Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Cats in Crisis
While it's no longer "breaking" news*, it is still Heartbreaking News: The former first Kitty is in dire straights. According to my informants...who shall remain nameless. The First "DemoCat" has cancer. This insidious diagnosis comes hard upon our fellow feline who was dumped after the Clinton's tenure in the White House. Apparently Presidents need pets for PR, but Senators do not. Anyway, the generous Clinton family has encouraged the first feline's current human to pursue the best possible medical care, regardless of the cost. Good for you, Clintons. Way to assuage your guilt.
My feline friends, the turmoil I feel now is great. Socks is a great cat, who just happens to also have "beans" (I do like that term) with very deep pockets. Cat friends, what provisions have your humans made for you, should cat-astrophy strike? Are you willing to let your future be determined by the fickle whims of fate and your humans' current financial status? I belive, that as educated felines, we should do our humans a favor and look into pet health insurance. A little peace of mind can deepen the bond between cats and their food openers.
My "beans" are currently exploring their options. Does anyone have any suggestions for them? Has anyone participated in a good program? I am looking for some solid feedback here, so please, chime in. Yes, you too, you know who you are, you lurker!
Of course the humans weep at the mere thought of any distress on my part, and know that, should they have to endure homelessness to ensure my comfort, they would gladly do so. And they better understand that fact.
Anyway, friends, the government is constantly blathering about affordable healthcare for all, but do they really mean for all? I say, "forget not the Kitties!!!"
Jerusalem Jones, D. M. D.
* My humans do not have a TV, so it's not really a surprise that I'm a little behind on current events. No mater, my will shall prevail!