Making a Stray Cat
Making a stray cat in the modern grab it, want it, need it now world is easy peasy lemon squeezy. This is how you do it:
Start by getting a big mortgage and stretch your finances at every opportunity. You want a new sofa and you want it now, buy it. It’s OK on credit. Your credit runs out. No problems, remortgage the home, if there is any equity left in it, of course. Only when you have used up all the credit cards to the maximum and are maxed out on the mortgage can you stop spending.
Of course, during this very pleasant time of spending you also bought a fantastic purebred cat that matched the furniture and that lovely new light beige carpet. And you just could not risk that new sofa being scratched, even destroyed by your new cat so, quite naturally, you had the cat declawed.
And, what with all the potential for injury etc. outside, you decided that your new cat would be an indoor cat. Of course there was no possibility of building an outdoor enclosure with access from the inside as this would spoil the fabulous appearance of your new home.
OK, it’s all new and beautiful. Then the inevitable bust follows the boom, which was created by all the people spending beyond their means and on credit. Property values fall, negative equity looms and overtakes you. You can’t spend anymore so you become miserable. Then the inevitable happens, you can’t afford the mortgage payments that are astonomical because of constant remortgaging. Buying stuff by remortaging is a very expensive way to buy things.
The bank is forced to seek possession and the court agrees. You lose your home. The sofa went ages ago as you stopped making payments on credit. You pack up and go into rented housing. You close the front door behind you.
Inside the house is your declawed glamor cat, old food and stale water on the floor. Something had to go, didn’t it? Making a Stray Cat is easy peasy lemon squeezy, isn’t it?
This is a modified version of the same story I told on the Three Stray Cats site, which is based on a true story.