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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Round #5

Economic Survival. Layoffs. Downsizing. Job Market. Recession.

These are all words we hear a lot in our home. Since we are merely dogs, we're not quite sure what all of it means but we do know that our kibble and treats rely on it. We live in Ohio and apparently our state isn't in a very good condition right now. There are a lot of people who have been layed off and are looking for jobs. That means there are lots of dogs losing their kibble.

There's an old saying that if mom's not happy, no one's happy. This old saying rang true for us last week... all because of these ugly words we hear a lot.

Our mom works full-time outside of our home. Our kibble depends on that. Well, a week and a half ago, our moms company went through round #5 of layoffs (in less than a year). 100 more co-workers lost their jobs. So sad.
Our mom survived the cut - yeah! We will be able to eat!

We know you are a bunch of smart cookies and know what all this means.
Last week was a nightmare for her. She was crazy-busy taking on the work of two others who didn't make the cut. She is very organized so we know she will get the
chaos under control but WOW! What a week! We hardly had any computer time and have missed a lot of what our friends have been up to. Time to get back on track!

Life can truly be rough some times.

We have learned that when times get tough

and life has you down,

you must find the strength to rebound and make your way back to the top.

Norm from Cheers once said, "It's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear." Our paws are crossed for all those unemployed, looking for jobs, in hope that they will find employment very soon.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

It must be nerve-wracking for your mom having to go through five rounds of layoffs. Glad she still has her job!

Tee said...

Gosh ... that sounds like real stressful times.

We're glad your mom still has her job and u still have kibbles!

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats to your mom and yet my sympathies...

Khompanies keep khutting and khutting yet adding to what is expekhted from those left behind to pikhk up the pieces...

It has to stop, eh?!?


Paris Rain said...

Yes - it is such a scary time for the humans (and us too)!

We pray that NOBODY else loses their job!

Martha Basset said...

We enjoyed the pictures in your post today but nevertheless a serious situation.
There are too many people losing their jobs - we are glad that you mum still has hers.
It is very stressful!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

GoldenSamantha said...

It has been waaaaaay too long since we visited and glad we did today, for your mom needs some shoring up, that's fur sure. She must be a very good employee to survive 5 rounds of horrid layoffs and we are very sorry she's going through these tough times. We are keeping paws crossed for her and also that you keep getting kibble, of course.
Hugs xo,

dewdana said...

Glad your Kibble is safe for now! So scary! Sad for all of the folks laid off, hopefully this will end soon. I never thought about how the layoffs mean more work for the people who are left. I guess it is better than the alternative. ALl those laid off people now have less money to spend to keep other people working such a horrible cycle! hang in there!

Dory's Backyard said...

With my Mom being in the "building business" we can relate to the whole economony poopies! We just keep our Mommy as happy as we can and keep our paws crossed that that economony get way better way soon so that all the Mommies across the land will be happy!!


Bree and Reilly said...

it's a dog eat dog world......or a dinosaur eat dinosaur. Paws crossed that that keep your mom on as eating is good for us poochies.

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey we are so glad your mum wasn't made redundant. It's a scary old world at the moment.

Noah x

Bijou said...

Gee, we are sorry your mom is stressing over the layoffs and the added work. I'm sure coming home to your happy faces and wagging tails makes her day better.

Wags & wiggles,

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for them!
Kisses and hugs

Lily and Benson said...

Kibbles and jobs are so important!!
Kibbles + jobs = cookies & treats
Benny & Lily

Hailey said...

Sooo very happy your mom is still working. It makes life a bit easier to get through.... let's all keep our paws crossed for no more layoffs! We need our kibbles and treats! I say we all get together and pass around a petition so that there be no more layoffs.

Smooches and hugs! XOXO

Twix said...

Gosh! It sounds like a tough week. We just went through that too. There were 4 people in Momma's dept and they let 2 of them go. Now it is just Mom and her boss. I understand how stressful it is wondering about kibbles. I'm glad neither of us has to worry too much for now.
Love and hugs,
PS: great pics!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Glad your Mom survived the cuts. How very scary it all is.
~lickies, Ludo

Mango said...

Excellent reenactment of the workplace. Glad your mom survived. Do more with less is what they say where momma works.


Joe Stains said...

Paws are crossed here too, so sad. We do not have quite the problem in Arizona, but it is still not great here either. We are sending strength to your Mom.

Ms. ~K said...

It is a "RUFF" time for lots of folks...