Originally, I was going to title this piece “Cat Lovers—here’s a post for you!” but I decided I’d attract more people to it with the title I used.
Got into a big brouhaha with the township council in my hometown a few years back.
They had passed a law requiring leaches for cats—which I thought was overkill—and I decided to challenge them on it.
When they insisted on passing the law despite compelling arguments against it from several of us, I (rashly) told them I would bring “national attention to this stupidity!”
The remark got a few chuckles from the council--but I just reminded them that the person who laughs last, laughs best.
Anyway, I managed to get a MY TURN column in Newsweek Magazine on the issue…which pretty much met my goal. And I’m rather proud of having been published on this scale.
Just came across the piece while searching for something else. Thought I’d share it with you. You’ll find it here.