Resolutions? What’s That?

Napping with Mom on the recliner

New Years Resolutions? Huh?

Huh?  What exactly is all this “resolution” stuff anyway?  I know humans like to use the arrival of a new year as a reason to make a lot of promises to themselves and others about things they want to do.   I kind of think that we animals live in the moment and don’t plan stuff – we just ARE… we don’t need to make resolutions – do we!  

But in the spirit of the need humans have to go through this annual ritual, I’ll try to be a good sport and “play along”…..after giving it a whole lot of though (you can tell by the photo of me that I’m really thinking hard) here are some ideas I’ve come up with for ME:  

  1. I’m going to try harder not to fling litter all over the place when “flushing” in my litter box so Mom doesn’t have to sweep it all up and put it back in the box.
  2. I’m going to try to be neater with my toys and quit hiding them under furniture where my poor old Mom has to crawl around on the floor looking for them. 
  3. I’m going to spend even more time on my Mom’s lap having naps and being companionable because I know my Mom loves for me to lie on her legs and keep her warm.

Hmm….nothing very earth-shattering there on my list is there.  I should be able to do ALL of those things with no problem – right?

OK – I have to admit – this “resolution” thing wasn’t so hard to do.  If I can do it – then YOU can do it… what do you say my friends?  Do you have any resolutions in mind?  Huh?????????????

Happy Friday!


16 responses »

  1. Good morning, Sammy! Those all sound like FINE resolutions, my friend. I’ve been thinking hard (and napping) and thinking some more (and napping), trying to come up with a list. I may have mine ready by Jan 1….or 2nd.
    Happy Friday, Sam!
    Love, Sundae


    • Hi Sundae! Good for you – napping is great “thinking time” and I’m sure you’ll come up with some great resolutions too. The one about my litter box will be the toughest one to live up to for me because I’m a very enthusiastic litter box user BUT – it’s the least I can do to help out around here!

      Enjoy your Friday! (and your thinking naps 😉 )
      Love, Sam


    • Hi Ruby! Thanks for your input – that’s my favorite one too. I think some of the things our humans wind up helping us with are not only things they secretly like to do, but it keeps them on their toes and I’m all for that! 🙂

      Kitty Hugs and Happy New Year!


  2. Hah! I’m answering this wth a poem I wrote a few days ago . . .

    A Few Words about the Upcoming New Year

    more cheap wine
    than a good song and dance
    looking forward to tomorrow
    time to turn over a new you
    same thing each new year
    lies . . . and more lies
    all to make us feel good
    about ourselves; the grace of man is sorely lacking if he can delude himself
    so cheaply
    my new year’s resolution is . . .
    who cares…you don’t why should we
    another year staring us in the face
    it’ll be like the last one
    lying to yourself
    every chance you get
    not happy with this
    wish I could change that
    if only I could . . .
    or, as “they” say
    get a grip
    its status quo, bro, the only way to go . . .

    ©December 28, 2011 / Jerry Pat Bolton


  3. Sam, that sounds like a great idea! I do believe you will manage to keep these resolutions 😉 Also all of us here from Sweden and France want to congratulate you in advance on your 12th Birthday! We hope you will have a great New Years Eve and birthday!
    Much love!


    • Thanks Miss Patricia and Miss Mathilde! We hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve in France and I bet you’re going to be glad to see your boys when you get back to Sweden. I’ll be sure and let you know how my birthday was no doubt I’ll be blogging about that Sunday.

      Love to you too!!


    • I have NO DOUBT your humans will appreciate THAT new years resolution if you can keep it! It’s tough to move on from a favorite spot once you’ve found it – reducing your frequency though would be a swell compromise!! Good luck with that…….



    • Great minds think alike Cody! Mom and I are happy that we met you and your Mom and all the other swell folks who have followed my blog this past year. We love Cat Chat and YOU!!

      Happy New Year……….
      Your Always Friend, Sam


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