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Books, Paper vs Screen

{EAV_BLOG_VER:12f5c899ac1db109}  Humans are in the middle of a dilemna; should they read print books or electronic?  Well Smutty is here to advise from a superior point of view.

Electronic books are convenient and portable so that you can catch up or study on the go.  Or, if you have an appointment that will have you waiting a while, this is a great way to pass the time.  Tablets and reading devices can also keep notes, hold shopping lists and set alarms that keep you on task.

But if you are in the comfort of your home, the feel of a good printed book cannot be underestimated.  Real relaxation takes unpluggimg from alarms and lists.  Enter the paper book.  Turning pages, glancing at the cover and of course, placing the book over your face are all actions that cannot be replicated by any glass-screened device.  Plus, the light from eReaders and tablets keeps you from dozing off.

And face it, no self-respecting cat is going to take a nap on your eReader, its not comfy enough.

Beam me up Scotty… and my Cat

OK, Smutty understands humans’ fascination with space, but if you are going into space for a $1 million dollar vacation, who is watching your pet?  Hotels have started to provide facilities for humans with pets, so any new type of destination vacation should be prepared to offer pets, especially cats, accommodations.

Many families have to consider their pet’s needs when traveling.  Pet sitters are difficult to find and require background checks.  For the same expense, the family can enjoy the company of their four-legged friends and know they are being well taken care of.

So, as more companies jump into the “space vacation” business, please keep in mind the comfort of the furry family members.

Just don’t try scrambling my molecules through a transporter.  Yawn.