At least temporarily..
A Dinner Conversation with Mina
Mina: Mom, is this beef from a cow?
Serinda: Yes it is.
M: Is it come out of a cow like milk?
M: Is it from the inside of a cow?
S: Yes it is.
M: So, the cow is killed?
S: Yes, sigh. (chew chew chew)
M: Mom, I don't want to eat this anymore. I am sad.
S: How about you eat your beans instead?
M: Okay. sniff sniff.
Oh the harsh realities of life. I remember Abby used to call all poultry birds at the petting zoo "Ham" and never had a problem eating them. But Mina is very sensitive to the animals.
Also, we sort of have a dog. Our wonderful neighbour got a puppy at Christmas and happily "shares" him with us. Gizmo comes to our back door to play with the girls, tries to follow us to the bus stop, and Leroy lets our girls take Gizmo for walks around the neighbourhood. It is so great! Now the pressure is off, and as long as Leroy lives next door, we have our part time dog! Awesome.