Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Saturday, 7 July 2007

What a good idea!

The other morning I lay feeling groggy after another sleepness night, listening to one of the financial stories of the day: the decentralization of council funds so that each area had a "community kitty".

Well, I didn't hear ALL of this report. But, given my love of all things feline, my ears DID prick up on this last little phrase.

Soon enough, in my mind, this wonderful idea was developing.
Just imagine- you're in town, your bus was late, it's raining, the machine in the wall won't give you any money even though you know there's GOT to be SOME in there, but wait! Don't get stressed! Nip along to the Town Hall and give the Community Kitty a cuddle. Ahhhh........ now sniff his cheesy toes......... hmmmmmmmmm............... now listen to that purrrrrrr.............. feeling better?

Imagine the savings to the NHS: lower blood pressure, fewer heart attacks, fewer panic attacks, less road rage, less depression. The Community Kitty. What a good idea!

I put this to my partner. Straight away he saw through to the problem in the plan- what about the weeks leading up to Christmas? Alas, the poor cat..... what state would he be in???

On reflection, maybe not such a good idea. I think the poor thing would end up looking like Ernie, on the cover of his excellent book...

6 comments:

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ahhahaahahhaa! What a beautiful idea - I love the convoluted turns of your imagination. The world would certainly be a better place if you were in charge..

Helena said...

The world would be a better place if CATS were in charge!

Gattina said...

He, he that's a nice idea ! I have to say since we have 5 cats now, I have enough to cuddle and hear enough of purrs to be completely destressed ! It's a fact that cats are good for bad nerves !

Helena said...

Gattina,

Since mine live at my mum's now, I really miss them! I get to visit about once a fortnight, and by then I really need my dose of cat!

Rachel said...

I think that's a great idea. We rent, so we can't have a cat, but my daughter stalks the neighborhood cats every day. We have city car shares and bike shares, so why not cat shares? :)

Catmoves said...

Two of our cats are "comminty kitties". They make the rounds of our apartment complex every morning that isn't rainy. I have talked to them about taking jobs to further their feeding habits, but they simply ignore me.
You have never been ignored until you've been ignored by a cat.
Besides, I was told by one of them, their purpose in life is to make us feel good.