To have a nice day, the Mew Way, one simply has to:
1. not be in a hurry to do anything
2. keep loved ones company when they are home
3. eat small meals frequently
4. stretch periodically, especially in a sunny spot by the window
5. meditate on the birds and natural wildlife outside
6. be content with what you have
7. never complain unless your food dish is empty or your tail gets stepped on.
8. invite love and affection by rolling on your back and looking adorable
9. nap throughout the day.
10. contribute to the household by helping mommy write and cook and helping daddy at the computer by sitting on important paperwork (out of sight, out of mind- no more stressed daddy)!
Have a purrfectly wonderful day, everybody!
When is the best time to sleep? I posed this question to my sweetest muse, Mew… and he pondered the question at great length.
This is what he came up with (if we truly want to live life The Mew Way we had better pay attention now…)
The best times in the world to sleep are:
1. When the family is watching a movie after dinner. The living room is dark (except for a soothing glow from the television). There is a comfy couch and many more comfy laps to sink into…
2. After breakfast.
3. After lunch.
4. After dinner.
5. After a late night snack.
6. After doing the look out the window at back patio critter meditation.
7. During mommy’s blogging time.
8. During mommy’s coffee and newspaper time.
9. After a good stretch.
10. After a stressful event (such as when a door is slammed too loud or strange people come into the house).
11. At night, after living a full and rich Mew Way life (plenty of naps, eating, observing human life indoors and nature outdoors…)
12. If feeling sleep deprived after applying these eleven rules, then apply the final twelfth rule:
sleeping anytime is the perfect time to sleep!
Thank you, Mew!
When you are a cool cat and you live life The Mew Way, deciding on who should be your country’s next president is a cinch!
Simply, ask yourself:
1. Does this person like animals and people who love animals?
2. Does this person appreciate the value of taking a good nap?
3. Will this person furnish the White House with very comfy furniture, including lot’s of pillows, warm rugs, and left over UPS boxes?
4. Is this person liberal when it comes to spending money on tuna?
5. Does this person have a kind heart and gentle hand?
6. Will this person keep me and my family safe?
7. Does this person support equal rights for four legged creatures?
8. At the end of the day, will this person keep the country (and world) purring along contentedly?
There ya go folks. Mew has put his paws down on what makes purrfectly good sense this election night. He has now agreed to keep his mom company as she awaits the election results by her computer…
Good night, Mew. Thank you, sweet friend!
Friendship, the Mew Way:
1. Just being there is all important
2. A soft, kind look without saying anything goes a long way
4. Unconditional love and support
6. Assistance with most daily activities: blogging on the computer, paying the bills, cleaning the house, grading papers, cooking dinner.
7. making sure no lap goes cold while watching a movie on the couch
8. In the afternoons, makes the term “cat nap” a valid and authentic one
Thank you, Mew, for showing me friendship, The Mew Way
This afternoon when you take a little break; whether it’s tea, a coffee break, a walk, or a nap…..
Here are some words to savor (from one of my favorite authors: Marc Allen from The Millionaire Course)
Keep focusing on the fullness of your life:
Keep remembering your dreams, your strengths,
your unique talents and skills.
Be absolutely, uniquely, fully yourself
and you have everything you need
to create the life of your dreams.
Have a blessed day,
Five ways to live life according to The Mew Way:
1. Do one thing at a time.
2. Do not hurry unless you hear cat food being poured into your dish or the can opener opening a salmon can.
3. Make your voice heard when you need food, water, and love.
4. Be soft and gentle.
5. Live well, nap often!
The siesta cultures near the equator may have it right. It turns out a mid afternoon nap is not such a bad idea. In fact, we may have been meant to sleep in the middle of the day. Although many believe that the mid day slump we experience is due to a heavy lunch, that is not the case. Sleep researchers have found that our bodies experience a slight drop in body temperature and a readiness to sleep in the afternoon regardless of whether we slept well the night before or not.
We often cover up and push through the urge to nap with caffeine and an afternoon snack of carbs (one reason why Starbucks and vending machines do so well).
Research suggests that we can benefit from a ten minute to a forty five minute nap in the afternoon so long as it is no later than 4:00 pm. Benefits from a nap include alertness and an improved mood.
So if you are able to do so (and keep your job), take that nap!
Resource: Say Goodnight to Insomnia, by Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D, Pages 96-98