My tightwad tendencies force me to cringe when superfluous spending rears its ugly head in our household. I’m the one that does the budget and bills each month and I know where each penny is going. How do you think I react then to unforeseen costs? Not. very. well…
Thus my reason for considering jumping ship. And…voting…(it’s so hard to type this y’all)…for…Obama. I said it! If he will promise me that his Universal Health Care will not only cover the homo sapien family members but those of the feline nature as well he may have my vote. Even my vote is cheap.
We took Mo to the vet yesterday because he was clearly showing signs that there was a problem. We didn’t know whether it was behavioral or medical in nature so it’s best to get a professional involved. All of us, even the vet, was praying that it was a medical problem. A bacterial infection can be dealt with with antibiotics (and apparently really expensive cat food). A bad attitude can only be handled with a boot or a gun. They had to keep Mo overnight because he would not cooperate by providing a urine sample. Looking like a bad attitude at this juncture.
The vet called this morning with good news. The cat has a raging bacterial infection! Yay! We won’t have to kick kitty to the curb! However, after hearing the diagnosis and then the prognosis I’m almost wishing we had found kitty a new home. Mo will be on antibiotics for two weeks. Mo will be on that really expensive cat food for the rest of his God-loving life. And he’s only one year old. I’m talking $25 for 8 pounds. That’s $3.13 per pound. What do we normally pay for cat food? Well, at Costco I can get like a thousand pounds for a couple of bucks, so you do that math. And to make matters worse even more expensive Mo is a healthy eater (he’s already 14.5 pounds). And he has a brother that shares the food dish.
THE REASON FOR MY VOTE CHANGE:
Y’all, this isn’t looking good for me. That extra cat food money has to come from somewhere! From the car fund? Not quite. We’re hoping to be proud new owners soon. Vacation fund? Nothing messes with our vacations. My own personal spending money? Get back Satan. The kids’ college fund? Now we’re talking…
If Obama’s health care plan would only cover cats I’d be all set. We could get some insurance for Mo, paid for by the wealthy who are so greedy and only living to stick it to the rest of us, and I wouldn’t have to pay one cent towards my feline’s food affliction. Ok, I will accept a small co-pay. I’ve got to do my part right?
I’ve hit on something though. If Obama’s universal health care coverage won’t cover pets (and most people consider pets as family members, so who is this guy to only allow certain family members health care?…that’s so discriminatory) then I’ll just use our girls’ college education funds. College will be free by the time my girls get there right? Everyone should have a chance to go… I’ve been so busy being miserly all these years that I’ve actually squirreled money away to use on my cats’ food!
So, Obama, even if you don’t offer my cats health care coverage (which I’ve already mentioned would be discriminatory) I’ll still vote for you if you promise to send my girls to school for free. Either way something’s gotta change. ‘Cause I don’t have the spare change to make the necessary change in my kitty’s nourishment.