I realize that on Uppity’s Blog, cats are a Big Deal. So, with that as a Starting Place and while she is on a vacation in the Adirondacks (so she says) with Mr. Uppity and The Needle Nose disguised as a deer, I will continue that tradition in her honor and hope you will at least have something to do while you are drinking your morning coffee (or tea or bowl of milk or whatever.)
Nevermind that MKB is off trying to figure out the new Password on Uppity’s PayPal Account. He told me I could do this – in the interest of Diversity and Foreign Relations (in a H/t to HRC).
So, here we go.
Americans Needs More Cats.
But not just any cats. Bill can take care of that. So long as they are Black, White, Black and White, the occasional Tortoiseshell, or Orange or run-of-the-mill DSH, Bill has got THAT aspect of the American Cat Population covered.
What I am talking about is Americans needs more Maneki Neko Cats.
If you are not familiar with Maneki Neko Cats, then you are about to learn why we, The Little People, need more of them.
If you are familiar with them, then I am assuming you have at least one somewhere in your home or at your office. Perhaps in your yard? How about one in your Pool Room or in your Pachinko Parlor? Maneki Neko aficionados are never shy about where they have their cats. I myself have two. (I also have a Tuxie who looks a lot like MKB – but that’s another story.)
A descendant of the Japanese Bobtail, the story of the origins of the Maneki
Neko is as long and varied as it is ancient. According to Wiki ;
“While it is believed that Maneki Neko first appeared during the later part of the Edo period (1603–1867) in Japan the earliest documentary evidence comes from the 1870s, during Japan’s Meiji Era. It is mentioned in a newspaper article in 1876 and there is evidence kimono-clad Maneki Neko were distributed at a shrine in Osaka during this time. An ad from 1902 advertising Maneki Neko indicates that by the turn of the century they were popular.”
With Kimono-clad cats running around Japan as early as 1603, it’s astounding Americans are just not up to speed by now
Especially in these trying economic times.
As our Corrupt Elected Officials, from the White House on down, along with their Pals at Treasury and The Fed openly steal this Nation blind and tell you it’s all gonna be paid back “in the out years” to quote the President (like when he is OUT of office and doesn’t have to answer to anyone – THOSE out-years), American’s are looking for something to help them keep their head above water. Since JOBS are out of the question for the next several years, and the Black Market is all tied up by the
TSA Mexican Drug Cartels, I suggest to all Americans to invest in the benefits of Maneki Neko ownership.
Despite their long and Royal Heritage, they are very inexpensive although more elaborate varieties are available – they bring you hours of joy, they won’t rip your nylons and they will not steal your PayPal Donations to go out on the town or on a cat-nip bender.
You see, the Maneki Neko, unlike The Government, BRINGS WEALTH AND LUCK TO YOU. They even come with their own Stash!
Again to Wikipedia;
“Maneki Neko are sometimes depicted holding a coin; usually a gold coin called a koban used during the Edo period in Japan. A koban was worth one ryō, another early Japanese monetary unit, though the koban most Maneki Neko hold is indicated to be worth ten million ryō – an extraordinary sum of money.
A ryō can be imagined as worth a thousand dollars, although the value of the coin, like the value of the dollar, varied considerably.”
So, let’s see – 10,000,000 x $1000.00! Whoa! That’s a lot of dough!
If your Ninety-Nine Weeks of unemployment is about to run out (and Congress doesn’t extend it yet again) your little Kitteh with the funny name will help. If your Social Security Check gets “lost in the mail” after August 2nd, your little Japanese Feline will see you through. Have that big, burdensome
Obamacare Insurance Premium to pay? No sweat. Kitteh is very obliged to help. And goodness knows, if your home is in foreclosure, your Maneki Neko will do far more for you than Obama’s Save Our Home Program ever did for anyone!
And not only is your Little Kitteh richer than George Soros – he comes well-attired! Being a Tuxedo Cat and all – Bill would be so proud!
“Maneki Neko usually have some sort of decoration around their neck. This can be a neckerchief or a scarf but the most common attire is a collar, bell and decorative bib. These items are most likely in imitation of what was common attire for cats in wealthy households during the Edo period. Red collars made from a red flower, the hichirimen, were popular and small bells were attached for decoration and to keep track of the cat’s whereabouts.”
But have no fear, your Little Buddy will stay where you put him, never run away, and you will never have to worry he has jumped the garden wall or been accidently locked in the garage! As a matter of fact, there is no maintenance at all, unless yours runs on batteries, although I suggest the Solar-powered variety. Hey! What could be better!? You bring wealth and luck to yourself, your family and your home, and you are doing it in an environmentally-conscious way! YAY!
So don’t be fools waiting for a handout from the Obama Stash! Don’t be depressed because you cannot find work! Get your Maneki Neko today! It’s the only Kitty American’s will ever get their hands on! And just think how nice it would be once again to see “Made in Japan.”