Stoned Again

30 01 2012

On Catnip

Catnip.  I can take it or leave it.

Usually I leave it only after I take it.

It’s just recreational — no kind of crutch.

Though sometimes I like it a little too much.

 





Priorities

29 01 2012

I had every intention of spending the afternoon writing a penetrating new blog post.  But then the sun came out.

One thing you can say about cats — we have our priorities in order.

(BTW, the diminutive tuxedo cat on the left is Mitzki.)

 





Habits of a Highly Effective Cat: #2

26 01 2012

Habit #2:

“When life gives you kibble, make Kibble Pate en Croute with a Catnip Reduction Sauce.”

(That’s what I get for living with a chef!)





Precious Green Thing

23 01 2012

Happy Monday, everyone.  What better way to start the week than with a poem?

Precious Green Thing

A treasure so wondrous, it must be hidden,

Safe from prying eyes.

Precious prize, symbol of mystery.

So one with the stars.  So under the couch.

No  plastic ring from a bottle, I vouch.





Habits of a Highly Effective Cat: #1

21 01 2012

Habit #1:

Always look at things another way.

(this is my all-purpose problem-solving tool.  it can help in more situations than you might think. try it.)





Notes from the Scratch Pad

19 01 2012

The Power of Meow never fails.  Especially at 5am when everyone is asleep.





On Napping

18 01 2012

I’d like to clear up a misunderstanding some people have about cats and their napping habits. Sure, it may seem like we sleep a lot, but it’s not because we’re “lazy furballs.” Oh no.  Cat naps are serious business.  And they can be hard work, too.

While there are those times when a nap is, indeed, just a nap, there are lots of other reasons why a cat may be napping.  Speaking for myself, when I may appear to be snoozing my day away, I may actually be:

  • Just resting my eyes.
  • Pretending to be asleep to hear what’s being said about me.
  • Getting some mandatory beauty sleep.
  • Thinking about having a snack.
  • Planning my schedule for the next 24 hours.
  • Meditating.
  • Plotting how to take down the nefarious “cat dancer” toy once and for all.
  • Reflecting on how grateful I am to be safe and warm with people who love me.

Just thought you should know that there’s often more to a cat nap than meets the eye.