We love Our Dogs and Lentils

By Ray Cardello for March 23, 2022    Season 9 / Post 36


Our dogs may be four-legged animals, but they are part of our family. If anyone wants to do them harm, they will have to go through two of us first. We both like lentils, too. Being Italian, lentils have been a staple in my diet since I was a child. Nobody from the government or some elite publication will tell us how to treat our dogs or use lentils instead of a bone-in ribeye. Period.
Yes, really. Billionaire-owned news outlet Bloomberg says Americans should cope with soaring inflation by eating lentils instead of meat and saving on vet’s bills by letting their pets die. The article, headlined Inflation Stings Most If You Earn Less Than $300K.
The article also suggested that we park the car and hop on the bus. These steps will help those of us making less than $300K a year claiming we are the group being hit the hardest by Biden’s inflation. Since the average income in America is about $94,000 a year, they have thrown a big net to include everyone under $300K. Well, that puts a lot of us in high company.
First of all, who do these ignorant elitists think they are that they can talk down to a significant block of America and tell us how to live and survive in the new Biden Economy. They could narrow their focus if they spoke to one person, Joe Biden, and tell him how he screwed up in a year and set the country and its people back for years to come. Maybe this is evidence of why the circulation is down for publications like Bloomberg’s because they are insensitive and have lost touch with its readers.
Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). If these people are actual pet owners, they treat their pets as children.
We adopted a beautiful senior Border Collie a couple of years ago. During an annual exam, it was discovered that she had Oral Cancer and required surgery to correct it. We have the means and Sharon did not hesitate to do whatever we could to get Jazzee Girl healthy. After about $8,000 to remove part of the jaw and all of the cancer cells, a healthy and vibrant dog came home. Sorry Bloomberg, having her put down when there was a chance of recovery never crossed our minds.
Maybe this article was published to get the attention and stir the anger as it has done. That is giving Bloomberg too much credit. They made a bad decision to run an article that will aggravate people, not stir debate. The only debate you will encounter is the stupidity and relevance of Bloomberg. You do not tell us what to eat, when to drive, and don’t you ever ask us to let our dogs die to beat inflation. To do any of these things conjures very raw synonym’s for you. Far too raw for this blog.


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