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Selective Thoughts & Hearing November 17, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Joke.

Regaining control of the remote is a powerful habit which requires practice to master:

In contrast, getting the cat to “COME!” is a practice seldom mastered:

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. rivergirl1211 - November 17, 2018

I miss kitties. We always had a houseful… and now? None.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Your property seems conducive to kitties . . . and chickens!

rivergirl1211 - November 17, 2018

The husband has forbade chickens…. because he knows who’ll have to go out and clean the coop when it’s 20 below. (Hint – it’s not me.)
As for kitties, we’ve had housefuls of pets for 34 years. This summer we lost our last cat to old age. He was 26! And since said husband plans to retire next year, he wants to be able to travel freely and at will. It’s so hard to find pet sitters you trust your house to for extended periods of time, so we agreed no more pets. Naturally… it’s killing me!

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss ~ it’s so hard to say good-bye to our little buddies . . . even after 26 years (that’s quite an accomplishment for a cat!)

You must have treated him “just right.”

2. Jill Weatherholt - November 17, 2018

Sometimes it’s nice to ignore certain people. 🙂

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Morning, Jill! I wasn’t sure you’d be stopping by while you’re on your blogging break and writing to a deadline!

If you choose to “ignore” SLTW until you meet that deadline, I will understand. Good luck!

Jill Weatherholt - November 17, 2018

No way! I need my fix! 🙂 Thank you.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

It’ll be nice seeing you around the ‘hood!

3. Joanne Sisco - November 17, 2018

We could learn a lot from cats on life coping strategies 😉

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

They are pros at maintaining “peace of mind” . . . and body!

4. Kate Crimmins - November 17, 2018

My brother has aids and I swear he turns them down when he’s around some people (maybe his sister?). Helps with his blood pressure! 🙂

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Haha! I’m sure he wouldn’t tune YOU out, Kate! 🙄

5. granny1947 - November 17, 2018

You have to admire cats.
Masters of ignoring commands.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

They are un-trained professionals.

6. Ally Bean - November 17, 2018

Give attitude, get attention. A cat’s mantra. Love the Gilbert quote, too.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

The Gilbert quote is a great reminder ~> we have more control over our thoughts than one would suspect when dealing with or observing the numerous “drama queens” of the world. 😛

Ally Bean - November 17, 2018

Yes… drama queens… uh huh. Just say no!

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Yes, DQ’s are prone to capsizing, running aground, or flapping their sheets . . . in even the gentlest of breezes.

7. Tippy Gnu - November 17, 2018

I can relate to the second quote, but not the first. I just grab whatever clothes are available at the top of the stack.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

Most people do the same with their thoughts ~ they just grab whatever’s on top of the stack.

Tippy Gnu - November 17, 2018

That’s exactly what I was about to say.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

We, of course, are way more selective than that! 😀

8. L. Marie - November 19, 2018

Another good reminder! I often let my thoughts roam in harmful territories. I need to learn to corral them!

nrhatch - November 19, 2018

You’re not alone, LM. A favorite quote:

“When we master our thoughts, we master our life.”

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