My hands smell like that powdery stuff inside latex gloves. It reminds me of the days when I used to steal the little plastic gloves from the doctor's office when they left me alone in the room for too long. Ahhhh....those crazy days.

Today I started dissecting my first cat. Yup, that's right! A whole friggin dead cat, under my knife, mouth open, eyes closed for eternity. It looked so...peaceful. I almost didn't want to disturb the beautiful stillness of its fur. I named her Aphrodite. She is my new friend.

You may think this is cruel of me. You may think that I must have a certain degree of coldness about me to be able to cut into a dead living thing. This is not the case. I am learning from Aphrodite. She has many things to teach me and I feel much warmth towards her. Thank you, kitty. You are more than just another stray.