Cats and Dogs: Redux – Silly Saturday

Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From My Cat

01) Life is hard, then you nap.
02) Curiosity never killed anything except maybe a few hours.
03) When in doubt, cop an attitude.
04) Variety is the spice of life: one day ignore people, the next day annoy them.
05) Climb your way to the top–that’s why drapes are there.
06) Never sleep alone when you can sleep on someone’s face.
07) Find your place in the sun–especially if it happens to be on that nice pile of warm, clean laundry.
08) Make your mark in the world–or at least spray in each corner.
09) When eating out think nothing of sending back your meal twenty or thirty times
10) If you’re not receiving enough attention, try knocking over several expensive antique lamps.
11) Always give generously–a small bird or rodent left on the bed tells them, “I care.”
12) When you go out into the world, remember: being placed on a pedestal is a right, not a privilege.


Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Dog

01) When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
02) Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
03) Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
04) When it’s in your interest, practice obedience.
06) Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
07) Take naps and stretch before rising.
08) Run, romp, and play daily.
09) Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
10) Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
11) On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
12) On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
13) When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
14) No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout … run right back and make friends.
15) Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
16) Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
17) Be loyal.
18) Never pretend to be something you’re not.
19) If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
20) When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.



About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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2 Responses to Cats and Dogs: Redux – Silly Saturday

  1. Barbara Lilly says:

    Was that Sollie? So true. Don’t you think life would be boring without the love of our pets?
    Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for getting pposts back on FB.

  2. Paul Wharton says:

    Yes, that is my cat Sollie. Gracie is holding out for something less silly.

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