Gas prices skyrocketing. Unemployment on the rise. Stock market tanking. Debt levels on their way up. Can you say "recession"? Sure you can. But we can all get through this. We just have to tighten our belts a bit and cut back on our unnecessary spending. Best thing to do is get the entire family involved. We did. Even Brady, our Welsh Corgi, joined the fight. Instead of a nice, meaty bone as a treat ... he now spends some quality time with a paper towel tube. Yes, it can be done! We will make it through this recession and be better people (and pets) for it!