Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thoughts on Thursday

Ok, so I'm not known for my social graces. I would not be welcome at a southern ladies' afternoon tea. I worked in male-dominated fields in both the Air Force, and then for 16 years in telephony. I find it MUCH easier to work with men, than to work with women. I like to discuss options, and make a decision. I hate how women form a committee, discuss something for 5 months, then come to an equitable decision so that no one's feelings get hurt. Give me a break.

So, here are my thoughts on charity. I give my money and/or time to those who I want to receive said money and/or time. If someone is griping because they aren't receiving as much charity as someone else, they need to grow up and deal with it. Life isn't fair. They should be freaking thankful for what they are receiving and shut the hell up. It's a damn shame that one or two people end up spoiling it for everyone else.

And, more than likely, said person(s) who need to read this probably don't read my blog. And that's a shame.

Luf, Maw


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Maw, our mom agrees 100% with you. As an engineer, she's mostly worked in male-dominated fields as well, and most of her good friends are guys.

It is too bad that some people have to spoil it for everyone. As you say, life isn't fair.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well alrighty then! i have no idea what this is about but i love y'all!!!

smiles, auntie bee

Daisy said...

We certainly cannot afford to support every single charitable cause, so I think most people give to causes that touch their hearts, or they have some connection to. Perhaps the person who is upset about not getting their "fair share" of the charity could do more to become a part of the cat blogging community. There are lots of ways to become involved that do not cost any money. I do not know who the person is who was upset about the allocation of the charity funds, so this may or may not apply to them.

In happier news, I just read on the Cat Blogosphere where a wonderful person has stepped up to take over the fund-raising efforts!

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

Way to speak you mind, Maw!

Luf, Us ;)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Well said Maw!!

The Meezers or Billy said...

well said Maw! now that our mom is back werking, we can get back to helping our fellow catbloggers when we can. but we do so appreciate everything that everyone did to us to help us through our rough patch.
we love you guys!!!

Parker said...

My Mommy feels a lot like you do Maw. If it grabs her heart and she can afford it, she does it. Simple as that. Now, she would NOT want to be the individual who has to make decisions about which kitty gets what from a pool of charitable funds. She thinks that would be very hard to do and she was happy to read that someone who knows the rules and ins and outs and legal stuff has stepped up to the plate to help in that arena in the cat blogosphere. I think that the cat Mom's who have managed it to this point did a great job!
Anyway, good for you Maw - "pussyfoot" is not a good word to describe you :)
We all love you here in O Hi O! (and Dorf too!)

Jans Funny Farm said...

Well, our Jan wouldn't be welcome at that tea either. We don't know what, who or any details, but we were saddened to read the post on Cat Blogosphere yesterday. We're glad someone has volunteered to take over the fundraising as a non-profit so other kitties can be helped.


Woo woo woo Maw...we finks yur aweSOME! We feels bad dat anyone's especially our beloved Mom Robyn and ML got put into a bad spot in any way. We did not knoo any of dis wuz goin on and we wished dat neither of dem were out of pocket for X-penses. We hopes dat efurryone udderstands dat charity comes frum da hart and dat beans gives what dey can to dos dat needs it. But it is gud dat someone has come to da restcue to helps out wif da fund raisin...cuz der still is gonna be kittens dat needs our helps and we wood still like to help dos dat reelly needs it.

Dat is our too sense....

Abby and Boo, Ping and Jinx and of course little Gracie

Anonymous said...

We give you 20 paws up!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

My human would never say that OUT LOUD. Thanks for doing it for her ;).

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Um, mom sez she don't know any ladies who hold committee meetings and worry about hurt feelings. She sez she only has frends who are "pragmatic" what ever dat means. Dad sez she thinks more like a man den most men he knows but she don't get dat either. Oh, and we were laffing our heads off at dat bear piksher story...we is furry ahind in our blog reading cuz mom's been bizzy wif other kitties at da shelter, some of dem is getting homes already tho so dat is real good!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

The Woman would get along well with your Maw. Well except they are both women so maybe not since they both get along with men better. Anyhow, thanks for saying it. Seriously...I mean grow up to these whiners.


Mickey's Musings said...

Great post Maw!!!!
We pick and choose our charity donations too. Like most, we have limited resources. I wonder if the complainer ever donates(past/present) and if so how do they "choose" who to donate to.
If they choose A over B, then how can they complain when we do that? Sometimes you're the A sometimes you're the B ;)
As you say"Deal with that"!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Shaggy and Scout said...

Do ya want us to come on down to Texas & bite someone????!!!

The Furry Kids said...

Well said!

Just Ducky said...

You go Maw! Life isn't always fair so grow up and deal with it. In the CB and in life mum see people ask for donations, you can only do so much. But mum offered to help if they need beans to help make rules or decide on who gets what, how much and even how often and under what circumstances.

Lone Star Purrs said...

Um....yeah. We missed sumfing sumwhere. But furry well sed Maw!!!! Momma agrees wif you and wif what efurryone else has sed too!
~Meeko, Kiara, & Momma Becca

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear Maw: We iz not too sure what iz happenin' in da bloggo-spear to makes your butt on fire, but we know how nice you & Robyn haz been to us, so if your butt iz a sizzlin' dere mustee be a reazon-a-bull exply-nation fur it!
Da moral of da story az we see it: givez what you can, IF you can, to whom you feel da bestee abouts givfun it to.
Make sense?
We lovez you & all da pawz,
Dr Tweety

The Cat Realm said...

Right on! Being from Germany my maid was often called "blunt" by Americans because she speaks her mind too! Just the way it is, hahahahahahahahaha!
We don't know about the case in question but it does sound like someone needs to grow up!

Kaz's Cats said...

Very well put Maw - our Mum loved reading it - she thinks that she'd get on well with you! You tell 'em!

Purrs & headbutts

Gypsy & Tasha

PS We're sorry for the pain that's been caused to a lot of caring people through all of this donation drama, but we're grateful that someone has agreed to step up and help put things on a firmer footing. It'll prevent things getting out of hand in the future!

The Crew said...

Just catching up, so this is a little late.

It doesn't take much reading between the lines to realize you're referring to the latest Cat Blogosphere uproar.

We do not approve of those who solicit donations for THEMSELVES on their blogs. But if the greater community wants to help out, where and when they can, we approve of that. Applause to the person who stepped up and is taking over the charitable giving.

The Crew said...

Oh, I meant to ask how my friend Bow is doing?