Thursday, October 14, 2010

Learning about teamwork....

Early evening when we got out Augustus thought to teach me how to do side leg liftswhile Ollie was thinking "Wow, this is weird!"
I was fascinated by the hanging leaf and wondering
why the landscapers were not dusting the trees properly.
After some private time we gathered in the courtyard for daily reading, and as you can tell, we sat as far away from each other as possible. Luckily with kitties distance is not an issue because they have very sharp hearing and I can essentially whisper and they know what I say.

We read from Faith in the Game, Lessons in Football, Work, and Life by Tom Osbourne, former coach of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team. In chapter 9 on Teamwork he opens with a poem by Rudyard Kipling:

Now this is the law of the jungle-
As old and as true as the sky;
And the wolf that keep it may prosper,
But the wolf that shall break it must die,
As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk,
The law runneth forward and back-
And the strength of the pack is the wolf
And the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Independent creatures as they are, precious boys understood the significance of togetherness readily and they sat a bit closer to each other.


In unison, they filled their paws with kisses and blew them in the air to wish you a very happy Friday!

Ciao everyone!

Ollie is sneaking a look to see where the kisses are flying to!

10 comments:

  1. These boys are just so darned charming, they are being raised well:)

    Yes, strength in numbers, the birds and the wolves got it down... and so does your little trio-of a pack:P

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  2. Augustus and those leg lifts...Wow! My boy Jupiter needs to get in on that action~ ;-)

    And this: "....And the strength of the pack is the wolf
    And the strength of the wolf is the pack."

    YES!

    I love your blog...always an awesome message~

    xoxo,

    Adrienne

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  3. M-thank you, I try very hard to raise them to be gentlecats! xo

    Andrienne- thank you and yes, ask Jupiter to show you some moves, they are natural athletes those kitties xo

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  4. Please tell Ollie that I got one of your kisses. Please tell him that I want another one.
    Happy weekend to you and the furry boys!xoxo

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  5. LBR, You will get all the kisses that you want...he may even move in with you.

    xo

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  6. augustus: personal trainer.
    [my angelo is *my* personal trainer: yoga and calisthenics.]

    love little ollie's precious expressions.
    tell him: blow a kiss to alaska.

    good weekend to thee and thine.

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  7. "Side leg lifts", lol. I love that your cats do calisthenics. Such dynamic boys! :)

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  8. ...and the strength of this lady is in her pride...and the strength of her pride is in the lady...


    meeeeeOW!

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  9. I just can´t get enough of these pictures featuring your boys! Oh, if I only I had some of that suppleness!

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  10. I know I'm late to the party but wising you and the kitty boys a wonderful week ahead.

    xo, Ro

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