Saturday, February 16, 2013

TAIL DOWN
Driving around town on St Valentine's Day
with Miss Daisy Dailey
Humans have set up society so that every day they have to do things they don't like. Some of these activities are to do with earning enough money to buy items that make them feel better about the things they don't like doing. 

My strategies below may help promote a more cheerful outlook:

  • When you're feeling overwhelmed and as if you've lost control, try cleaning one unhygienic corner of your kitchen and/or one unhygienic utensil. You'll instantly feel as if you're in control again!


  • Make a list of all the things you don't want to do today and don't do them.

  • Caught in traffic? Smile and wave at someone in another car. This may lead to an interesting adventure or an embarrassing incident; either way, it's better than sitting there feeling frustrated and bored. (Warning: This strategy is unsuitable for introverts.)


Thought for the Day
When your partner or friend tells you they're depressed, don't ask them why or search for the root cause. Take them out and buy them an expensive present. (This is good for them and good for your human economy.)
Song of the Week

11 comments:

  1. Dear Tony,
    As usual very valuable tips.

    I'm one of the few people who enjoy a good traffic jam if I'm not in a hurry. It's excellent people spotting and it's a good time for calling someone a bit down on the priority list of people you want to stay in touch with that you wouldn't waste "real" time on.

    Have a splendid weekend.

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    1. Dear Mr T, you are a human who thinks deeply about life and how to make it richer and better. I learn a lot from your comments on this blog. We must meet soon. Perhaps up in the Highlands of Scotland?

      I hope your week goes well.

      With warmest friendship

      Tony Russell

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  2. Insightful and refreshing as always, T. I'm going to take your sage advice but will put off cleaning the funkiest kitchen cabinet until some time later as it's on my 'don't wanna do it' list for today. Thanks for being uniquely YOU!

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    1. Hello, Mr Mark. You are getting the hang of the canine mindset and living in the moment. No one really cares about greasy surfaces caked with fluff, do they? Not when you can be having a game with Monkey or walking by the sea.

      Warmest wagtails

      Tony Russell

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  3. You're really inconsistent, SWD. First you point the paw at humans for being consumers; then you tell them to buy a depressed mate upmarket trash! Which do you reach for first, your Greenpeace badge or your plastic? Get yourself sorted, Tony. Just saying.

    Melissa James is awesome, btw.

    Laters

    PP

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    1. Welcome back, Ms PP. I'm sorry if my posts have been confusing you. I try not to be judgmental and I like my strategies to be elastic and fit all, as long as they help humans in some way.

      Forgive me for saying this, but I think you might be a human writing to me as a cat and I wonder if you'd like to book a session with me? My reason for wondering about you is that I have never met a cat who could talk and/or write.

      With warmest good wishes

      Tony Russell

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    2. 'You've never met a cat who could talk and/or write?!' You need to get out more, SWD. Next you'll be saying you've never met a gnome so they can't really exist!

      I'll meet you for a latte but you can pay, okay.

      Things to do ...

      PP

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  4. Fantastic advice as always. I laughed out loud at your "Thought of the Day." You look wonderful in the car photos. And Melissa James' "Don't You Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirits Down" was a perfect choice for this post. I look forward to your weekly posts, Tony.

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    1. My dear Ms Kara, I am always so wagtail pleased to find that you've come back yet again to my blog. You are always so attentive to my words, so kind and positive about my work as a human coach. If ever I felt I wasn't making any headway with humans, I'd only have to re-read your comments to motivate me again.

      With warmest affection

      Tony Russell

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  5. Driving with Miss Daisy - that's cool!

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    1. Hello once again, Ms Toni. Yes, it was very cool to be out with Miss Daisy as there are no shortage of escorts wanting to be seen around with her. She is the pug Paris Hilton in St Pete's, except she hasn't any money and is quite stocky. I'm pleased you are finding the time to keep up with my posts.

      With warmest affection and tail ways

      Tony Russell

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