9.30.2008

No More Homework!

Mom has brought home "work" every night since last Tuesday (that's a whole week) and she said she will probably need to bring home more for the next week. This is really cutting into MY time! I need to visit my friends, get scritches, eat treats, be brushed and generally be pampered. Mom promised me when she stopped being a professor that all of this "homework" would stop, but I keep seeing papers!

Mom, I need to visit my friends. Can you put all that paperwork away?


Note from Mom: Praline is a very demanding little Southern Belle, but she does so much for me (especially when I am stressed from work and feeling sorry for myself with all of these health issues). I found this little quote and I wanted to share what I am sure many of us believe to be true about our little fur children.

What Cats Do For Us

Warm our laps...
Give us someone to talk to...
Help reduce high blood pressure...
Create a "kindred" feeling with other cat people...
Turn common household objects into cat toys...
Make us more aware of birds...
Donate their services as alarm clocks...
Display daring acrobatic feats in front of our eyes...
Contribute to living a longer life...
Make a window sill more beautiful...
Keep mice on the run...
Make us smile...
Inspire Poets and Playwrights...
Teach us how to land on our feet...
Let us indulge our desires to spoil someone...
Make our homes warmer...
Remind us that our life is mysterious...
Share with us the all-is-well purring experience...
Instruct us in the luxurious art of stretching...
Show us how to lick our wounds and go on...
Give us cool cartoon characters...
Make even an old worn couch look beautiful...
Open our hearts...

Mom Paula: I can just feel my stress level going down when I look at that sweet face.

21 comments:

MaoMao said...

Awwww, what a purreshus post! Praline, you are such a gorgus floofy kitty gurl, and Momma and alla us Ballicai love the quote about What Cats Do. Momma feels the same way about us Ballicai -- no matter what ups and downs life might bring, we can always make her laugh, make her smile, bring her joy. We are four of the brightest lights of her life, her fur childrun. :)

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMaoMaoMaoMao!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Well, what's not to love about that sweet face?

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Yup, we are wonderful!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

How true that quote is. Mom agrees with your mom about Himmies being so demanding. Our Cerise was and also very high maintenance. Mom misses her every day. Take time to pet the kitties mom always says.

Forty Paws said...

Awww yes. Such a sweet girl Ms. Sweet Praline.

Luf, Us

Veronica (& Fig) said...

Hi Praline! You are so adorable. I love your little toe tufts in the last picshur.
I hope your mommie does not works too hard. My mommie is gone during the day but in the evenings it is KITTY TIME! But she is not a Professor...yet.
Veronica

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Of course she is helpful! Cats always are!

JB's Big World said...

Great post! Yes, we are wonderful, aren' we? hee hee
--JB

Lorianna said...

Oh what a wonderful quote! It made me teary eyed. Praline is so precious. I hope you have many more years together.
Praline, you will just have to give Mommy Paula "The Look" to get some attention. You know she'll give in! ;)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Lorianna

GOMA+SACHIE said...

ohhh mai mom luvs the poem you madez! she is not stop saying Awwww, ohhhhs and ahhhz!! it iz too funnyz! Praline you compuriter too much! mai mom say it is addictive, and me don't think it is yummy!!

The Island Cats said...

We always knew we were special but that list explains why very well!

Praline, we hope you get more time with your mom soon!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Sunny's Mommy said...

I can, too. They do a lot for us to improve our daily lives :-)

Praline, I hope your Mom gets her priorities straight soon!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Praline dear, what a lovely picture of gorgeous floofy you. And Mom and I just love that quote! So true. We cats are so special to our people -- we bring Mom joy every day; even looking at us, watching us, makes her so happy. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that is so sweet. im glad your mommy appreciates all you do for her. now she just needs to stop being so busy!


ps your mommy should go get you grass right now! it is sooooo nommy

Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum sez yup, that is all very true.

Sassy Kat said...

The work of the professor will not stop, nope don't count on it. I bet the professor has to do a lot of work to make sure everyone is learning. You will just have to make sure that you nose in when she is busy and get your quality time.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Aw, Praline, you've got your mom wrapped tighter than a bandaid around your little paw.

We've worked so hard and changed colors so often today, we are beat. We really didn't want to upgrade but now that it's done, perhaps blogger will be nicer to us.

Lux said...

Oh, for sure - Praline does have such a sweet face! That quote is so very true ...

Shadow / Molly said...

Yup, da mom agrees wif yer mom too! Praline, perhaps just one more chance yoo can gives yer mom?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yup, our number one priority is to make sure our beans is okay...if we can't make dem feel better den something is furry, furry wrong.

GRRRETA said...

Praline, you look so sweet in that picture. That quote is replete with truths.