Thursday, December 9, 2010

How To Live Like A Cat

How to Live Like a Cat

Many people lead busy, stressful lives and it may be hard for some of us to shift gears and live the lifestyle of a cat. Others will find it to be an easy task. The main goal of Like Like A Cat Day is simple: You can do anything, including nothing.

We are frequently amazed by our cat Bobo’s indifference and boredom when we are under stress, or the amount of energy she has when we are trying to take a nap. The point is Bobo doesn’t care what we think. Live Like A Cat Day is a day for you to do exactly what you want.

If you want to stay in bed all day and have pizzas delivered every hour on the hour do it. If you want to lay in a hammock all day long, do it. We all need a good lesson in learning to relax. We hope Live Like A Cat Day can help facilitate that goal.
We beta tested Live Like a Cat Day and thought we would share some of our advice so you can maximize the experience. Here are some tips in no particular order:

1. - The most important thing to remember is that Live Like a Cat Day is YOUR day. If you want to sleep all day, then sleep. If the phone rings and you don’t want to answer it, then don’t. You can even ignore your wife or husband if they try to tell you to do something. THINK and LIVE like a cat.

2 - Stock up on supplies before the big day. The last thing you want to do is have to get in your car and drive somewhere to get snacks, booze or whatever you might need. Go to the store and get what you might need so you can maximize your cat day experience. Of course, if you want to go out on cat day you can. It’s just nice to have the option to stay in the whole day if you want to.

3 - Have food delivered to you. On this day, pamper yourself with some food delivered to your door. Call your favorite pizza place or other restaurant that delivers food. Lounge around, sleep or watch TV while some poor sap brings your food to you.

4 - Watch pay per view movies. Normally it is a rip off to order a pay per view movie, but splurge a little bit today and order one if you’re in the mood for a movie. You could also rent some movies in advance if you go out for snacks and stuff the day before.

5 - Sleep in. Turn off the alarm clock and sleep in. Don’t get up until you feel like it.

6 - Play video games. If you love playing video games but feel guilty for playing them or get the evil eye when you do, relax… on Live Like a Cat Day you can play video games all day long if you like.

7 - Read a book. Take time to read that book you’ve been wanting to read.

8 - Spend time on your favorite hobby. Do you like to knit? Build boats in glass bottles? Collect baseball cards? Veg out and listen to music? I suggest you spend some time on enjoying your favorite hobby or whatever you like to do for fun.

9 - Take a bath and groom yourself. When was the last time you took a nice, warm, relaxing bath? Showers are for busy people. Do you have nose or ear hairs that need grooming? Cats spend plenty of time grooming and perhaps you should spend some time catching up in this area if you’ve been slacking lately.

10 - Do nothing. Don’t try too hard on Live Like a Cat Day. This is a no-brainer holiday. You can make it as easy or complicated as you wish. When in doubt, do nothing.

11 - Don’t do anything you don’t want to do. This is important. If a cat doesn’t want to be petted, they will let you know by biting you. If a cat doesn’t come to you when you call their name, they won’t. If they don’t like the food you feed them, they won’t eat it. Do you see a pattern here? If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it!

12 - Sit down and stare out of the window. Find a chair or perhaps a blanket and pillows and go to window with a nice view and space out. Empty your mind and think about nothing. Watch the birds or whatever is outside your window. Zone out as if you have just had a lobotomy.

13 - Get nutty and REALLY live like a cat. If you want to go the extra mile consider batting some toys around on the floor or chasing the light from a laser pointer. Lay down on the floor in a random location in your house. Take a nap in the bathtub. If you live with someone, annoy them until they bring you a snack. Try sitting on top of your refrigerator. Get creative and explore what it is like to be a cat.

14 - Party! Live Like a Cat Day is the perfect excuse to invite people over so you can lounge around, do nothing or have some fun. If you’ve spent a good chunk of the day doing nothing and are ready for some interaction, consider having one or more friends over for cocktails, a movie, games or whatever.
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