Smutty loves turkey and naps. A day that celebrates both is Smutty’s idea of a perfect holiday. So, the idea of giving up any part of a day of food, family and napping leaves Smutty baffled.
Why, oh why, would anyone get up from a feast and leave to go shopping? For stuff no one needs?
What about leftovers? What about seconds? What about the naps during the Christmas movies?
Smutty says it is time to put an end to the madness. Keep Thanksgiving sacred. Don’t shop unless it’s from your couch. Use your laptop or tablet to browse. Don’t leave your family to go shopping.
If you do go, don’t complain when you return to no pie or dark meat from the turkey. Thanksgiving shopping for anything other than gravy and cranberry sauce is just wrong.
Smutty enjoys Thanksgiving food as much as the next pet, but apparently humans are more territorial than animals. Stabbing a guest over a chair is extreme behavior. Seriously, you couldn’t sit somewhere else? Now you face felony charges over where you wanted to sit. Um, cats just find another spot. This wasn’t even a fight over food, (animals understand that), but over where to put your butt.
And who has time during the busy holidays to hack into someone’s printer and set it on fire? Get a hobby, there is no advantage to melting the printer of random people.
OK, if you break into someone’s home and hold them hostage, you cannot sue them for breach of contract because they turned you in to the police. Now that that’s clear, please someone tell this man. Any contract made at knife point is invalid. Just because you offered them money does not make it OK that you are holding them at knife point. If you were stupid enough to fall asleep, sorry chump, go to jail.
Finally, an example of sever overkill; Raiding the Occupy L.A. camp with 1,400 police in the middle of the night. Not one of the cities evicting the Occupy protesters has addressed the issues. Not one candidate has addressed the valid concerns of a large population. The attitude seems to be; just make them go away so the privileged don’t have to look at them while spending money on frivolities. Maybe more people can take a look at just how many are hurting and spend some money getting families into homes instead of in parks. Just saying.
The shopping frenzy season is upon humans. Thanksgiving marks the start of a race called Black Friday, but which now begins on Grey Thursday. Most stores are starting their sales on Thanksgiving day or evening.
Smutty wants to remind you to not forget the four legged members of your family. While our needs are few, we do enjoy a few things such as a new comfy pillow, replaced stuffed toys, some new feathers or a chew toy. In fact, for less than the price of an iTunes gift card, you can set up your pet for a whole year of toys rotated to keep them interested. Stop in at Pet’s Mart or Pet Supplies Plus and make a pet really happy.
So put it on your list, Smutty needs a new nap pillow.
And don’t forget to throw a tasty tidbit of turkey in the food bowl. Happy shopping… yawn.