Monday, October 13, 2008


For the last few weeks, Steve and his female have spent an inordinate amount of time talking about the economy and how horrible everything is. They’ve also been watching a lot of financial news on TV, where most of the commentators look like their heads are going to explode at any minute. I keep hearing words like “Wall Street,” “Dow Jones,” “stocks,” “bailout” and “depression.” It all sounds pretty dire… almost as frightening as a trip to the vet.

Now I don’t pretend to understand any of this economic mumbo-jumbo, and truth be told, I don’t think too many humans do either. Quite frankly, it just sounds like something else humans have screwed up in their quest to acquire more of those filthy green papers.

But how does this affect us cats, you ask, and what can I do to help?

Well, the first thing is… don’t panic. Even though your human may be gulping calmative pharmaceuticals like candy, you should remain cool and calm regardless of the situation. In these turbulent economic times, your human will be looking to you for comfort and tranquility, so unless they try to save money by skimping on your food or some other human tomfoolery like that, you might want to cut them some slack for the duration. In other words, put some of the kitty antics on hold for awhile and be extra nice to them. And even more important, especially with Christmas season approaching, don’t let them deny you your copy of The World Is Your Litter Box, which is priced at the ridiculously low, recession-friendly, economy-collapsing price of $9.95. Hey, so what if humans are eating their shoes… I need to sell some books here!

Lastly, don’t forget… as FDR said during the Great Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself… and maybe large, mean dogs.” (I added that last part myself.)


Daisy said...

The economy. It is confusing to me.

Fred said...

Try explaining the whole thing to teenagers. It's not easy

Anonymous said...

Momma always taught us that as long as we haz a roof over our heads, food on the table and each other we should be thankful..and little things like health and happiness..
Lifes is what you make it, we do not understand people that strive for personal wealth only to die and it not do a damm thing for them.
It's not to say that our own home one day would be nice, but it is not on our priorities, we iz more a love based familie :)


THE ZOO said...

as long as owr bellys full and yur litters klean wez happy kitties.

zevo hussein calamari said...

Tell your pet humans to blow up their TV!

me...Fat Eddy said...

Hey, diz is Phinney dat boycat, me and brofur ed sez hey. We is not from 'merica, we is from cannerduh, so weze jest waitin and whachin to see whut happuns next wif dat a'con-o-me. We is havin a lection in cannderduh today, wich is relly weried, 'acause most of us is more intursted in whuts gonna happen in yers, den we are in our own. I likez 'bama best, but i finks that brofur ed like dat offur guy - dat mikain fella, 'cause ed and him's boff got grey hairs.

Anyway, jest soze you know,brfur ed's gotz a story hez writin on dat inn-r-netz. its all about catz. yu shud read it. I am gonna tell my peep lady to getz yers fur me fur Christ-mouse. Brofur ed's is called Whiteflower Field and yu can see dat linky fing on our blog.

Junior said...

Uh-oh.....I should have read your advice sooner.....I peed in Meowm's bed two nights ago.