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Thursday, May 24, 2012


Of course, cats are pretty darn happy critters, too.

Not to be outdone by his canine brother, Bogey thought long and hard. Then he put together a list of the top ten reasons for cat-tappiness. Here they are in no particular order. And Bogey says to tell're welcome. 

1. Allow others to demonstrate they love you. Reward them with purrs.

2. Factor play time into the day, but only for reasonable periods and when in the mood.

3. Keep a sharp eye out for interesting things and then find a way to steal borrow them.

4. Show through enthusiastic meows or withering looks just what type of meals are expected.

5. Rise above anything so mundane as worries.

6. Turn ordinary things into exciting ones.

7. Take at least 24 power naps each day.

8. Don't wait for an adventure...make one.

9. Sometimes getting even is necessary to level the playing field.

10. Limping a little bit promotes extra TLC when you need it.

Well, there you have it. Two very different views on how to be happy. I suppose each have their points, so it's up to you to choose what works.

Meanwhile Memorial Day weekend is approaching, so please take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedom while you enjoy the official kick-off of summer.

Hubby insists we spend the long weekend at the river. No doubt we'll be quite well-baked by the time we return. Near record high temperatures (mid to upper 90's) are expected, and guess what? Our ancient and slightly creepy sleeping quarters features no air conditioning! Hubby, this time you've gone too far.

But never fear. I'll practice being happy while secretly mulling over the possibilities presented by Bogey's rules #9 and #10.


Sketching with Dogs said...

You are a feline genius Bogey, I especially like the bit about 24 power naps a day - no time for work then, ha!
Have a great time at the river.
Lynne x

Debbie said...

We chase our feline friends in our house, they just stay out of our way. Have a great memorial day weekend!

The Joke Puppy said...

This list is great, and the fact is,,,with just a few word changes here and there,,,,is pretty good advice for dogs, other pets,,,and yes,,people too.
Happy Holiday week-end,,,,don't forget the sun-block.

Unknown said...

So right, I loved 7 and 8.
Best wishes Molly

Bassetmomma said...

Hehe!I'm with Bogey on the power naps!!

Donna Volkenannt said...

#7 sounds like a winner to me.

PoochesForPeace said...

Cute! What an adorable kitty!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I like your train of thought! Definitely think about 9 & 10 on the trip. Have a great weekend!

Christmas Pie Crafts said...

You are my kind of feline, Bogey. In fact I have a sneaky feeling my Jazz has read your last two points and has often put them into practice. thank you for visiting my blog and following - I am following you now and looking forward to lots of feline and canine blogging.

Lynn said...

Smart little kitty!