What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~Charles Dickens

Namaste

Man, talk about an uneventful week. The most notable event was one of the tigers throwing up on Kismet’s dental report. Had the whole dining table to throw up on but noooooooo, it had to be on the report. Oh, well.

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Kismet’s teeth must have really been bothering her. I sure wish they could talk sometimes. This morning she was on the bed at oh six hundred, calling for her breakfast. What’s the "oh" stand for? Oh my god, it’s early. Okay, I stole that from Robin Williams in Good Morning, Viet Nam. She hasn’t done that in months. She’s not leaving anything for Feurae or Mojo either, which has them not very happy. Mojo sits on the sink counter in the bathroom and waits for me to open the door, then races in to gobble up what Kismet’s left. He’s polite, though, leaves half of what was there for Feurae. No wonder he’s such a little butterball.

Tama and Bapu have been playing like they did when they were kittens. Haven’t seen that in years. Got a little carried away last night and I had to break it up.

Maste and Igraine get fed on the dining table cuz they won’t eat on the floor with the others. Igraine has developed a habit that she won’t start eating until I’ve stroked her for a minute or two. Just a little prima donna she is.

I saw this at Cheers and Jeers at DKos on Thursday. I’m continually amazed at what animals do.

For cbl2 and oldnslow.

Some of my smaller relatives don’t fare so well.

Drop wisdom, abandon cleverness,
And the people will be benefited a hundredfold.

Drop humanity, abandon justice,
And the people will return to their natural affections.

Drop shrewdness, abandon sharpness,
And robbers and thieve will cease to be.

These three are the criss-cross of Tao,
And are not sufficient in themselves.
Therefore, they should be subordinated
To a higher principle:
See the Simple and embrace the Primal,
Diminish the self and curb the desires!

Tao Te Ching, 19, Lao Tzu

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When your kitty purrs to you, doesn’t it break your heart that you can’t purr back? ~Terri Guillemets