1/3/11

The Scout Report: Trends for 2011


All signs continue to point to a mixed market this year.

Dropped food is up way up. Yesterday alone saw both spilled broccoli and a bonus half scoop of vanilla ice cream. However, recent inability to zip up pants in the adult sector has led to grumbling about forced food shortages, although experienced speculators say that they will believe it when they see it.

Research suggests that the luxury market is worth watching. The growing accumulation of household "softees," including the holiday acquisition of a fluffilicious bean bag chair, hint that the uncertain economy is encouraging a nesting habit in consumers. This can only bode well for high-end napping opportunities.

Winter is always an iffy time for walkies, and recent rainstorms have definitely driven them to an all-time low. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal among the canine set, and wise investors will remember that what is bad for walkies is often good for tug-of-war and hide and seek.



16 comments:

Desiree said...

Now that's the face of an oracle!

uwant2gogo said...

Don't we love our furry darlings so much?!

Jean Spitzer said...

Scout looks comfy in that high-end fluffy thing.

Deb said...

:o) I love this post, Margaret. Scout is one lucky dog!!!

altadenahiker said...

You're my new investment advisor. Or Scout is.

Star said...

Heartily enjoyed this post, thanks!

Shell Sherree said...

Scout suits the fluffilicous bean bag chair beautifully. Nice move, Margaret.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

kind of liking the "softees" Scout is lounging on

Daisy said...

:-D
good dog Scout!

Susan Campisi said...

That fluffilicious item would be a hot commodity in my house. I think you're onto something with The Scout Report.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Aaah, so it's looking like the year of The Dog for you, MF? Then, good choice. You're off to a good start this year!

Petrea said...

I agree with Scout on all points. We've been seeing many of the same indicators here at Boz's office. The household softees came in the form of two new cuddly blankets.

Paula L. Johnson said...

I just want to motor over there and hug Scout. Except Scout thinks I'm a burglar.

... daisy... said...

Ahahaha I love your forecast! Enjoy your 2011! Let's make it a fun and lovely year!!!

JCK said...

Scout looks like one who appreciates good things. If all our lives could be that simple.

Happy New Year, Margaret! Here's to walks and replenishing the soul.

claire said...

Delightful! Thank you.