Friday, July 11, 2008

Get Motivated!

The humans say a picture is worth a thousand words. Keeping this in mind, today I am going to give a brief but powerful motivational presentation.

My fellow felines, the importance of rest cannot be overstated. I spent a day exhaustively examining some of the best ways to perform this vital function of our daily lives. Here are four positions that any cat will find easy and rewarding.

I'll begin with the most active of the relaxation poses. Although I have selected the piano as my location, keep in mind that any similar surface will suffice. Here, I am not yet asleep, and I find it pleasurable to let at least one limb hang off the side, succumbing to gravity:

Next I move to my personal chair where I can stretch out and do some actual sleeping.

Location is of the essence, and every cat's decision on a good location will be specific to the variables of his or her situation. For instance, I select my location because it is in close proximity to Ms. C. Other cats will need to select a place to rest where they will not be disturbed by other members of the household. A high location can often protect a cat from the curiosity of a dog (although, as I will show in next Tuesday, this is not always the case) or children.

Make the most of each location by changing position. I have moved from the stretched position to demonstrate a classic "cute" sleeping pose:

However, it really is best to move around throughout the day so as not to wear out any particular sleeping situation. Carpeted cat-furniture is always a good choice. In my final pose, I combine all of the qualities of the above poses, letting my limbs hang over the side, stretching, and rolling:

In closing, I'd like every cat to know I believe that we can all succeed in this important endeavor. Keep in mind that great and wise Spanish proverb:

How beautiful it is to do nothing, then rest afterwards.


It's Adan's 11th Birthday! Please visit his blog and wish him many more happy days!

It is also Mickey's 15th birthday! Check him out at his blog and send him all the nip!


Anonymous said...

You have very cute bunny back-feets, Abby!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

#1 says that those cute paws of yours are SO kissable!

Your Pal,


Abby you are too adorable for words....
Abby(the manx)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh are so adorable. Mommy is going crazy!!! All your positions are just so cute!! What cute feetsies you have!!! The better for Mommy to snorgle......

The Furry Kids said...

Great paw dangle technique!

Black Cat said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You are adorable!

Thanks for nominating me for that fun meme. I'll do it very soon:) xxx

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Those back paws are purrfect! They almost don't look real.

Laila and Minchie

LZ said...

Oh yeah, you've got cute down already don't you? I think you're also very advanced at these sleeping spots- a prodigy!


Cat Street Boyz said...

OK, Ty is pushing me away from the keyboard 'cause he wants to say how cute you look all the way down to your tiggies! Now he's giving me a dirty look....I like to tease him, he's just a kid. =^Y^=Setzer

The Island Cats said...

Abby, we certainly learned something from you today...we will practice laying on a chair just like you!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

High places does come in VERY handy when dealing with wee ones. I have lots of experience with that!!

purrs, Goldie