We’ve had a baby mouse scuttling around our kitchen for about 48 hours now. Willow’s been locked onto it, sitting for HOURS and watching very specific spots (behind the fridge, under the piano, etc). But I could never see anything and Mia never joined Willow in her stakeouts. Still…Willow is a former feral cat and I trusted her instincts and body language enough to know something was around. We laid a few extra traps down.
Just now, downstairs, Mom let out this high-pitched unholy shriek.
and ofc I immediately wrench my headphones off and holler down the stairs* “WHAT?!?!”
Mom: “SHE CAUGHT IT! SHE CAUGHT THE MOUSE!!! IT’S IN HER MOUTH!!! SHE HAS IT IN HER MOUTH!”
Me: ……holy fuck………… “GOOD GIRL WILLOW I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!”
She brought it to them in the dining room (alive, omg) and set it down for them to decide its fate.
brb going to give her some treats cos she deserves them
Tbh I see quite a lot of pan positivity on my dash could you clarify what you meant by that?
i see it from like, specific blogs for LGBT+ support, or pride flag art, & very occasionally from other users, but 90% posts are more like “reblog if you support trans, gay or bi girls!” (which is still great & i still appreciate), i just rarely see posts casually include pan people within their support or representation
So I read somewhere that milk was not humanly digestible past age 3-4 about 2000 years ago so I can only imagine vampires like Vladimir and Stefan feeling best fed when drinking from people with minimal lactose foods/beverages in their systems and getting nauseous or even sick when feeding from someone who recently ate or drank a lot of lactose rich edibles. Thoughts?
This is interesting to consider!
One of the tests for lactose intolerance just monitors blood sugar. The reasoning goes like this: if you have the enzyme lactase, it’ll break down lactose in dairy to glucose, which is used for just about everything in the body. As a result, if your lactase is working, your blood sugar will rise a few hours after having dairy.
Conversely, if your lactase is broken, the sugars in dairy just hang out and ferment in the body/are converted into fatty acids. That’s where the indigestion kicks in.
In short, the main difference for a vampire between people who have and don’t have lactase is blood sugar.
All that said, I’m not sure whether lactose intolerance would meaningfully register to a vampire. Our blood sugar is… complicated. It rises after we’ve eaten, because of hormonal changes and stress, and after physical activity. Diabetes is characterized by blood sugar regulation problems. So, while a vampire might be able to taste all that, I don’t know whether it would really affect them beyond personal preference.
Don’t let me discourage anyone from commenting how dietary changes impact the taste of blood, though! I’m sure a dairy-free diet causes certain biochemical and physiological changes– isn’t that the point of all those comparison studies between various diets around the world?– and perhaps they’d have an impact on vampires, beyond the immediate taste of blood.
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