Mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles.

       What´s all that about – mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles?

       I´ve no idea Sir Winston. I suppose they could be linked to the human races survival packet.

       But I thought a human survival packet was similar to a cats survival packet – you know; plenty of exercise, good nourishment, lots of nice sleep and time for play.

       Well, I haven´t seen many human beings using that kind of survival pack Sir Winston. If they did, most of them would be more balanced, healthier and much happier human beings. I`m afraid I don´t see many of those kind of humans when I`m on my travels.

I really think that the humans have swapped their instinctive survival pack for the one you mentioned above.  They can´t seem to live without mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles.

       I see what you mean. You could be correct in your assumption Mr Midnight. I suppose most human beings would really be lost without such items.

How would they cope?

They would have to write down messages on paper, create their own sources of entertainment, move about a bit, and move about even more!

How terribly old fashioned.

       Just imagine, a human being would sit down (with a nice cup of tea or saucer of milk) and write a letter (with a pen, not a touch screen) to a friend, asking them if they would like to go for a nice walk to watch some form of entertainment in the village.  It doesn´t bare thinking about does it?

       I can imagine most of the poor darlings would get out of breath just thinking about such a notion.

       But, don´t you think they´d realise that somethings not quite right somehow?  You know, their constant illnesses possibly getting on their nerves, their short concentration spans, their dissatisfaction’s and their aggressive mood swings becoming intolerable?

       I very much doubt it Mr Midnight. It seems to be a human thing to want to suffer in life. It possibly has something to do with the learning curve. That´s how some of them wish to learn and experience things in the long run.

It appears easier (and certainly less time consuming) to write hacked-up messages on a machine or to take a moving vehicle on the shortest journey. The poor darlings. You have to feel sorry for them don´t you?

       Human beings have so much going for them, what with their technology and extensive knowledge of the planet. On the technology side of things, we cats have absolutely no idea.  Humans are incredibly intelligent creatures; it seems they just choose to not show that intelligence so often.

We cats haven´t got a hope of a chance of becoming as advanced as the human beings but then again, feline creatures (as of all creatures of this planet) are usually a lot more healthier, satisfied and more intact with their environment.

Oh well, I suppose it´s all a human thing. It seems that everyone is on their path.

Perhaps we can help the humans a little more on their journey through life – that´s why we wrote our little book; “A Helping Paw“, which daddy informs me should be on the market in March 2019.  Maybe a reader of two would be interested.

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A New Year . . . . .

       Apparently, another year has commenced; but speaking as a cat – I´m not too sure what a “year” is exactly.

      I think “a year” is a human instrument for measuring “time” Mr Midnight.

       Is that why it´s so terrifyingly loud when this “year” thingamajig starts?  Human instruments are always quite loud and as a rule, not very nice for cats ears. I´m not too keen on all those flashing lights and loud bangs either.

       I didn´t mean that “a year” was a musical instrument Mr Midnight. “A year” is a way for humans to measure how much time they´ve been living on the planet.

       Well, I can´t remember how long I´ve been here this time around. It seems like ages. We´ve had quite a few cold spells that´s for sure. Perhaps we could measure the time in “cold spells”?

       The reason you don´t know how long you´ve been here is because you have no interest in counting those years.

       When my time is up, it´s up, and I can then go back home again to wait until my next journey. “Time” is not really all that important is it?

       The humans seem to think it´s important. I´ve heard from Mrs Hedgehog that some humans even get their mid-life crisis when they edge towards certain age groups.

       But how do they know they´re at a mid-life point? Do humans have powers we cats never knew they had?

       Beats me Mr Midnight. I didn´t think one knew when one went “back home” again but apparently, some humans get into a right faff about their mid-lives.

       Isn´t it better to live life in the moment?  After all, that is where life is at and only the moment is true to now.

       Well, it´s now the start of another year so maybe some people will make a resolution to live their lives in the moment.

       That sounds quite pawsable; sorry, I meant plausible!

This “New Year”” thingy can be used to turn a new leaf with which to try and enjoy life a little bit more.  We all have problems in life, even us cats, but that is what life is all about – to discover the beauty of our souls and planet and to find solutions to those tasks which seem sometimes, so impossible.

       Yes, life is truly magnificent if one doesnt`t take it all too seriously.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 from your Mr Midnight and Sir Winston!

 

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Jingle Bells, animal style.

       The three of us want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

We especially wish to thank all of those kind people who have followed our blog over the past year and Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself really love to receive your comments!

Thank you so much for your support and patience with our topics.


As a little treat, Mr Midnight and Sir Winston thought it would be nice if they showed you a short Christmas video they managed to find while trawling the internet.

They both said that all animals want to wish human beings a very nice festive season, although Mr Midnight pointed out that most animals haven´t really got a clue as to what Christmas is all about. Animals don´t really need Christmas, he said, but it´s nice for animals to observe humans being a bit kinder and happier with one another.

Here´s the link:-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzhd3eUyO8

(You may have to “copy and paste” into the browser)

 

See you all hopefully, next year!

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Life is fun and games.

It had been raining for a very long time and the boys were now starting to get agitated.  They had to burn-up their energies somehow.

SW-Avatar       Catch me, catch me Mr Midnight – if you can!

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Sir Winston darted upstairs into the attic but couldn´t  seem to shake Mr Midnight off.

MM-Avatar       I´ll get you, you little rascal, just see if I don´t.

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A few empty storage boxes fell to the floor and carefully stacked items were strewn all over the place. Mr Midnight wasn´t going to give up because although Sir Winston was stronger than himself, he certainly wasn´t as nimble.

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Sir Winston cried in full-swing,

SW-Avatar       Watch out!  You´ll have daddy´s things knocked over.

MM-Avatar       Excuses to slow me down Sir Winston.  You´re not getting away this time.

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Sir Winston dived over the painting canvases in the far corner of the attic and craftily managed to get himself tucked behind the old cupboard which stood slightly ajar from the wall.

Mr Midnight skidded to a halt and frustratingly eyed Sir Winston.

MM-Avatar       And what are you going to do now Sir Winston.  You´re trapped.  How are you going to get past me?

SW-Avatar       I´m not, am I.  I´d say that this time, we both win.  If we don´t call it a draw then I will just have to wait it out. You know how patient I can be.

Your stomach will start grumbling in 10 minutes and then you´ll have to desert your post.

MM-Avatar       Dessert?  That´s a good idea. But I haven´t had my mains yet.  🙂

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A slight draft from a half opened window made  a  piece of cord which was dangling from one of the shelves, suddenly sway in front of Mr Midnight’s watchful eyes.

He quickly lost interest in “guarding” Sir Winston’s hiding place and without hesitation, he sprang up and went over to investigate the mysterious object.

(It was in fact the ends of a string pulley attached to some window blinds which had been stored on the shelf but Mr Midnight was totally baffled by them).

Sir Winston peeped around the corner of his hiding place and curiously observed Mr Midnight’s antics.

MM-Avatar       Look Sir Winston –  the things moving from side to side. Let me get my paws on it.  It´s not easy – the silly things so light and it smells a little fusty.

I´ll hook my claws into it – if I can.  🙂

SW-Avatar       Oh go on Mr Midnight.  Let´s find out what it is, but please be careful. We don´t want any accidents.  Daddy will moan at us.

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As just as Sir Winston had finished saying “…daddy will moan at us”, Mr Midnight’s claw got stuck in the cord and after having released his claw at the same time,   the whole lot came tumbling down.

As scared as hell, the lads ran in opposite directions.  The din was colossal.

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After having hid for what seemed like ages, they both slowly emerged from their hiding places with which to examine the damage.

MM-Avatar       My, my.  It could be worse I suppose.

SW-Avatar       What do you mean by “it could be worse”.  It looks a right mess.  What´s daddy going to say when he sees all this stuff lying around. I don´t even know what most of it is supposed to be.

MM-Avatar       Well, stop crying over spilt milk and help me put the stuff back on the shelf – although I´m not quite sure how we´re going to do that what with our little legs and paws.

Do you think daddy will notice if we just shove the stuff into that far corner?

SW-Avatar       We could try putting it all behind my hiding place behind the old cupboard.

MM-Avatar       Purrrhaps  daddy has still  got his  sense of humour.  I´ve observed that many humans seem to have lost their humour but daddy is rather comical sometimes.

SW-Avatar       You´re right on that one Mr Midnight. Grown-up humans always seem to act so seriously.  No wonder they´re often miserable half the time and in need of superficial entertainment.  They seem to have lost their playfullness.  Only human children still understand the necessity to playfully, go through life.

MM-Avatar       Well let´s try and clear up some of this mess and just hope that daddy´s humour will shine on through.

SW-Avatar       We could say that we did it on purrrpose with which to test his sense of humour.

MM-Avatar       Oh I´m sure that he´s game. I have faith in him.

Now come on SIr Winston. Stop chatting about and help me please.  I´m getting famished.  🙂

 

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Slow the pace

       Daddy told me off a little the other day Sir Winston. I can´t really blame him though because he was appearing rather flushed and stressed up. I´m sure he didn´t know how he was reacting.

       Was he in one of those “rushing around moods”?

You know, when he slips into that “trying to do three or four things at once” mode?

       How right you are Sir W. He is only human, so I suppose he can be excused.  🙂

       And what was he going on about?

       I think he was a bit perturbed by the fact that I had had a little sleep in the garden for about 15 or 16 hours or so, and he was still sweating away in the heat trying to get things done.

      Poor daddy, it´s most unusual for him to lose his rag.

Humans are such busy boddies aren´t they.

       I was talking to Karl the snail only this morning and he mentioned how terribly fast-paced the human world seems to be.

       Yes, snails have got it all worked out haven´t they. They just take their time.

I met the lizards Helmut, Günter and Getrud the other day and they were also a little baffled as to why the human race races all the time. They were having a nice sun bathe on our favourite rocks.

I told them that they too, often scurried about a lot, but they informed me that they rest more than they scurry.

       The same with Helga and Ingrid from down the road.

       I don´t think I´ve ever met them two. Who are they again?

       They´re the two rabbits who live in that little copse of trees down the road. You must have met them?

       I can´t remember them. I thought rabbits were also quite active.

       Not Helga and Ingrid. They just sit half the time, twitching their noses. It sometimes annoys me but I guess they can´t help it.

       Can you remember Horst, Heike, Uwe and Wolfgang?

       You mean the squirrel family from over the way?

       Yes.  They´re often rushing about the place but they once told me they have it in their genes. They were a little nuts the day I met them because they thought the human race was copying them all the time – you know, erratically rushing about, just like squirrels do. They´re quire paranoid sometimes.

       They always have nuts on their mind – but in the brain as well?

Life is supposed to be enjoyed at a sedate pace. If one goes to fast through life one misses out on all the important bits.

       And there is so much to miss in life!

Humans, take your time and chill a little more. If it helps things, pretend you´re a pussy cat or Karl the snail or something. Life isn´t supposed to be taken too seriously and you only have one life this time around.  🙂

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The rapid slip of time

       I can´t believe that it is already the beginning of June. Christmas was not all that long ago and Easter has also already passed us by.

What´s happening.  Has “time” entered a time slip or something?

       I don´t know what you´re talking about daddy. My life is “passing by” as normal. I have lot´s of time on my paws.

       And that´s possibly why daddy seems to find that his life is shooting by so quickly. We have a lot of time on our paws – and he doesn´t!

       Can you remember that I left you both with the neighbours for a couple of nights not so long ago?

       I remember. It´s not quite the same when you´re not around daddy. I miss my fur being stroked properly.

       But the neighbours mean well Mr Midnight.

Anyway, I left you both for two nights because I made a journey to visit the Alsace in France. . . .

       Wherever that is.  🙂

       Let daddy continue Mr Midnight.

       As always, it was as quaint as ever, and those three days seemed to be like an eternity. You see, I hadn´t much to do, apart from hiking, reading and eating. You´re both most likely right in your assumptions. When one has a lot of time, time slows down.

       Precisely daddy. Didn´t you know that already?

       It´s easier for us cats Mr Midnight, because we do not go to work and we haven´t any hobbies. We just enjoy our lives and live in the moment.

       In which to slow down time, the trick appears to not cram our lives with so much stuff. It´s easier said than done but I am going to give it a try. It really did me good to have a few long days just enjoying life in the moment.

       You´d better be careful daddy. You seem to be following in our cat ways. I can thoroughly recommend you give it a bash though. You´ll find that slowing down will do you the world of good.

 

(C) MAGS 2018

 

The end of another year.

       I really don´t know where this year went to. It seems like only yesterday when we were celebrating the start of another year.

       Does that mean we will be putting up that strange looking tree with all that shiny, glittering stuff and flashing lights again daddy?

       An even worse; does that mean the night will be filled with terrible noise and bright, flashing lights as well?

       In reply to your two questions; yes. It is indeed, that time of year again.

       The time when that Jesus chappie has his birthday and all you folks make the sky fill up with smoke and noise.

       They call that thingamabob the New Year Mr Midnight.

       I´m sure you´ll both survive. Like every year, I will stay at home and look after you both. There really is nothing to worry about. You´ll just have to grin and bare it again I´m afraid.

       Well, I´m getting used to it now but I also find it hard to believe that another year has passed us by.

I must have been sleeping half the time because I didn´t really notice how quickly life speeds on by.

       I think you were sleeping three-quarters of the time Sir Winston. That´s why life passes us by so quickly.

The humans don´t sleep as much as us cats but many of them also seem to notice how quickly one of their years has gone by.

       Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that we make too many appointments and most of us are generally, always on the run. We appear to have little time to enjoy life.

       Modern humans seem to like stressy lives don´t they. I´m glad I´m a pussy cat this time around.

      And that´s why we should all try to live our lives in the moment. If we did, I´m sure life would be that much more enjoyable. Us cats haven´t mastered the art yet but most cats certainly try to chill out in life.

         The three of us wish to thank those of you who have followed and occasionally read a few of our blogs. We hope you find the time to slow down in your coming New Year and wish you all a very, merry christmas.

With love from Mr Midnight, Sir Winston, and myself.