Dear Aunt Foley: Our Mom is very busy this time of year. She works with humans in preparing their taxes. There are all sorts of deductions for children, medicine, charity, but none for us dogs. We are humans’ angels on Earth and do more for them than any medication or doctor can do to fulfill and repair their soul. Why is there no deduction for their expenses taking care of us? - The Triple T’s.
Dear Triple T’s: Once again the answer is simple stupid shortsightedness. Most humans (not the “crazy” ones who read this blog) only think of worth in monetary terms. They put great value on the money that they make and spend without realizing that the only thing of value adds to their emotional wealth. Fortunately for our humans you can’t tax love. But you should be able to claim what you love on your taxes because nothing is more important than love.
There are few things as emotionally taxing on humans as us pups getting sick. They spend thousands to keep us, and our love, with them. All this money should be tax deductible because a happy, loved human is a more productive human and productive humans are good for the economy.
Taking care of us angels of Earth is the noblest act a human can do. We are expensive little buggers. Keeping love alive is always a costly proposition. If the powers that be were smart they would recognize the importance of love and give a big deduction for those who cultivate it.
Instead tax breaks are wasted on Cayman Island bank accounts and Donald Trumps wig.