Friday, October 10, 2008

Kind of difficult to smile sometimes

Well, the financial world is a like a totally ignored litter box these days.

People are losing their homes, jobs, businesses and now they are watching their retirement accounts go down the drain. Is it any wonder that they aren’t out shopping? Is it any wonder they aren’t hitting the malls and spending what money they have left?

There’s another sad part to this story. Most local pet shelters are filled to the brim with pets that people have surrendered because they just can no longer afford to care for them or the people have lost their home and are moving into places where pets aren’t allowed.

When you shop for groceries this week, please remember the food banks and animal shelters. Both could use your donations.

Have a wonderful weekend and please remember to share what you can.

Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys!)


Blogger FranIAm said...

Gracie the newly adopted shelter dog thinks that this is the best blog post ever.

When the world says "contract" we say "expand."

Your heart, a smile, your breathing, a donation - no matter how small - it all matters.

Thanks Fred- Gracie the dog, BooBoo the cat and all the We Are crew send you and the PoP family our love.

October 10, 2008 3:21 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I'm so far down the hole this month, I won't be able to make it out for years.

Fred, you are so lucky the feline world has nothing like the stock market and retirement plans. I wish I was a smart cat like yourself?

October 10, 2008 4:25 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Fred, thanks for reminding us that this is affecting pets also. I'll be sure to make a few donations today.

Excellent litter box analogy, by the way. You said it better than I ever could.

October 10, 2008 4:54 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Consider it done.

October 10, 2008 5:34 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Oh yes. All the animals that have been foreclosed upon. This is so sad. Must support shelters and rescue groups. Yup.

Luf, Us

October 10, 2008 5:59 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

And we guys love you right back, Fred.

October 10, 2008 6:06 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Great post yet again Fred!

October 10, 2008 6:52 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Fred, you are the most thoughtful kitty. Will definitely bear this in mind. We humans have really messed things up, haven't we?

October 10, 2008 7:12 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Wait... I thought the patriotic response to calamity was to shop!!!

Isn't that what Dubbya told Americans to do after 9/11?

October 10, 2008 7:14 AM  
Blogger zilla said...

Last I checked, an ignored litterbox doesn't empty itself :-)

But I get your point.

And will take it to heart.

October 10, 2008 7:20 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

some of us were already struggling, so this is more of the same. the good news is, we're accustomed to less.

October 10, 2008 9:54 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Wise words, Fred, as usual. It's especially sad for the large-breed doggies, because the apartments that take pets usually allow small breeds only.

October 10, 2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Will do Fred. Wisest feline around.

October 10, 2008 10:18 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

you are so great fred.

October 10, 2008 2:44 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

thank you for remembering the Food Banks and the Critter are a good soul Fred...Xena has a crush on you...( and she is an old gal and not loving many these days...)

October 10, 2008 10:55 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

my three little cats, Will, Grace and Jack will always be fed well...and I often contribute to the shelters to keep those babies safe.

October 11, 2008 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PoP... thanks for that reminder. But if people truly loved the pets they've have, they would find a way to feed and care for them as they would any family member.

October 16, 2008 7:03 AM  
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