Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cat boys going on recess...

and some random thoughts.

I suppose that I am not the only one who lives in a non-linear time dimension. This just occurred to me as I was reviewing through hundreds of photos of days past, scenes experienced once at its linear time and later convoluted with other experiences and thoughts and now being deconvoluted. When I look through photos I always think of the Fourier Transform algorithm.

In my simplistic view of the world the Creator takes a snap shot of all the noise we make and then deconvolutes them to see the events in our limited time-frequency domain.

It was a delightfully early November morning, the time-change working to my advantage but not so for the cat boys who evade Kitty Paparazzi, aka MOI!

We looked up at the soft skies and liked the way those few remaining leaves draped over the fading morning moon.
We could hear chirps everywhere, sounding like a zing, that tickled the boys' imaginations.
"Now, is there any thing more beautiful than this?" Ollie wanted to know.
A little hug with sharp claws let me know that I need to pay attention to El Senor Puffy Pantalones and not check the skies so much.
And a sweet gaze from this one reminded me not to forget El Senor Dulce Pantalones!

We reflected upon this reading chosen by MrSweetPants:

"From the exalted source, and out of the essence of His favor and bounty He hath entrusted every created thing with a sign of His knowledge, so that none of His creatures may be deprived of its share in expressing, each according to its capacity and rank, this knowledge. This sign is the mirror of His beauty in the world of creation. The greater the effort exerted for the refinement of this sublime and noble mirror, the more faithfully will it be made to reflect the glory of the names and attributes of God, and reveal the wonders of His signs and knowledge. Every created thing will be enabled (so great is this reflecting power) to reveal the potentialities of its pre-ordained station, will recognize its capacity and limitations, and will testify to the truth that "He, verily, is God; there is none other God besides Him."...Gleanings

I thought about how these precious cat boys mirrored love and beauty.
This morning as I was preparing to leave I found Augustus on his chair
and Ollie on his bed.
We are going on recess until December. Seeing that I will have the computer the cat boys will not be able to blog or to visit. They promised to make you kisses each day and to send them into the skies along with their best wishes. We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Ciao everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Is your wake-up caller furry?

MrSweetPants early-bird, rang the morning bell at 4 a.m. this morning. Today he went over to the water bowl and drank little sips, each sip shook the bowl against the ceramic tile making a ding-ding-ding noise. We had to laugh together as we heard the little tinkle bell, each morning a new trick.

Outdoors he sat with a big profile.
I had returned indoors for a while...upon my return I found him trying to sing, with his still hoarse voice.
Mr Puffy Pants was sitting a short distance away doing the same, I think he was being naughty.
Sensing that sass could present itself at any moment I asked them both to listen carefully to what I was about to read, and to my surprise they both assumed the listening posture:

Ollie showed me that he could swivel his ears back
while looking straight at me!
I imagined how nice it would be if I could do the same!
We reflected upon this reading-

"Scientist Freeman Dyson said, "The more I examine the Universe and study the details of the architecture of it, the more evidence I find that the Universe in some sense must have known that we were coming". Isn't that lovely? So, you see, if you relinquish a bit of control and fear and go over the barrier, you will find that the path ahead was waiting for you, and all the things that you need will be there." Otto Donald Rogers

After few moments of reflection the furry dudes concurred that they indeed woke up each morning knowing that the whole world was waiting for them, with all the birds, the squirrels, the fish...only if they could also be served their food and treats outdoors, then all would be well as divinely planned.

I told them that they had grand ideas and that they should meditate on them.

Ollie then went onto the high wall, made juicy kisses and blew them in the air for you along with his sweetest and best wishes!

Ciao everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

So confusing....

Not simply because our cat boys do not observe daylight savings time changes and wake their kitty mom at 3 a.m., insistingly, not also due to the fact that the weather flip flopped between bright and sunny one moment to thunderous lightning and pouring ice-cold rain the other, not related to having to visit the vet this time for Gussy's sore many things had to take place this weekend that I could only say 'A ya ya ya yaaah', and yet I said it happily!...I felt a sort of happy to the core that does not happen all the time!

In between the hurried rushes from one end of town to the other, cats on my mind the whole time, I had to come to a screeching halt when I smelled coffee in the air. I am like cats and dogs when it comes to being able to sniff a coffee shop 5 miles away...

The 'should I", 'shouldn't I' line of questioning in my head quickly resolved itself...I told myself that even 15 minutes would be worth it and it was.

(Dear Sylvester_ you and I will be visiting this spot when you are in town)

On the home front, there was much going-ons in different coordinates and since my describing all or even the highlights would fill volumes, today, I resort to snap shots.

Fill in the holes as you wish, I am sure that you all know by now what happens chez nous every minute of every hour!

This dude, Mr Sweet Pants got a steroid shot for his throat and antibiotic for the bite on his back. He gave me the 'I love you, I hate you look' a lot. I ADORE him. He knows that I love his tail so to show his love he let me take a photograph of it.
The first pass of rain left the leaves nicely ornated with little droplets that had me enchanted.
At one time there was a leaping MrSweetPants in my view finder,
at another it was a leaping squirrel!
He made a pretty picture as he walked passed the clean raefus palm
and Mr Puffy Pants posed the dainty pose as he sensed my camera clicking.
Here he is admiring the fresh shamrock,
the hearts...all these hearts, he wanted to send them to you to show his love.
The world was no doubt created for their and our amazement so was he enjoying
these transparent birds that swooshed against the here grey skies
and there blue skies!

When I had a moment to chat I read to them a paragraph that sounded interesting to me, about physical light and its companion enlightenment.

"One of the great architects of America-Louis Kahn, spoke about how a beautiful form- a beautiful building or any beautiful form- does not really know that it is beautiful because it has no way of seeing its own beauty. But the moment it invites light to enter in (he was talking about the importance of windows in architecture) the window brings light into the inner form of the building, the light envelops the form, and the form becomes aware, so to speak, of its own beauty, and the light becomes aware of its own reality because it has a form within which to relate. Thus, even in physical relationships of light in terms of an architectural work, there is the idea of enlightenment." Otto Donald Rogers

Augustus noted how this related to us bringing light into our hearts to be transformed.

I was speechless.

This Monday morning two hours of early morning play left these two in tired and loving forms.

Rest assured that they made pawfuls of kisses and blew them in the air for you along with their best wishes!


Friday, November 4, 2011

This was two days ago....

When I saw this expression on Mr Puffy Pants I knew that certain delights were around us....
When I noticed that Mr Sweet Pants went into his customer service cubicle, I was pretty sure that my hunches were correct. He was camouflaging.
This is the first time that a bird with yellow marks has agreed to visit this bush, we three were so thrilled.
On the other hand, these plump and chirpy bushtits visit regularly, and are particularly delightful to our ears.
Ollie was in love....

We then discussed some themes....physical and spiritual worlds...that I had heard about in a talk the night before.

That the spiritual power of the mineral was called 'cohesion', which to us that spiritual power is known as 'love'.
The spiritual power of plants was 'cohesion' and 'growth', meaning that through their lives, their spiritual goal is to grow.
In animal, this spiritual power is present in 'sensations' in addition to 'cohesion' and 'growth'.
In humans it is 'cohesion', 'growth', 'sensation' and 'mental faculties, power of imagination and creativity', 'love'.

The cat boys then wanted to know more...what else was there, and so Ollie suggested the principle of transcendence, the urge to be higher than what you were born as.

We discussed that in minerals transcendence resulted in crystals, in plants, the ability to turn their heads toward the sun or to close and open certain organs, in animals, the ability to develop personalities, and in humans it was aspiring to the next state of existence, which was also known as the spirit of faith....

When I noticed the boys hiding in the bushes I was pretty sure that I may have lost them during transcendence?!

Much to my surprise though that same night Ollie put a mouse toy on his head to demonstrate transcendence!!!
Augustus did not have time for shenanigans and curled up
only after making kisses and blowing them in the air with his best wishes for your first week of November.

Ciao everyone!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Estan cute and estan sassy...

and that means that we live with two cute and sassy cats!

Yesterday afternoon the cat boys were sticking their tongues out at each other, unprovokedly! Or, at least that is what I thought they were doing.

Here's Mr Sweet Pants (who incidentally has laryngitis and cannot meow very well now)
and here's his accomplice, Mr Puffy Pants, with his poodle paw doo!
"Oh yes, let me pause daintily and look behind me!", meowed Ollie.
Even the sassy squirrel was confused, he was certain that they were sticking their tongues out at him, and now I realize that that was perhaps the case.
While they were roaming and the disheveled back yard...they'd rather be in the Serengeti...
I read to them the daily read:

"Yesterday is but a dream
and tomorrow is only a vision
but to-day well lived
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day." (Bhagavad Gita)

When later at night I found ginger cat meditating I knew that he intended on having every day a well-lived day.
Incidentally, the cat boys made heaps of kisses for you yesterday so your November would be full of kisses and love.

Ciao everyone!