Put passion in your routines and your routines can become passion...
Without fail, every morning with Sniff begins exactly the same. First he sleeps all
night with us. Getting as close to Arvid as possible to the point where Arvid
and I sometimes have no cover because Sniff is tucked between them.
By 5am Sniff is awake and starts roaming around the room, making as much noise
as possible. Arvid sleeps with a flashlight and automatically wakes up, turns the flashlight
on and points it directly at Sniff. Sniff somehow gets the message and for a little stops
what he's doing, but not for long. By 5;45 I just decide it was enough and I
get up with Sniff and to the kitchen we head. It's his foodies time.
He eats, I clean his litter, make my coffee and to my office we head. He walks right
in front of you so it is almost impossible to move. All the while he's meowing
away. He knows it's brushing time and makes sure I don't forget.
If I do he starts the meowing all over again. It really cute.
Once there I brush him for a good 10 minutes. He loves it and just purrs away, walks away
but comes running right back to me. If I should so much as move he starts meowing
even louder than before. Once he has had enough brushing he scoots away back to the
bedroom to catch some more snoozes with Arvid. Everyday it's the same.
Once Arvid gets out of bed Sniff comes running back into my office, jumps
on the window sill and begins an hour or so of bird watching, squirrel
watching and if we are lucky maybe a deer will come along.
After that he is so exhausted that even if a squirrel passes he does not have
the energy nor desire to watch anymore. Sniff is then down for another
of his morning naps. Give him an hour or so and he's once again hungry
and on the go. Some mornings he loves to chase the laser light.
When Arvid and I have to go out and do errands, Sniff is not a happy camper.
Then he becomes totally energized and wants to be played with at all times. When
Arvid moves Sniff grabs on to his leg and tries to climb him and to nibble
on his pants. Like a child holding on to a parents' leg so that they
won'y go, or when having a tantrum. Sniff is just like that.
When we get back home, Sniff hears the garage door open and stands right in front
of the door waiting for us. The other day as Arvid ran off to the store I saw Sniff
running to the door as he heard the car pulling up into the garage. Smart boy.
Sniff has learnt that his daily routine is to get up, be amazing and then go
back to bed. Like most of our fur babies they have this down to a science. I love
my routines with Sniff, but on a regular basis I am not too caught up with routines.
I like to switch things around. Yeah, live dangerously.. hahhaha
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
Routines also becomes a way of coping. The less routine the more life...