2 Apr 2015

A NEW TAX

Yesterday I got a letter from the city, informing me that from the 1st of May on, I have to pay 10 € (11 $) per cat per month ! This should contribute to the big deficit in the municipality ! In my case that would mean 40 € per month ! For dog owners it was even more expensive.

To prove that your cat had paid the tax, she had to wear a special collar with a medal on which was written "tax paid for May 2015". Each month you would get a new collar with the new months on. I also could pay per year and would get then 7 x 4 collars for May, June, July, August, September, November, December !

I got really furious, that was a lot of money how could poor old retirees pay for their cats, if some of them owned until 10 cats !

I decided to organize a protest march for all cat owners for the end of the month. There are already a lot of people who will participate in this march and then we will all go to the mayor's home and put as lot as possible dirty cat litter in front of his door, if he doesn't cancel this new tax ! We all want  to have our cats for free !

Isn't that a shame ??



My cats protest and refuse to wear this collar, Kim even got a nervous breakdown !


PS : Don't forget that today is April 1st and that's only an April Fools prank !


Jenny Matlock

14 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Well you had me worried and I fell for the joke till I got to the end of the post. I thought that if a tax like that starts in Belgium it will soon spread to the rest of the world.
I hope Kim is OK and you revived her.

Mara said...

I know it's a joke, but there are places in the world where it's not! Although 10 euros a month is a bit much!!

Jo said...

I thought you were playing April's fool jokes! Have a great day. Jo

Andrew said...

You should have not mentioned April 1 and let it go. A few weeks later I would remember and email you to ask when the protest march was organised?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - I'm glad you mentioned it was April 1st!!! I was taken in ... cheers Hilary

Gracie said...

Don't say that too loud, it can be just a prank but maybe someone from the Municipality could hear you....lol....

Annesphamily said...

I was getting ready to come join you in that protest march! My goodness, let us hope this gives none of the politicians any ideas! The photos are wonderful and you are a number one prankster!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post and so glad it wasn't true ~

Happy weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sarah Beth said...

You had me on that one! Love the cats protesting, or maybe they are yawning!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

You had me all angry for the poor retirees who just wanted to have their cats! That's a great one!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You little imp you! It's a good thing you explained at the end because since I am reading the post on April 2 and since I am old I have already forgotten about April Fool's Day yesterday. Without the explanation, I would totally have believed you. (I'm still thinking about that not-real protest march; it would have been quite funny if true and you are just the girl who could have organized it )))

Esther Joy said...

I almost missed that last line! Happy Easter!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

hahahahahha. I believed you! I got outraged that you were forced to pay a hefty monthly tax for each cat. You are a great prankster, Gattina. hahahaha

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

oh you got me.. I was full of indignation there for you.. thankfully it was not needed :)