“I Ate a Bug and It Was Delicious”

Sugar, a connoisseur of small arthropods. She knows what she likes.

In other news, Athena is on vacation this week, and I am finally at a point where I am likely to finish this novella I’ve been dragging out, and also we have guests coming, soooo things may be slow here until the end of July. That’s a week, you can deal. And look, I gave you a cat picture.

— JS

14 Comments on ““I Ate a Bug and It Was Delicious””

  1. Always happy to see a cat picture, good news on your writing, and of course there are Olympics to watch.

  2. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.

    Yikes! I saw the headline and thought for a moment this might be another of Athena’s experiments in Extreme Cuisine!

    I see all your posts of pets in the yard and I think, “Must be great to have a big yard your pets can romp in without fear of being run over by cars.”

  3. We had a cat who’d walk around with a live grasshopper in her mouth, its hind legs sticking out. Eventually she’d bite down and devour it. Protein.

  4. They were serving cicada ice cream locally. But apparently whenever they did that it sold out in an hour. Didn’t get to try it, for various reasons. And now that’s all done of course.

    Seventeen years ago my dog had a feast. Now we have a different dog, and he paid the cicadas no attention.

    P.S. At the moment, I’m (belatedly) reading Paolini on the topic of the great and mighty Ctein. Puts some things in a different light.

  5. Current senior kitty likes crickets… to eat. Will walk around with the legs sticking out of her mouth. Ick. When senior kitty was a kitten, she proudly brought a live cricket to my mom… and spat it out on her feet. Presumably for my mom to eat. Senior kitty’s sister liked moths & other flying arthropods… to the point of imperiling fragile items and floor lamps… :( But quarantine kitten (now bratty teenager!) has clearly indicated her preference for anything that flies… and she’s appalling good at catching them.

  6. When the title of this post arrived in my inbox I was quite sure it involved a burrito. I am relieved that it involved Sugar.

  7. One wonders if this new gustatory adventure is a subtle comment on the normally-available cat food, either quality or quantity. If you wake up tomorrow morning to a cat tongue just leaving your forehead…

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