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What a fine birthday! And now that I'm enfranchised....

June 15th 2013 1:52 pm
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Thank you, all my friends, for the greetings and gifts on my 18th birthday. You are all wonderful! I had a splendid celebration.

Now that I'm old enough to vote, I've been thinking about what I'd like to vote for. I suppose a cabinet-level Department of Cat Welfare is too much to hope for, as is a vice-president or at least a high-level appointment of a worthy feline (maybe ambassador to the Canary Islands?). But here are some propositions/referendums/laws that I'd like to support at the ballot box.

* Protect Urban and Rural Rescues (PURR). A federal law to support and assist no-kill shelters and TNR operations. I suppose there's no chance of getting any federal, state or local government funding for such a law, given our economic and budget deficit situation, but maybe it could help cut red tape and give an official endorsement to the people and organizations that do this important work.

* A national Pet Day. There's a Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents' Day and all sorts of days to honor saints, former presidents, historic occasions, even April fools. Doesn't have to be a bank holiday. A red letter on the calendar would make me ecstatic, but a simple proclamation would suffice. You think we could get the Congress to agree on that? If we can't get animal-lovers to join hands across the aisle, we're toast.

You got any ideas, friends?


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Purred by: Renee R

June 15th 2013 at 2:23 pm

Sorry that we missed your birthday, but send wishes your way! I do agree about both of your ideas. At least here in Cook County, they passed an ordinance that you can have a registered feral colony & feed them. Some places you cannot. There should be a Pet's Day, but then again for most of us, I think we get spoiled like everyday is Pet's Day. Many more birthdays to you Jasper!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 15th 2013 at 9:31 pm

Hmmm, I'd vote for a national pet day.
Purred by: Gentleman Jack, An Angel Now (Catster Member)

June 16th 2013 at 5:18 am

Whatever you run for Jasper, we'll vote furr you!
Hugs, Mountain Kitties
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

June 17th 2013 at 5:45 am

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday mate. In Australia you can not only vote when your turn 18 but you can drink too. So I raise a glass to you mate. Hope you had a great day. I would love to see a day declared just for cats too we're worth honoring.
Purred by: ♥Friday DB #170♥ (Catster Member)

June 17th 2013 at 1:49 pm

All of your ideas are wonnerfur and we will vote fur all of them!!

Oh I also have one too, lets have a "leave no kibbies behind~feed and care for all you see"~MOL!!

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