July 18, 2012 Leave a comment
The picture on the left is my cat, Tuffy. She’s more fluff than tuff. Tuffy is the 6th cat my husband I have owned in 30 years of marriage. We had cats before we had kids. We thought it would be a good idea to practice parenting on something that if we accidentally killed it, we wouldn’t go to prison!
We actually didn’t learn much about parenting from our cats—but we did learn a few life lessons.
Here are 5 of the top things I’ve learned from my cats:
1. Enjoy eating (go ahead,play with your food)
You can almost feel the electric joy when a cat bats her prey across the floor and flips it into the air, twisting and turning her whole body into one efficient killing machine. Now–you are not a cat, so I don’t want to see you at McDonald’s flipping fries into the air, but it’s OK to have fun eating.
2. Wash often—basic hygiene. But, again, you are not a cat, so please, use a washcloth and not your tongue.
3. Nap often. Life is hard and then you nap. I’m still trying to learn this one! But my cat inspires me.
4. Keep ‘em guessing. Alternate between being aloof and being affectionate (or annoying). One day ignore people; the next day annoy them and play with them when they are busy. Just kidding, but, variety is the spice of life—change things up now and then
5. Show appreciation.
Nothing says love quite like a dead bird on the bed.
Of course you are not a cat, but spend some time with a cat and learn a few lessons of your own.
Watch the video!