As this post will show, I am desperately out of vegan post ideas. (or just too lazy to type up the recipe I made tonight…)
I have somewhat of an ethical dilemma. If I blanketed Sprocket with strips of fake bacon and took pictures of it, could I feed the non-bacon to Papa Miao later? I can rinse it off first. I’m not a fan of fake meat, but occasionally Papa Miao likes to use it to spice up his lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. Today, I obliged him by chopping up some “smart bacon” and adding it to the rice + black beans + etc dinner that I made. I don’t really know what bacon tastes like at this point, but I’m pretty sure that smart bacon does not taste like bacon. All the same, it was a nice touch, something salty to contrast with the pineapple and bell peppers.
And I got inspired. Napping Sprocket + Fake bacon strips = cute photos, to be followed by lengthy kitten baths that will distract him from squeaking at his uncles for a while. Papa Miao never needs to know just how floofy his non-bacon is. Or maybe I could weave Sprockey a little non-bacon hat?
And Sprocket’s food photography doesn’t really need to stop with fake bacon. The photo possibilities are endless. We’ve seen how cute he can be with winter squash. Imagine Sprocket peeking out from under a pile of kale. Sprocket lounging in a bowl of dried beans. Sprocket climbing my considerable stockpile of canned chickpeas. Sprocket dancing in a shower of bonito flakes. Sprocket eating a life-sized Chun-shaped tuna statue. Additional ideas are welcome.