Sunday, 27 May 2012
saving up my pennies
Actually, I'm saving up my nickels and dimes but the saying mentions pennies. Who am I to argue with well established sayings? The thing is, our illustrious Prime Minister that is you-know-who has decided Canada will no longer make pennies so... I have to save up the nickles & dimes. Maybe that's for the best 'cause I've noticed lots of things are more expensive here in Canada than in the US. I don't know why. They used to say it was 'cause our dollar was worth less but now the two dollars are about the same... have been for quite some time. Yeah, I watch CNN. I know stuff.
Many of you know my good friend Sammy from onespoiledcat. He's a great guy and he gave me the best of ideas. He has a piggy bank! In it, he keeps all his pennies. Yeah, as an American cat he gets to save pennies 'cause they're still making them there. Sammy is saving up for something special. I'm not really sure what but you could ask him. But I thought this idea of his was so great that I just had to ask my peep if I could have a piggy bank, too.
It's funny... they call them piggy banks but Sammy's is in the shape of a cat, I think. And mine is... A FROG! Could you believe it? I HAVE A FROG BANK. Who ever heard of a frog bank? Peeps says that's all she could find. Maybe someday she'll find a better one for me. At least that's what she says... Maybe I'll ask Santa for one for Christmas. I bet he knows where to find piggy piggy banks. He knows lots of stuff. I wonder if he watches CNN, too...
I don't get an allowance or anything like that. I've heard that some cats do but I don't. I should have a little chat with the peep about that, I think. Anyway, I needed a source of income for my frog bank so I put on my thinking cap. It's not a real cap. It's just imaginary. You see, it's hard to find a cap with pre-cut holes for your ears. If I could invent one, I could get a patent for it and that would be a source of income for me. A really good one, too, 'cause I bet there are a lot of cats out there who would love to wear hats designed especially for them. I'll have to have a chat with the peep about that, too!
I was still wondering 'bout a source of income when the saying, "a penny saved is a penny earned," came to mind. Another saying involving those pennies! Well, that wasn't gonna work out for me 'cause, like I said, we don't have pennies here in Canada anymore. MOUSES! Just what is a cat to do?
Anyway, finally, I made a deal with the peeps. All beverages sold here in Nova Scotia - except for milk - come in refundable bottles. I'm gonna let the peeps drink as much juice and fizzy water and whatnot as they like and they're gonna give me the all money they get when they take the bottles in to be refunded. It's a pretty good deal I worked out, I think. All I really have to do is not roll my eyes when I see the peeps reaching for another glass of orange juice or something. I can do that. I mean, orange juice isn't to my taste but they seem to like it. Oh, and then I have to let them store the empty bottles in the basement for a bit while they stock up for the trip to the bottle bank place. I can do that, too. Pretty easy stuff, I think.
Of course, I'm gonna share this frog bank money with the other cats in my house. We're gonna buy toys! Maybe some treats, too. Whatever it is, it'll be good stuff, for sure. I've already got my eye on a little cat dancer thingy I heard about from the peeps. Can't wait 'til I've saved up enough. We've already put a few coins in there so it shouldn't be too long now. Oohhh... shopping for toys... What fun!
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Il like this idea a lot. We get a deposit back on all the drink bottles here, but do we poor cats ever see the money ? Wethinks this will have to change.ReplyDelete
Good for you to be doing all that saving of nickles and dimes. That is so industrial of you. Big word, I know. Hope you have a great day.ReplyDelete
Great idea Nissa. I hope it works for you. Just don't tell your peeps you want a job so you can earn more money. It will put the rest of us lazy, errr, shiftless, errr industrious cats look lazy and we'll be expected to get jobs too. he heReplyDelete
They tried to discontinue pennies in the US but I think too many peeps complained. They are still making them.ReplyDelete
We have a ladybug bank and a piggy bank. They're both pretty empty right now....
Nerissa! I am going to get a piggy bank TOO and ask Mommy to give me an allowance. You never know when you may need something for a rainy day! Fanks you for the idea. xoxoxoReplyDelete
Good for you Nerissa, make sure you get the peeps to buy you lot's and lot's of catnip and some cute toys, like one of those wands with long feathers on, Basil loves it! LOLReplyDelete
You can never start too soon to save up the $$$$. If yu save a little each day it will add up to lots of $$$$ later. Hope you are having a fun holiday weekend!ReplyDelete
You are lucky, Nerissa - around here, I am expected to EARN my keep! Well, actually my human and I work together on my blog and books, but since I am the main focus and the one in charge, it is pretty much my gig... and MY money!ReplyDelete
Best idea we've heard...now you gotta get a little bell and teach the peeps to guzzle every time you ring it...ReplyDelete
You must be getting pennies from heaven..:) What a good saver you are and I hope you can get lots of treats and toys with your hard-earned savings!ReplyDelete
Nerissa... Good idea about the bank and saving up for toys. We have lots of pennies down here in Florida, but we don't have a bank to put them in. I think your plan is a good oine and I'll pass it along to the boys and have them start petitioning HH for a piggy bank too.ReplyDelete
Have a great day
That sounds like a fun idea...we could save for more toys too and then donate some to a local rescue!ReplyDelete
Gosh...have to think on that one...but first...let me tell you Nerissa...I have awarded you the Sunshine Award if you chose to accept it!!! You will find it on my blog today, with you as one of the recipients and the instructions, really easy, for what you do to earn it and pass it on. I luv your blog and your writing...you could earn some money with that I bet! And those pennies, being a USA cat, let me tell you...they aren't worth a whole bunch...seriously! Go for the nickels and dimes!ReplyDelete
Why save money? Just lift the human's bank card and it's on!ReplyDelete
Nerissa old chap you might have a piggy bank and not know it! Perhaps your peeps have a secret one for you. Shhhhh! Come closer ……. Austin has an elephant bank for his spare coins. I just tell him it’s where I put all the bad pennies and for some reason he keeps well away!?? lolReplyDelete
But I love pennies! I'm the only person I know who actually stops and picks them up (and put them in my shoe) I so hope the US doesn't follow Canada's example, but since they have been talking about it for years I can't see it not happening.ReplyDelete
Being so close to Canada, we quite often have Canadian coins in our change. I went to Mexico once and NO ONE would take the Canadian penny in my pocket.. US coins were no problem. I thought it really interesting, because I collect coins from around the world when I come across them (Pennies from Bermuda are beautiful).
It's good to save fur a rainy day. We all have one sooner or later. We hope you get sumthing great!ReplyDelete
That is an excellent savings plan you got there, what with your frog bank and drink bottles and all. I hope your People drink a whole lot extra, just so you can add up those nickels and dimes faster.ReplyDelete
In the US they sometimes talk about not making pennies anymore because evidently they cost more to make than they are worth. See, the Canadians are the ones with good sense--but we kinda knew that anyway, right?
We have a piggy bank and a cat bank...though the cat bank is just for show and doesn't have any pennies, nickels or dimes in it!ReplyDelete
you mean some places actually let you cash in bottles? I just remember that from the 60s lol...ReplyDelete
Nerissa you sure were spilling your guts on that one! If you get a Cat Dancer, get it from Creme De Le Cat...they are sooooooo nice!
Me also likes to steal Mommy's iPad and play cat games on it!ReplyDelete
If yous don't has Money
That's a very noble intention...saving nickels, dimes and pennies. It's quite an alien concept to me coz I do get an allowance plus a Hello Kitty debit card. Give me a tinkle if you need...errr....financial assistance. purrr....meow!
Hi Nerissa! Wow - you started a froggy bank just like my kitty bank huh? That's great...I'm sure you'll be able to buy lots of way cool stuff for you and your fellow animal family with all the coins you get. My kitty bank is kind of small and I've been thinking I need to ask my peep to "upsize" it a bit. I'm really not sure WHAT I'm going to buy with my loot but it will be something way swell that's for sure.ReplyDelete
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
We haven't got a piggy bank - we borrow from Mum!ReplyDelete
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
That's a good idea onespoile cat had Nerissa! And great that you have fine tuned it for your own needs :) We love Kaitnip Lounge's suggestion that you ring a bell for the peepes to react to and guzzle liquids. Too funny!ReplyDelete
the critters in The Cottage xo
Great idea with a piggybank and make your peeps fill it wiff money !ReplyDelete
Boy I learn so much on the blogs. Like I didn't know they were even considering not making pennies in Canada, nor did I know that they cost more to make than they are worth.ReplyDelete
I sure am going to look at pennies different from now on.
Cats get an allowance? Hey, wait a minute! I would love to stay and chat, but I have to go negotiate with my peeps. XOXO AlexReplyDelete
That is a brill idea!!! I'm supposed to get an allowance, but lately it's been irregular at best. Something about undone chores??? I'm a CAT. I don't do chores. But Glogirly and Gloman, they drink alot of Coke Zero.... Now all I need is a Katie bank.ReplyDelete
; ) Katie
We need to have a serious talk with Mommy about an allowance for EACH of us...ReplyDelete
My mom person drinks lots of Diet Pepsi, maybe I could save up those coins. We still have pennies here, but they keep talking about getting rid of them so we shall see.ReplyDelete
Toy shopping is the BEST. My Human wented to PetSmart yesterday and after she got my fudz, she picked up a really great looking new fev-ver wand which we have not played wif yet. I am getting a little antsy to give it some good whaps! Maybe later???ReplyDelete
Wow, we are completely confused. Ya mean our jars of pennies aren't worth annything? We thought that was our TREAT money!ReplyDelete