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(Mr Midnight deliberating  what to do next).

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                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.

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author-Avatar       The news is the same as always Sir Winston.  You know, the usual stuff – customarily negative.

SW-Avatar       Why´d you read it then? You could save a pretty penny and buy some better cat food.  Mr Midnight would be most grateful.

author-Avatar       I keep reading it because one day,  I hope to be  positively surprised.

MM-Avatar      It looks like your going to have to wait a long time then.   🙂

author-Avatar       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.

MM-Avatar       I´m not so keen on brussels because they cause chaos  with my system.

author-Avatar       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!. 🙂

MM-Avatar      A motorist is a person who steers one of those smelly, loud moving things aren´t they?

author-Avatar      That´s correct Mr Midnight.

MM-Avatar      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?

SW-Avatar      Daddy owns a hair salon Mr Midnight. It´s not called a fur repair shop.

author-Avatar      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:-

roundabout picture BLOG

MM-Avatar      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?

author-Avatar      Actually, the animal in the centre of the roundabout is  a bear Mr Midnight.

MM-Avatar      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.   🙂

SW-Avatar      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.

author-Avatar      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.

MM-Avatar      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.

SW-Avatar       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.

author-Avatar      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.

MM-Avatar      Poor people. You´ve definitely got yourselves in a state.

SW-Avatar       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.

author-Avatar      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.

MM-Avatar      So humans  love  being told what to do?

author-Avatar      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.

MM-Avatar      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!

SW-Avatar      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.

MM-Avatar      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.

SW-Avatar      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.

author-Avatar      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.

SW-Avatar       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.

MM-Avatar       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

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12 thoughts on “Remove wrapper before inserting !

  1. How true this is..i saw once a box that contained a stroller which stated child not included….now boys that really is absurd..it is easier to just blame others or walk around bumping into walls expecting a warning that doing so is injurious.Cats and in fact all animals live in the now..we should also try this…maybe cats are aware that tomorrow is promised to know one…Fur repair shop…love it..i am heading to one Friday week…hope my fur looks good when they are finished hahaa:) have a great day guys..i am off to the land of nod..the roos are making noises in the bush and I just removed a scorpion from the house..life as usual 😉 Fozziemum

    • Mr Midnight cheekily says that it´s nice if you still have your fur! Many humans, especially the male variety, do not. 🙂
      I´ll speak to him later. He´s getting too big for his boots!

      • Or he speaks the truth hahaha trust me I am like cousin It …no chance of fur loss here 🙂 mind you I have seen some hairless women….poor things 😦 have a good one guys I best get to bed 🙂 Fozziemum

  2. My kitten friend, Velvet, is out like a light behind me. While I was reading this, she got bored waiting for me to get done, but I think she’s really tired after having a good dinner! Anyhoo, I was very much enlightened and entertained by the conversation you had with your two lively gentleman cats (or is that gentle-cats?).

    I look forward to the days when Velvet grows up so we can have conversations other than, “I want that!” and “Get outta my way!” and “Why is the ceiling so high?” 😉

    To her everything is too loud and big yet, and at night she can’t resist the urge to play and climb the walls (my walls are covered with tapestries). For the life of me, I don’t know why kittens love to hide under the bed. Furthermore, why do they have to rip holes into the box spring and make tunnels? I’ve tried to get her to reveal her secrets, but she’s far too distracted to pay it any serious mind. I think baby cats are children of the wilderness yet.

    She just woke up! Stretches over my lap and tries to understand why it is so important for me to play with this computer machine thing when I’ve got her.

    • Bless her. 🙂 Mr Midnight informed me that he knows what shes going through. He´s of the opinion that attempting to rip tapestries off the wall, climbing under beds and devastating boxes is part and parcel of growing up. Sir Winston is already quite fond of Velvet and her antics. He says afterall, she is a lady cat and making the room look a mess is quite normal. I hope he´s not being too cheeky. If he is, please tell me and i´ll ration his food-sticks. 🙂 By the way, thanks for commenting. 🙂

      • Aw, thank your gentleman cats for me. Velvet, as of this moment, is up to her nightly running back and forth through out the apartment. She has to get all her wiggles out before I end my day so she can share my extra long sleep time at night. She’s learned that us humans can’t all stay up all night long! Velvet is helping me start a new life after the death of my Mr. Snuggles. It’s hard to be sad or bored with a kitten in the house for sure!

        I agree with Sir Winston. In my experience most male cats, young or old, tend to accept a woman’s decorations as long as the food is acceptable and the belly rubs are frequent. Queens are prone, like their human counterparts, to constantly be up to re-decoration. Unfortunately, kitty girls have differing opinions as to what is pleasing to the eye and what is more functional.

        Velvet wants her toys all over the place, thinks paper and books are put onto shelves specifically for her to knock down so she can enjoy me putting them back all over again, and anything put up high is placed there to encourage her to reach higher. As she gets bigger and stronger, she’s gotten better at jumping and leaping! She is, after all, descended from a long line of feral cats employed to hunt bothersome rodents off a farm. 🙂

        Thank you for sharing with us a peek into your world. Velvet now wants to try out a newspaper, too.

      • Aren´t books on shelves supposed to be knocked down ? 🙂
        “The lads” commented that the spirit of Mr Snuggles will always surround you and that one day, depending on your beliefs, you WILL meet his soul again.
        Sometimes the boys appear to know more about life than we do but as I´ve already said, their “knowledge” is a matter of beliefs and opinion.
        By the way, Sir Winston says that a human newspaper is a good way for a cat to learn the human language. He should know – he couldn´t stop reading my newspaper. (I did find it a little strange though that he enjoyed reading the Financial Times) 🙂

  3. Luv the W.U.N. :)! Go there myself quite frequently might meet you next time Fred and Wins 🙂 lol till then from carmen cat 🙂

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