Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit

Lessons My Cats Have Taught Me


  • Start each day with a long stretch.
Woody yawns

  • Hold your head high when you enter a room.
  • Look the challenge in the eye…then pounce.
  • Sit in the sun every day you can.

  • Snuggle.
  • A daily “nutty” burns off excess energy.
  • Running around in circles is no guarantee you’ll ever catch your tail.
  • Naps are rejuvenating.
  • Continue to pursue your dreams (see #7).
  • Eating too fast may make you sick.
  • Ask for a massage and you just might get it.
  • Share…even when you don’t want to.

  • A deep sigh can clear your head.
  • It is okay to go to your safe spot when scared.
  • Proceed with caution when necessary.
  • Hug.
  • Be flexible.

8 thoughts on “Lessons My Cats Have Taught Me

  1. Amy… that is FANTASTIC!!! My favorite post of all …. from anyone. Judy

  2. what a fantastic post!!! my kitties are definitely my teachers. 🙂

  3. Hi Amy,
    Great post! I love your photos of Pippin and Woody. They’re just awesome.
    I’ve tagged you if you’d like to play “6 Random Things”. 🙂

  4. Wonderful post, Amy ! I’m a crazy cat lady, so I can totally relate to it. I never get tired of being with my three ‘feline children’. One of my favorite cat quotes is “Time spent with cats is never wasted”
    Your kitties are cuties…I like the photo of them sleeping together. My cats never do that !

  5. Thanks Judy, Leah, Karen, and Dora. We really can learn from our pets and nature when we open our hearts and minds.


  6. I miss my cat….he was all that you say a cat can be. He made me stop….look at what he saw, as he was a king of our 5 acres. 17 years ago, a stray left him and his 3 siblings in my garage…it was a great adventure. Not long after he passed away…another stray showed up, and she was living under my studio, with her two kittens! Somewhat of a magical turn of events. Mom, named Jane Doe, has visited a vet, and now lives with us on her terms. I now have to be quite observant, to event spot her working the property, ridding it of unwanted 4 legged creatures. The food I offer her, is now getting closer and closer to my back door, as I hope someday, I wont frighten her… This will be a different relationship than I am used to, but a lot will be learned… both of us, as we both try not to be noticed. I think cats are good for everyone, no matter what the terms.

  7. Hi Paula,

    What a sweet story. I’m sorry to hear of your cat’s passing. I’m sure he sent Jane Doe and her kitties to you knowing you would care for them.


  8. Amy: This is great. I want to laminate this list onto a card and carry it with me EVERY DAY…

    It also makes me miss my Jack, my companion in cat tricks. He is enjoying life at my folks’ house while I am away working.


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