Tuesday, April 24, 2007

On balance

Man, I've sat on this meme for a coupla weeks now. Sorry, everycat! Anyway, it came from Faz and it's about achieving balance in one's life. Hope you enjoy my thoughts... with pink text in honour of Lilly Lu, who's been pretty sick lately.

How do you achieve balance in your life?
We cats have an innate sense of balance (like on fences and walls and things), and I reckon we're pretty good at inner balance, too. We don't have to work particularly hard to achieve it, it just happens...

What is your biggest challenge in balancing your life?
Having to depend on Nick and Kate for food and outdoor privileges cramps my style a bit sometimes. But I've been living with them for almost 5 years now, they're learning to see things my way more and more.

What are your priorities?
All my priorities revolve around the most important thing in my life: me! My comfort, my standing in the West Hobart feline commuity, my health. As such, my priorities are threefold:


Work: This is me on partol for the West Hobart Tigers. As captain/coach, it's vital that I lead by example. This takes up a fair bit of my waking time.


Rest: Here's me doing what I do best, relaxing on my sheepskin rug in my basket. If you're a regular visitor to this blog, you'll know that the sheepskin is but one of my many sleeping places. I like to rotate them from time to time; right now, I'm going through a basket phase.


Play: Aah, the old stringplay. Keeps me fit and young, as well as helping me develop skills and drills to share with the Tigers.

How have your priorities changed over time and why?
Well, they've always revolved around my comfort and my public profile. I'd like to think that I've become a bit more outward-looking since I've been with the Tigers. But not too much!

What advice can you share to help all of us balance our own lives?
To appropriate a well-worn phrase from the world of chocolate advertising, 'A chicken a day helps you work, rest and play!'

Cheers,
--Pabs

11 comments:

Monica said...

Hi Pablo. I'm so glad that you are back. We have missed you terribly at the Pablo Fan Club headquarters. Was Kate off on another trip gathering information for you?

Phoebe said...

I really like these pictures, Pablo. You look very attentive in the one of you doing your patrols. It sounds like you have some good strategies for keeping your priorities in line.

Monica said...

PS. I "pinged" your blog for you. That makes it show up on the blogrolling lists as updated.

Daisy said...

Pablo, you have really achieved the perfect balance between work, rest and play. That is not easy to do!

Parker said...

Well said my friend. That was a great look into your balance!

Pablo said...

No, Monica, Kate's just been 'busy'. Whatever.

Pablo said...

Oh, and thanks for the ping. I saw that on your blog... it's a good idea!

Lillie Ammann said...

Thanks for participating in the meme. You are one well-balanced cat.

Donners said...

Pabsy, may I say you ARE looking very slim, fit and young... not as many cats age so gracefully.

Luv, amy

Pablo said...

Thanks for the compliments, Amy, but are you suggesting that I'm... old? I don't even qualify for 'senior' cat food yet!

Donners said...

Oops, but I have known you since you were a wee kitten, and that was a while ago...I won't say how long...

Kate must have given you good dry food to help keep your teeth in good shape :)