In San Pedro, a cat food shortage and no Internet — a diabolical connection?

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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.

Who knew?

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….)




11 thoughts on “In San Pedro, a cat food shortage and no Internet — a diabolical connection?

    Miranda said:
    July 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Well, obviously the Latino felines are much more crafty then their gringo friends. If there is no dry food, cat owners will have to double up on the wet, canned food. Everyone knows your cat prefers the canned. Somehow, San Pedrano kitties have figured out how to get their meow mix, and eat it, too.


      Sharyn said:
      July 4, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Dry food is bad for cats anyway.


      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      July 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Well said, Miranda. Crafty Latino felines, indeed!


    Kathy said:
    July 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    There is a plot! They wanted canned tuna….moist wet cat food…forget that friskies junk! They want the good stuff, oh and dont we dare try feeding them dog food….as everyone knows dogs have masters and cats have slaves! More tuna, now pesants! Hahahahahhahaha. I also think my cat is heading this plot as he is getting ready for his island move and he does not want to give up his Blue or Science Diet brand of dry goods…and yes he does get a teaspoon of canned tuna every morning!


      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      July 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      As a very famous cat once said, “Resistance is futile.”


    Karen Kelly said:
    July 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    The cats eat the geckos because they have no food. The geckos have a meeting and decide that it is best to hide in the computers. We all know that geckos can’t hide in computers. Duh! So it is not the cats , it’s the geckos silly.


      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      July 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      It was all there, right before my eyes and I did not see …. thank you Karen.


        Miranda said:
        July 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

        Have you seen these geckos? Some of them could eat the cats! And they aren’t talking with a cute, Australien accent, either.


        robertjhawkins1 responded:
        July 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

        Yeah, Miranda, they kind of roar with a screechy volume that is 10 times their weight. Probably a lot of hungry island cats these days with bloody noses …. punched out by a gecko! No wimpy GEICO spokesgeckos on this island!


    Jenny Bryan said:
    July 17, 2014 at 6:51 am

    It could be a diabolical plot by the dogs to get the cats to submit via sanctions……….an often tried and usually fruitless move made in the world of international politics. Good luck, kitties, stand strong against your oppressors!!! Keep calm, and meow on!


      Miranda said:
      July 17, 2014 at 7:04 am

      That is an excellent analysis of the situation, Jenny! I was awestruck, and very impressed. However, upon further contemplation, as a dog person, I fear this plot gives way too much credit to the dogs. They are simply not that intelligent!
      Unless, the kitties have a secret stash somewhere on the island, and are setting up the dogs to take the fall…
      Maybe the dog people on the island need to get a private dick on the case, before further mayhem insues.


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