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Old 04-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

"Yesterday is gone,
Tomorrow is unknown,
Take a nap."

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events not of words. Trust movement. --Alfred Adler
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

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"Yesterday is gone,
Tomorrow is unknown,
Take a nap."
Yesterday is unknown,
Tomorrow is now,
Wake up!!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

Graham, obviously you've never owned a cat.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

Mary. I own one now. Although David's applies to the general, mine applies to abt. 4a.m. every morning!
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

if you can learn to deal plesantly and relaxedly with that at 4 am, I think you are well on your way towards enlightenment.

if cats were less cute, they'd never get away with their behavior.

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

If I was on the phone past ten p.m. my adopted Siamese would bite me on the elbow. She evidently felt she had been hired to run our lives. And they talk .... a lot.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

I have never owned my cat.
It owns me.

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

Cat Koan

Yesterday is gone
TomorrowHEY THERE'S SOMETHING MOVING ON THE WALL
I meant to do that

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:03 PM   #9
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The wall moved!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

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If I was on the phone past ten p.m. my adopted Siamese would bite me on the elbow. She evidently felt she had been hired to run our lives. And they talk .... a lot.
I loved my siamese cat, but I remember my dad never liked them very much. He lived in Egypt as a young kid and remembers being attacked by them if he walked too close to certain houses: they would leap off the low roof and attack his head. Fiesty little critters!
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #11
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

We are on our second pair of Siamese siblings - the first adopted from shelter in SF in 1990 and our new ones from local pet rescue up here (we went to the feed store for a couple of bales of rice straw and ended up bringing home our new master and mistress...)
They ARE feisty but wonderful and each has had it's own distinct personality. If you know when to back off (and only ever use toys as toys, never fingers as toys) they are benign despots

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #12
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Cats have staff.

Garrison Keillor's in and out cat song is great. Our siamese would do that..
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #13
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Thanks, Walter. Too bad I never heard the song, but that is what my Siamese cat did, in and out, in and out, my mom and I used to kid about it. We were her staff, as I read somewhere years ago. Thanks for mentioning it, it broght back great memories of a very sweet cat.

One day we couldn't find her in any of her favorite places, finally we may have heard a particular " gwow " or other particularly Siamese type of gentle meow. It came from above our heads. She was behind the spiral ornaments and the middle flame ornament on top of a classical "highboy" termed bureau, my Dad's. There she was, peering down at us.

So that's how I learned Siamese cats love heights, probably from those legendary days as temple guardians. I guess the guardian Siamese cats in Egypt aren't too friendly to people they don't know. sorry your dad had a bad experience with them, Matt!

Helle made two good points about cats, William pointied out something many wise people have figured out.

And David, who started the thread, I remembe r the many nap places in the house, depending on heat vents, sunlight at various times of day, etc.... for the 'royal" naps..
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Mary, thanks for widening the discussion by questioning Graham's statement...

Janet, I'll have to write the story of "You saw the bean?" later today..

Thanks again everyone
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #14
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Re: Zen Kitty: A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment

I once read a study where cats were tagged with radio collars to determine what cats do when they are let outside.

Cats spend most of their time outside doing what they spend most of their time inside doing,
sleeping.

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