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DesideCata by Stuart and Linda Macfarlane
Stuart and Linda Macfarlane
Stroll placidly amid the noise and haste and remember
what peace there may be in a long tranquil nap. As far
as possible, without being in any way humble, be on good
terms with all creatures - with the obvious exception of
Meow your desires loudly and clearly and occasionally
listen to others, even your human, for she may be
calling you for dinner. Avoid the company of fleas, they
are vexations to both spirit and body.
Enjoy your achievements - particularly wallpaper
lovingly scratched and pieces of string thoroughly
chased. Keep interest in your career, there will always
be a need for good mousers in the changing fortunes of
Be yourself; especially do not feign affection - except
when you need a warm lap to sleep on. Neither be cynical
about the love of cream, for through your charmed and
enchanted existence it is as perennial as the grass it
Take kindly the council of the years and rejoice in the
fact that you have nine lives.
Nurture arrogance of spirit to shield you from sudden
misfortune such as getting stuck up a tree. But do not
distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born
out of getting less than twenty hours sleep in a day.
Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself
and groom yourself frequently.
You are a cat of the universe, so much greater than
humans and dogs; you have a right to be served. And even
though you may sleep through most of it, no doubt the
universe is unfolding as it should. With all its snacks,
adventures and peaceful dreams, it is truly a beautiful
world. Be content. Continue to be happy.
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