“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ―Rumi Chey says: This is why I let the Woman rub my belly and my back and everything else. I know I must be polished. Ichiro: I love rubs. I had no idea that helped the mirrors around here.
Author Archive: Cheysuli
Cheysuli is a Siamese cat who understands the grandeur of her own godliness. While she hates the idea of having Ichiro around, she understands that he is her cross to bear. As a result she is teaching him all she knows about the world. Chey also writes her own blog (mysiamese.com) about the people around her.
“If light is in your heart, You will find your way home…” ~ Rumi Chey says: This means that you will always find a way home if you have love and light in your heart. Ichiro: If Find Chey Friday is any indication, your heart is pretty dark Chey: Home, in this case is figurative, […]
All things share the same breath — the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum), Suquamish and Duwamish tribes Chey says: This means as distasteful as it is, we may share a spirit and a breath. Ichiro: What’s distasteful about it? I like […]
All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”- Chuck Palahniuk Chey says: This is why if I’m not inspired I sleep. Ichiro: Man, you never get inspired do you?
“I looked in temples, churches and mosques but I found the Divine within my heart” –Rumi Chey says: As always we shouldn’t look outside ourselves for answers. We should know we’re divine Ichiro: I thought it was that you always find something in the last place you look?
Do not try to use what you learn to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are The Dalai Lama Chey says: This is why we are becoming better cats because that is how I am teaching you. Ichiro: That’s good because I’m not sure what a Buddhist is.
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I will feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.’” Marianne Williamson Chey says: Basically no matter how you go about it, you get peace and everything falls into place. Ichiro: So was there a lesson there? Chey: Always take a nap […]
“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.” ~The Talmud Chey says: So if it comes between doing what I say or being kind, you can choose, but I recommend going with what I say. Ichiro: But what if what you say to do isn’t kind? Chey says: I always recommend kindness! […]
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. –Hamilton Wright Mabie Chey says: Greetings of the Season to all our friends at Mousebreath! Ichiro: And may everyone get all the fish they want! But not lutefisk because that does not taste every good…
“Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can’t develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle.” ― Daisaku Ikeda Chey says: This is why I just lie there while you sit upon my head. I am developing character Ichiro: I’m glad I could help.
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon Chey says: So this means that you really want your numbers to be higher, not lower Ichiro: I think I have more friends than you. Does that mean I’m older than you and should be teaching? Chey: Wisdom is […]
“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” ~ The Buddha Chey says: Do not envy what I have, because although it is wonderful, it would be better if I had opposable thumbs. Ichiro: So you envy those who have them? Chey: No. […]
“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Chey says: This is why I think very thing is beautiful because I am beautiful within and without. Ichiro: I would think you’d be more likely to find things […]
“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” ~ Jack Kornfield Chey: And you could make me happy by benefiting from these teachings… Ichiro: But you need to teach me something of benefit first. Like how to catch the red dot. Chey: How many times do I have to […]
“A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. ” ~ The Buddha Chey says: And this is why I have taken you on to teach you about yourself Ichiro: And this is why I point out your mistakes […]
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Chey says: This is why I rarely fight. And I only kick you so you’ll get off my head and let me breathe. Ichiro: You mean you kick me because you love me?! Chey: And this is how misunderstandings start… As Ichiro […]
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ John Wooden Chey says: I am never concerned about my reputation because I know my character is flawless. It doesn’t matter what others thing. Ichiro: So I […]
It is our very search for perfection outside ourselves that causes our suffering. Buddha Chey says: That is why I do not search for perfection anywhere but in me so that way I don’t suffer. Ichiro: I keep looking for perfection inside me but it’s hard to find. I think I have too much floof. […]
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence… Solomon Ibn Gabriol Chey says: This is why I am a quiet cat. Ichiro: I don’t know why so many places talk about silence. I get lonesome if everyone is too quiet. Chey: And thus you have explained the difficulty of my job.