Saturday, November 30, 2013

Caturday Turkeyday!

Me-Ommmmm! I hope efurryone is having a wonderful Caturday filled with extra special treats! Mama gave me and my furblings yummy turkey! Nom-nom-nom purrrrrrr-purrrrrrrrrrrr!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Channelled Meditation Continues...

Me Meditating on Gratitude and
Petey the Pup!
Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! First this: In alignment with my duty to practice Karma Yoga and give of myself selflessly, I have volunteered to write a third chapter in the adventure of a pup named Petey on his quest to find his lost owner. This NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing club meets over to Rocco's House! This has been so fun! Thank you Rocco and Rocco's Mom for hosting this creative writing blogosphere project!

And this: Before I go into my meditative trance to channel the mind of a pup, I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all, even all my international devotees. I am thankful for all of your devotion and send you all my divine blessings and love for a life full of things to be thankful for! 

Can't forget that: Special thanks to my Mama for being so patient with me while I tirelessly work towards purrrrrfecting my yoga practice. As I quote in my book Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I-14:

Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.

By the way this: The proceeds of my book go towards animal rescue and welfare! Bless my selfless swami heart! Me-Ommmmm!

And now for that: Officially I am signed up for tomorrow, but no one signed up for yesterday or today, so I am posting a little early for all those who have been hanging off the edge of their beds, couches, trees, and litter boxes! 

Oh, and don't forget this: Visit these previous chapters to get the whole exciting story!:

  1. Rocco 
  2. Bongo 
  3. Haley and Zaphod 
  4. Easy Rider 
  5. My Rotten Dogs 
  6. Sophie Doodle 
  7. Haiku by Ku  (My Brofur!)
  8. Oh My Shih Tzu 
  9. Sparhawk Scotties 
  10. Critter Alley 
  11. (brief pause between installments)
  12. Bark and Lounge 
  13. Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs 
  14. Swami Zoe  (Me!)
  15. Tenacious Little Terrier 
  16.  Miro M 
  17.  Haiku by Ku  (My Brofur!)
  18.  Miro 
  19.  Rocco’s House
  20. Swami Zoe (Me!)
  21. Sophie Doodle
  22. Haley and Zaphod 
  23. (Intermission for the sake of suspense!) :-)
  24. My Brofur Ku again!
  25. My Mini Pet Pig
  26. (Potty Breaks)
  27. (Nap Breaks)
Me-Ommmmm, me-ommmmm, me-ommmmm………..

Chapter 28 of Petey's Adventure!

We all stared at the lights coming towards us. Beast and I kept quiet and the smell of treat crumbs on the ground was a bit distracting. The Lady, however, began to call out to whomever it was: "Help! Help! We're over here!"

Beast and I raised our noses into the air. Could it be? sniff….sniff….. It was! It was pizza! The man from the cabin in the woods must have come looking for us! 

"Sweetie, I'm coming!" he shouted. "I saw the string you tied to all the branches and followed them. I'm so glad we took that outdoors survival course last month!"

They embraced in a passionate Hollywood kiss. Enough with this mushiness! I started to bark and growl to let them know my owner and Beast's mom, oh, and those Three Stooges-like officers, needed to get out of the cold, wet, icy, dark ravine! The lovebirds finally let go of their embrace and began brainstorming on what to do. 

The outdoorsy man did not have a cell phone - too high-tech for him. They called down into the ravine but no one answered. Oh Dog! I hope they are ok. I whimpered and barked hoping my owner would respond. After a few minutes we heard fumbling and they all woke up. Phew! No one was seriously injured, but still stuck in the ravine.

Sniff…sniff….I could smell it before seeing it. The sun was about to rise…

Check out chapter 29 over at Boingy Dog!

And This 'N' That: Thank you 2BrownDawgs and Ruckus the Eskie for hosting the This 'N' That Thursday Thanksgiving Edition!

Oh and this: Thank you efurrryone furr reading, and I will be back to my yoga posts soon!  

And that: And I am thankful for turkey! Yumyumyum! Me-Ommmmm!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NaNoWriMo! Another Adventurous Chapter!

Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! I have been honored with the privelege of writing another chapter in the adventure of a pup named Petey on his quest to find his lost owner. If you'd like to join this NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing club, there are a few spots open, so head on over to Rocco's House!

Here are the previous pawesome chapters:
  1. Rocco 
  2. Bongo 
  3. Haley and Zaphod 
  4. Easy Rider 
  5. My Rotten Dogs 
  6. Sophie Doodle 
  7. Haiku by Ku  (My Brofur!)
  8. Oh My 
  9. Sparhawk Scotties 
  10. Critter Alley 
  11. (brief pause between installments)
  12. Bark and Lounge 
  13. Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs 
  14. Swami Zoe 
  15. Tenacious Little Terrier 
  16.  Miro M 
  17.  Haiku by Ku  (My Brofur again!)
  18.  Miro 
  19.  Rocco’s House 

And now I must go into a meditative trance to channel the mind of a terrier. Me-Ommmmm, me-Ommmmm, me-Ommmmm………….

I knew that sound in Beast's bark. He was in defense mode. And then I heard lots of growls. Oh Dog, the coyotes had returned! My owner and Beast's mom were once again clutching each other tight in shear terror. I was momentarily distracted by the thought of having a mom and Beast as a brofur, but was shaken out of my fantasy by the sound of gunshots!

It must have been one of the officers - likely the smart lady one! Three big coyotes then ran by whimpering along the top edge of the ravine with the officers behind them. I barked to alert them that we where right below. One of them stopped to look, but it was so dark, the others didn't see. They all crashed together and came tumbling down into the ravine. 

A radio fell off one of the officers hitting my owner in the head and knocking him out once again. Will I ever find out why he was down there?!

The temperatures had dropped and now the snowy, muddy ravine was also icy slick. No one could climb out. The officers radioed for help, but no one knew our exact location. It could be days before they find us! So, Beast's mom had an idea to toss me out of the ravine to go find Beast. She prepped me about how to fly and land, and then…..Wheeeeeeeeee…..I did it!

When I looked up upon landing, lo and behold!….it was the psychic lady with the magic Mary Poppins purse! 

Will the lady help Petey or try to steal him away? Find out tomorrow at Sophie Doodle's!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NaNoWriMo...A Pet Collaborative Effort!

Taking a moment to contemplate
while writing. 
Me-Ommmm Efurryone! I'm following in my Brofur Ku's paw prints, and pawticipating in Rocco's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) collaborative pet writing effort. This writing club meets over at Rocco's House.

This is a story about a doggy named Petey, and his adventures as he tries to find his lost owner! Owners are always wandering off! =^..^= MOL!

I am the first kitty to contribute, so I will do my best to channel the mind of a doggy. Me-Ommmmm! If you are interested in pawticipating, there are still spots open! Here are the previous chapters and pawesome authors:

Critter Alley - Day 10
(brief pause between installments)
Bark and Lounge - Day 12 

Chapter 14:

Beast and I arrive at Hissie's house out of breath from the extended sprint. We bark. And bark. Eat the cat food left outside. And bark. And bark... Finally Hissie's owner opens the door.

"Beast, what are you doing here? Where is your Mom? And who is this? You know you shouldn't be out wandering around in the middle of the night in the snow and dragging other doggies along with your shenanigans!" She yells.

She would have gone on and on and on... if Beast hadn't dropped the drool-soaked piece of paper out of his mouth. The lady tries to read it:

H~~~~ man~~~~HEL~~~~

Beast's drool had smeared most of the ink, so the lady thought a man was somehow attacking Beast's Mom. She runs inside to call the police, and then, holding onto our collars, runs over to Beast's house. We wiggled, and barked, and whimpered trying to tell her we were going to the wrong place, but, alas, she only understands cat talk, not dog talk.

At the exact moment we meet the police at Beast's front door
the sky lets out a thunderous roar and lighting flashes strike the ground. Oh dear, I do not like thunder! I peed right there on the lady's foot. Beast doesn't like the thunder either, and we both break free of her grip. We kept barking and running around the officers trying to get them to follow us towards the ravine. Will they listen?

Tomorrow's chapter will be by: Tenacious Little Terrier. Me-Ommmmm!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Yoga Asana

Me-ommmmm Efurryone! Today Brofur Apollo has kindly offered to demonstrate a lovely and stress-relieveing yoga pose: Shashankasana, or hare pose. Furr those bunny bloggers out there, this should be quite natural!

Hind legs are folded and tucked under, then stretch your front legs forward and rest into the pose. As you can see, Apollo is having a little trouble keeping his spine straight and in alignment. This is due to the extra cushy surface. I recommend practicing Shashankasana directly on the floor to maintain proper positioning. Hold for a few minutes to an hour for maximum benefits.

To learn the most essential poses for health and happiness, you can purchase my book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat here. It is quite suitable also for practitioners of Doga as well as other sentient beings. Most, if not all, of the proceeds will go towards animal rescue, my practice of Karma Yoga! Thank you and Me-Ommmm!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vinyasa or Yin Yoga?

Me-Ommmmm my fellow felines and furriends! In my quest to purrfect my yoga poses, I often practice Yin Yoga, where one holds a pose for an extended period of time. For me, that may mean up to a couple of hours! Me-Ommmmm!

But lately Mama has been suggesting that I should start doing some Vinyasa, or continuous flow, Yoga because she says I am getting a little more rotund than a most beautiful pink princess great Swami ought to be! I say I am divinely purrfectly pluxurious! Me-Ommmmm

Mama! You're disturbing my Shavasana! Besides, this is such a
bad angle for a proper photo! Me-Ommmmm

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Caturday Restday

Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! All that Halloween Pawtying has left me and brofur Apollo very tired! I think I need to spend the weekend napping while in some of my yoga poses. Multi-tasking at its finest! Me-Ommmmm