Chairman MaoMao here. And cool beanz, me and my sisters got tagged by Caesar to do a life-balance meme! And speakin' of balance, here's a picture of me and my big sister Brainball playin' in and around a box. All of us Ballicai are boxcats, and goodness knows you've gotta keep your balance when you're playin' and rasslin' around boxes!
This'll be the first time my sisters have talked on the blog -- they're all excited and stuff!
How Do you Achieve Balance in Your Life?
MaoMao: Well, I don't have a lot of balance, really. I'm a little bit klutzy but Momma and Daddy say it's 'cause I'm a gangly adolescent boykitty. I'm always fallin' over my feet and sometimes I bump into stuff 'cause I get excited when I'm playin'.
Brainball: Balance? Well, I'm a great big cat, and I have to be careful. I'm also Alpha cat around here, and I've got my dignity to think about. It never looks good for the Alpha Cat to fall on her fuzzy butt. So the way I achieve balance is to move slowly, like a lion on the savanna, and keep a careful eye out for obstacles.
Marilyn MonREOW: *purrrrr* Hmmm, well... balance. If I weren't such a balanced kitty, I wouldn't be able to jump the way I can. I put my tail out just so, move it just so, and I can get purr-etty much anywhere I want and look glamorous doing it. Looking glamorous is part of being well-balanced, you know.
Dorydoo: I am the most balanced cat in the world. I'm an AcroCat. I can jump and leap so well it's like I can fly. I'm so balanced that I believe I may be the world's only flying kitty. Maybe I could even be the first cat in space. I'd like to see space. I like studying things and figuring them out.
What is your biggest challenge in balancing your life?
MaoMao: My long legs. They're longer than I am, and I trip over 'em so much. Maybe they'll catch up with me one of these days.
Brainball: My great big fuzzy body. When it comes to jumping, my size puts me at a tactical disadvantage. But boy have I ever got a bad-ass swipe with my big paws.
Marilyn MonREOW: Well, sometimes I think too much about how I look when I'm jumping, and that can throw me off balance. A girl's got to look glamorous, you know. *Purrrrr.*
Dorydoo: Gravity, dang it and drat it.
What are your Priorities?
MaoMao: Playin' and spazzin' and spazzin' and playin'. Figurin' out what-all I can get into around here. Lovin' on momma and daddy. Killin' coffee stirrers. Sniffin' my sisters' butts. Ambushing Brainball 'cause she's so much fun to play with.
Brainball: Letting my sisters and little brother know who's boss (me, of course -- I'm Ballicus I of the Ballicus Dynasty) but being good to them, too, because I like them so much. Momma calls me a gentle giant. Getting rubs from Daddy and napping on Momma's feet.
Marilyn MonREOW: Keeping my distance from the other Ballicai. They might mess up my hair. Cuddling on Momma and Daddy's laps every chance I can. Momma and Daddy never mess up my hair and they pet me and kiss me a lot. *Purrrrrrr*, I love kissies, both giving them and getting them. Smooch!
Dorydoo: Jumping up to the very highest points in the house because I want to be the first cat in space. Chatting with Momma and Daddy and cuddling with them. Fussing at Mao because I don't want his yucky old boycooties, keeping my distance from that prissy-pot Marilyn, and taking cuddly naps with Brainball, who is my friend.
How have your priorities changed over the time and why?
MaoMao: Well, when I was a stray kitty, survival was my biggest priority. Now that I'm in my wonderful home with momma and daddy, my priorities are lovies and playin'. And keepin' the house free of evil coffee stirrers as much as I can. And pullin' out all of the drainstops in the house.
Brainball: I used to be a stray cat, too, a long time ago after horrible people abandoned me. But after Momma and Daddy adopted me, things changed. I'm loved, I love Momma and Daddy, and I'm the trusted Alpha Cat of the house. I take my responsibilities as Ballicus I very seriously, and I know Momma and Daddy are proud of me because I handle my responsibilities so well.
Marilyn MonREOW : I was a stray cat for a while, too. Surviving on my own made me lonely, and oh dear, did it ever mess up my hair. But now my biggest priorities are lovies, huggies, and kissies, and that's the way it ought to be. *singing*: I want to be loved by you; boo boop de boop... *purrrrrrr*....
Dorydoo: Momma and Daddy raised me from a kitten, so I can't say my priorities have changed much except to want to jump higher and higher and farther and farther and learn how to pop tops and open doors and cabinets -- I love brain challenges. And loving and being loved by Momma and Daddy is grand.
What advice can you share to help all of us balance our own lives?
MaoMao: Watch out for your leggies. They can trip you up if they're goin' a different place from where your brain's wantin' to go.
Brainball: Be practical, and be tactical. There's a reason those words rhyme.
Marilyn MonREOW: *purrrrrr* Look your best and always show the camera your prettiest side.
Dorydoo: Life is a leap of faith, so go for the farthest and the highest.
Tagging and Stuff
MaoMao: Hey, who're we gonna tag?
Brainball: Whoever hasn't done the meme, of course.
Marilyn MonREOW: But (*purrrr*) we don't know who has done the meme. This is the first time we girls have blogged.
Dorydoo: So we'll tag anybody out in the bloggiesphere who wants to play, of course!
MaoMao: Yeah! Dorydoo's so smart, and I like her even if she doesn't like me too much. Anybody who wants to play, consider yourselfs taggied!