evo). maybe one of said imitators? anyway, our local pet food store is out of our ancestral diet brand and we switched to something else with a fishy name, but that makes me wonder: maybe the ancestral diet ingredient suppliers are encountering a shortage? :)
Oct. 18th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Hmm, Evo actually also looks good (and wasn't present in the big-box store, either). I don't see an ingredients list on their website, which tends to be a good starting reference point, but they do at least list a guaranteed high percentage of animal products. There could very well be some supplier issues, especially for anything chicken-based.

I suspect the issue for me is more a matter of tracking down the correct type of feed store (i.e. not big-box), but I just don't have the time or energy for that here, especially given that I'm moving in a month. One of the two kinds carried by the grocery co-op at least passes a cursory ingredients check.

To judge by her behavior, Emma would be happiest if her diet consisted entirely of cheese and wheatgrass! ;-)
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