Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Proverbs

I was tagged by Henry Helton to do the proverb meme. Here is what a proverb is:

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience.

A watched cat never naps.
I am ready to nap, but since mum is around, those eyes of mine will not close until she leaves!

Based upon the Peter Princple. You rise to the level of your incompetence.
A cat rises to the top of the cat tree.

Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong will.
Any cat that can nap will.Mum enjoyed her day off, first that means the noisy thing by the bed does not go off, so that is nice. But she got up early enough to feed me before my bowl was totally empty.

Then even though it was a vacation day she had to talk on the phone for a short while about her latest project. She has to keep these guys in line so they get stuff done on time. So much for taking the WHOLE day off, but she said she left early on Thursday to visit the tooth doctor for a checkup. So it sort of made up for it. I did not get to spend the day snuggling with her.

After her phone call she left for a while and when she came back Grampie was with her. They messed about in the metal monsters room for a bit. Then left again. A bit later mum was back, finally for good for the rest of the day. I showed her, I didn't meet her at the door like I usually do when she comes home. I was not going to interrupt my nap.
So not a bad day, but not really a full day with mum. Maybe soon we will have a day like that. I hope so, a day to sit and watch birdies, snuggle, mooch treats and get lots of scritches.
Then today mum was gone almost all day playing in traffic again. When do I gets time with you?


Beau Beau & Angie said...

We likes any cat that naps will. If only da hyoomans could catch a nice cat nap at any time during the day they might be feel as good as we do.

Henry Helton said...

Haha. Your proverb is very true, Derby. Henry will have to read it tomorrow, he isn't feeling well so I am reading the blogs today.


DK & The Fluffies said...


Edsel/The Pooch said...

it's so unfair how they treat us. do they think we have lots of stuff to do all day? i mean, i can't even turn on the tv to watch Martha Stewart in the morning. they are so inconsiderate

The Fluffy Tribe said...

we thinks you need to haf a serious discussion wif yer Mom about priorities and poodies ~The Fluffy Tribe

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Wonderful proverbs Derby!
Our mom hates to go to the dentist because they usually find something that needs fixing and she has to go back.
Have you tried hiding the monster keys?????

Fox's Mom said...

My people has been doing the very same thing! Then yesterday her friend got kinda put out with her and she ran her timecard. It said she had worked twenty whole days straight!

So she stayed home from hunting today and I got to sleep with her all day. She only got up to eat and finish reading the Harry Potter story. Then she went right back to sleep.

And she promises to only work five days this time.

Make your people promise you the same thing.


PrincessMia said...

Excellent proverbs! and so very true.

michico 小芥 said...

That is very true of your proverb, I love it~!

Lux said...

"... A cat rises to the top of the cat tree ..."

So true ... but now I have an image in my head of us kitties rising upward without benefit of paws and claws! :)