Saturday, March 5, 2011

Balancing the Budget

In order to balance the budget, some of us are still working hard.   Above, I am bringing in the morning paper, rain or shine.    I watched the Westminster Dog Show, they had Golden Retrievers in the sporting class.   I think we need to send them my pictures bringing in the paper, then we can enter in the Working Class of the show.   If the judges had to swim out into a cold lake to bring a dead duck back to shore, they would realise that fetching is real work, more work than following a dumb sheep around all day. 
See below what I have to go through to deliver the mail. 

We had so many great ideas about how to balance the budget that we hope you will go back and read the comments.  If you will recall, we needed to cut $1.35 from our annual budget in order to match the cuts they were considering in Washington D.C.  Cheyanne in Denver had one of the better ideas.  Since having a dog helps people with their mental health, which in turn leads to better physical health, more exercise, etc., we should send everyone down to adopt a homeless dog, then everyone can save money.   Maybe she would like to head up a "Adopt for your Health" day.    Then we were told that day old cake at the bakery is much cheaper than dog treats, and much better as well.   Let them eat cake was the cry.   

We thank Jack, at a Daily Dose of Jack, who offered to save us money by not buying his new book.    What a sacrifice he was willing to make to help us with our problem.   That is the true spirit of dogs, he scrifices a sale to help us.  What a dog!   We want to point out that Jack's new book is one of the few books where the dog does not die at the end, so it won't cause you to cry.   If you hurry to his web site through the link above, you can enter a contest to win a copy.

One of our readers sent an e-mail suggesting that the tall ones simply squeeze the toothpaste tube a little harder.   If they could get one more brushing out of each tube, then after 5 years they will have saved the necessary $1.35, just like Washington DC does it, promise the savings some time in the future. 

We are still working on how we will finally save the $1.35 that we need to cut out of the budget.   More ideas are still coming in. 

Friday the tall one had to go to an office.  He took Nala along for the ride, then stopped by the vet and got her blood test and her heart worm meds.   Nala had heartworm when she came into rescue, so we are very careful with her, we don't want her to fight that battle again.   Bella and I have appointments next week to get our tests, our annual shots and our heartworm medications.    Yes, spring is coming and it is time to get ready.  Nala said she got lots of attention at the office.   Now Bella and I are now due a ride to the office. 

Maybe the tall one will balance the budget in another way, he has an offer to go back to work.   Maybe the offer will get good enough to make him go back, then we won't have to balance out budget by cutting.  Think of all the dog treats we can buy then!

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We really like the "adopt for health day", just think how much that would save.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Woof! Woof! It's been a sacrifice. My daily treats are being counted. To save gas, I'm not able to go to my favorite park ... so boring just to walk around the block. As you can see on my post today. No more doggie spa for me ... just st home spa. Hey if I were you guys ... you should stop subscription of your magazine n newspaper. We do a lot of our reading via free web description. Hope these helps out. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. LOL, thank you so much for mentioning Jack's book! I'm gonna say to you what I said to Ms.~K: Now it's YOUR turn to write a book!!

  4. I like the toothpaste squeezing idea. Or if the humans just used 2 less squares of toilet paper each time they, uh, used toilet paper, I bet that would save at least a roll or two by the end of the year, and thus save the $1.35.(Although I still think your humans should check under the cushions of the couch for spare change....) The only problem with the tall one actually working is that it means less time with you guys. So far, we've convinced Mom to work from home (and then she doesn't spend money on gas commuting, doesn't put extra wear and tear on the car, it requires less frequent oil changes, and she can just wear sweats rather than having to buy 'work clothes').... Just saying....

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. We are still convinced that our idea to Let them eat cake is an easy answer. But Fiona's idea of money in the sofa cushions is a good one.
    When you walk, do you keep your eyes peeled on the ground? You could easily find spare change there. Do you check the pay phone coin return? There is another easy one.
    C'mon people you can do it, we know you can.

    Stella and her Mom Jo

  6. Our mommie is still working. She said she can't adopt any more or foster, but she still can sponsor dogs at GRIN. And Lady, our special needs sister, still gets her spa trip for trim and shampoo. Besides, mommie said, working with 160 women is not that bad. She just has to answer a lot of questions if one of their dogs gets sick. She said she didn't mind.

    Keep up the good work, Mogley, somebody has to get the papers. Our job is waiting at the gate when mommie comes home. And of course take her for a walk every day.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  7. Hi Y'all,

    Adopt all the ideas...adopt a homeless dog, read newspapers on line (besides then you can read them from all over the country, not just local), have the tall one take the offer to go back to work, give up the spa for everyone (Humans too), buy day old bread, get the money from the sofa cushions and y'all would have a SURPLUS!! in NO time!!! Y'all could save it for y'alls retirement.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. We love your money saving advice!


  9. We like the cake solution and the homeless pet one too!


  10. Well, since all that newspaper has is Charlie Sheen stories, if you skip one week of papers, his time will be over AND you will have saved money. Just think - sanity and money all at the same time.