Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Time For a Close-Up

Anela here. Time for me to have my say again in a post on Cats on Tuesday!

I've noticed my Lady hasn't shown any recent close-up photos of me, and so today I posed for her so you can see I'm maintaining myself quite well. Do I look like an old cat? Seriously???

My secrets for remaining youthful are lots of exercise, beauty rest, plentiful treats, good head scratches from my Lady, and attentive service from my Number One Cat Slave. Every now and then I like it raw, so I go catch myself a bird, gecko, or mouse. I don't bring them inside anymore because I learned my Lady doesn't like it when I do this. She used to give me a disgusted look whenever I left feathers hanging around. So I finally caught-on when I saw THAT look and the vacuum cleaner taking all the feathers away.

I've overheard my Lady and Cat Slave talking about their long trip ahead, and I'm never pleased when they go away even if they have me well taken care of by other Cat Slaves in my home. I will miss them. I've got them trained just the way I like it, and even though it's fun to sniff the smells on my temporary Cat Slaves, training them is such hard work!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Health and Second Chances

When I became seriously ill in 2007 and nearly checked out, I became too weak to exercise or move around a lot--so I spent more time on the computer doing health research.

During this time period, I subscribed to many medical and alternative doctors and health publications on the Net--so much so that my two email boxes are full every day! I can't begin to read all of them, and at this point there is a huge backlog of information because my health has (mostly) returned. I'm active again and thus not spending as much time on the computer.

During this intense health research period of my life, I was also forwarded health information from friends about products, news, healing groups, healers of all kind, and procedures. Having always considered myself a health-oriented person, I was shocked to discover much of this information. There was SOOOO much I had never heard of, and this information totally fascinated me. Plus I learned a lot from my own experience with local and long distance healing practioners for whom I'm eternally grateful and to whom I attribute my return to well being.

Here are some of the doctors I've been impressed with and to which newsletters I subscribe:

Dr. Amen of the Amen Clinics (brain imaging), Dr. Mercola, Dr. Alan Inglis, and Dr. Blaylock.

Here's a list of some of the e-newsletters I receive almost on a daily basis and recommend:

Newsmax Health
Health Sciences Institute
Douglass Report
Bottom Line's Daily Health News
Health World Online
Annie's Green Living Series
Wright Newsletter
Flourish Wellness
Aquarius Health Care
Peter Ragnar
Vital Choice Wild Seafood
US Wellness Meats
Global Light Network

Any of the above can be Googled if you're interested in doing health research online.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cats On Tuesday

If you've noticed that I haven't updated this blog in awhile, it's because I've had a BAD case of Spring Fever and have found myself avoiding the computer for the most part. However, Queenie (better known as Anela The Boss Lady) told me I couldn't forget HER day--the Cats on Tuesday day created by Gattina! So here I am posting again on COT despite the fact that I'm eager to be outside on Maui on another gorgeous Spring day!

Many of our cats have it sooo good. They have delicious food and treats given to them....they sleep most of the time when they're not having fun playing with toys or other cats...zero taxes or bills to pay....and they have devoted cat slaves at their beck and call. Cats aren't expected to guard your property like dogs., and they have zero obligations or duties. All cats have to do is be themselves. What many people wouldn't do to experience such a splendid existence!

By the way Anela barks her orders, methinks she might have been a dog in her last lifetime. She probably got fed up with being a dog and decided cats have the easier existence!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Cat Treats

When it comes to cat treats, Temptations brand wins hands down with Anela as this brand is clearly her favorite. I wonder what they put in this treat which makes it so much more popular than the other cat treats? It's really hard to locate Temptations because it's so popular with so many cats, and if I see it stocked in a store, I buy many packages to stock up with. I don't buy ALL the packages because that wouldn't be fair to other cats.

Yesterday I went to buy MORE of Anela's favorite cat treats, but the local drugstore was all out of them, so I bought her second favorite kind, Greenies.

I know exactly what is her third, fourth, and fifth favorite by experimentation through the years, and I know what she will turn her nose up and walk away from too!

My partner and I are concerned if there was ever a shortage of cat treats because of a shipping problem to Maui. Anela would freak out! And she would loudly meow and meow at her scheduled "cocktail hour" for treats, and we would be unable to shut her up. How could we explain to her the Big Picture?

A freaked-out, spoiled, demanding cat is one of those end-of-the-world scenarios most writers don't include in their description, but trust me, it would be the tipping point for sanity in our household.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Listened to Oprahs' First Live Interactive Webinar

As MANY of you are very aware, the virtual classroom with Oprah Winfrey
and Eckhart Tolle, author of "A New Earth" began today. I had previously signed up for this 90 minute web event and have been receiving email updates about it. Oprah said, " This is the most exciting thing I've ever done." That's saying a LOT considering her media empire and vast creations!

Naturally, I wanted to be a part of this world event! I'm a big fan of both Eckhart and Oprah. I've read Eckhart's books and feel he's a most important World Spiritual Teacher. Oprah imho is the most influential woman of our age, and she wields enormous power.

Internationally recognized and honored, she is also a Spiritual World Teacher. With her razor-sharp insight, conversational skill, uncanny instincts, and ability to promote, she is such a positive force in the world.

With this dynamic duo working in tandem on a worldwide webinar, I knew the Shift we've long been awaiting had arrived! This virtual classroom will continue for many weeks, and should you have missed it today, you can listen to a replay on Oprah.com.

Here are some snippets/quotes by Eckhart from today's webinar :

"What does the greater purpose want from me rather than what I want from life."

"Practice inviting moments of stillness into your life."

"Nature is a beautiful access point into the other realm."