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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:27 PM
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9. As long as the wealthy crowd across the street from my office
has cats and two nickels to rub together, they'll bring them in. Many will switch to me because my fees are mid-range, and in hard times even the wealthy will think twice about going to the most expensive places in town just for the status.

The poor don't patronize me because I am mid-range. The middle class does, and they know that if they are struggling and kitty needs care, we will work something out. I can always accept barter. Maybe I will tell folks they can pay me in fresh fruits and vegetables from their home gardens. Or jewelry. Or canned goods and staple items from the grocery. Or labor.

When Bush I wrecked the economy, it was tough, but when people can't afford gas for the car they stay home and notice that Fluffy's sick. Same thing if they have been laid off. It all evens out in the end. When times are good, nobody's home enough to notice the cat, or they just don't have time to bring it in.

I have to remain optimistic about my ability to support myself, however meagerly. The alternative is unthinkable.

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