Frugal Hound Sniffs: Downstairs And In Debt
A note to new readers: while we often delve deeply into financial topics (such as The Privilege of Pursuing Financial Independence and Well Hot Damn, Frugality Works! Our 2014 Savings Rate Revealed), we also like to keep it irreverent and downright silly. Because hey, who doesn’t need an investigative interview series conducted by a dog?! And so, I hope you’ll enjoy Frugal Hound Sniffs! If you’d prefer a more, ahem, financial independence-related post, start here.
Frugal Hound here. I’m trying to rein in my enthusiasm for today’s interviewee because… it’s a big ol’ cat! I attempted to make the case for conducting this serious interview in person to get a better, uh, taste for my subject’s motivations and goals in life.
But alas, I was yet again relegated to remote communication. And I don’t even have opposable thumbs to type with! Le sigh. I hope you’ll join me in exuberantly sniffing Crash the cat hailing from Downstairs And In Debt!
1) Who are you? What are you? And who are your parent(s)?
My name is Crash! I am a fat and lazy cat. I originally belonged to Dad and his ex but they broke up and my new Mom moved in. She feeds me and brushes me and lets me hang out on the deck with her sometimes in the summer if I’m good. I think I’ll let her stay. Go check out her blog Downstairs And In Debt.
2) What frugal tips and tricks does your human use in your pet care regime?
3) Favorite treat?
Chicken flavoured kitty treats or Mom’s bra straps… she doesn’t like when I chew those though and chases me around and takes them from me :(.
4) Favorite toy?
5) What’s the most expensive thing you’ve destroyed?
Hmmm… the most expensive thing was probably the end of the couch. Dad made the mistake of not covering that with a blanket so I couldn’t get at it. I also like to chew on belts!
6) Most embarrassing moment?
7) How often do you get a bath and would you say it’s too often?
I am perfectly capable of bathing myself. Except for the time I tried to help Mom paint and I got white paint all over my paws. Mom had to help me wash them in the sink.
8) What is your family’s financial plan or goals and how do you contribute?
9) What is your best skill?
10) What are your favorite hobbies?
My hobbies include: laying in the sun, meowing at nothing, chewing on things I shouldn’t, and getting under people’s feet when I shouldn’t. I also like to chew on the corners of Mom’s books while she’s trying to read. Good thing I’m cute!
Mrs. Frugalwoods here: Many thanks to Downstairs And In Debt for allowing Crash to submit this charming catnip-filled interview. Downstairs And In Debt is a 20-something reformed shopaholic living in the Canadian Maritimes. She began her journey blogging from her parents’ basement.
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