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!