Cat on top of the world!

How are you guys doing? I am enjoying the sunshine. I like to sit in my owners window sometimes. This window is in a bathroom so it can be a bit tricky for me to reach. First, I have to jump on the counter. Second, I have to jump/run up about another 5 feet to get to the window.

Once I make it up to the window I can see a lot. Recently I have taken an interest in birds. I can hear them a lot lately. But I could not really see them…. until now. This window is awesome. I can see not only birds but trees, and cars go by. Also I can watch my kid owners playing in the yard. They also like to play down by the creek.

Here I am on top of the world!

Later today I plan on taking a nap. Catnaps are the best. To all the humans reading this I want to encourage you to slow down when you can. So do what I do, take a catnap! I know some of you don’t like naps so that is OK. Just remember it is OK to take a break and really take time for yourself. Perhaps that is alone time journaling, or going for a walk, or maybe it is just doing something like having coffee with a friend. Whatever you enjoy, make time for it. Life does not always have to be incredibly busy and stressful.

I want to wish your a great day and remember to find your place on top of the world!

Love

Olive

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Various colors and styles

Do you have a favorite?

Do you have a favorite cat? Here are a few I found on the Internet. Which one is your favorite? Please leave a comment. 🙂

As a cat I think all cats are special. I realize there are a lot of humans who are not “cat people” and that is OK. For those of you who love cats I wanted to say thanks! We think people are special. My owners are very nice to me and I love them. I like to greet them when they get home. Though I am not exactly a lap cat, I do like to sit next to one of my calm owners. I even will put up with the younger humans who tend to pick me up and move me around a lot. I check on them each nite when they go to sleep. I let my owners know when it is time to eat. I just walk near them until they notice it is time to feed me. I am patient most of the time. Now sometimes as a silly cat I have to run around the house a lot. My tail will get big and sometimes I arch my back and hop around a little bit. I think that must be my way of showing them I am a bit scared or maybe excited. Sometimes I meow and or scratch the wall. I am not sure why I do this. I think maybe because I want to tell my owners something but maybe it is just something cats do. What do you think? I hope you have a great day. Make sure you are thankful for all you have.

Love

Olive

Cat’s owner opens new online store

Hi everyone, how are you today? I am good. I have a quick update. My owner has opened a new online store. Check it out here

You can see the logo below and the name of the store.

My owner has spent many hours researching and worked very hard to get this store going. The store is geared toward women who like trendy and stylist items at a reasonable price. I am asking for your support. Here are some ways to support me.

Finally leave comments on your experience with the store. What do you like the most? What do you think in general? What items would you like to see?

To keep prices as low as possible many suppliers are located outside the USA. Most suppliers can have items in stock and can ship within 7 days. However, there are some items that could take longer shipping times depending where you are located in the world. With that said, I am offering free shipping to all customers. Taxes are included in the prices also. You may also contact the store at info@foxymerchant.com

Please consider helping me. My owner sits in a cube at work and has to listen to people around him talk about politics. He thinks this store can really be a win/win for everyone.

Thank you very much for your support!

love

Olive

Cat talks merchandise

Merchandise

Hi Everyone.  How have you been?  I am great.  Today I want to talk to you about my teespring.com storefronts.  My owner is trying to sell some merchandise online to support the blog. We had a chat and decided to go with selling on teespring.com.  Most of the products offered are t-shirts.  However, there are other things that are offered like mugs, stickers, and tote bags.

My owner wants to target a few group of humans. 

  • Women and kids
  • Teachers
  • People who love animals
  • People who like fun things

I setup two storefronts with Teespring.  Click on the links to visit each store.

Teespring is a website that allows a person to create products free of charge.  Teespring is a turnkey solution and alternative to other sites like Amazon.  To do the type of selling like Teespring offers is much more challenging on Amazon.  Amazon requires a very lengthy approval process.  I have decided to start offering merchandise and perhaps in the future expand to other online merchandise selling platforms. 

A special request: Would you consider one of the following?

  • Visiting both storefronts
  • Sharing the links on your blogs, or social media accounts
  • Purchase an item from one of the stores
  • Sharing the storefront links with family and friends

https://teespring.com/stores/silly-olive-merch

https://teespring.com/stores/indiana-teachers

In addition, if you want, I can create various products for you.  I have found the best t-shirts and merchandise is from what is called “vector images”.  Basically, I purchase rights to use images from a website called vectorstock.com.  There are over 300,000 free images and a few ways to purchase premium images. If you would like for me to create a product for you please subscribe and comment. We can then find a way to connect and I can go over options with you.

With my blog I want to encourage humans and people smile.  I also want to reach humans globally.  To make this a reality I need to fund the site.  The two main income streams to fund the site are:

  • Sales from my Teespring storefronts
  • Ad revenue from Amazon ads that appear on my blog

With that said I am trying to reach people through various social media sites such as my Facebook page, my twitter page, and my Facebook Group.  One of the coolest things I have seen with my blog is just how many people around the world love their pets.  In my case cats.  People really love all kinds of pets.  I have made some great friends from all over the world and that makes me happy!

I would love for you to connect with my on these social media platforms.

Enjoy your day and thank you very much for reading my blog!

Olive

Cat asks a question

Do you ever get down or sad? It happens to most humans periodically. There are many things that can discourage people. It could be a relationship, a coworker, a difficult family situation, a job, health issues, money problems, or loneliness. This list could go on and on. Yes… humans have many problems because that is just life. I want to encourage you to make a daily choice to be happy despite your problems and circumstances.

One of the many issues in our society is that people often fall into the trap of valuing things over other people. Additionally, our society tends to put a premium on self focus. How sad. Have you ever thought or been tempted to think the following:

  • If I had more money
  • If I had a better job
  • If my job were more important
  • If I looked better physically
  • If I was younger or older
  • If I were not so shy
  • If I had more friends
  • If I ….

Stop! This kind of thinking is not helping you. You are a child of God and He has a plan for you. I want to encourage you to think about happiness in a different manner. What would it look like if you thought of happiness as a choice?

It is easy to wake up each day and focus on all of your problems. It may be your routine. Please do not misunderstand… I am not saying to ignore your problems. I am saying to not let the stress of these problems define you as a person. OK?

So how you can you be happy more consistently? The answer is to make a simple choice to live life with thankfulness, gratitude, and to server others. This is not easy. Here are some ideas to get started:

  • Spend time with positive people
  • Build other people up
  • Write down your hopes and dreams
  • Set goals and dream
  • Help others – volunteer your time
  • Listen to others
  • Exercise
  • Discover a hobby
  • Forgive
  • Ask for help
  • Pray and have quiet time daily
  • Listen to encouraging music or read encouraging books
  • Strive for excellence – not perfection
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat healthier
  • Go for a walk and allow yourself to enjoy nature
  • Understand life is a journey and will never go according to your plan
  • Smile at a stranger and start a conversation when appropriate
  • Hold the door for someone

What do you think? Can you make a choice to be happy? I believe if you make some simple changes for a few weeks you will notice your attitude will change. You will have more peace. Stress, problems, and all sorts of challenges will still be happen.

As time goes by these problems will not be define you. In fact you get to define your happiness. So take positive steps. Get started by making small changes and as time goes on you will be amazed how much better you feel.

Love,

Olive

Cat recognizes importance of being thankful.

Hi everyone. I hope you are doing great today. Now that Christmas season is officially over my owner put away the decorations this weekend including the Christmas tree. I was kind of sad to see the decorations go.

I was very comfortable under the tree this year. It was a nice place to check out the action and also have some cover from the kids when necessary. It was fun when reached up to play with varoius ornaments. It was a nice place to sleep. Now the tree has been put away.

So my last month routine and comfort with the Christmas tree is gone. Honestly, I don’t like changing my routine or change in general. How about you? However… I am realizing just as the weather has seasons so does life. These seasons of life have various ebbs and flows.

Now that the tree is put away, I have to change my routine. I will have to work to find another place to hide and rest. I could choose to be mad or even allow sadness to control me. I really liked that Christmas tree! But as I mentioned earlier there are seasons in life. I am making a choice to accept this change.

I am choosing what I can control (like my attitude) and trusting God to provide for me. I have thought about this and have a few plans. I have one plan I like the most! I have been thinking about going back upstairs to hang out a lot lately. I know the area. I have experience there. Upstairs is a giant panda about 6 feet tall. It is a stuffed animal. One of the little humans got this panda for her birthday last fall. I will check that out as a resting place. This is much different from the cover of the Christmas tree but it will be a cool adventure to see what this will be like. So wish me luck!

This year I want to encourage you to choose to have an good attitude as you face challenges and changes. I realize you may have many struggles but also remember there is always hope. As long as you are alive you can choose to have an attitude of thankfulness. Now this is not easy, but life is not easy. Try making a choice to live life with gratitude and thankfulness for 1 week. See what happens!

To get started mediate on things such as love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, kindness, and faithfulness. Then as you go about your week, recognize when one of these blessings happen. I think you will see a pattern of blessings in your life. As you recognize the blessings just tell God thanks! He loves to hear from you! This will develop a habit of thankfulness and I promise you will have more peace.

I will finish up today with a video. Something as simple as receiving some pets from my owner makes my happy. I love my humans and I know they love me.

I hope that brings you a smile and confidence that no matter what changes in your life you can be sure you are loved and you have an important purpose.

Love,

Don’t for get to check out my new merchandise! Here are a few examples:

Olive is selling t-shirts and more!

Hi to everyone around the world! How are you doing? I am ready for the weekend. What about you? Today I wanted to let you know I am beginning to add more items to my online store. I hope to add more and more things in the coming weeks.

Additionally, if you have a design you like I can put it on various items like t-shirts, hoodies, and many other types of items. Just subscribe to my blog and I can contact you via email and send you a picture of what the item will look like and a link to it if you want to purchase it.

Love,

Olive

Thoughts on Cat Adoption

I know many of you who read my blog already have a cat. Maybe you have had a cat in the past or a pet that you have lost. I wanted to talk to you today about adopting a cat. My humans adopted me when I was a young kitten. I am so happy they did. I am not purrfect, but I know my humans love me and I love them.

Sure, I require my owners to have some extra responsibilities and they need to spend extra money for me, but I think it is a win/win for many reasons like the following:

  • I make humans happy
  • I can lower your stress with my purring or just being near you
  • I am a great friend
  • I can catch things like bugs or a mouse

Would you consider visiting a local animal shelter in 2020? Many places in the United States where I live have a website where you can see animals up for adoption. You can see these animals from your phone or computer. That is so easy so no excuses!

If you have an interest in one of the animals up for adoption go ahead and call the shelter. Let someone know of your interest or just stop by the shelter and ask to see the animals up for adoption.

My owners got me for $60 at shelter like this one when I was a kitten. I was in a cage next to many other kittens and older cats. I know many animals were scared and uncomfortable. All of the animals were there because they were lost or unwanted.

There were many dogs in another part of the shelter. Many of the doggies had been picked up as they lost so they were brought to the shelter. Though shelters can be a sad place… shelters are also a place for hope. So many animals do get adopted each year and that is very encouraging.

I have a challenge for you. If you don’t have a pet and are considering one, think about a getting a pet from a shelter nearby you. You can save a life and have a wonderful friend too!

PS, you don’t have to adopt a cat, you can adopt a dog or any animal the local shelter may have.

With Love,

Olive

Cat asks a song question II

Hi everyone! Today’s post is best viewed on a desktop or tablet – actually all of my posts seem to render better on these platforms. However, no worries if you are reading on your smart phone. 🙂

Yesterday I posted 2 songs and a few of you gave feedback. Thank you! The 3 people that gave feedback liked Skynyrd better. I was a bit surprised. Don’t get me wrong I love them but Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands of all time! Personally I think Stairway has to be in the top 3 rock and roll songs ever. But that is just me.

With that in mind I am posting 2 more songs today. Today I wanted to get your feedback again. These songs are both classics just like the songs I posted yesterday. However, over the years I think the first one has gained more and more respect. The 2nd song is just classic 70’s rock. Which one is better to you and why? I will post the lyrics also.

I was a little too tall, could’ve used a few pounds
Tight pants points hardly renown
She was a black-haired beauty with big dark eyes
And points all her own sitting way up high
Way up firm and high

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy

Out in the back seat of my sixty Chevy
Workin’ on mysteries without any clues
Workin’ on our night moves
Trying’ to make some front page drive-in news
Workin’ on our night moves
In the summertime
In the sweet summertime

We weren’t in love, oh no, far from it
We weren’t searching for some pie in the sky summit
We were just young and restless and bored
Living by the sword
And we’d steal away every chance we could
To the backroom, the alley, the trusty woods
I used her she used me, but neither one cared
We were getting our share

Workin’ on our night moves
Trying to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin’ on out night moves
And it was summertime
Sweet summertime, summertime

And oh, the wonder
Felt the lightning
Yeah, and we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far-off, I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from nineteen-sixty-two
Ain’t it funny how the night moves?
When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

Hmm, night moves
(Night moves) night moves
(Night moves) yeah
(Night moves) night moves
(Night moves) I remember the night moves
(Night moves) ain’t it funny how you remember?
(Night moves) funny how you remember
(Night moves) I remember, I remember, I remember, I remember
(Night moves) oh
(Night moves) move away
(Night moves) we’re gonna practice, love
(Night moves) night moves
(Night moves) oh, I remember
(Night moves) yeah, yeah, yeah, I remember
(Night moves) oh, I remember
(Night moves) god, I remember
(Night moves) lord, I remember

Oh, woman, oh, yeah, yeah, uh-huh, I remember, I remember

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
‘this could be heaven or this could be hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here

Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain,
‘please bring me my wine’
He said, ‘we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ‘we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
‘relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!

So… which song do you like better? Leave a comment! I gotta go but I wish you a safe and wonderful New Year. Make 2020 the best year ever!

Love, Olive

Cat asks a song question

Hi everyone! How are you doing? I hope you are having a great day. Today I wanted to get your feedback. I have posted 2 songs below. Which one is better and why? I think both are great.

This one?

or this one?

Subscribe and comment. 🙂

Have a great day!

Love, Olive