The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cats

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cats

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Take initiative.  Realize that you come first and that your needs take priority over everyone else’s.   

it's all about the kitty

Habit 2: Begin with the Tail in Mind

If the tail ain’t happy, kitty ain’t happy.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Prioritize your work based on importance:  Eating, napping, looking cute, getting rid of the dog, snacking, finding sunshine, sleeping, shredding important documents = all important. 

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Aim for mutually beneficial solutions in your relationships.  For example, the dog gets a new place to live and you get a dog-free life. The human gets to use the can opener, and you get snacks.  Your staff gets to vacuum, and you get to nap on the couch.  You get to try new adventures, the humans get to shop for new curtains. 

a very effective cat

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Snack

Create an atmosphere of caring, respect, and problem solving that culminates in a full food bowl.  Understand where the snacks are, and where your humans are weak.  Exploit these combinations to maximize food opportunities. 

Habit 6: Synergize

Use teamwork to achieve goals you can’t accomplish alone.   For example, get the dog blamed for the broken vase.  While the humans are yelling at the dog and cleaning up the mess, steal the chicken off the kitchen counter.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Claws

Self-explanatory.  Always handy.

think inside the box

 

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One Response to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cats

  1. CATachresis says:

    Hmmmm! A couple there I need to work on!

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