Friday, March 16, 2007

Freday with Fred the Cat

Anyone who knows a cat knows that it doesn’t take much for us find our contentment. Give us a good meal, clean surroundings and a warm place to curl up for a nap and you have a very peacefully contented cat.

Being a cat I find my contentment easily. As a human, where do you go and what do you do, to find your own peace and contentment?


Blogger sumo said...

I stick my head in a good historical book...and or music that soothes the savage beast.

March 16, 2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I'm a lot like the Fred, except I don't lick my face so much anymore.

March 16, 2007 4:12 AM  
Blogger MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Oh Fred darling, I just stay at home and play Solitaire with my memories.

March 16, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

I like to read other blogs while listening to either jazz or newer classic rock on xm radio.

March 16, 2007 7:44 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

When it's cold, I light the fire, pick up a guitar, sit down on the couch, and play. There ain't nuttin' but me and that guitar for a while. If it's not cold - forget the fire.

March 16, 2007 7:56 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Long Run, full stomach, one beer, and a nap.


March 16, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Alone I love to sketch or paint, go to the beach no matter the season. With my daughter we like to just cuddle and read her books or play with her blocks, very calming, brings home what is important.........

March 16, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

This week contentment was found in doing the right thing for a cat. Our 12 year old had to have dental surgery. Follow up has required pain medication and antibiotics despite clawed protest.

Now out of pain she is scampering around like a kitten. So Fred, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Miss Priss is purring.

The humans just make reading time.

March 16, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

My hubby and I go for a hike and take the camera and binoculars with us.

March 16, 2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I had no idea, but apparently I'm a cat! Give me a good meal and then let me curl up in my easy chair with a book, the iPod, the laptop, and a TV and then watch me multitask my way to a blissful state. When the knees aren't bothering me, a long run also gets the endorphins flowing.

March 16, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Jersey Guy said...

I do a lot of things for enjoyment, walk, take lots and lots of pictures, read, surf the web and, when I'm in better shape than right now, bike and run. I have never consciously, however, thought in terms of "peace and contentment". Don't really know what to make of that.


March 16, 2007 11:48 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

I rub my face on a nice blankee like You're sleeping on, Mr. Fred. It feels so Faboo...and makes my itchy allergy eyes get soothed!


March 16, 2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Cairo The Boxer said...

I like beer!

March 16, 2007 2:12 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i like to stay home. read, play music, goof around with my critters, putter in the garden. this week has been close to perfect on a contentment scale for me. enough work to keep the wolf from the door, not enough to interfere with my extreme delight that when spring break at college rolled around my daughter chose to come home and stay here with me rather than go off to some island somewhere to drink herself insensible. a friend just sent me a great new cookbook with a bazillion pie and pastry recipes. calories will ensue. oh, yeah, some folks from l.a. are playing a st. paddy's day gig a couple towns over. they've invited me to join in the festivities. still won't be drinking, but i will be playing with passion and jigging my old ass off.

March 16, 2007 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visit Bluegrrrl's site and yours for peace, happiness and satisfaction on the Internet.

Maybe next Friday you could interview Fred about what he recommends as good Spring vacations.

Please tell him not to recommend the Sunshine State as I'm already very familiar with Tampa, Clearwater and Ft. Lauderdale. A previous ER nurse girlfriend of mine was from the latter area and I had many occasions to visit there.


March 16, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

"Being a cat I find my contentment easily. As a human, where do you go and what do you do, to find your own peace and contentment?"

I try to accept that you monkeys that live around me are just what you are. It isn't easy.

March 16, 2007 8:06 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear PoP,

i like working out in the beachblogger art bunker making signs and listening to npr. and i'm reading a good book too: The Galton Case.

peace, peter

March 16, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Catnip helps

March 17, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger roger said...

a snack and a catnap are just fine.

March 17, 2007 7:53 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Some cats like to listen to music to relax.

March 17, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Blogging, reading, and a trip down the bayou community where I grew up to see the old friends. The beauty of the bayou is beyond what you can imagine. Stopping along the bayou, to just rest under a tree that hangs over the water with the moss draped from the limbs. Peaceful and can put you into a deep sleep if you let it.

March 17, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

Out for a run or a day on the water...that's all I need.

March 17, 2007 9:44 AM  
Anonymous oldwhitelady said...

I enjoy a good nap, too. Reading a gripping book is relaxing, so is the park. Walking, perhaps trying to run, bring about a nicely rose colored uplift, or is that a fainting spell? I'm ready for spring to begin. I plan to plant lots of stuff in my small garden, and I'm making plans to show the kayak lakes and rivers it hasn't seen before.

Cleaning house (something that really really needs to be done - thanks to kitties playing and knocking things over, dropping cat hairs where ever it might land) is not one of my favorite things, but as far as contentment goes, it's right up there.. because it means there are sweet wonderful kitties (just like you, Fred the Cat) hanging around the place.

March 17, 2007 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

Unfortunately, the places I find contentment are far, far away from where I now live. Friends' homes in Knoxville and the greenway that runs along Third Creek there. The Great Smoky Mountains National park (away from the tourists, mind you). Often, when life in San Diego jangles my nerves (like, daily), I close my eyes and revisit those happy places.

March 17, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I used to have two cats when I was Younger.

March 17, 2007 2:49 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

the local watering hole Fred

March 17, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger G. said...

I wish my happiness was as simple as finding a piece of newspaper to lie on.


March 18, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

As silly as it sounds, I find my peace and contentment through blogging.

March 19, 2007 12:36 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Ideally I gain some serenity via hiking and climbing, but lately I haven't been able to get away. So long walks and sessions at an indoor climbing gym have had to suffice.
Guess I should be grateful I can even do that much.

March 19, 2007 10:45 AM  

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