Just go steady with that milk Mr Midnight, you´ll give yourself indigestion (again!).
You´re making a right mess as well. Just look at all those milk splashes surrounding your bowl.
Daddy will have to wipe up again and you know how much he loves cleaning up when you´ve finished your supper.
Mr Midnight paused for a moment, gazed sheepishly at Sir Winston, and then continued to lap up the rest of the milk in his bowl.
“I don´t know why he´s so tetchy tonight”, Mr Midnight thought.
“He knows that my tongue cannot reach as far as his. That´s why I have to use my scooping technique to clean the bowl of milk. Daddy doesn´t seem to understand that deep bowls do not work for some cats”.
Mr Midnight licked the last drops of milk from his bowl and then washed behind his ears. After a couple of seconds he then replied……
You know you shouldn´t ask questions when cats are still eating or drinking. How am I supposed to answer you when my mouth is full of delicious goodies. Talking with your mouth full is bad manners Sir Winston!
Sir Winston gently shook his head from side to side, got up, and then wandered off into the living room to have a ten minute stroke before going out for the night.
He often wondered about Mr Midnight. He was getting ever so cheeky.
He found daddy sitting on the sofa and after meowing in his usual, loud manner, he sprang onto his lap with which to receive those stroking hands and his massage before going out for the night. Mr Midnight suddenly appeared at the other end of the sofa and he also, sprang up onto the sofa and joined daddy, snuggling up to his right leg.
Sir Winston changed his position many times until he had found a position which suited him.
Sorry daddy. I always forget that I shouldn´t stick my claws out. You humans are ever so sensitive. 🙂
What are you up to daddy?
I´m watching the late night news Sir Winston.
It looks quite distressing to me. It´s very hectic and the moving images usually portray lots of sad human beings. Is that what you call entertainment daddy?
Not really Mr Midnight but in a round about way, I suppose one could call it entertainment. It´s quite sad though isn´t it.
Yes it jolly well is.
Nobody seems to understand anybody. Everybody is shouting at one another. Those people who make your rules are always confused and frightened to speak the truth.
To tell you the truth, one does get used to it. Although most of the news features are serious, I find that the only way with which to deal with the news is to try and not take it too seriously – especially the politicians. They´re just comedians telling half-truths and bad jokes. One cannot take them seriously. They´re all the same.
That´s probably why a lot of you human beings have decided to avoid going to the polling stations whenever you have an election. In Europe, present day attendance figures at general elections are usually quite dismal. There is obviously little faith in your system.
Is a polling station a place where one has to bring a barge pole? I think you mentioned something about poles in a previous blog posting.
Yes, we have already mentioned barge poles Mr Midnight and I don´t think this is the time and place with which to open another discussion upon the subject. Can we please stick to what Sir Winston and myself were talking about? You´ve bought us both out of our patter now.
Sorry daddy. I only wanted to contribute to the discussion.
It´s alright. No harm done. 🙂
Well according to the news pictures, there does seem to be a lot of harm being committed on our planet. Human beings appear to love creating wars and tragedy.
I´m afraid that´s about the truth of it Sir Winston. The human race does have a miserable track-record as regards living in peace.
Some peas? I´m actually, quite partial to peas, so if you have any to spare, I wouldn´t mind if I do.
I don´t have any peas at the moment Mr Midnight, and peace seems to also, be a rare commodity.
The news in our country is always giving the impression that Germany is a financially, poor country. That is the message which is continually being sent out – and the majority seem to believe such baloney. That is why it´s easy for your German rulers to continue raising taxes even though if observing past financial tax revenues, your country has taken record taxes year after year.
I believe one could say that many seem to have become brain-washed.
Your rulers can´t seem to get enough money and power, and most of your people seem to be too convenient in their ways to do anything about it. In some poor countries of our world, people will go onto the streets to demonstrate their cause but in the comfortable West, people tend to only go out on the street when their lifestyles become cramped and they feel that they are personally, losing out on something. There isn´t much of a movement towards a greater cause.
What seems to count is that the individual gets as much out of your system as possible. The brewing storm of reality that lay dormant through popular evasion, will at some point hit home and consequently, the modern individual will start to winge about the circumstances.
By the way, what was that about macaroni? I love pasta and sauce, especially cheese sauce and macaroni 🙂
I said baloney Mr Midnight, not macaroni. Forget your stomach for once please.
The human “system” and your lifestyles are so out of date and most of your people are too frightened to change anything. Their fear is quite understandable because in some countries of our planet, some political leaders suppress their people. Some politicians have even greedily changed their country´s electoral constitution to suit themselves (and have gotten away with it) while also possessing a blatant disrespect for human-rights by having introduced legislation abolishing all forms of opposition and “doing-away” with basic human rights.
One such well-known figure could be a man called Mr P.
You made me lose control for a moment and for a second, I simply lost it. Your continual interuptions cheese me off Mr Midnight. How are we to remain serious if you keep going on about barge poles and peas? Please, stop and think about our poor readers who have to read such drivel.
I apologise for my rude interruptions. It won´t happen again. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂 And now back to where we left off.
I suppose that as long as some are profiting from the “system” and the general populace remain satisfied with their comfortable past habits with fear of change imbedded in their souls, there is not a lot that we can do about our present situation.
But your education system is failing, your social security systems are at a dead end, most of your current legislation is from yesteryear and demographic development is rapidly changing.
Human beings only seem to learn out of catastrophic events. (And even then only sometimes!) 🙂 Up until that point, we continue on our habitual path, mostly of yesteryear.
We will then moan about the outcome afterwards.
Sounds loony to me! 😉
Don´t get sardonic Mr Midnight, this is serious stuff.
In my opinion, our societies are unable to “go with the times” because of either focusing too much on the past or the future. Living in the moment is where life happens. Our present surroundings are simply a product of our past behaviour – that is why we have so many problems. We tend to avoid going with the flow.
It´s exactly the same with the individual. Your present surroundings simply reflect the choices you made in life.
To a certain extent, that´s correct Sir Winston; and because human-beings tend to evade self-responsibility and love to bathe in the victimhood modus, their problems will usually become larger. One cannot continually evade reality just because of reality appearing painful or frightening. In the long run, we won´t be happier. It may seem a lot easier to create an artificial reality but our future will become very uncertain.
Our world is in a constant state of movement. A shame that you humans still haven´t understood this basic fact.
Those pictures on the box are distressing. Why don´t you all try and make the first step towards gaining peace by trying to forgive one another?
I think that´s too much to ask for Sir Winston.
You forgave me the other day didn´t you.
I craftily, ate some of Sir Winston´s food as he was looking the other way. He caught me and didn´t make a song and dance about it. He forgave me for my little sin. 🙂
He is a caring companion. 🙂
Forgiveness is the first step towards peace. You all want peace but would sooner rely upon the next man to get the ball rolling. How tragic.
A Buddist saying states that “However loving the soul is in this life, then the more beautiful it will be in the next”
Nice words Sir Winston. I´m not sure if any human beings will be able to understand them and I don´t know where you manage to dig out all of those wise words of wisdom, but very well put! 🙂
Forgiveness is certainly, one of the keys to a happier life.
Another key to a happier life is the key that opens that nice metal packaging of salmon which is standing in the kitchen.
I think it´s time that you two both went out now. Mr Midnight, you´ve had enough to eat already and Sir Winston has started clawing me again with his “padding”.
Come on boys, out you go!
(C) mags 2013