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Cat’s Ten Commandments

QUICK POST: A stopover at Facebook resulted in running across the Cat’s Ten Commandments. Would be interesting to see what some of our cat lovers might add to the list.



I know you love me
That comes as no surprise
I feel it in your touch
I see it in your eyes

I know you love me
You treat me with special care
Letting me cuddle in your lap
While you brush my fur-ry hair

I know you love me
With every super treat
he gentle paw massage
Tickles my little feet

I know you love me
Meals are o-oh-so-o good
My bowl is never empty
Always the best kitty food

I know you love me
You pat me on my head
Talk to be softly
Let me sleep in your bed

You know I love you
That’s a given too
I rub against your legs
Purr-r-r-ing that I do

Sharla Lee Shults

 “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
Ernest Hemingway


Imagination: Pilobolus Dance

[Don’t miss the video!]

“In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature” (Wallace Stevens).


Without imagination, creativity would be nothing but a mere shadow…  a shadow without meaning. Yet, we know with each shadow that is cast comes ideas that are spawned out of the shadows themselves. Each shape draws attention as one envisions similarities and differences from one shadow to the next or within each shadow itself. Imagination brings the dark shadows out of the darkness as they dance naked in the moonlight.

Much like the shadow, the details of a silhouette are not seen, only imagined as its shape becomes absorbed in creative motions. A winter tree’s naked branches form a silhouette against the backdrop of moonlight piercing the haziness of a cloudy sky. Should the wind start blowing the branches will surely sway in a rhythmic motion to the music of the night. A gull in flight enhances the view with its own silhouette whose wings appear dipped in silver.

The dance of the shadow and the pose of the silhouette each strike the tip of imagination creating the light for the patterns of beauty to be seen inside and out.



Cattitude Tip #1



Point of first note, IF our Foxie ever sat calmly near her carrier, she would deserve double treats! The only time she actually likes her carrier is at the vet. She had rather be in the carrier than in the hands of the vet! Secondly, a stranger will never get near Foxie. She is much too fast and has her own special hiding places. Does that mean she does not get treats? Heavens NO! She loves Whisker Lickin’s!!


What is your impression on this Cattitude Tip?


Me? Cattitude? Nah!


Do Not Suffer for one more minute!!!

See on Scoop.itWater the mind – READ

Holmes’ Significant Life Events Scale rates the loss of your spouse at 100! I can tell you that is about right.  I suffered behind the loss of my precious husband.  I do not want you to suffer for one minute longer!!! One of the things I did to help with that grief and loss was to write this book Stand In Your Anointment – This Too Shall Pass!!! Available on Amazon! There is helpful information in there. Please let me help you!! Check our my website too!! Helpful information is there  Louise


Relish the Charms of the Present

Is there really any need to say more?



e-This & e-That

A reflection on today, yesterday and tomorrow. . .

Oh, my! How will I ever get caught up? I think the term ‘catch up’ only holds true for that thick, tomatoey goo that cloaks my French fries and oozes between the hot hog and hamburger buns!

Here it is 6:00 AM and I check my email to find an inbox of 25 messages. Not bad, I can tackle that in no time. Ah-ha! BUT each one of those leads to another link which may or may not stop there. By the time I read maybe five messages and their outlyers, I return to my inbox and now there are 30 messages. Hey, I just read five, why isn’t it down to 20? Now, I am on the verge of getting agitated. I take a break just to calm down and return to an inbox of 50 messages! Will it ever stop?

Side Note: Would you believe I found a message today referencing the e-Notch? Ever heard of it? Well, I had not either but then discovered it has been around way before the age of technology, before even the idea of any technology, maybe even before the word itself. Recognize it from the picture? It is the cut out found on the end of an arrowhead. Go figure!

Then, there is Twitter. Tweet, Tweet, Tweet – what a charming little sound while sitting on the back porch as I have my morning coffee. Not this bird! It tweets and tweets and tweets and…never stops!!!! 24/7 this little nuance sings. Since e-mail already has me in a tizzy I decide to access Twitter. Um-m-m? Maybe 20 to 30 tweets. Most of these little birdies have not started chirping since it is now almost 6:30 AM. So I briskly scan the messages, retweet a few and favorite one or two. My husband walks in and says ‘hubby’ time, get off the computer. I close everything out and happily leave the online conversations to buzz away in cyber space collecting more and more messages while I am away. Of course, you know what I find upon returning – 128 tweets with new ones popping up as fast as kernals of corn releasing their energy in a popcorn popper!

Exiting the bird cage and re-entering the world of electronic mail, I find someone (more like somebodies plural) has repinned one or more of my bulletin board pins on Pinterest. Now, this is probably my favorite, next to blogs because it is a virtual picture world. Being more of a visual person, I enjoy visiting all the ‘sights’ posted by others. I hate being just a number on someone’s board of followers so I try to return the favor as often as possible. Some I click to Follow in hopes of returning to explore more of their boards. Doesn’t happen! Time is definitely out the window by this hour and I am only getting started.

Computer time is interrupted by pre-scheduled doctors’ appointments that I had rather miss than grace their hallowed offices. Doctors have no sense of time except their own, especially during two-hour lunch breaks, and have no regard for anyone having to wait, wait, wait. Reminds me of the story when the doctor made the house call and was told to wait until grandpa returned from the field! Love it! Anyway, three hours later after visiting Dracula and the Vice-gripper, I stop by a Quick ‘n’ Handy for some awesome chicken salad and return home.

Needless to say, after engaging hubby in some interesting (you know exciting) conversation from the doctors’ visits, I get back to the computer. I am already tired but realize that I have not even touched upon LinkedIn, Goodreads,, Amazon Author Central or Klout. At this time, there are 87 messages in my inbox and close to 200 on Twitter (I know that is just pittance to some!). It is now fast approaching 9:30 PM (EST) as I complete this blog post. Oh, dear! I forgot my new venture – “Voyage en éphémère.” That will have to wait until tomorrow. . . more on than later, my friends. There is no end to this virtual world of hours. “In a minute, Babe. . .”

In closing, we have e-M, e-P, e-G, e-B, e-A , e-K and of course e-T. ET? No wonder! We are all in the clutches of aliens with powers to weave in and out the microfibers of cyberspace absorbing our thoughts and passing them from e-This to e-That. . .

Are all the avenues worth exploring or is it just a numbers’ game?
How do you handle them all? Any secrets?

Would love to hear your thoughts. . .

“By Thursday morning, we’d gotten over the worst of it.”
~William Scranton
“Thursday may be only the beginning in the virtual world.”

Sending a Hug

Hugs sent your way from catnipoflife!

There’s something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part….

~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., “A Simple Hug”


Hugs Sent Your Way. . .

From catnipoflife


“Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.

There are no batteries to replace, it’s inflation-proof and

non-fattening with no monthly payments.

It’s non-taxable, non-polluting, and

is, of course, fully refundable.”

~Author Unknown


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