When dealing with others, Mew does this:
1. With people he loves: he greets them, purrs at them, kisses them, cuddles them, adores them, and keeps them company wherever they may be.
2. With strangers: he is kind, greets them warmly, and is open to their affection.
3. If Mew is confronted with a hostile creature (human or animal), he will be open at first… for perhaps his gentle acceptance will change the other’s way…(convert them to The Mew way…) For self preservation, if the hostility continues, Mew will have his say and then retreat.
4. If an unkindness or indignity is experienced by Mew (such as being stepped on or sat on), he may squawk at first but then all is forgiven and let go of quickly (for The Mew Way has no need for holding grudges).
In peace (thanks to The Mew Way),
Debra and her ever-sweet cat, Mew.
Living The Mew Way, like my cat does, is not that difficult.
We just need to keep a few basic principles in mind:
1. Ask for what we want (make some noise if our food or water bowls are empty, litter boxes are dirty, or if a lap to sleep on is required).
2. Look tenderly at the ones we love.
3. Appreciate fresh air and the natural world.
4. Eat when we are hungry.
5. Sleep when we need to.
6. Don’t stress about much.
7. Be a good companion.
8. Love is the most important thing! Cuddling, petting, kisses….are mandatory throughout the day.
Mew does not:
1. miss much naps
2. worry about much (except for an empty food or water bowl)
3. hold grudges
4. lack for a cozy place to hang out
5. lack for companionship
1. get plenty of sleep
2. has energy to do the things he wants to do during his day
3. gives his affection generously and frequently
4. care. He is a good friend, a good listener, and good companion.
5. Observe his surroundings and basks in the little things such as the breeze coming in from an open window, a soft loving lap to nestle on, and crisp papers on a desk to perch on.
Mew wishes all a blessed “Mew Way” purrfect evening.
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!
To have a nice life, the Mew Way, all you need are these twenty things:
1. Not stressing about much
2. being in the Now
3. Taking frequent naps
4. Being pampered
5. Loving and being loved
6. A full food and water dish, always.
7. Special treats offered regularly such as salmon and shrimp
8. Warm Laps
9. Plenty of cold water
10. A nice view to gaze out of every window of the house
11. Kind cooing sounds from loved ones
12. being touched and petted
13. Being scratched
14. Cool bathroom floor tiles during heat of a summer day
15. Having much to purr about
16. Giving “the look” to loved one and immediately getting fussed over or fed.
17. Nice papers to lay on when mommy or daddy is working.
19. A sleeping mommy or daddy to wake up early in the morning
20. the sound of the can opener
Right Thinking, The Mew Way is all about:
1. limiting thinking to only what is necessary
2. keeping it simple
3. Being more than thinking
4. Being in the NOW
5. Finding very little to stress about
6. When there is a reason to stress, it is brief.
According to the Mew Way philosophy, when one has to think they will mostly be these simple (and importantly, fleeting- not lingering) thoughts:
1. Love, purr
2. Hungry, put food in my dish NOW
3. Thirsty, fill up that sink with water NOW
4. Fed. Watered. Thank you. Purr
5. Sleepy. Stretch. Yawn. Nap time
6. Pay attention to me
8. Love. Purr
Occasionally, situations will arise that will deem it necessary to think a bit more urgently.
1. Don’t step on me!
2. Fireworks! Thunder! Strange people in the house. I need to hide.
3. Suitcases coming out of closet. Something’s up with my people… and I don’t like it.
4. Strange kitty outside…
5. Pet carrier coming in from the garage. REALLY don’t like this development!
Even under these circumstances the thoughts of concern are brief and fleeting. They are not the cause of obsessing or worrying over time about it. When the stressful event is over, IT IS OVER. No lost sleep. No agonizing. No regret about it down the road in later years.
Mew wishes all a purrfectly peaceful day.
Mew understands the need for a little structure. The night before he contemplates what he wants to do or get done the next day. When the new day arrives, here is how he goes about his day:
1. Begin the day with a few nibbles. If the food bowl is empty, cry until a human wakes up and takes care of business.
2. Get a little drink of water. The water in the water bowl is of low quality. Therefore, cry again until a human fills the bathroom sink up with some water.
3. Nestle in with humans and get some more sleep.
4. Wake up with humans.
5. Help whenever and however necessary by being close by and looking cute.
6. Sleep some more.
7. Get some tasks done: groom oneself.
8. That was exhausting. Sleep some more.
9. Help daddy pay the bills by sitting on the paperwork on the desk by the computer.
10. After getting scooted by daddy, move onto the computer keyboard.
11. When scooted again, move onto daddy’s lap.
12. Sleep some more.
13. Help mommy cook dinner by sitting on kitchen floor right where mommy will be working.
14. Accompany humans for dinner and after dinner movie. on the couch.
15. What an all together productive day… good night!
How to treat your loved ones, the Mew Way:
1. Be gentle
2. Be kind
3. Show appreciation often and especially for the little things such as a good meal and a clean litter box.
4. Look at them all lovey dovey and softly.
5. Greet them immediately upon their arrival home. Express how happy you are to see them!
6. Be affectionate.
7. Less criticism, more purring please.
8. When they are under the weather or feeling sad, snuggle up with them.
9. When they are working be a caring and supportive assistant to them by: sitting on lap or on desk near computer, lying on important paperwork that should be attended to, perching on the kitchen floor near spice cabinet to ensure a properly flavored meal, and guard the door when garbage is being taken out or when groceries are being brought in.
10. Squawk when necessary but then get over it quickly.
Thank you, Mew