Saturday, March 5, 2011
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