A Bookstore for Pets

girl and catBorders Bookstore is closing.  Smutty’s human is very sad about this but Smutty has an excellent idea for the empty buildings.

Why not create community bookstores that are open to people and their pets?  Everyone knows that cats love to sit on the lap of a human while the human reads and pets them.  Even dogs like to sit on their humans’ feet while they read.

So why not create a community spot where people can browse the latest books, magazines and newspapers while with their pets.  They can even rent eReaders so there is a limitless amount of material to choose from.  Cities losing revenue to the Borders closing should think about this.  The buildings will not be empty and pets across America will be very happy.

Politicians take note; a lot of voters own pets.  I’m just saying.

Smutty will nap now and dream of an America where pets are welcome everywhere…

$35,000 Backpack??

$35,000 backpack
Um, seriously?

Smutty is all about fashion.  Smutty lives and breathes cool.  Smutty is even more of a fashionophile than his human.

BUT, Smutty draws the line at an ugly backpack that is too small to carry your cat to the movies in that costs $35,000.

Unless the leather it is made from comes with a lifetime supply of rib eye and chuck eye steaks, there is no way the skin of a cow (can you say moo?) or any other animal is worth that amount of cash.  Not only that, but from the pics, it looks like it will carry a cell phone, lip gloss and maybe pack of tissue.

I don’t know about you, but my human needs more stuff than that just to walk to the Mountaineer.  It won’t even hold an iPad!

Can we please remember that many families are homeless and starving and there is no way that the sales of this trifiling non-essential are going to shore up the economy.  We need companies and products for mass consumption that will provide living wage jobs so humans can buy important things like gourmet cat food.  Until then, please only design $35,000 cat cushions or cat carry bags.

Smutty is so upset he needs a nap…

The Ferengi Have It Right

EnterpriseMy human watches a lot of Star Trek.  I didn’t like it at first, but some of the episodes seem like they are real life.  For instance, in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, the Ferengis get a lot of focus and we learn a lot about their fictional culture.  One of the things they revere is the quest for profit above all else.  This is governed by their Rules of Acquisition.

Rule of Acquisition number 285 is; No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished.  Apparently the IRS subscribes to this theory also.  For instance, in the feel good article about a fan returning a treasured baseball to Derek Jeter, there is speculation on just how much the fan will have to pay in taxes for the rewards he was given for doing the right thing.

Now, there has always been a gift tax to prevent wealthy people from just putting items in family members’ names to avoid taxes.  However, Smutty thinks that when a citizen stands up and does what America CLAIMS is the right thing, there should be no tax on his reward.

Maybe if more humans were rewarded without punishment also, we could reach the enlightened level of society envisioned by Star Trek.  No poverty, no hunger, no war (at least on Earth).

The thought of paradise makes me sleepy… nap time.

Teens or Pets?


Well once again Smutty finds evidence that pets are a better choice than having children.  After all, when was the last time you saw your pet breaking the law on national TV?

On the plus side, some of the parents have turned in their kids.  On the minus side, not all of the parents have turned in their kids.  Come on humans, not only will turning them in teach them responsibility, they will get lighter sentences if they go voluntarily.

If they are picked up due to someone else turning them in (can you say friends will sell you up the river?), they become labeled as resisting arrest and get harder sentences.

Well, all this excitement has me tired out… nap time.


Smutty wants a swimming pool.  I know, most people think cats don’t like water.  This is not true.  Cats don’t like to be surprised by water.  They don’t like to be splashed, sprayed or washed.

But we love to walk through puddles.  A small wading pool is just the ticket on a hot day.  We can take a drink or dip our paws in the water to cool off.  If it is very hot, we might even step in and back out again.  Cats just want options.  We like everything under our control, not being forced to be in water for human convenience.

Now, I’ll take my nap and dream of my pool under a shady tree surrounded by catmint…