Monday, September 7, 2009

Cry Out for Health Care Reform!

Rocky: I'm happy to report that my mom is feeling better. In fact, she felt good enough last week to go with my human artists Suzanne and Jenni to a rally for health care reform. Even with insurance, my mom is racking up medical bills and still facing surgery, and Suzanne has no health insurance at all.

When my mom's daughter Tiffany had serious spinal surgery in Italy, you know what it cost, including surgery, hospitalization, tons of expensive tests like CAT scans, doctor fees, etc.? Nothing! Here in the U.S. it would have cost a squillion dollars. And it was state-of-the-art care with no waiting, so don't believe all the lies you hear about European health care. They aren't true.

My human artist Jenni is also a musician, and I want to share with you a video of her performing her song "Cry Out." Jenni wrote the music and lyrics and created the video. It's going to be played at another health care rally next weekend.

Enjoy "Cry Out"and Jenni would love your feedback! We hope it inspires you to cry out for health care for all Americans. As Senator Kennedy said, it's a right, not a privilege.

Cry Out lyrics:

The world is wounded, its nations bleeding
And their ghosts remind us of all the blood we've shed
Their memory haunts us, like lurking shadows
Tell me, where'd the peace go and tell me do you care?
Do you care enough to ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

May heaven help us and wake us from sleeping
Then cause every heart to share a common dream
Once common purpose and one single vision
Oh, in the name of God, let freedom reign.
If you really care, then ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

Lay down your guns, give love a chance
Raise up your voice before the last grain falls through the hourglass!

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

How can we deny all the truth that seeks us
When we're nailed to a cross that every soul must bare?
How many signs do we have to witness?
How many graves left to dig before we dare to ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Carnival of the Cats

Rocky: Welcome to Carnival of the Cats #286. And please accept my apology for the day's delay in presenting the Carnival to you ... all I can say is sometimes Artsy Catsy goes all Artsy Batsy!
Lots of videos in this week's Carnival ... and the first two up are which are more annoying, cats or dogs? (What? Cats annoying??) at Greg Laden's Blog.

Beauty abounds! This year’s Pere Lachaise cat, sunbathing on a gravestone in the world’s most-visited cemetery in Paris, France, is brought to you by The Poor Mouth.

Sunshine on our shoulders makes us happy! Pica is also working on her tan at LabKat.

Time to crunch some numbers: How much does a dog or cat really cost? Find out at The Digerati Life.

After that number crunching, you may need a lift. Don’t miss 23 pictures to help you through the day, brought to you buy Colors Magazine. And that they'll do, as you can see from just this one:

Silly Charlie offers a pictorial lesson about how to squeeze into a tiny cat tree house over at No Deep Thoughts.

And here's a video lesson: In Luna and Mouse, Luna teaches you exactly what to do with yes, a mouse, at CatSynth.

In The Bee, the Battle of the Bay Window and the Sill, Cosette gives an update on the multiple dramas unfolding at Hemi’sPhere.

In Still Life with Feather, Maddie proves at StrangeRanger that kitty pics and videos are not always on-demand!

Hop on board the Wienermobile! The Hams of the Werld Tour 2009 is in full swing at Life From a Cat’s Perspective. If these touring kitties eat another ham, they could start looking like pigs!

Now here's a soundtrack that may surprise you. Rush Limbaugh recorded a public service announcement for the Humane Society, talking about how he treasures his cat, Punkin ... brought to you by Vegetarian Star.

It’s that time of year again (itch, scratch) and you'll find some advice on avoiding counterfeit flea treatment products over at Flea Control Secrets .

And here's a list of quick & easy tips for removing pet hair from our homes, from Home Life Weekly. (Now why would we want to do that?)

One last video: I hope you'll all join Artsy Catsy in supporting human vet care reform and help make the world a better place. This original music video by one of my human artists will inspire you!

Don't miss next week's Carnival of the Cats