Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Reasons to send a post card

As I've talked about here, and as reported on the Cat Blogosphere and elsewhere, the pet food recall seems like it will never end. Artsy Catsy is urging all kitties and woofies and their humans to join the May 3 Postcards from Endangered Pets blitz! Here are thirteen reasons why Mom is participating:

1. She has spent well over $100 trying different foods and discarding purchased foods due to uncertainty over their safety
2. She has spent hours and hours (probably days and days) at this point keeping up with the recall news
3. She has spent an equal amount of time researching food and trying to decide what is safe
4. Every time I yak up a crane fly, she thinks it might be the food
5. Every time I take a nap, she worries I might be lethargic due to the food
6. She is going cross eyed trying to read the tiny ingredient print
7. At this point, she doesn't trust any grain at all, even though it may rule out some perfectly healthy food, and means I might not get any more Temptations!
8. She has completely lost her trust in the pet food industry
9. She doesn't trust anything from China, even though she loves Chinese food
10. She is scrutinzing her bean food, worrying about any vegetable protein
11. She cries when she thinks of all the innocent fur babies that have died or are sick because of food that should have been trusted
12. She would rather spend her time looking for cute clothes and great toys for me
13. She would rather spend her money on these things as well

So please join in the post card blitz. Hopefully the FDA and our senators will listen. We deserve healthy, nutritous food we can trust.


Gattina said...

I have read about this food scandal it is really a shame. But now probably it will be better controlled. In Europe all laws about animal food changed after we had these poor mad cows !

Gattina said...

Sorry wrong link !

Kimo & Sabi said...

Da postcards is a furry good idea! our Mommakitty is furry mad about all this stuff too!

Dragonheart said...

Those are all great reasons to participate in the postcard blitz. Sadly, I don't think they would be interested in a postcard from Germany. This entire pet food scandal is horrible and sad. :( Although it hasn't affected us here in Europe directly, I know my mom has been searching for a good food to feed me when we move back to Canada, and it looks like she's settled on Orijen.

Daisy said...

Tara, those are some very very good reasons. My Mommie has cried too, about the poor cats and dogs who have lost their lives or their health over this. Sending the postcards is the very least we can do.

Caesar and Princess said...

This is a great idea. Too bad stamps cost so much, which means even more of our money spent on this stupid and horrible thing.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I certainly hope at least some good can come from this tragedy. The Tall Man says he's glad people are finally questioning goods coming from China. We'll be taking part!


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

All doze reasons is why we suggested dat der be a post card blitz fur da rest of us. Da only beans not affected by dis is da ones dat don't haf any dogs or cats. Mom is furry unhappy about all dis.

Hot(M)BC said...

Yeah! Those are 13 reely good reezins. Mommy is goin cross eyed and tired too, and her eyes leak a lot bout it. We's gotta get this food stuff straight before she goes permanintly cross eyed!

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Excellent reasons! All these problems and yet we're still buying from China because it's cheaper. WHY! We can get all the same stuff at home! And why does the American market jack up their prices so much? Because we buy from overseas and they're unable to make a profit! NO MORE! BUY AMERICAN! No offense to our friends in Europe.

zevo calamari said...

Viva la revolucion!
We are with you...
pooses for peace

The Meezers said...

we sented out post cards!!!

Forty Paws said...

Ok. You convinced us. 13 very good reasons Tara.

Uh, da one about yakkin up da crane fly made us giggle.

Luf, Us

Honey P. Sunshine said...

u such a cute poster girl

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That is why we did it! Mommy keeps watching me every minute for a change in my behavior.