Tuesday, March 1, 2011

KIBBLE AND TREATS CUTBACK

NO TREATS FOR US MOM, WE'RE CUTTING BACK.
Hey Hounders,

TOO COMFORTABLE!

None of us Bumpass Hounds and Kitties are living high on the hog, sort of speak.  Sure, we're comfortable; some more comfortable than others, but we're not living the life of luxury. But we want to help the country.  Dad
is a 20 year Navy veteran and leans a little right when he walks, a patriotic sort of guy too.  So we've had to adjust to his lifestyle.  We all want to do are part to help the economic situation.  Some things, like the mortgage and car payments are like government entitlements, off limits.  Hence, we've had to make some tough choices!  By making sacrificial and proportional cuts in your own personal budget, you can appreciate that budget cutting really cuts to the quick.
WE'RE HUNGRY.
Please accept our apology in advance for the following proposal about an unpleasant subject. We've tried very hard not to do it, but because it helped our perspective and made us feel much better; we thought perhaps it would do as much for you. It's tough, but we all need to do our part.
The President ordered the cabinet to cut a whopping $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget. We're so impressed by this sacrifice that we have decided to do the same thing with our household budget. We spend about $4,000 a month on groceries, medicine, bills, etc. etc.,  and now it's time to get out our budget cutting axe, go line by line through our expenses, and get to work.

GOODBYE CLUCK.
We're going to cut our spending at exactly the same ratio as the President; 1/35,000 of our total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $4,000 a month; we're going to have to cut that number downward by eleven cents!
Yes, we know that’s a lot and we must somehow get by with $3,999.89, but that is what sacrifice is all about. The President has requested us to get some of our own “skin in the game” with everyone else. So we'll just have to do without some things, that are, quite frankly, luxuries those eleven cents normally buy us.
Guess we'll have to put a little less water on our kibble or give up that 3rd dog biscuit after breakfast, no more chicken! Tough decisions all.
Hope this helps brighten your day ... and gives you a little better understanding of just how serious our President is in regard to spending cutbacks. Heck, things are bound to get better in no time with such draconian measure being set into place.
Feel better now?
- THE BUMPASS HOUNDS AND KITTIES

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Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) operates solely on private donations and corporate or organizational grants. Right now you can help us in our attempt to win a $1,000.00 grant from The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge. The below logo link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site (dad fixed it) where you will get to click to donate a free bowl of food to homeless animals. After you do that you will be presented with a "Thank You" page; at the right side of the top of that page please click on the "VOTE TODAY" button. That will then take you directly to the voting page. The only information that you need to enter is to select "WV" in the State box from the drop down menu and then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing a list of shelters. The second shelter on the list will be "Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Simply click on that "VOTE" button. After you vote you will see a confirmation page that requires you to identify an animal photo; this eliminates illegal machine voting. The answer is simply the type of animal that you see; dog, cat, turtle, fish, cow, etc. - not a specific breed. You can cast one vote everyday from as many different computers to which you have access. Actually, you can vote in the early morning and then again in the evening after about 8-10 hours; you can also vote from different browser such as MS-Explorer, Yahoo, Firefox and Google Chrome. Voting will run for about six more weeks. You can have the Animal Rescue Site send you a daily reminder to "click" for free food; then you can vote in the All-Star Shelter Challenge. The more friends you can rally to vote the better our chances of winning. Every vote, every day, every computer - counts. On our blog we provide a status report of how we're doing; right now not so hot - 2nd place and slipping. Won't you please take the time to help out a senior Golden?


VOTING STATUS:  Gained a little bit more today in the West Virginia state competition, as of 3/01/2011, AHGRRS is still in 2nd place but the gap is closing a bit. We can get back to #1 again over a few days if ya'll don't give up your effort---- VOTE We've got 18.53% of the WV vote today, UP from 3/18 when we had 17.46% ; #1 has 25.31%, down from 3/18 when they had 26.08%. There's now a 6.78% gap (8.62% on 3/18) which, hopefully, we can close further with just a week of heavy voting. We're now at #102 nationally; up significantly from 3/18 when we were #113. The WV #1 shelter is at #64 nationally (3/18 they were at #54); so they're only 38 spots ahead of us; it was 59 spots ahead of 3/18. We are truly appreciative of your voting efforts on our behalf. PLEASE, LET'S KEEP UP THE SURGE.

PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRRS
THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE


9 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Totally understand ... my family n I are doing the same thing. Hoping for things to get better. FYI: send you an email. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Thanks for helping us understand the budget. The Hu Dad was going to take a job that had been offered to him. If he only has to make $2.30 to take us back to where we were before, it will be easy. Makes his job a lot easier when we use the President's reasoning.

Mogley
G. Retriever

Homer said...

Woof everyone at the Bumpass Hounds,

Thought I let you know that one of our golden buddies is not doing well.

If you can, please drop by at her blog http://kt-goldens.blogspot.com/2011/02/golden-lady-of-shoreline.html . This is a difficult time for them and they need our support.

Hope you guys are doing well. Woof! Woof!

Love,
The other Homer

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh wow, 11 cents - how will you survive on that much less? Well, we know it will be tough but we are sure you can do it :)

Gus said...

We are voting!

But muzzer wants to know if there is some significance to the fact that she is getting more skunks than any other animal? She has kept track (retired, ya know) and since she came back from St. Louis, skunks represent 30% of her pictures. Lady Bugs are in second place. And she has only had one cat and NO DOGS!

What kind of contest is this?

huh?

Gussie

JackDaddy said...

Well, I had to spend 11 cents extra this month, so I guess it all balances out! :)

Kari in WeHo said...

how will you deal with the 11 cent loss?

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Sheila and Bob said...

11 cents, yep, that about says it all for this administration.

Our Mom & Dad said to tell you we are voting everyday, and that they are bugging ...er reminding...all our friends with mass emails to vote.
If everyone could send a email to everyone in their address book asking them to vote that would sure help.


Hamish & Sophie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Well, fur as right as your dad leans, my mom goes in the other direkhtion -

I guess that evens out things -

It goes far deeper than budgets and khuts -

It reaches out to the ends of khorporate greed -

And given the khrap going on with oil prices, we fear any rekhovery that was almost visible will vanish -

It won't be just US feeling the pains - Europe was far from stable and now they will be ovFUR the barrel too -

Here's to being lean and mean -

And passing around the chikhken fur our pots -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

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