I did not eat the turkey breast today because I bought a large pizza last night and had so much left over this morning that I did not have room for turkey or the usual Thanksgiving dinner. Since the turkey breast is hermetically sealed in plastic wrap, it should last another day or two when I'm ready to make my real Thanksgiving dinner.
If you didn't have turkey on Turkey Day, there are several flocks of wild turkeys roaming around San Ramon. I've actually had to dodge them with my truck while they were crossing the street. I wondered if they were worth hitting for a free turkey dinner. They are skinny birds and look very tough, but these were probably the original turkeys eaten by the Pilgrims.
I just read an article online on Why We Don't Eat Turkey Eggs. The main answer is they are very expensive. However, if you could find where our wild turkeys are laying their eggs, you could probably take them for free.
Now of course we have farm raised turkeys that have been genetically modified to grow big breasts. Animal activists oppose this trend because it makes the turkeys very uncomfortable. I am an animal activist. I support organizations that rescue dogs and cats, horses and donkeys, and even parrots, but not chickens and turkeys.
There's a war going on between bird supporters and feral cat rescuers. I support the cats. Cat rescue groups put out traps to catch the cats and have them spayed or neutered. Then the cats are returned to their original location. One ear is notched to show the cat has been neutered. This is called TNR, Trap, Neuter, and Return. Since the cats cannot breed, they will eventually grow old and die, and the birds will be safe.
Of course it would take a few years for the cats to die off, but feral cats do not live as long as house cats. Years ago my cats lived to be around 11 or 12. I had one that lived to 15 and I thought that was very old for a cat. Now pampered cats can live into their mid-twenties. But feral cats live only half as long, and their reputation as bird eaters is undeserved.
One of my prior cats was a hunter. I never saw him go after birds. He caught mice and rats and one time a squirrel. Birds are not worth the bother to most outdoor cats. They will only kill a baby that has fallen out of the nest and would die anyway.
So on Thanksgiving, bird lovers and cat lovers should all get along and be thankful for what we have. I hope everyone reading this blog had a happy Thanksgiving and have many things to be thankful for.