06 November 2006

dona nobis pacem--efurry day

when we first saw the globe with skeezy's picture on his blog sunday, we wondered what could cats could possibly have to say about world peace. but we thought we should try, so we asked mom to make us a globe and put our pictures on it and sign it for us. she did, and then we sent it to miss mimi, wif a letter an' a copy of our globe, like she asked.

so now it's tuesday, and we doesn't have any profound thoughts on how peace can be gotten; we's just kitties, after all. we can't even stop scrappin' amongst ourselves, 'cause that's our nature. but we understands that beans has something called higher intellect that lets them choose how to behave. so why doesn't efurryone behave? we don't understand why, if they can choose a good thing (peace), something that is not painful or harmful in any way to anyone, why don't they do it?

we thinks a first step would be EFURRYONE STOP THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF! quit thinking about how much you can "get" and start thinking about how much you can "give"! get some of what our mom calls "empathy"--spend some time imagining (and, we hope, understanding) how the ofur guy feels. then ask yourself how you would like to feel that way. then think about how you could change his life for better. and then start doing it. but peace is necessary to do this; it's furry hard to feed, clothe, and house people when bombs are falling, supplies are siphoned away by greedy people, and the people who would do good are denied access to those whom they would help.

all we can do is conclude that peace is a necessary thing. how can we get it? we don't know. it seems like a circle: it's gotta be peaceful so people don't need to worry about surviving and when they don't hafta worry, then they can have the time to think about and do things like attaining peace so that people won't hafta worry. . . we don't know; we're just cats. but we know we gotta have it.

when we wrote that letter to miss mimi, we had no idea that it said just about all we could say about world peace. but when we thought it ofur, we realized it really does:

we wish all the human beans in the world and all the 4-legged, 2-legged, winged, crawling, and swimming peoples would get together and make this world work like it is supposed to. that would truly be peace. peace is the only thing that will let efurry kitty live nine lives of comfort, safety, warmth, and contentment, with plenty of food and clean water. and if that's what kitties should have, isn't it just what efurryone else in the world should have, too? peace can give that to us. give us peace.


Anonymous said...

What you said is really really beautiful and meaningful!


Hot(M)BC said...

What a lovely post, you guys. Kitties are much smarter about peace than us humans.
Mom Robyn

I camed wif Mommy to see if the typin fingers gots enuff coffee yet. Are the fingers brown from gettin in all that coffee? How does you get coffee in a fingers?

Gemini said...

That's a lovely post you guys.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful post. I wish I were half that articulate!

Happy Peace Day!

Daphne said...

Purrs for Peace!

We've collected over 80 Peace Globe blog-linkies at
It’s A Blog Eat Blog World

and I'm happy to say that many, many of them are cat blogs!

Meow for Peace,

Mr. Hendrix said...

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That is a great post you guys. We totally agree. Peace.

Anonymous said...

wonderful post and yes kitties need peace too..thank you all for the post and your adorable..m

Fat Eric said...

Well said Meowers, and I wish you a peaceful day. I think the world would be a better place if it was run by us kitties!

Susie said...

Dona Nobis Pacem to you too!

Anonymous said...

yur all furry smart kitties. efurrybuddy should lissen to what you sed. Happy Peace Day!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

purrz fer peace!
luv--yer frend--jh

Reeholio said...

Meow to you all,

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all peace on this day too.

Regards, Rhystcjijel

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Wouldn't that be so nice? You said it so well Meowers ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

Mimi Lenox said...

I seriously tear up everytime I read that sweet letter. As I've said before, Mimi is now seriously in love with cats! You are a sight to behold and a force to be reckoned with! What we have done today in the blogosphere is inspiring. Peace, love and blessings to you and yours on this very first Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere - November 7, 2006.
Mimi Lenox

Anonymous said...

Hey guys..just stopping back by..could not help myself...your just too adorable..question?? I too have kitties..in fact as soon as the makeoever is finished at my "house" I will be posting on the side bar a picture of my editor in chief..'Sista'..she helps me blog ever day by checking my spelling ie:sitting/laying on the keyboard, the over all look and layout ie: batting, or licking the screen..only on ones she really likes..the others she completely ignores..she has not taken to voicing herself in comment yet although if she knew there were other interested kitties out there she just might..:) so we would like to ask if you mind that we put you on our blogroll..Sista and I have only been doing this about 3 mos, we had no idea ya'll were out there..I would also like to put one of your banners on, but technocrat son will have to do it for me..as I am so very tecno challenged..hope you see this and come visit us..we post a picture of the day and usually it is a cute/funny animal one so come by say hello..and a big thanks to MIMI for the peace globe or I may never have met ya'll...oh yeah we have another kitty..she is well..you have Xing we have Lucy, they may have come from the same planet...:) see ya..m p.s. I am very glad they your mom liked our post..and hopefully together we can make a statement..bye

Cherry Popcorn said...

What a cute blog you have here.. =) Thanks for droppin by! Peace to you and your family.. take care!