My bird posts are meant to be small flares of love, joy and kindness fired out into a suddenly dark and uncertain world.
Lacking any medical or scientific knowledge, the only other thing I can think to offer a hurting population right now is Edgar.
You may have seen Edgar in my blog before. He is our cat. An indoor cat, about ten years old, with immense charm and a “keep calm” attitude well suited for the times.
I have revived his Facebook page, but I know for a fact that many of you don’t engage in social media, for various good reasons, so I thought I’d reproduce his Facebook posts here, so you don’t miss them.
Edgar feels he may have valuable advice to offer at this time of being responsibly socially distant at home.
He has ten years of experience in this field, plus he’s a bit of a personal cleanliness fanatic.
Edgar would like to advise everyone to get outside and enjoy some responsibly solitary fresh air when the weather is good. Socially distancing in wet weather is a more advanced skill, but fear not, Edgar will have tips for that too!
Of course, Edgar will have most to say on how to survive and thrive as an “indoor person,” but we will have occasional guest suggestions from Edgar’s lovely assistant, Geordie.
Today’s tip is from Geordie and concerns food in a time of social distancing and staying home.
Many people have posted about how they are either
(a) eating too much from boredom and/or
(b) bored with what they have on hand to eat.
Geordie’s tip: stuff your food in a kong and then try to eat it (without using your hands, obviously.)
This will (a) use up calories while you’re eating and
(b) make any food automatically more interesting.
Edgar needs to have a serious word.
Stay the @*#% home.
He means it.
That is all for today.
Edgar’s key tip for those of you staying at home: NAPPING
It may take you a while to work up to Edgar’s napping prowess, but time really flies when you’re snoozing blissfully for 18 hours a day!
When I couldn’t sleep last night Edgar was a very therapeutic companion. Here are 30 seconds of his soothing purring sounds, in case it helps you through an anxious moment too. ❤️
Stay tuned for more from Edgar as we get through this together.
15 thoughts on “Edgar’s Cat Therapy”
My cat is following Edgar’s advice right now. His mornings are taken up with monitoring the birds outside the window – an important job
Very important. Perhaps you could set him up with the FeederWatch phone app and he could tap with his paw for each species he sees. 😊
Oh, thanks. Missing my planned trip North. Hope to visit sometime this summer. In the meantime, this is wonderful TLC!
I am a health care professional and following my own advice and Edgar’s – STAY the F*^ home. Community transmission is going to increase for the next 4 weeks, and every single person plays a role in transmission of the virus. Edgar you are a wise and handsome fella, and thanks for your pics today. Made my day.
Great post! Thanks Edgar and Geordie for the tips. Edgar, I thoroughly agree on the napping, although I fear your purring sounds much more relaxing than mine. Geordie, perhaps I should try a Kong. Keep us posted.
I love his serious face!
Really enjoyed this!
Did you know: 30 seconds of purring has a chill factor equal to 2 glasses of Chardonnay or 4.5 cannabis gummy bears. 🙂
A whole minute of purring could actually be dangerous … 😉
Thank you for these lovely posts, funny and calming and meditative. Just what we need.
Brilliant!!!My cat is 22 sleeps 23 hours a day and has no advice. Tamara Pearis
Too busy sleeping. 😉 Wise kitty.
Thanks Geordie for the timely advise! LOL!!
I have never heard of a ‘Scottish fold’ cat before. Very interesting. Dori
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 6:44 PM The Urban Nature Enthusiast wrote:
> The Urban Nature Enthusiast posted: “My bird posts are meant to be small > flares of love, joy and kindness fired out into a suddenly dark and > uncertain world. Lacking any medical or scientific knowledge, the only > other thing I can think to offer a hurting population right now is Edgar. ” >
This is a delight. Thank you. 🙂 Appreciative virtual pets to Edgar and Geordie.
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