Monday, January 28, 2008
We recently received a "Pet Rewards" credit card application in the mail. Without looking, I usually rip up any and all credit card applications, but something on this one caught my eye.
Dear Molly Cunningham,
Your pet is one of a kind…a loyal companion, funny performer, and trusted keeper of your closest secrets…so, imagine being able to use your credit card to collect valuable "Reward" points! The more you charge, the more points you'll collect to buy toys, food, snacks, and pet-care products for your faithful companion.
At the low, introductory rate of %#$@, you may charge up to three ka-zillion dollars and make your dear little Fluffy or Woofie happy at the same time! Get the card that is as rewarding as your pet!
Okay…this looks pretty good, right? One small catch. I couldn't apply even if I wanted to. It isn't made out to me. It's made out to Molly Cunningham. My dog! And, I'm sure not putting a credit card in her paws. I can see it all now; piles of squeaky toys, gourmet dog food, climate-controlled doggie condo, her own cat to chase and torment!
Uh-uh. Not gonna happen. Sorry, Molly