Wednesday, August 25, 2010


sometimes we all have those days.  you know of what i speak.  you either wake up and don't want to roll out bed...wanting to hit the snooze button over and over until the day is done and a "do over" is proclaimed.  or the day starts out well enough and something happens that maybe isn't very fabulous, and everything goes downhill from there. 

do you ever wonder what your face looks like during these times?  what your body language is saying?  what your posture looks like?  i have often times had individuals say to me, "you have that look on your face again" and truly i don't quite know what that look is.  well, i know a cat can't capture a human look but if a cat can have attitude, gracie caught it quite well.  she was clearly having "one of those days" like we have all had.

i took one look at gracie's face and after snapping the shot, which also annoyed her, said "i'm with ya" and walked quickly away....out of sight... to have a private laugh.  i am not normally so insensitive but really - look at that face!  what could have caused her to have had such a bad day?  too much litter in her box?  water not cold enough in her bowl?  oops, wait...i hadn't put her tiara on yet. 

a cat's life is so tough...  yes, i'm playing around here.  though it's obviously nothing like what we deal with day in and day out, right?  i think it's very important for all of us to do a self-check every now and then to see how we're doing.  where's our own attitude?  how are we feeling about things?  are we on track or do we need to do a little bit of self care?  it's so easy to get wrapped up in all the minute details of our every day lives that we forget to sit back and breathe for a moment.  i'm suggesting, based on how gracie looked today, that we don't neglect ourselves.  go have an ice cream cone, take a walk in the park,  play with a balloon or a kite with your child....your loved ones will appreciate you for it.

happy day.....

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