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Peace at the End of the Day

After a hard day’s work, whether stressed out from an office position, working at a construction site or laboring in the back yard, there is no better method of relaxation than a massage. It can be as simple as a hand or foot massage to as elaborate as a full body massage. The result is the same…peace at the end of the day!

The story goes that a stray cat on a beach in Thailand befriended a group of teachers who were taking advantage of a little rest and relaxation. The cat climbed into the lap of one of the teachers and got the massage of a lifetime. After watching the video you’ll swear this is not this cat’s first massage!

Okay, all you kittie moms and dads, where is the training video for Cat Massage 101? If a dog can be taught to fetch, why not teach a cat massage therapy! After all, it is in their nature to knead, knead, knead. Once naptime is over, it is time to stre-e-e-tch and limber up those limbs and paws. “Foxie! Come to Mama.”

Of course, if no one is available to give the massage, there are a plethora of tools or massage equipment that can be put to good use. Take for example the Shiatsu kneading fingers portable massager that kitty seems to be enjoying immensely in the video! Okay, time’s up feline friend…Mama’s turn!

Cat-MassageThe Master Masseur
10-min Massage: 2 cans tuna + extra cat treats

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Cat’s Ten Commandments

QUICK POST: A stopover at Facebook resulted in running across the Cat’s Ten Commandments. Would be interesting to see what some of our cat lovers might add to the list.

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purr-r-r-r-r-r-r…

I know you love me
That comes as no surprise
I feel it in your touch
I see it in your eyes

I know you love me
You treat me with special care
Letting me cuddle in your lap
While you brush my fur-ry hair

I know you love me
With every super treat
T
he gentle paw massage
Tickles my little feet

I know you love me
Meals are o-oh-so-o good
My bowl is never empty
Always the best kitty food

I know you love me
You pat me on my head
Talk to be softly
Let me sleep in your bed

You know I love you
That’s a given too
I rub against your legs
Purr-r-r-ing that I do

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Sharla Lee Shults

 “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
Ernest Hemingway

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LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

While we may not necessarily be excited about the snow, we will always enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra!

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

How long until Thanksgiving? Click the Turkey . . .
http://thanksgivingclock.com/
Are you ready?
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First Hour of the Morning

As the first light of day stretches across the horizon…

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…the glories of Heaven…

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…burst forth in magnificence…

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…for a new day has begun!

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[Photos taken beginning @ 7:30 am EST]

May the beauty of the day surround you with joy!

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Unusual Best Friends

Just a quick little touch of catnip!

Not sure how many of these may have been ‘doctored’ but they bring out their intended emotions! ENJOY!

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Cattitude Tip #1

LOVE YOUR CAT! PURR-R-R-R-R-R-R…

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Point of first note, IF our Foxie ever sat calmly near her carrier, she would deserve double treats! The only time she actually likes her carrier is at the vet. She had rather be in the carrier than in the hands of the vet! Secondly, a stranger will never get near Foxie. She is much too fast and has her own special hiding places. Does that mean she does not get treats? Heavens NO! She loves Whisker Lickin’s!!

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What is your impression on this Cattitude Tip?

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Me? Cattitude? Nah!

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Touch of Catnip

Day 6 with hubby in the hospital and I needed some laughter! So, here is some sent my way today that MUST be shared! Enjoy and Laugh Out Loud!

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I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything

BUT…

I can still fit into my earrings that I wore in High School!

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MORE humor:

Take 2: Two minutes of catnip, that is!

A Touch of Catnip

Another Touch of Catnip

Inspiration: catnip

Funny Cats

Funny Dogs and Cats

My Waffle Wedded Wife

Push it to the Limit

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Inspiration: ❤ of Life

31 Things You can Do to Improve Your Life in 31 Days from Nicole Elmore

I would add #32: Find time to meditate and be thankful.

What would you add?

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.

~ Sai Baba (Indian Leader, 1838-1918)

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Beautiful…

Even in times of hardships and sadness one can find beauty. That beauty to me is the beauty of heart. While tears may seem to never subside, the heart still remains strong within its rhythmical beats of life. Take life one heartbeat at a time relishing in each moment, never forgetting you are beautiful! Just stop & listen for a while.

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. —Sara Teasdale (American lyrical poet, 1884–1933)

Treasures of the Heart: Moments Captured

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Life is a trail of tears, the will to cope
A mountain of discomfort based on hope
It is a highway of dreams, a road very demanding
Out of balance at times, but not without understanding

Along life’s journey appear visions of despair
Wants and desires, times that seem totally unfair
While the expedition can be arduous and cruel
It can also be full of beauty shiny as a jewel

Life’s bounties offer gifts to lovingly share
Ready to be opened and handled with care
Its treasures of the heart tenderly unfold
Becoming moments captured within the soul

A kitten’s purr or a dog standing guard
These are life’s blessings in our own backyard
Images snapped with the blinking of an eye
Are stored in the mind’s diary never to die

Family and friends enjoy a wonderful relationship
Rallying around a campfire in fun and fellowship
Reminiscent of times past—love, lives and such
Stories echo memories thought of so much

Life is an incredible album of sad and joyful times
Echoing of discordant notes and melodious chimes
Count not the yearly months, weeks or even days –
Capture the moments encountered within each phase

©2013 catnipoflife 
Sharla Lee Shults

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