Ambergris Caye has suddenly been hit with a shortage of two essential products — Internet service and dry cat food.
The Internet problems have been linked to massive server attacks on Belize Telemedia Ltd.’s system by outside forces, possibly from China.
The cat food shortage, I’m not so certain about the cause. All I know is that friends with cats (FWC) have been a bit panicky over the last week or so as market shelves have become conspicuously empty.
It is not a stretch to predict a sudden diminishing of the gecko population if the shelves are not restocked quickly. Cat caretakers seem to sniff at the idea of their charges actually eating raw fish, of which we have a bounty around us, being an island and all.
One recently stated that her cat would have no interest in fish unless it was poached in butter and on her dinner plate.
The supply chain is easily disrupted on an island in the Caribbean, like Ambergris Caye. There is a standing rule here: If you see something you like, buy it. There will be none tomorrow.
That usually goes for fruits and vegetables. But other things apply too, I guess.
What I wonder is, is there a connection between the Internet problems and the disappearance of cat food?
Everyone knows that cats are always plotting something, with the endgame being world domination.
And when there is a shortage of something on the island, like cat food, what’s the first thing that you do? Go to the Internet and ask around. But if the Internet is down …..
Hmmmm. Sounds like a diabolical social experiment of some sort.
Any thoughts? (Even serious explanations are welcome….)