Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Friday, June 28, 2013

What's Your Pleasure?

The first week of July is apparently designated as pleasure week.  I don't make this stuff up.  You can look it up, as I did, in, among other places, an old newspaper article (June 27, 1988) in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sun Sentinel.

PSA message coming in (make that arrow sound hitting an archery target): Don't abuse drugs.  That's a supreme downer, as these great anti-drug songs attest.

"Artificial Energy," by the Byrds
from the LP The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)

"Kicks," by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
As covered by Paul Revere and the Raiders
Released as a single (1966)

"Co'dine," by Buffy Sainte-Marie (1963)
As covered by Donovan (1964)
Released on the album Sixty Four (2004)

"The Needle and the Damage Done," by Neil Young
Included on the LP Harvest (1972)
(Shown here in a live performance)

"The Pusher," by Hoyt Axton
As covered by Steppenwolf
Released as a single & on the LP Steppenwolf (1968)

Point made, I trust.

So, what's your pleasure?  For us felines, it's pretty basic:

  • Nice sun-patch on a comfortable, dry sleeping surface.
  • Plenty of n'yum n'yums on demand.
  • Running water to keep us hydrated.
  • "Bird TV," as Sparkle the Designer Cat calls it.  Other critter watching works, too.  Clean windows, if you please!  We want to see everything.
  • Lots of interesting kitty toys.  This includes whatever we find fascinating; whether or not humans think they're toys is irrelevant.
  • For those of us who enjoy them, lots of back-, tummy-, and cheek-rubs.  Head-butts, too.
  • Quiet time whenever we need it.
  • Safe space around which we may romp at will.
That's not an exhaustive list, but it will cover the highlights.

What about you?  What do you enjoy doing?  As long as it doesn't injure yourself (or others), damage the environment, or unreasonably disturb anyone (animals and plants included), then it sounds okay.  I say, go for it! Don't expect moi to pick-up the tab, however.  Money, I don't have or need.  That's what minions are for.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  For pleasure week, there's no better song than "Fun, Fun, Fun," by the Beach Boys, which was a hit single and appeared on the LP Shut Down Volume 2 (1964).

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