Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday with Fred the Cat

Okay, once again guys I am troubled with you human beings. I overheard the Pops discussing the hospitals your injured soldiers are coming home to find. From what I heard it’s so disgusting and awful. These places have mold, insects and mice.

See, I’m a cat. I’m no soldier. But you know what? The animal hospitals I have been in have been wonderful. The people are nice to all us creatures while we are there. They see to our every need. They clean our enclosures all the time. We have our food and water and a whole bunch of affection. We also get all our medical treatment just as soon as we need it.

I have never been in a animal hospital where there was mold or insects or mice. However speaking strictly from a feline’s point of view, a few mice running around in my enclosure might make for a bit of fun.

Seriously folks, can’t you make your government offer your injured soldiers a hospital that would at least measure up to the ones we animals have? It seems it would be a grand improvement.

Give this some thought, okay?

Have a great weekend


Blogger Sue said...

Good morning Fred,this is Junior the best cat who loves Sue Woo. I am so sleepy! Anyway, I think we should put my doctor, Jose, in charge of the entire bidness. He would have everything swabbed down but quick. No urine or feces anywhere and I am not kidding.

March 02, 2007 2:56 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Excellent point, Fred. BTW, I hope the POPs got you some new cosmic catnip.

March 02, 2007 3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and isn't it fascinating that this appalling situation is facilitated by the very people who go around impugning the patriotism of those who oppose this illegal and immoral war?

March 02, 2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Looks like we've had one person fall on their sword on this one with more to follow. The sad thing is that a big deal will be made of attempting to appear to fix this one mess, the larger crisis will probably go unaddressed.

March 02, 2007 5:45 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

The priorities for how money is spent in the VA system are curious. The VA has one of the best electronic medical record systems in healthcare, a system that was VERY expensive to develop and implement, and of course it was developed and implemented as Bushco was reducing VA funding across the board and dollars to improve the quality of care at VA med centers were becoming scarcer. How could they do this you may ask. Simple, by cutting the benefits they provide to veterans. It is a disgrace.

March 02, 2007 6:19 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...


Humans are indeed confusing. Billions and billions of dollars more than ever spent before on our military actions. And where is it going. Not to protect the troops, not for the welfare of the troops, and not for the care of injured troops, and all our military actions have failed or are failing. Somewhere, someone is making a tidy profit, and the troops are suffering for it. That seems, uh, very, uh, UNpatriotic.

Someone really need to questions our leader's loyalty.

Lets treat them at least as well as we would treat our pets.

Thanks, Fred, for keeping on top of the important human issues, the human leaders are not doing that very well.

March 02, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Fred, our government really does not care about these wounded soldiers. They're only embarrassed because they were caught. It's been going on for years, and would have continued if it weren't for the nosy media finally doing their job. Cats don't live their lives motivated by profit so it's hard to understand how it underlies everything this administration does. You're very lucky.

March 02, 2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger Angry Ballerina said...

Thats bc it's cheaper to make animals comfy than humans. Sorry love.

March 02, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Well, Mr.'ve have a lovely home with Mr. & Mrs. POPs and you don't get treated like no feral, unloved Barn-cat! (or so I hear...since I don't own a Barn or a Cat or a Barn-Cat at this time.)

When do you Think They will STOP treating our Wounded Soldiers like some Unwanted Barn-Cats left to fend for themselves!

Oy! *sigh*

I'm with ya there on this one, Fred!

March 02, 2007 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Fred sounds very much like the happy housecat, as long as he gets his fix of Cosmic Catnip.

Pat, OT, but - I'm posting pics of my Germany vacation from last year on my blog (Blogger won't let me post a comment, so I'm running this anonymously).

The Wanderer

March 02, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Fred, speaking as a fellow feline, I fully agree. However, I must confess I'm feeling a little jealous over all the attention you're getting from PoP. Share the wealth, OK? ;-)

March 02, 2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Fred, the cat for Senator! Just think, he'd be Senator Fred and he'd do a lot better job than the ones we have.

March 02, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

freddie boy, barn monster here, i just want to let karen mcl know that us barn cats are our own selves. minstrel has an open door policy on coming in and out of the house, but i'm in the barn because that's where i like to be. he took me in the house after that trip to the vet, two whole weeks it was. i hated it. barn cats are not strays. we're out here because that's where the mices are. and mices are what we do. you're absolutely right about people being real confusing. i don't get that stuff either. anytime one of the barn cats has gotten hurt minstrel comes out and does what ever it takes to help them get better. he's good for that at least. well, time to go to work. the cold snap has the mices chewing at the grain sacks. bastard mices.

March 02, 2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looks like most of us in the feline species are smarter than the human (?) in the White House. Having a cat with a blog is way cool. I'm in training to be a therapy cat so maybe someday I can go to the VA hospital.

Leo the cat

March 02, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger Cairo The Boxer said...

Hey Fred,

During my first year of life I was constantly at the animal hospital. I had giardia parasites, demodectic mange and a nasty bladder infection which spread to my spine. Now I'm all better thanks to the great care I received (and the debt incurred by my parents). The vet was always sparkling clean and the doctors were very friendly.

It's about time we animals run the place - these humans just fuck everything up.

March 02, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Fred, my dear boy, I am not an American animal, but I wonder if the reason your pet hospitals are in better shape than your owner hospitals might be that the Pops PAYS for you to go? I'm thinking the soldiers are getting treatment on the government's nickle?

March 02, 2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

How many of these did I miss? i have been so busy. I will post tommorrow. I hope you didn't orget about me.

March 02, 2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

Greetings Fred... Ethel's cat here, I think turtle guy is onto something... I wonder if those annoying injuries the soldiers had the audacity to show up at Walter Reed with ( why the heck didn't they buy some body armor before going ... jeesh) could be cutting into Boshco's profits?? Didn't they get the memo... "Money trumps peace".

E's Maine Coon

March 03, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Fred buddy, I thought we had the new name for the day sorted out? It's Freday.

March 03, 2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Which hospital would be good enough for the Twins?

March 03, 2007 6:39 PM  
Blogger CottonMangoLFortunaRGirlGFeather said...

Fred, you really are very astute. We agree with you, but apparently, the govt doesn't. We think the govt enjoys spending money, like it grows on trees for war, but they seem to think that the people hurt during their war should just buck up and be happy they're still alive. Or at least that's the way it seems to us.

March 03, 2007 10:10 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I'm increasingly starting to wonder if it's not because humans have became dumber than cats!!

March 03, 2007 11:53 PM  
Blogger DA said...

Right said Fred!

March 04, 2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

As usual, you're right, Fred.

March 04, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

Forgive us, Fred. We are, after all, only human. . .

March 04, 2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger poopie said...

I'm thinkin' Fred is the daddycat of all these kittens around here. See ya in court, PoP.

March 04, 2007 7:12 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Well, the way I see it is that regardless who has the power, republican or democrat, the needs of people who put their lives on the line, (whether you agree with the war or not), SHOULD BE MET.

Their needs are not being met if they are required to share their room with either a mould or a rat infestation.

March 04, 2007 7:43 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Good point there Fred old boy...maybe that is what the newspapers need to hear...your point of view...could make a difference that a cat made sense of a bad situation.

March 05, 2007 12:12 AM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Fred, wiser words have never been spoken. Maybe you should consider a run for public office. With your black and white fur, you should have no trouble attracting voters of both races. You could undertake a "Straight Talk Express" in a cat carrier. Give it some thought, 'kay?

March 07, 2007 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting!

August 04, 2007 7:25 AM  

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