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I haven´t the foggiest idea of what you´re going on about Mr. Midnight. I wish you´d ask things with a proper “lead-up” instead of just jumping in with half a question half the time. Could you kindly explain?
I have no recollections but I “feel” so much vibrancy and the flow of energy surrounding me is truly amazing. I also instinctively know that the energy comes from a very long way back.
I´m not 100% certain but I do know that that golden glow is very ancient and guides me through my present life.
It´s wonderful isn´t it and it´s nice to know that we´ll never really know for sure in this life.
It´s something very special which exists in everything in the universe. And to think that we´ve experienced it so many times before.
Do you think humans are aware of the energy and all the possibilities which surround them Sir Winston?
Daddy tells me many stories about his experiences and some of those stories border on the exact same knowledge that us cats and other animals possess.
But the energies are truly fantastic. If one is open to life, one becomes very susceptible to the wonders of life. One has to be careful though. Although one can protect oneself, one has to be careful that one doesn´t “soak-up” too much negative energy generated from other beings.
I think that´s why humans like us. Domesticated animals help calm humans by taking human negative energies away from them. And then we animals get lumbered with their energy – that is, if one hasn´t protected oneself properly.
Daddy has also mentioned something about energy between humans. He said that sometimes after having a conversation with somebody, he occasionally felt so tired. That´s the same experience I often have. Some “beings” tire me out with their energy.
I just put my purple bubble around me and remain being my “true-self”.
From my observations, many humans just seem to live life with a facade. They live their lives how they have been told they should do, based on expectations from others, but are they really their true selves? That is the question.
The majority of people are not really satisfied or happy with their lives.
Thank goodness I wanted to experience life as a cat this time around. My energies are totally switched on.
It was a dry, but windy day, and Mr. Midnight and Sir Winston were both sitting next to one another in the middle of the garden. They just sat there, gazing at the sky and dreamily watching “life go by” as the wind ruffled their fur. After about 15 minutes of sitting silently (a very long time when sitting motionless!) Mr. Midnight decided it was about time he broke the silence. He quickly licked his paw, attending to an itch behind his right ear, and spoke to Sir Winston.
You´re getting to be like daddy – an Englishman. People from that country also love talking about the weather, but yes, it´s certainly a fine day. A pity the humans can´t slow down like us cats because then they would also be able to notice how much is actually “going on” in life.
I don´t think the humans have much capacity left to observe how wonderful life really is. Most of them are too stressed up to even notice the beauty of life what with their electronic gadgetry, their obsessions for that flimsy stuff with numbers printed upon them and their fascinations for habitually living their lives as “victims” of society. Oh yes, they love wallowing in their victimhood role.
I suppose that’s because they are unable to live their lives in true freedom. Their societies, especially their Governments, are very good at destroying possible avenues to live life in “true freedom”.
Most humans seem to be scared stiff of “change” and love being told what to do. Their Governments have an easy task of manipulating their people because they continually use the theme of “fear” to be able to do what they want with them.
For example, fear about terrorists – hence the craze for monitoring everything with their obsessions for total electronic observation.
Fear about not being able to decrease debt levels is another example, hence the German Governments stringent act of maintaining high tax levels for the majority (but not for the really rich or large international companies!) even though the German tax revenue breaks taxation records year after year.
There´s fear about foreign human beings taking jobs away from local residents – hence the growing unease and troubles in modern society.
And there seems to be a lot of fear that one may have to work a few years longer than in the past, and so on and so on, to name just a few areas of “living in angst”.
You´re right there Sir Winston. As a rule, “modern” human beings are not very good at taking care of themselves are they. If they could only grasp the importance of at least creating a small island once a day in which to slow down and to discover who they really are and what they really want from life.
You´d never see a cat madly running around all over the place. We´re aware of how to lead a satisfying life!
You only have one life (in this life) you know. 🙂
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Well I´m quite aware that humans are not as open towards life as we cats and other animals but shouldn´t humans not at least be satisfied about the way they go about things. After all, they choose to live their lives in such a way. They do have a choice. We cats have to accept their “strange” ways of living.
They have all the possibilities in the world with which to make themselves happy but they often fail to reach this normal state of existence. It seems that they avoid expecting the best in life. They obviously do not trust themselves otherwise the very idea of “expecting the best in life” would be taken for granted.
Do you know what seems to be missing?
Humans are often quite negative in their approach to things and when they do have a good time, it appears to be quite superficial.
I´m not into all that chatting and stuff. Modern humans also seem to love their chatting, twittering, blogging and whatever. French cats are obviously very sociable but the life they lead does sound rather tiring. All that interfurrrence!
I suspect that continual chattering and talking can be fun but I suppose it depends upon what one decides to talk about.
You see, they all seem to want to be happy but the majority seem incapable of relieving themselves from their habitual “thinking modus”.
Thoughts are an accumulation of experiences and input from various sources . . . .
Humans react the way they do because of their accumulated experiences and because of what their cultures expect of them. Humans are led to believe that what others tell them (authority etc.) is the truth and ONLY the truth. Please don´t get me wrong Mr. Midnight, “thinking” is a necessity for human development but by placing too much emphasis upon getting through life by “thinking” all the time, one automatically avoids the absolute necessity to “feel” life as well.
Feelings are the instinctive force within every living creature. Instinct is a natural state of “feeling”. If humans were able to truly “feel” more in life, then they wouldn´t have to keep searching for that something which is apparently missing in their lives. All of the wisdom of our universe is buried deep within every living soul. One really doesn´t need to go searching the never-ending, vast spectrum of the universe. All of its secrets are to be found within every living soul – especially the souls of humans.
Wow, that´s fantastic Sir W.! All the answers to life lay waiting within each individual. You wouldn´t believe it by looking at them would you. Human beings only need to discover the beauty of THEIR TRUE SELF and hey presto – their lives get sweeter!
Well that seems to be the problem Mr. Midnight. As oppose to other creatures on the planet human beings generally avoid displaying any deep signs of “feeling” – especially when they are in public. I think it´s because they feel that they could get hurt in some way.
They don´t seem to have much of a problem when they want to display their negative emotions and feelings or their positive emotions when they visit a sporting event, such as when at a football match when the players kiss one another when scoring a goal.
Although I´m not into human dictatorship philosophy, if I was President of the Planet, I would make it a rule that everybody must own a stamp album. That way, the poor human race would be able to calm down and be forced to relax a little.
I am, only joking of course! Humour is also one of the special ingredients for happiness. Please don´t lose your humour as well!
If they could only tap into their “feeling modus” more often and leave their “thinking caps” at home once in a while they would be amazed at the results. Their long onward searching journey would come to a sudden end and then they could just be happy – by “being” and “feeling”.
(C) Copyright mags 2014
Sir Winston could understand the fun in wanting to walk along the top of the fence but he couldn´t understand why Mr. Midnight had chosen to do it on such a windy day. The wood panel fence looked rather flimsy and was obviously, not very stable.
Mr. Midnight ignored Sir Winstons wise words. If Sir Winston could do it any better then why doesn´t he have a go, he thought to himself. At that exact moment he then reached the otherside of the fence and he sprang onto the low roof of the garden shed.
Well it looked a lot of fun but why you had to go and take such a difficult path to get to the shed I´ll never know. You could have just trotted over the lawn and sprang up onto the rain barrel next to the shed. It would have been a lot easier.
It´s more fun taking the “high road” than the low and the view from the top of the fence is a lot better than if I went across the green stuff. The fence is so narrow and scary but the feat made me feel alive.
Habitually, humans tend to take the wide and fast road in life. That´s why they seem to develop so slowly. They believe they haven´t any time to lose and usually prefer to take what is believed to be the “easiest path” in life.
I´ve often noticed that with humans. They seem to believe that if they can cut corners then they will reach their goals more satisfyingly.
The easiest path just gets you to where ever you want to go that much faster. It doesn´t necessarily mean that one has understood or mastered the task at hand. The easy path just means that one reaches ones goal by putting in as little effort as possible, which although appearing logical, will not always be the best path.
A line from my favourite music band, Depeche Mode, states that “the narrowest path is the holiest”
If people take the path of least resistance then they aren´t going to learn very much in life are they. I mean, one has to put time and effort into something to properly understand its real meaning and to gain genuine satisfaction.
If one takes the path of least resistance, at the end of the day, that easiest path may in actual fact, have been the steepest. It´s easy to be lazy and convenient early on in life but when in ones twilight years, that trodden so-called “easier path” may in fact, turn out to be the hardest path ever taken.
I think to a certain extent, you have it in a nutshell. The easiest path is possibly only the easiest at the beginning. It´s sometimes better to hit the harder road and to do ones homework properly than to try and cut corners in life.
Poor things. You have to feel sorry for them don´t you.
That´s why I wanted to walk the narrow ledge of the fence. It was a challenge and I´ve gained experience. It would have been easy to run across the soft, green stuff to get to the shed. Where´s all the excitement in that?
Although sometimes, life can be quite tiring, it´s often worth the effort to occasionally take a challenge in which to discover the real secrets of life.
I think I´ll have a go now. I may be a bit heavier and more cumbersome than you are Mr. Midnight, but that´s all part of the challenge isn´t it.
Make way for Sir Winston, the incredible, balancing Black Forest cat!
(C) mags 2014
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.
Oh never mind. I guess it´s all rather exciting. Have you switched your “night lights” on?
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.
10 minutes passed by.
If we both lean onto the side of the box we may be able to roll it over.
After having wrestled with the box for a long time they both managed to relieve themselves of its burden.
They both sat next to one another and eyed the human legs.
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.
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.
(C) Copyright mags 2014
The fresh easterly wind ruffled Sir Winstons fur but he didn´t seem to mind. He sat, as still as a statue, in the middle of the garden with his back turned towards Mr Midnights vantage point.
Mr Midnight contemplated that Sir Winston was most purrrculiar; most purrrculiar indeed.
He believed that sitting in chilly drafts was bad for your health and that he wouldn´t do a daft thing like that – not for all the food-sticks on the planet.
Goofy Sir Winston; whatever will he be up to next, he thought.
Because he couldn´t understand Sir Winstons strange behaviour he decided it was time to find out what all this “funny” stuff was all about. He´d observed that Sir Winston had been faffing about all week with his “silent positions” and now Mr Midnights inquisitive nature had finally taken hold. He was going to get to the bottom of it all.
He stretched, yawned, then jumped down from the porch steps and casually meandered over to where Sir Winston quietly sat.
Not wanting to disturb him, Mr Midnight politely whispered . . . . . .
Mr Midnight spoke a little louder.
There was no motion from Sir Winston. He sat as still as ever.
Not knowing what to do next, Mr Midnight decided to prod Sir Winston with one of his paws.
By the way, what do you mean by you were breathing-in life?
I don´t know why humans have to “label” everything, because there is really nothing to it. One just has to “breathe”; concentrating on the air flowing through ones nose and when it is released through the mouth.
When I concentrate on my breathing I can feel the air flowing through my body and the sweet taste of life. I am aware of my lungs moving in and out and after a time, I become oblivious to my surroundings. I can only “feel” my body. I am “in the moment” and nothing can disturb my inner peace – apart from when somebody prods me in my back with their paw. 🙂
I don´t know where you get such ideas from but your “breathing technique” seems to work wonders. The humans don´t seem to breathe properly at all so you can´t have gotten the idea off them. Did Mr Dog from next door inform you?
Well actually, although Mr Dog and his owners have recently just got back from a tour in a region of our planet they call the Himalaya, such notions are ingrained within each and every soul. Mr Dog just told me how much more “in-touch” with their souls some of the inhabitants of that area of the world seem to be. He mentioned that many of them belong to a club called “puddhism” or something like that. Some of the stuff they teach seems to be some kind of great philosophy.
Life is so wonderful and it gives me great feelings to be able to “soak it up” into the depths of my own body.
Although life is often quite scary – I love it. Without life, where would we be?
Here´s a piece of advice from a cat to a human: – breathe deep more often. That way, you´ll calm your nerves and stir the wealth lying trapped within your bodies.
B R E A T H E ! ! ! !
Copyright (C) mags 2014
Mr Midnight and Sir Winston were curled up together on the large mat in the bathroom. The bathroom is usually the warmest room of the house (kitchen excepted) and our bathroom is no exception. “The lads” love the warmth from the floor-central heating and the added bonus of having a large, fluffy mat cosily wedged underneath their purrrson. They both believe that the very idea of being able to chill out in the bathroom is something not to be missed.
By the way, can a cat be classified as a person? If not, excuse the pun above.
You know that humans love to use loud machines – especially in the morning. Their modern appliances are quite disturbing for us cats. Thank goodness daddy doesn´t like the banter on the radio first thing in a morning. The radio´s enough to drive anyone round the bend.
Quite true. Whatever happened to starting a day with peace and quiet and an added slice of decorum first thing in the morning? No wonder people tend to be worn out what with all that interfurrrence going off all the time.
Do you think daddy´s pleased with his appearance? I think he looks quite funny, what with his fur sticking out at all angles under the sun.
I want to feel comfortable before setting foot outside the door and I believe that if one attends to “human groomin” as you so eloquently put it Sir Winston, one adds value to ones appearance. A healthy constitution and a tidy, well-groomed appearance, boosts self-confidence and aids make life that much easier. Afterall, you should both understand, you´re looking after yourselves all the time.
The inner values of a person are important but I believe the outer values also reflect a part of the mentality and character (inner values) of a person.
If one stated such thoughts out loud among humans one would usually be negatively branded. It´s seems to be a human missconception that one is not really allowed to love oneself. People normally believe that one is selfish or egocentric if one cares for oneself too much.
If humans want to love somebody properly then they must first, love themselves. How can a human love somebody else when they are incapable of loving and taking care of themselves?
Precisely. For example, a stewardess in an aeroplane always informs her passangers that in the event of an emergency, one should place an oxygen-mask over ones face BEFORE assisting small children. One puts oneself in a better position if having looked after oneself first.
You have to love yourself!
One should take time to look after oneself because one would not only be looking after oneself, but also others.
Everybody wants to be loved but before we can recieve love, we have to give love. I think that if we want to share and give love then one must know exactly what love is – by having given “love” to ourselves. If we don´t look after ourselves properly then we will not be in a position to “give” or show proper love to somebody else.
It is allowed you know. 🙂
As long as loving yourself stays in a positive, healthy state you don´t have to feel ashamed or guilty.
Can we go to the kitchen and eat some food sticks please?
(C) mags 2014
Mr Dog came running up to Mr Midnight, sniffed him, and then replied;
“Not too bad, thanks Mr M. It was great fun winding up Sir Winston the other day wasn´t it. He really fell for it. He´s such a scare-baby. He should know me better by now”.
(For those unaware, the previous post explains the prank played on Sir Winston by Mr M. and Mr Dog)
He can´t help it, poor lad. He´s had a terrible upbringing and now he´s scared of nearly everything. He feels safest when sitting with daddy in the study, peering over daddy´s small printed things with pretty pictures on them.
Mr Dog gazed at Mr Midnight in a puzzled way, wondering what the hell Mr Midnight was talking about.
“What do you mean when you say small printed things with pretty pictures on them? I don´t understand you Mr M.”
I´ve forgotten what humans call them, but they are made out of flimsy material and are very easy to damage. The other day, Sir Winston managed to put his paw through one of them and he pierced the gentleman on the reverse side of the “flimsy thingy”. The things have numbers printed on them. Humans love numbers you know, especially when on bits of flimsy material. 🙂
Mr Dog frowned ever so slightly (however dogs do) 🙂 and then realised what Mr Midnight was going on about.
“You mean postage stamps Mr M. My owner has a few of those things but he tends to use his. Your owner collects the things? That´s a bit strange isn´t it?”
Poor daddy. Poor Sir Winston. They must lead very uneventful lives if they are so easily satisfied examining those things.
No wonder Sir Winston has turned out the way he has. The poor chap hasn´t got a hope in hell of ever “getting normal” if he carries on copying daddy´s example of satisfaction. The very idea of collecting those things seems batty to me.
That´s why I wanted to help Sir Winston discover his self-confidence by playing that prank which appeared in the last posting.
Mr Dog changed position and moved to sit exactly opposite Mr Midnight. He then started to clean himself between his legs.
Mr Midnight, lightly irritated, turned his head to one side so as to avoid what he thought, an unnecessary act of bad behaviour. He blushed ever so slightly (if black cats are able to blush) 🙂 and embarrissingly grumbled;
I´m aware that you´re from another culture – but still, we do live in the Black Forest you know.
Mr Dog stopped cleaning himself, closed his legs, and then crouched next to Mr Midnight.
“Oh, I´m ever so sorry Mr Midnight, I forgot that you cats were so sensitive. I didn´t realise what I was doing. It´s my natural instinct calling.”
Why can´t you behave like us cats? We´re always clean, sleek and we NEVER smell.
Mr Dog was a little perplexed. He didn´t like doing the things he did in public, but on the other hand (or paw as the case may be), he couldn´t fight against his natural instinct.
“I wouldn´t be a dog if I acted like a cat now would I Mr M.? I would look a right fool.”
What makes you want to do those things – and without shame?
I´m aware that dogs have little inclination to experience freedom as us cats and will therefore, often copy their human masters; so I must ask – did you learn such disgusting habits from your master?
Such “happenings” and “goings-off” are not part of our household. It´s quite nice at our place 🙂
Mr Dog was at a loss for words but eventually he replied;
“I´m sorry I offended you Mr Midnight. I´ll think twice next time.”
It´s alright. Don´t worry about it. I can handle it. You must stay true to yourself. You shouldn´t have to be somebody you´re not. Just be yourself Mr Dog – but please try and think a bit ahead when you see me coming. I´d be most thankful if you did. 🙂
Mr Dog started to wag his tail and small drops of slaver formed in the corners of his mouth.
“Thanks for your understanding Mr Midnight. Your comments mean a lot to me. You cats are very observant creatures. Because of a dogs obedient nature towards its master, half the time, we dogs don´t even know what we´re doing. Most of the time, humans drive us potty.”
In which to avoid the blinding rays of the sun, Mr dog raised himself, and then moved to sit on the other side of Mr Midnight.
“I think we dogs get some of our habits from the humans”
The other day, I was watching people go by as I was sitting on some boulders next to the school, and I noticed that a lot of people had disgusting habits. One person spat the stuff which is hanging out of your mouth right now, out infront of him…..
Mr Dog was once again, embarrassed, as he wiped the saliva drooling out of the corners of his mouth.
…………………another person had his trousers hanging half way round his backside which is not a pretty sight, I can assure you. Humans tend to have interesting body sizes too, and many will often dress themselves in the most ridiculous manner. Sometimes, I think that cats are the only creatures with taste and style – although that is naturally, a matter of opinion.
The things some humans get up to. The way some of them act gives the impression that many obviously believe that they are alone on the planet. They selfishly, just look after number 1. Humans often talk about respect but frequently, give little cause for someone to show them respect. Humans love making rules but many seem to avoid abiding by those rules.
Daddy´s not purrfect either, but even he occassionally “moans” about the aggressive driving skills and lack of respect confronting him when he drives to his “fur-styling place”.
Whatever next? Where´s the “civilised” world heading?
Some humans even scratch themselves in the most awful places – and in public!
Mr Dog replied; ” I think humans scratch themselves because humans are related to monkeys and monkeys scratch all the time. If you thought dogs and humans had bad habits, wait until you see a monkey.
Why don´t people (and dogs!) take an example from us cats? We´re always tidy and well-groomed. We don´t have disgusting habits – and if we did, you wouldn´t see us practicing them in public 🙂
It would be nice if humans looked after themselves a bit better. They should treat their bodies as a temple worthy for their soul to reside in.
Although they obviously can´t help it, from my observations, many “temples” seem to be full of rubbish. Isn´t it time that humans had a clear out?
Mr Dog pondered Mr Midnights words but could not come to any immediate conclusion.
“I´ll have to think that one through Mr M. I´ll keep you informed of my progress.
See you around Mr M. and give me five to Sir W. will you?”
For legal reasons, and because of the state of Mr Dogs appearance, the three of us apologise that we were not able to use Mr Dogs photo in this posting. Thank you. 🙂
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