Saturday, September 08, 2007

Post-Rapture pet care

Still on the Rapture and the burgeoning business of Post-Rapture Services: in the comments here, balbulican says that as well as post-rapture postal/email services there's a Post-Rapture Pet Care service. Makes sense: if your pet doesn't get raptured (and if it's anything like mine, it won't), who'll look after it?

There was a site called "Jesuspets" that specialized in Post Rapture pet care. According to Museum of Hoaxes (which believes Jesuspets to be a hoax, but I'm not convinced), when it was functional the Jesuspets website said:

"Many Christians believe that animals do not go to heaven. So when Jesus comes back and you return with him to heaven, will there be somebody to take care of your dog or cat? We are assembling a community of heathen pet-lovers to care for pets that are “left-behind.” We are coordinating with feed mills and kennels in preparation for your post-apocalyptic pet care needs."

But alas, Jesuspets must have thought the Rapture was imminent, and the domain expired. Or maybe... ya think...???

Oh well. I also found Post Rapture Pets, a website that tells future rapturees how to prepare for post-Rapture pet care, with advice on things like the right kind of post-rapture pet food dispensers and how to evaluate the right person to care for your pet after the Big One. Evaluations are based on an individual's Rapturability and Reliability Index. "Rapturability" because you don't want to give the job to someone who won't be around to do it, and "Reliability" because you don't want to leave your pet in the hands of someone who might barbeque it and have it for dinner. The indices are calculated based on religion:

Note the 90% Reliability Index of Atheists, higher than most of the religions. We really are kicking ass. And one other point of interest, if you please, is the "Make A Donation" button on the Home Page. Yes indeedy, Post-Rapture Services are a growth industry. I wonder if there's a market for Post-Rapture house-sitting: don't let those newspapers pile up after you're gone!