Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cats Don't Need New Year Resolution

Yeah, why make life difficult by making new year resolutions that you will never keep. Let alone achieve. The following are words of wisdom that a feline like me adheres to. A word of caution, I don't think it will work as well for humans.

Wisdom #1:
Stroll placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in a long tranquil nap. As far as possible, without being in any way humble, be on good terms with all creatures - with the obvious exception of dogs.

Wisdom #2:
Meow your desires loudly and clearly and occasionally listen to others, even your human, for she may be calling you for dinner. Avoid the company of fleas, they are vexations to both spirit and body.

Wisdom #3:
Enjoy your achievements - particularly wallpaper lovingly scratched and pieces of string thoroughly chased. Keep interest in your career, there will always be a need for good mousers in the changing fortunes of time.

Wisdom #4:
Be yourself; especially do not feign affection - except when you need a warm lap to sleep on. Neither be cynical about the love of cream, for through your charmed and enchanted existence it is as perennial as the grass it comes from.Take kindly the counsel of the years and rejoice in the fact that you have nine lives.

Wisdom #5:
Nurture arrogance of spirit to shield you from sudden misfortune such as getting stuck up a tree. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born out of getting less than 20 hours sleep in a day. Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself and groom yourself frequently.

Wisdom #6:
You are a cat of the universe, so much greater than humans and dogs; you have a right to be served. And even though you may sleep through most of it, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. With all its snacks, adventures and peaceful dreams, it is truly a beautiful world. Be content. Continue to be happy.

I am, a contented cat. purrr....meow!



Pi Bani said...

Yes Cat, be contented. Stop complaining that you have to live with a spoilt brat. Hehehe...

Anonymous said...

OMG!OMG! *gives Ange a high-five* What a wonderful, beautifully crafted post! The best I have read in 2009!! Pweeettttteeet! oops! sorry wrong number. *Meow meow*

Happy New Year to you and yours. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. Here's to many more funny, poignant and purr-ing posts in the year ahead. Cheers!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
He is, STILL, a spoilt brat! No, not complaining, just stating a fact. teeheehee.... purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Andrea dear,
I love you too. Heaps! Here's to more whinge-ing! Kampai!!!!! purrr....meow!

tireless mom said...

I feel so contented as I wish you happy new year.

kay_leeda said...

Of the many I particularly like #4. Be yourself...ahhh how true, how we must do this all the time.

Having said that, I don't feel bad about thinking of food again. I am definitely being myself :)

Happy New Year, Angelina. Wish to have you purrrring away often okay :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
It's a pleasure to have you here always. Enhances the contentment as well. purrr.....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Kay,
Purrr... purrr... purrr... it's a cat's life after all. meow!

Unknown said...

What a lovely post!!! Take care and may you and yours experience non-stop showers of blessings in 2010 and beyond!


Lee said...

Hello Cat, Happy new year. Wishing you the very best of 2010.
My brain hearing gongs like a Thai Monastery.
Some friends here got funny idea welcome the new year and I learned Jack Daniels don't get along well with half frozen durians at midnight! Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

O Wise Master,
Lovely to hear from you again. Am singing for you:
Shower mw with your love.... purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Are you having a terrible hangover? Oooh...poor you. Come, let me give you a head massage. purrr....meow!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Wow, you are ONE SMART KITTY! I am going to follow your wise counsel from now on. I'm not sure how my colleagues will deal with my loud meowing of my desires, though. "MEOW! That means I want my stapler back, NOW!" "MEOW! I just want to be left alone during lunch hour!"
Much love and Happy New Year to you and all at home!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mama's been practising the "meow" philosophy at work. People could guess her "mood" by the tone of her "meowing". Oh, she purrs too sometimes. purrr....meow!

Unknown said...

Hi my dear Angelina et al

Am back to my rounds of surfing my favorite blogs :-)

Hope all is well with you and yours...Don't bully Brad too much ok? hehehe

Hugs and salams

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
You said: ..Don't bully Brad too much ok?
Hmmm...I think it's the other way around. He likes to provoke me. purrr...meow!