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Friday, July 22, 2016

Advice and Cats

Coco and her pet human, TAB
The Amazing Bob gave me brill advice over the years. In going through all his papers, I found this one, below, from 2008-ish. This was in the days of BOP (Big Orange Pumpkin) before we became Tux Central.

An aside – TAB was especially fond of large orange tabbies. Jen has suggested that if reincarnation is a thing, TAB’s gonna come back as an orange tabby who’s adopted by a certain cat lady (*cough* me) here on the Neck.

Yes, yes this would be good.

In any case, here are his words of wisdom imparted on that day:
You’re not required to like everyone in your family or all your in-laws. I didn’t and I’ve never met anyone who did.

No one – including you – is expected to win over people who show you no respect.
You’ve got plenty to cope with already. Like what?

Like dealing with your neuromas, your deafness, your full-time job in a failing economy, your fight to keep your increasingly svelte figure, creating and marketing your works of art and taking care of BOP and me…to name a few.

Lighten up your load, my sweet.
Yeah, my man was wise – not just a wise guy.

If you're really a mean person you're going to come back as a fly and eat poop.
~ Kurt Cobain
TAB, as a cat, will have nothing but Fancy Feast Grilled Tuna and Catnip Fever treats. Of course.

An interesting take from Faulkner:
You know that if I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
and I like this, from Nuno Roque:
I love the idea of reincarnation, so just in case it doesn't exist, I decided to be different people in the same lifetime.
TAB and I mebbe would've done this but, ya know, that's a lot of work and we have a herd of cat to feed and cosset!

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