24 Life Lessons, Courtesy Of My Cat
- Cuddling is a nice way to wake up.
- One way to get someone to stop and pay attention to you is to loudly throw their knick-knacks around.
- Drinking tap water won’t kill you.
- If you’re chilly and you don’t have a blanket, go sit in the sun.
- Actually, just go sit in the sun whenever possible. It’s nice.
- Hiss sparingly. But mean it when you do it.
- Always have at least one place in your home where you can go for quiet, alone time where no one will find you.
- Show appreciation by making little noises or, if appropriate, nuzzles, when someone does something that pleases you.
- It’s OK to want to just hang out off to the side and be an observer at parties.
- Natural beauty is unbeatable. Clean your hair regularly to keep it shiny. Call attention to the color of your eyes via a fun accessory.
- When you have some down time, you might as well groom yourself.
- Stretch with purpose.
- Choose wisely who you let get close to you, let alone put their hands on you. You don’t have to let somebody touch you if you don’t want them to.
- You can learn a lot about your neighbors by sitting at the window and watching them.
- If you were given a name with some attitude attached to it, that’s a gift — live up to it.
- Having a package to open is usually just as fun as what’s inside.
- If you’re going to sit somewhere for a while, it might as well be somewhere comfortable.
- Just because the person you love is doing something else, like reading or being on the computer, it doesn’t mean they’re not enjoying your presence in the room with them.
- Speak up when you want something. Or if you just feel like speaking up.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. You don’t always have to be distracting yourself. Just looking at what’s around you can be useful and meditative.
- When somebody wants to pet you, and you’re enjoying it, it’s OK to just lie back and enjoy it. You can pay them back another time.
- Use your claws when you need them, put them away when you don’t.
- It’s OK to like some people and not others.
- You are the king of this place. Act accordingly.
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