A Penny Saved is a Penny EarnedPublished June 24, 2011
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Since I have lots of real life and online kitty loving friends, my email is constantly chock full of a variety of feline related material, ranging from hyperlinks containing the latest veterinary medical information to cute anecdotal stories, photo “brags,” jokes, cat show news and tons of advertisements for cat food, litter and toys.
But the other day I received a missive from a dear friend warning me to no longer permit our kitties to watch any of Simon’s cat videos. And while I had to scratch my head in bewilderment for a few minutes, I suddenly remembered that just a few weeks ago, I also issued that same admonishment.
You may remember a few weeks ago, I made it apparently clear that I had come to the conclusion that allowing our cats (especially Hush Puppy) to use my laptop unsupervised to watch Simon’s cat videos was quite risky. I shudder at the thought of Hush Puppy emulating such disrespectful behavior and behaving so badly.
But yesterday, when I watched the most recent Simon’s Cat’s opus (sent to me by a dear friend from England), I was reminded that not all of his videos would cause “unacceptable” feline behavior. In fact, this particular production that has gone viral with over 1,300,000 hits since its release on June 16 may be just what the “doctor ordered” to help us save some hard earned coins.
Cat toys seem to go “bye-bye” around our house, especially when they are brand new and of great interest to our kitties. Like hockey pucks they sail over the floor at lightning speed, disappearing under the fridge, stove, or any nook and cranny that could become a perfect receptacle. But I am not all that into spring cleaning, and moving large objects to investigate what may be hiding under them. Heck no! Since I just don’t have the energy anymore to indulge in such vigorous activity, I much rather prefer to “let my fingers do the walking” and visit my favorite online store to replace them.
But the Simon’s cat video has given me a great idea. Of course, while inviting Simon and his resourceful cat to our humble abode to spend a few weeks teaching our kitties how to do a search and rescue may be rather pricey, I figure it will save us some heavy-duty scratch in the long run. After all a penny saved is a penny earned.
So take a moment to watch “Hidden Treasures” uploaded to YouTube by simonscat.
Do you think we are onto something important here? Let us know in a comment.