Wednesday, April 4, 2007


We were tagged my the wonderful Miss Daisy to do a meme about balance! So, we all got together to balance on our tree while we discussed balance in our lives!

To participate, write a post about balance in life and link back to this post. Answer any or all of the following questions or simply share your thoughts about life balance.

How do you achieve balance in your life?
Abbie - I balance all the time, I balance at the tippy top of the cat tree, I like to balance on top of the litterbox (it's curvy so it's hard to stand up there), I balance on the side of the tub while I snoopervise mommy's bath. What Eliot - oh, like balance all my activites... well, I find the best way to balance is do what I want to do until I'm told no.
Eliot - I find balance by taking ample time to meditate. I mediatate both to achieve peace and to solve problems.
Emily - I find my balance in my family time. During the day it's about birds and patrolling for bugs and getting my naps in, but at night I like to snuggle with mom and dad, that's the time when I feel safest and I'm most at peace.
Percy - Is this another diet question? I told you, I'm not fat, I'm just big bodied.

What is your biggest challenge in balancing your life?
Abbie - Um, being told no when I feel that I'm doing something that really needs to be done.
Eliot - Abbie running around disturbing my deep thoughts.
Emily - Knowing that there's buggies I could be chasing and eating somewhere.
Percy - The beans not not believeing me when I tell them that I need more dry food and I'm not fat, I'm the perfect size for a cat that weighs 19 pounds.

What are your priorities?
Abbie - Running around and keeping everyone alert, watching the kitchen, watching the bathroom, eating buggies, telling mom and dad what time meals are, naps and biting mommy's legs to get her to feed us more quickly.
Eliot - keeping the peace, quality time with my mom, solving problems with in the house like how doors work aand such and meditation through napping.
Emily - protecting mom and dad while they sleep, watching the birdies, patrolling for buggies, and keeping Abbie in line.
Percy - getting enough to eat and getting enough sleep, these things are pivitol in a healthy cat life, and I'm starving.

How have your priorities changed over time and why?
Abbie - Well, we all were previously shelter cats, my main priority used to be being cute to find a home, now my main priority is being cute so I don't get in trouble when I do something bad, oh and watching for buggies because I know mom hates them.
Eliot - My main priority was being cute to find a home as well, now my main prioritty is solving the problems of the house and trying to keep the peace. I also think it's very important to keep my mommy happy as she has been very stressed out lately.
Emily - My priorities have shifted drastically, first, it was get adopted, then it was all about bugs for a long time and keeping everyone on their toes. With the addition of Abbie, I have been able to slow down a bit. I still love to eat bugs, but now I spend night time with mommy and daddy. I like to make sure if my momma wakes up that I'm right there to purr forher and let her pet me and chase away the bad dreams. Daddy never wakes up, so if I'm not tending to momma, I'm keeping his feet warm, they are SO cold.
Percy - I too was focused on finding a home, and for a long time my focus was on my daddy, however now I spend so much time sucking in my belly to maybe be fed more dry food that I have very little energy to keep daddy's legs warm these days.

What advice can you share to help all of us balance our own lives?
Abbie - Chasing bugs is not olny good exercise but it also helps the whole house out!
Eliot - Taking time out to contemplate your problems makes life flow much more smoothly.
Emily - Good daytime napping is key to being a dutiful cat at night.
Percy - When you're starving, it's hard to be a productive cat, get enough to eat while you can, HIDE YOUR DRY FOOD.

Now it’s my turn to tag five others. Let me see here, I will tag: Shamy of Course, Mr. Hendrix, Boy, Kaze and Mu Shue


Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

ooo this will be a fun one! I have to think about the perfect picture to show off the balance in my life....thanks for thinking of me!
Percy, you are just a big boned kitty. No dieting will fix it, you're a Big Man Cat so go get you some yummy crunchies! Crunchies will help keep you focused on more than your belly. Focus = Balance
Emily, I'm glad you let Abbie help you with the buggies. You don't want to be overwhelmed! That causes imbalance.
Eliot, it sounds like you are very grounded. Good job helping your mommy relax. Beans being stressed is bad for our balance too.
Abbie, great jobie with the bug chasing for exercise and stretching those muscles "being cute." Exercise is very important for balance and being cute helps because being yelled at causes great imbalance when we run away.

Daisy said...

Hahahah! I loved reading all of your answers. It was so cute how each of you has such a different perspective on life and balance.
Abbie: You are such a character!
Eliot: I love your philosophical approach
Emily: You sure do like your bugs
Percy: You poor thing, I think you need to get more food, too!
Thanks for playing!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Thanks for the tag! You guys certainly gave some great answers. Of course cats are great at achieving balance!


jenianddean said...

I love your kitty tower! That's the coolest...

Derby said...

Heck with the balance in life, you have a fabulous kittie condo.

Katnippia said...

Hi my sweet Emily! I will do my five reasons fuz you friday. My sisfer Pounce tagged you, but you don't have to do it seeing youz all ready did one, hehe. I finks your 5 ways of balance in youz life are very good reasons. If youz can do you wants to teleport over this weekend?
Purrs, and kitty kisserz..Shamy

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

furry good an-sirs. we're kinda obsessing on bugs now, and plus yur cursor is a bug and we're gettin' way too 'cited an tryin' ta catch it.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Those are furry great answers! I LOVE your huge cat condo. We have two, but they are much narrower with fewer "neat" places to hang out or hide.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh your Tower is fantastic! We love it - especially since it's full of beautiful Kitty Cats.

Lillie Ammann said...

Thanks for particpating in the meme and giving the best graphic example of balance.

Fat Eric said...

Seriously, your kitty tower is the most awesome one I have ever seen. I am so jealous.

Happy Easter!

Boy said...

Yay! Thanks for tagging me!
I finawwy did it after mummy stopped hogging the compoooter!