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Thursday, September 24, 2009


Into the litter box: vacations & catnip

After the sad news from last week, I needed a laugh. Fortunately, some humans just keep sending me LOL messages, like this one. This guy doesn't need a vacation; he needs a copy editor.

No matter how old your cat is, it is never too late to ensure that he is comfortable and that you are doing everything you can to maximize his health.

After all, your cat is your companion and you want the best for him.

What can you do?

Here are a few things:
• Make sure your cat has regular vet visits. Pets age much faster than we do and an annual exam can help identify significant problems early on.

• Ensure your cat has all vacations. It's best to prevent problems rather than treat them.

Speaking of vacations, some politicians need to take one. I just received a missive from James Carville:

As President Obama recently said, conflict is like catnip. The right-wing media scurries over to it. They sniff at it. They bat it back and forth. They roll in it. They. Just. Can't. Get. Enough.

They're masters of manipulation.
That's catnip for you: addictive. But otherwise, catnip is not like conflict. Catnip is more like mmm--the way humans describe a nice glass of single-malt scotch, or a really mellow reefer. Catnip is more like taking a vacation without ever having to leave home. In short, if conflict really were catnip, politicians would all be too blissed out to get worked up about it. And they'd take more vacations, thus preventing problems rather than creating them.


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