I had to laugh last night when I stepped out to walk the dog and found our neighbors 30 lb. cat denting in the hood of hubby’s car some more.
As she stood up to greet me, I could here the sheet metal sagging and popping. I’m glad that neither of us are so worried about our cars that this would bother us. When I lived in a town home development in Florida with limited garage space, one of our cats came home with a battered face and many of his front claws ripped out. Later I found out a neighbor set a cat trap luring cats with tuna because he didn’t like them sitting on his precious sports car that he didn’t have garage space for. My poor cat tried to frantically dig his way out and push his face through the bars before another neighbor let him out when after hearing the screaming and called the police. Needless to say, the experience tempted me to really give him a reason to worry about his car … but I didn’t. I have no clue what he was planning to do with the trapped cats and I feel sick just thinking about it. And what an idiot that guy was for buying place with limited garage place and taking it out on innocent animals to protect a car?!? Some people. And people like that are the reasons my cats are now indoor cats.
Anyway, rant over. :-) Dinner was pretty lazy after another mind-frying day. I heated half a bag of Trader Joe’s Frozen Edamame in the microwave.
To serve with Gena’s Raw Gingery Carrot Tomato Soup, it looked good and I actually had all the ingredients on hand for it which were simple and fast to through into the Vita-Mix.
I topped with chopped tomato like she did, but didn’t have the pea shoots – oh well. :-) I also sprinkled a little salt on the edamame.
The soup is fabulous, it has a great balance of sweet and spicy with the ginger, tamari and dates. The thick texture was very satisfying and it paired well with the edamame since I didn’t have any raw bread or crackers to dip.
If you haven’t tried this soup yet, I recommend it and it’s a great one for those new to raw soups being tasty and simple. Now I’ve got to motivate myself to the gym while I still have energy!
Have you ever dealt with problem neighbors?