Thank you Mr. Calandra. I’ve noticed the same behavior more and more over the years, but have kept it to myself. I presumed I was noticing for the first time something I had missed before, or that I was just getting old and cranky. Years ago, while on the train, a young couple were passionately kissing and drawing everyone’s attention.
As she exited at her stop, and elderly woman said to them – “Get a motel room”. Your response to the flosser was the equivalent. But, I’ll never have your courage.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Let the experience of fresh air in your face be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
When it's in your best interests, practice obedience.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
If you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing, run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Cats – it's odd to say it – have long had a place in war. Not as fighters, of course, but as ship's cats or dugout mousers or the mascots of fighting groups. Countless times, too, they've been adopted by soldiers who find them left behind in war zones, their human families put to flight or worse.
The bond between sailors and cats goes back centuries, if not thousands of years. Ship's cats did the grave duty of killing rats and mice that otherwise would eat or contaminate supplies, or generally foul the working and living quarters of sailors. In this role, they enjoyed esteem as fellow toilers as well as playful companions.
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