They crouched under the hedge and watched daddy unload the weekly groceries from his car. Because of the large, wire-framed shopping baskets, most of his purchases were visible to the preying eyes of Mr Midnight and Sir Winston.
Mr Midnight noticed that some of the labels on the “goodies” were all too familiar. The labels were glued to tins of cat food of which he wasn´t too fond of.
There´s no use getting excited and wanting to greet him Sir Winston. He´s been to that place again; you know, the place that sells that cheap cat-food.
How´d you know?
Can you see those red and yellow labelled tins in the corner on the right side of the shopping basket?
They indicate that we´re in for a rough week Sir Winston. Look, he´s seen us.
I suppose we should go and greet him, afterall, regardless of the circumstances, it is only good manners.
Hi boys. Lunch will be ready shortly. I´ll call you when I´m ready.
OK daddy. We´ll mope around the garden for a while until you´re ready. Take your time – we´re in no immediate hurry 😉
That´s odd. You´re usually famished Mr Midnight. Oh well, see you in a bit.
Poor daddy, he doesn´t get it does he.
You should show a little more gratitude Mr Midnight. Daddy must be under the general impression that you like the stuff in the red and yellow tins.
As for me – I´m not particularly fussy, but as you are aware, I´m not a gourmet like yourself Mr Midnight.
I am very thankful for his deeds and my “lot in life”, afterall, there are many cats and other animals on our planet who aren´t allowed to live such cushy lifestyles as ourselves.
It´s just that I knew he´d bring that stuff again. I must have given him the impression that I liked it.
Well you do tend to wolf your food down don´t you.
There may be some other reason for his purchases. Perhaps he´s simply got a cash-flow problem at the moment.
A cash-flow problem is when a human has a shortage of those papery things with numbers printed upon them – right?
Oh, they´re all totally obsessed with that stuff.
But daddy´s got loads of those things upstairs in the study. They´re littered all over the place – in fact, it´s very difficult moving in and out of that place without knocking some of the piles down. I do love the boxes though. 🙂
They´re not piles of money Mr Midnight – they´re daddy´s piles of postage stamps. You can´t buy cat food with postage stamps. At least I don´t think you can.
I believe you simply half-expected him to bring home that cheap cat food and – hey presto, you received what you wanted. It´s the old universe rule – what you desire, you shall receive.
What´s that about pesto? Pesto´s a little rich for my delicate tummy. You might be right though Sir Winston – I do think I´ve got a touch of that bug which is going around the animal kingdom. You know, the “Human Syndrome” thing.
I´ve heard about that. You´ve got to be very careful.
If you contract “Human Syndrome” you start behaving just as the human´s do – your thoughts switch to “negative mode” and you attract all sorts of chaos.
Just look at the human world. They´ve absolutely no idea have they.
They used to be aware of the universe law of positive attracting positive and negative attracting negative but the majority seem to have now thrown this wisdom overboard.
I suppose it goes hand in hand (or paw in paw) 🙂 with their obsessions for frequently wanting to play the victim.
I just hope I haven´t clawght it. I don´t want to be as ill as the humans. “Human Syndrome” is very contageous. Once contracted, it´s very difficult to get rid of. Animals have a strong resistance towards it but even we are not totally immune.
If humans could only grasp that their thoughts are so volatile.
It´s a simple process really.
Thoughts are generated, and by adding belief to those thoughts, one creates ones surroundings. There´s nothing else to it. It´s very basic stuff.
Although obviously difficult for most humans too understand, the surroundings in which we may find ourselves at present are the result of our past thoughts, and our actions from those thoughts. If only human-beings understood that the “individual” is the creator of their own world, with nobody else playing a part in the creation of an individuals life.
. . . . . and that is why humans are responsible for their present situations?
Well there is more to it than that Mr Midnight, such as the complications of inherited illnesses, having to live under a diabolical regime or whatever, but in a roundabout way, that is the essence of life. One of the main lessons of life is that of trying to focus on positive outcome with which to create positive outcome. “Human Syndrome” has the opposite effect – people focus on negativity and then they wonder why their lives go haywire and become full of misery.
Can you give a few examples Sir Winston?
There are too many to mention, but I´ll list a few for you. For example; humans believe that life is hard, that money doesn´t grow on trees and that if you want to achieve something anything in life, you have to work hard for it.
They believe that as the body gets older, they become ill. In fact, they seem to love wallowing in their illnesses. Humans live in a constant state of fear – fear of losing their job, fear of the immigrant from foreign shores, and are seemingly frightened of discovering their own truths and true self. The human fear mania then often leads to humans projecting negativity into their present lives.
Areas of trivial, human negativity, could be hoping that it doesn´t rain; hoping the train will arrive punctually; hoping one finds a parking space or hoping that one will not have to sit in a traffic jam on the way to work.
I sometimes even believe that humans turn on their negative beliefs with which to make sure that they do not become too happy. If humans lived satisfying lifestyles, free of negative belief, and simply believed that there was always a purpose to negative occurences and that things would eventually, always turn out for the better, then they simply wouldn´t believe it was happening!
It´s quite a sad illness isn´t it. I´ve noticed that this negative mentality is often used with which to manipulate things; such as in human politics and through rules and regulations. If a human-being happens to be also “out-of-touch” with their true-self – what a combination! Things are bound to get out-of-hand and “out-of paw”. 🙂
Daddy is also no expert but the other day, he told me a nice, little story.
He was on the last stretch of his long 15 km jog and was jogging alongside the local branchline of a railway. He was getting quite tired, and it is in times such as these that he has often commented that he is often aware of a different “frame of mind”.
He jogged up a steep gradient, which used to be part of the “old line”, and upon reaching its summit, he imagined how nice it would be if an old steam train, billowing thick smoke, would rattle on by – just like in times past.
Can you imagine what happened?
Ten minutes later, he was still jogging alongside the railway on the final straight before finishing – but what did he then hear? What did he see?
That´s right. A steam train (whatever that is) 🙂 accompanied by four carriages came trundling by with steam billowing on all sides. What a sight! How remarkable.
In all the years he´s lived in our village, he´s never seen a steam train come plouging through our village.
Coincidence? I hardly think so. For a split second, he was totally switched into the universe. All things are possible. In his minds eye, he had already pictured the scene.
Purrhaps one should really, just expect the best in life to happen. If you believe in it – it will happen!
But don´t take our word for it – experience it yourself. Start off with small things (obviously pawsitive things!) and allow them to grow. You´ll be surprised what can happen. 🙂
Be careful of your creations an think before you blink. 🙂
(C) mags 2013