Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
If there is anything Henrietta, the Diva Poodle, has taught me it’s that EVERY meal of the day is the BEST meal of the day (that goes for treats as well), that any noise outside could signal danger so be ever vigilant and whether I am out of her sight for a second, an hour or a week the greeting upon my return is equally as enthusiastic. Lesson learned? Embrace every single moment and enjoy life to the fullest.
When it comes to the cats — and we have four so I have scads of experience — the lessons are vastly different. Here, now, are the top ten life lessons my cats have taught me:
- Savor your meals. Sure our cats will circle like sharks if their dishes are even one quarter empty, but once we feed them they savor every fishy bite.
- There is nothing that is SO important that you need to rush to investigate. Whatever is going on, will likely either still be going on once you saunter out there or if it’s no longer happening, well… it probably wasn’t worth your time or worry.
- There is nothing better than a good stretch. Stretching works out all of the kinks, gets the blood flowing and re-energizes you.
- Take a nap. While I personally am not a “good napper” my cats certainly are. They nap whenever and wherever the mood strikes and once they’ve set their minds to it, nothing can rouse them.
- Strike a pose. If you can’t get attention in any other way, choose a wall, lean against it and strike a pose. You are bound to get a reaction.
- Investigate thoroughly. If there is something new that’s been brought into the house it is your cat-given right to investigate like there is no tomorrow. If you can bring a friend along to investigate with you, the more the merrier.
- Cover your poo. No one wants to hear or read about your dirty laundry so … cover your poo. For goodness sake’s keep your private stuff private.
- Hug a friend. No matter how bad your day, a heartfelt hug from a pal can make it all better.
- Be inclusive. There is no reason we can’t all share the same couch and do what needs to be done — whether it’s napping, taking on a supervisory role or winning a staring contest — let’s all work together.
- At the end of the day, if you’re lucky, your cats will snuggle with you on the couch, prevent you from reading or doing needlework, but that doesn’t matter when the purring starts!
What lessons have your cats taught you about life?