She just entered the house as a stray cat and immediately became the queen of it.
My stray cat who I named”Nasty”. It truly reflected her personality at the time.
I am often thinking about renaming her after all these years. But that might encourage her to become nasty again, which would require me to rename her for the second time. I deem it unnecessary exercise, not to mention the bureaucracy that might lead to.
Nasty is a very independent cat and a sort of a cat-philosopher. Merely by observing her I have learned many things about life. Seeing that she will not become literate enough to write a book any time soon, I have decided to voice her life views in this post.
Life lesson 1: Boredom does not exist.
Boredom is just the result of a tired mind, which is unwilling to explore, observe or learn. Look around! There is always some new sound, smell or movement to examine.
Life lesson 2: Life is too short to be fake.
My cat often turns her back at me (and at other people phew!) when she does not feel like communicating. “Hey baby kitty Nasty, you are so cuuute! Such beautiful eyes!” (runs away or turns her back with 3-4 tail wags. To quote her more precisely: “Life is too short for small talk!”
Life lesson 3: Listen to music & words of affection with your eyes closed.
This is to dive in the moment and for your heart to absorb as much warmth and light as possible. We need to keep both for a rainy day.
Life lesson 4: Get to know new people entering your life.
Sniff them from top to bottom. Figuratively speaking! Do it patiently and consistently! Do not let anyone in your life unless they have passed the initial scan.
Life lesson 5: Be inquisitive!
Curiousity killed the cat is a myth aimed at gullible cats (and people) who are looking for excuses to stay stale.
Life lesson 6: Meow and you will be given.
Meow (or the equivalent) at the top of your voice! Inform the world about your needs. Be pushy! Be concentrated on your end goal! You have to express your desires for the universe to respond. Like it happens with food. No cat got food for being silent.
Life lesson 7: Do not count to 10.
Counting to 10 might lead to cardiac arrest. Do not repress emotions. Let them flow! Cats might have 7 lives, people have “just” one. Do not count! Live, learn and grab anyone by the tail if they annoy you
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