June 10th 2009 2:30 pm
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Well...mom is now unemployed. Yup. She is freaking out a bit...and now a good friend of hers just lost her job too. Mom got to thinking maybe there is something all of us dogsters and catsters with financial difficulty can do for each other. And we know that the difficulties just don't come when your pawrents are unemployed. All kinds of things can happen to make things tight. She got on Catster looking for a group that addressed this. She didn't find it, so i talked her into creating one.
Enter.... Haven for the Economically Challenged
(mom doesn't know how to make linkees...sorry! if you can't find it mom will send you an official invite with the linkee)
We have created this site for a few reasons.
First of all this is one of mom's happy places. She feels safe and loved and valued here. And in turn she values the experiences and knowledge of others here.
Secondly she is convinced that if we band together (Crazy DogLadies and Doggie Daddies of the world UNITE!!!) and share our information we can help each other.
Thirdly she knows how alienating it can be to be unemployed. Or employed or retired and just short of cash. Sure everyone understands, but suddenly - where you were once out in the world, now the world has shrunk to the size of your computer. You feel alone. You feel like there is something wrong with you. People understand, but do they REALLY feel you? Emotional support is necessary - even just a place to vent and get the bad juju off your chest. Just let it all hang out. Helping others has the benefit of also helping yourself.
A Fourth - it would be nice to have one place where all the deals and whatnot can be found - rather then having to search all over the innerwebs.
We are hoping that this group will be a big success. She is hoping that we can help to make the load a little lighter, inspire ingenuity, nurture hope and spread the love.
Kisses!! Lucy Mae
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