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GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (277,420)
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7/17/13 3:47 P

Stretching is good
If my cats are smart enough to cover their litter, humans should be able to flush a public toilet
No one can see you of you hide behind a curtain.
Snuggling is good.
Napping is good.

BABYSOX Posts: 3,063
7/17/13 2:41 P

My 5 year old cat allows the younger cat to make all decisions, be first for everything and just sits back waiting. She has taught me that I can be a more patient person!

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (83,102)
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7/14/13 12:42 P

LADYCJM...wonderful post!!

I currently don't have any little furballs (or big ones!) living with me.... but my two kitties I last had taught me also!! They were "half-brothers"--same mom, different litter--farm bred little dears! Their biggest lesson; we are all different, and approach Life differently.... It was learned when the first snow timidly stuck a foot into it from the doorway, felt around, and decided indoors was the place to be....his brother...jumped into the fluffy white stuff with joyous abandon and ran wild, skidding on the deck like a kindergartner.... I could relate to both!! And their final lesson to me, as I moved them into a new home since I was moving and couldn't keep them: Life will always present new opportunities...and it just might be better than where we were!! (Picture the change from spending most of your time alone inside a 2 bedroom moving into a 4 bedroom home with family room and garage and two people at your beck & call all day!!) Never be afraid of change!! Explore your environment!!

And my Springer many other lessons.....

LWILKINS60 Posts: 4,259
7/14/13 12:26 P

:-) True!

MLAN613 Posts: 18,432
7/14/13 9:15 A

My husband and I are constantly entertained by our 2 Pugs and 2 black cats. The female Pug is 14 pounds and rules the roost. She is happy to take on Odie who is 27 pounds and my husband's bully cat who out weighs her by a couple pounds; mine just stays away from them. Life without them would be quite DULL!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
7/14/13 4:37 A

I love my kitties!!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 16,053
7/13/13 8:05 P

"enjoy the moment"

we don't know what tomorrow (or even later today) will bring, so enjoy the walk this morning, enjoy napping this afternoon....ENJOY

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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7/13/13 7:21 P

LOL! the kitties have that one down too!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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7/13/13 6:15 P

If I follow my husband around and look at him with those big sad eyes that the dogs have, I will get fed immediately! emoticon

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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7/13/13 1:38 P

My DD graduated from college this spring. As a grad present we paid for her to adopt a pound kitty. Then our neighbor asked her to take their new kitten till he found a new home for it as he was breaking out in hives from it. (yeah, it had a home as soon as she saw it) So two new kitties, arrived home at 4 weeks and are now 10 weeks.

Watching these two babies learn to live with us, 3 large dogs and 4 other cats, and various foster dogs has been fun. What they have learned ( and me too) is:

1. Keep pouncing! Eventually you will hit your target...even if you miss 100 x.

2. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. If a 2# kitty can stand down a 100# dog, I can stand up to those peeps who are negatives in my life.

3. Eat healthy, but enjoy an occasional treat. The purr that comes from a bite of chicken or from a bite of cheese = pure joy!

4.Set goals... the kitties can now make it to the top of the cat tree. I can make it to goal if I keep growing as a person and developing my tools to succeed.

5. Try new things...wet dog food is yummy and so is ice cream! Baths aren't so great but the cuddles afterwards are fine. Tells me to be open to new foods and new experiences.

6. Stay physically and mentally active. Then enjoy a goods night sleep!

What have your fur-babies taught you?

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