(Mr Midnight deliberating what to do next).
It was a sunday morning, a little after 11, and after having had my sunday jog, freshened up and finished my breakfast, the three of us, Mr Midnight to my left and Sir Winston to my right, now sat on the sofa so that I could read the sunday newspaper. It wasn´t always easy reading the paper because the boys often liked to wash themselves when I had the newspaper spread-out on my lap. When washing themselves, especially their hind legs, their other leg would often stick out at a 35 degree angle and frequently get entangled with the newspaper. One could say that the acrobatics required when reading such a large newspaper with two cats balanced on either side were sometimes, quite a remarkable feat.
The news is the same as always Sir Winston. You know, the usual stuff – customarily negative.
Why´d you read it then? You could save a pretty penny and buy some better cat food. Mr Midnight would be most grateful.
I keep reading it because one day, I hope to be positively surprised.
It looks like your going to have to wait a long time then. 🙂
You´re probably right there Mr Midnight.
Look at this article. It says that the European Union in Brussels has decided to “clear-up” roundabouts on European roads by making it illegal to place sculptures, flowers, or any other object, upon them; thus making motoring safer for motorists.
I´m not so keen on brussels because they cause chaos with my system.
I think I know what you mean Mr Midnight. Most things connected with Brussels these days seem to play havoc with “the system”.
Some of the things politicians get up to, eh!. 🙂
A motorist is a person who steers one of those smelly, loud moving things aren´t they?
That´s correct Mr Midnight.
So that includes you doesn´t it? Do you get dazzled by all the decorations adorning roundabouts when you take the smelly moving thing to your fur repair shop?
Daddy owns a hair salon Mr Midnight. It´s not called a fur repair shop.
It doesn´t matter Sir Winston. I understood what he meant, and no, I do not get confused by decorations on roundabouts. We even have one in our village. Here´s a picture:-
Wow, it´s got a large pussy cat standing in the centre of it. That´s cool.
Why do some humans have problems negotiating roundabouts just because large cats stand in the centre of them? Are people frightened of large cats?
Actually, the animal in the centre of the roundabout is a bear Mr Midnight.
Here´s a piece of advice for the people who live in our village.
Listen to my words: The bear´s not real you know – it won´t harm you. You can go safely around the roundabout because the bear won´t jump out at you. 🙂
I think plans to remove pleasant objects from roundabouts, especially animal sculptures, have more to do with the fact that people may otherwise, feel intimidated when driving around roundabouts with bear´s appearing much larger than themselves. People aren´t fond of feeling small – especially when they feel small because of an animal. People believe that animals are lower than humans on the evolutionary path.
I don´t think you´re quite right on that one Sir Winston.
I believe the reason for banishing objects from roundabouts has more to do with people obviously being easily distracted from watching where they are driving. Their distractions may cause them to crash their vehicle.
That´s rather stupid isn´t it? I thought that humans were supposed to be intelligent creatures. One must be pretty doolally if unable to negotiate a beautifully decorated roundabout without creating an accident.
I think that roundabouts should look pretty instead of being sterile.
Why do humans seem to love practicality and require so many rules and regulations?
Do they not think for themselves?
And why do humans have difficulty in taking responsibility for their actions?
We cats are fully aware of our responsibilities.
I guess it´s because of our upbringing. Humans tend to forget things very easily and most of us are trapped within the confines of our societies.
We seem to have also forgotten the importance of living in the moment and the fact that what ever people and society wish to make us believe, we are all individuals. Modern society has created artificial structures with many finding it difficult to get through life. On top of all this, and through convenient habit, many have now become used to avoiding self-responsibility and would sooner play the role of victim of society than to use their own intellect, search for their own solutions and take responsibility for their actions.
Poor people. You´ve definitely got yourselves in a state.
And I suppose it doesn´t help that although many of you wish to live in freedom, most of you are also afraid to live in freedom – because true freedom also brings responsibilites.
That´s a possibility Sir Winston.
It´s much easier to complain about another not having done their job properly than for us to get up, and do something about the situation ourselves.
So humans love being told what to do?
To a certain extent, I think we do.
For example, the instructions on a frozen pizza box will often inform us to avoid placing the pizza with its packaging in the oven. In my opinion, a classic example for absurdity and the bleeding obvious.
You can say that again. One must be pretty pyscho if you´re an adult and still don´t understand that plastic packaging can make you poorly. If things are as bad as that, then you shouldn´t even be allowed anywhere near the oven. You could burn down the house!
Perhaps people have switched their thinking caps off because of becoming too reliant upon modern gadgetry and the people who govern their countries. That would explain why some need very obvious messages with which to get through life. I don´t wish to tread on anybody´s feet but through my observations, many human beings seem to sadly, now possess dormant brains.
You sometimes look as though your brains dormant Sir Winston when you meditate in the hedge. I saw you the other day – you looked quite “spaced-out”.
Oh yes daddy, didn´t you know – we cats love to meditate because it calms us down and keeps all channels open to the universe. That way, we do not need any further intel because we live with our instinct.
Modern humans live their lives in artificial environments but animals are not artificial. We are totally switched on.
You humans often confuse our meditations with cat-napping, or believing that we are asleep but most of the time, we are just plugged into the W.U.N. – The Wide Universe Net. We don´t need any incense sticks, bells or special sitting positions. We just meditate where it takes our fancy – in the hedge, on the doormat or behind the garden shed. The main thing is that we are not easily disturbed. We don´t like being disturbed.
I tried sitting in the “Lotus-position” not so long ago, just like some of you humans do, and I nearly damaged my back and ruptured my delicate area. “The lotus position” is very uncomfortable for us cats. That´s why you´ll never see a cat sitting in the “Lotus position”.
You humans have the W.W.W. (World Wide Web) – but that just seems to confuse most of you and inadvertently, wear you all out.
Why don´t some of you take more time to discover your connection to the universe? You wouldn´t need silly writing on pizza boxes if you did. Meditation helps close out your artificial world.
Don´t be too harsh on us humans boys. Afterall, we´re only human you know. We learn very slowly and are obviously born to make mistakes.
No, you are not born to make mistakes – you choose that experience. If it helps you to develop then it´s a good experience, however difficult the task may seem at the time.
And that´s alright with us. You all do what you want – most of you usually do anyway. 😉
Eventually, the human race may also stumble upon the true meaning(s) of life. Until then, carry on with your “goings-off”. 🙂
(C) mags 2013