Friday, November 21, 2008

Suggestion from Fred the Cat

Here’s a phrase a lot of humans need to learn and say over the months to come and now especially before the holidays. The phrase is, “No, we can’t afford it”. It’s time humans learned the phrase and what it means because it seems all too many are not aware of it or how to use it. Plus it’s not a bad time for parents to teach it to their kids and explain to them what it means. It’s might be the most valuable lesson they can be taught.

That’s your sage, or should I say catnip, advice from me. Probably should stick with one herb at a time.

Have a wonderful weekend with your honeys

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


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why shouldn't we spend, spend, spend? Comrade Obama will pay for everything for us by "spreading the wealth"

November 21, 2008 4:49 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

You were right the first time...very sage advice. Learn the skill before you have no choice.

November 21, 2008 4:58 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

“No, we can’t afford it”.

That's been one of my lifelong themes...

November 21, 2008 5:05 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Dear Fred,

At least you cats seem to get the concept since lots of humans don't.

All the best,


November 21, 2008 5:12 AM  
Blogger Matthew Hubbard said...

I think more people are getting that point. It's going to be harder times soon.

November 21, 2008 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our kids can now say it in five languages and in their sleep. In fact, they've gotten so used to hearing it that before they finish asking for something, the say "oh, nevermind...."

Have a good weekend.

November 21, 2008 5:56 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Hell, I'm thinking about going one step further with "no, we can't afford the gas for the car so we'll be staying home, thanks."

November 21, 2008 6:23 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

I grew up with Depression Parents, and learned early that "we can't afford that".

Unfortunately for my brother, he grew up after things had gotten better financially and has never really learned that lesson.

These will be hard times for him. Me? Not so much - because I've learned how to pare down and go it on the cheap early on!

November 21, 2008 6:51 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

i've heard it my whole life and i've said it since i've been an adult.

someday it would be nice to not have to say it as often, but it's o.k. that i can't yet.

November 21, 2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

That's a good mantra, Fred. Enjoy the 'nip and go nuzzle PoP and Mr. PoP for me.

November 21, 2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

you are so right!

November 21, 2008 9:27 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Yum! Sage! Oh, not in the dressing. Never mind.

Maw has always said that, "We can't afford that." Too bad younger people don't know that phrase.

Luf, Us

November 21, 2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

truth from the mouth of babes -- uh -- cat.

living frugally has its upside-- that's certain.
I bought a house that was priced at $36K, lived in it for 22 years -- paid it off early against EVERYONE'S advice -- and got to Florida with enough money to buy a home for cash.

all skills I learned from parents who grew up during the Depression.

meanwhile, today, there's a Magic Chef party in my community. I'm not going because I'd probably want to buy something.
why torture myself?

November 21, 2008 11:56 AM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Wonderful feline words of wisdom.

Turtle Guy thanks you, and since he's unavailable for comment just now, I sign with warmest regards.

Sir William

November 22, 2008 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"there's a Magic Chef party in my community. I'm not going because I'd probably want to buy something.
why torture myself?" your strength of resolve is an inspiration to us all

November 22, 2008 11:29 AM  

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