The purrrpose of life

It was raining cats and dogs and Mr. Midnight and Sir Winston were sitting in the bay window of the warm, comfortable living room, both staring at the rain drops trickling down the window pane.   There was not a great deal to do.

SW-Avatar       Mr. Midnight – what do you think is the purpose of life?

MM-Avatar       What made you bring that subject up?  I was  admiring the way that wet stuff  manages to slide down the window pane.  There doesn´t seem to be any real purpose to it´s  actions.   It just goes wherever it wants to – usually downwards.  😉

Purrrhaps there isn´t any purrrpose to life.

SW-Avatar         You may be correct but I´m not sure.  If there is a purpose to life  then we should possibly not be sitting  staring at the rain.  Maybe we should try and find satisfaction in life and that´s our purpose.

MM-Avatar       Purrrhaps the real purrrpose to life is hidden in the word “purrrpose”.   Living beings are meant to purrr.   When we purrr, we are happy and therefore, living beings are supposed to purrr.   🙂

SW-Avatar       But only cats purr Mr Midnight.

MM-Avatar       Which goes to prove my point.  Cats are usually very happy creatures and will therefore, purrr away.  Other beings are often happy as well but they tend to not purr as much.

SW-Avatar       Because other beings can´t purr!

MM-Avatar       Which again, proves my point.  We cats are aware of the purrrpose of life – to be happy by living in the moment and to  experience  life to the full.

I mean, just look at the humans.  They are called “human beings” but they don´t exactly “be”, do they.   They either live in the past or the future.  Their title doesn´t really give them credit does it.

SW-Avatar       But some humans do try to be happy.   They just haven´t mastered their purring yet.

MM-Avatar       Too right Sir W.

Lots of humans seem to have difficulty getting into a state of “being happy”.   They often require interfurrrence with which to reach a superficial state of happiness.

SW-Avatar       You mean their addictions to various drugs such as alcohol or whatever with which to reach a state of so-called happiness?

MM-Avatar       Precisely; and the fact that they sometimes need somebody  to tell them that they are having fun.  I think humans dub the term “entertainment” or having a purrrty.

SW-Avatar       Well there´s nothing wrong with attending a party Mr. Midnight. After all, you occasionally visit your mates down the road and  you don´t get back home till late in the early hours.

MM-Avatar       Ah yes, but how often do I purrrty?   I do not place too much emphasis on purrrtying in case I  manipulate myself into believing I´m having a good time.  It´s a lot of fun but when taken too extremes, it can interfere with ones judgement as to what is real fun and what is not.  I call it interfurrrence.

And besides, I hate wearing those little bells around my neck just to try and prove that I´m in the in-crowd.

SW-Avatar       So your conclusion to my question is that the purpose of life is to be happy?

MM-Avatar       Well, not always to be happy.  We must also experience difficult situations, such as not being fed for a couple of hours, otherwise we wouldn´t learn much in life and go on to develop.  Life is always moving and in a state of change and  development.

SW-Avatar       You´re definitely right on that one Mr Midnight.  If we were always happy our world would be a terrible place. We would go through life as though living “on a high”.

MM-Avatar       Most modern humans seem to be detached from reality and sadly, seem to miss the point of their purrrpose.

They don´t seem to get their “purrr” from the word purrrpose right, but at least they have mastered the ending of the word.

Modern humans seem to love to  “pose” in life.   They appear to assume a particular character in the hope of impressing others.

SW-Avatar       How very boring.   I´ve noticed that too.  It´s much better to be original and true to oneself than to be something one is not.

MM-Avatar       Well there you go then.  As far as modern humans go, they still have  a lot to learn as regards their purrrpose in life.

As for me, I also have problems discovering my purrrpose.  There doesn´t seem  to be enough time to learn all the lessons of life.

SW-Avatar       And that´s possibly why it´s important to not waste ones precious time.

I suppose the purpose to life, if there is a purpose to life,  will be different for everyone.

Look Mr. Midnight, it´s starting to brighten up a little.  We can go out now and play in life’s kingdom.  What real fun!

Playing gives life a purpose so lets get out there!

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Comfy places

SW-Avatar       What did you want to go and do that for?  This lovely box has turned upside down leaving us with no possiblilty of escape.

MM-Avatar       I wanted to clamber into it and must have caught myself on the sides of the box.  Did you see the flip it made?  Great wasn´t it.  It flew into the air and landed beautifully on top of us both.  Now we´re trapped inside this cosy box.

I love boxes!  They´re one of the better things in life  which the humans have invented.

SW-Avatar       I´m not saying that  it was a bad idea – afterall, boxes small or large, or also my hobby, but I found the box better when it was sitting with its base on the carpet.

MM-Avatar      Now we´ve managed to get a roof over our heads.  🙂

SW-Avatar       But we already had the house roof over our heads before we started.

Oh never mind.  I guess it´s all  rather exciting.  Have you switched  your “night lights” on?

MM-Avatar       You bet!  You can´t beat the old  night modus eyes.  I love this box Sir Winston.  There´s just enough room for the both of us if you budge over a little.  It´s nice to feel cardboard pressed against my back.

SW-Avatar       I think it smells rather musty.  I wonder where this box has been.

MM-Avatar       From the smell of things, I´d say that it contained some of those old bits of paper  which daddy collects.

SW-Avatar       You mean his postage stamps.  Judging by the smell and the fact that I´ve just put my foot on one  which must have been trapped within the flaps  of the box, I think you may be right.

MM-Avatar       Oh dear, I hope It wasn´t one of his favourite ones. I won´t say anything if you don´t.

SW-Avatar       A deal. My lips are sealed.

MM-Avatar       Give me five!


SW-Avatar       It´s nice in this box but it´s getting a little bit stuffy.  Can´t you make a breathing hole in the side or something?

MM-Avatar       No sweat!.  Let me get my teeth around that beautiful dry cardboard.


10 minutes passed by.


MM-Avatar       Shush Sir Winston.  I spy a human leg through the hole I´ve just made.  We don´t want to get its attention do we.

SW-Avatar       And why not. By the time you´ve managed to eat your way out of this box it´ll be time for our evening meal and then you´ll have indegestion again from having swallowed little bits of cardboard.

If we both lean onto the side of the box we may be able to roll it over.

MM-Avatar       Oh what fun.  Let´s go for it.  Give me another five!


SW-Avatar       It´s too cramped in here  to keep giving “high fives”.  Let´s do all that later.  Come on, lets  lean on the sides of the box.


After having wrestled with the box for a long time they both managed to relieve themselves of its burden.


SW-Avatar       I´m totally whacked.  All that excitement and hard work has made me rather sleepy.

MM-Avatar       I don´t know what you´re moaning for – I was the one who was doing most of the work!


They both sat next to one another and eyed the human legs.


MM-Avatar       Those legs belong to daddy.  I think he´s taking a nap on the sofa.  He seems to like his comfy sofa.

I´m going to go over  and curl up next to him.  His body heat is great for my bones. Humans are purrrfect heat generators.

SW-Avatar       And I´m going to jump up onto his lap and pad my paws into him.  I love sitting on humans, but only humans who aren´t strangers. Humans make perfect chairs – they are so comfy.

MM-Avatar       Honestly Sir Winston.  You are purrrculiar!

Don´t pad your claws in too deep will you.  You know that humans aren´t too fond of it, although I can´t figure out why.  I love spreading my paws and digging deep.

We live a very comfortable life don´t we Sir Winston.

author-Avatar       Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh – your claws!!!!!!!!

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