Dr. Hush Puppy for President
Our writer's cat becomes the latest pet to fight for animal welfare and felines everywherePublished October 30, 2012
Election Day is just seven days away. With the excitement mounting over the many diverse and crucial issues at stake, the candidates have been working in the swing states at fever pitch, garnering support from the “undecided” voters, and strongly reminding folks in their base to get out and vote.
And with the huge number of polls rising and falling at the speed of an Otis Elevator, many of us are scratching our heads in bewilderment about it all. But what has totally blown me away is the radical changes in the disposition of our lilac point Oriental, Dr. Hush Puppy.
Normally Dr. Hush Puppy is a serene and sage being—the earmark of a highly spiritual and developed cat. My husband Marty and I often refer to him as a bodhisattva, aka a kitty who has reached feline enlightenment.
But this morning, while we were watching the morning news, Dr. Hush Puppy’s tranquil demeanor changed drastically. The expression on his face clearly demonstrated the anxiety and frustration he felt concerning the world of felines.
Dr. Hush Puppy then began pouring out his heart; sharing his feelings of regret in not getting more involved in politics and standing up for what he truly believed. He cited being inspired by fellow caticians Tuxedo Stan (a Canadian cat who ran for Mayor of Halifax) and former Virginia Senate candidate, Hank the Cat.
The brave pets in North Dakota have also moved Dr. Hush Puppy. These Midwestern pets have been putting their image to good use in getting Measure 5 passed this November, which would finally make animal abuse a felony there.
He told us that the time had arrived for him to throw his whiskers into the ring and run on the DemoCATic ticket as a candidate for Purrsident; the highest office in the country. But when he begged me to be his campaign manager it broke my heart to have to tell him that time had run out like catnip in a toy mouse.
However, Dr. Hush Puppy is not a kitty that is easily discouraged. His campaign promises are so compelling, there’s no doubt in my mind he will win with a landslide victory. His platform consists of:
· A cat in every household that has a lap in which to curl up.
· Free freshly- grown catnip for all kitties.
· Mouse Amnesty.
· Peaceful co-existence between all dogs and cats.
· MEDICAT (affordable veterinary care)
If you wish to get involved to support Dr. Hush Puppy’s run for office, sign up and join the grassroots DemoCATic movement; the purrfect party for all.
Will your kitties be casting their votes in support of this stellar feline candidate’s run for office? Tell us in a comment.
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