Because all the labor I want to do on Labor Day is roast tomatoes and rescue cat toys from under the sofa…

Because this newsletter is being written on Labor Day, and about all the labor I want to do is roast tomatoes for the freezer and rescue cat toys from under the sofa, so here is a really funny story about a retiree and a bag of dog food. Friend of Cat Faeries, Lisa Herndon, of lisascounterculture.com, posted this on Facebook and it made me laugh. I hope you get a chuckle or three from it too!

“I found this shared on another Facebook group but FB wouldn’t let me share it from the source – but it made me laugh. Hope it does the same for you. With all the turmoil in the world and in our food system, I thought this was a nice change of pace. Love, Lisa.”


Yesterday I was at the Villages Publix buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog?

What did she think I had an elephant?!

So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete, (certified), so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I had stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Publix won’t let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people.

They have all the time in the World to think of crazy things to say.