if you stare at someone long enough, eventually you’ll get what you want.
don’t go out without ID.
be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by piddling on their shoes.
be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.
leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
always give people a friendly greeting. a cold nose in the crotch is effective.
when you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you’re dragged out from under the bed).
if it’s not wet and sloppy, it’s not a real kiss.
never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
when loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
when it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
take naps and stretch before rising.
run, romp and play daily.
eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
be loyal.
never pretend to be something you’re not.
if what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
when someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them…gently.
thrive on attention and let people touch you.
avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
on hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
when you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
no matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing or pout, run right back and make friends.
delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.

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