Friday, December 29, 2017

4 New Year’s Resolutions Your Cat Wishes You Would Make (From "Whisper the Cat")

New Year's is coming and that means New Year’s resolutions are on the way. We are all familiar with the classic resolutions like eat better, get in shape or learn a new skill. Sure, these are all important! But we couldn’t help but wonder what New Year’s resolutions our cats would give us! To help us out with this we decided to ask our resident clinic cat, Whisper, what she thought of New Year’s resolutions. Here she is keeping up with last year’s resolution by sticking to her exercise regiment:
Take it away Whisper!

Meow! Whisper here! I’m a clinic cat at Parkside Animal Health Center in Colorado. That means I live at the animal hospital full time and take care of all the important work Dr. E asked me to come up with New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions are, of course, for the humans since us cats really don’t have much to improve on.

Resolution One: Clear Up The Clutter!

First, people really need to work on clearing up the clutter. I can’t stand all the things these humans put on shelves, tables, desks, countertops, etc. I mean, where are we supposed to even sit?

"I have some ideas on how we could rearrange this space!"

I found a great video of cats that really get it. They are really helping out the humans by making sure the table tops on clean and clutter free. 

*Note from Dr. Eisenhauer- If you’re interested in finding out more about the idea behind why your cat knocks everything off the counter check out this article from VetStreet.

Resolution Two: Choose Your Friends Wisely:
 Reconsider Your Association With The Vacuum Cleaner

Honestly, what’s going on with that thing? It’s loud and obnoxious and it seems to drag you all over the house, or in my case the veterinary clinic. What exactly is it doing? Why do you need it? I just think you should really consider who, or what,  you spend your time with. 
" I keep my friends close and my enemies closer!"
Resolution Three: Try New Sleeping Routines

While I live at a clinic now, I did spend some time with Dr. Eisenhauer in her home and I have noticed that humans have some very strange sleep habits. First, they always sleep in the same spot. I get it, beds are comfortable. I have a few of my own. But you have got to get out there and try new things. Have you ever tried sleeping on a window sill? Well, I guess humans might not fit there but you don’t know if you haven’t tried. What about a desk? Again...maybe too big. The best spot is the sink! I love a good sink nap!

The bottom line? There is a whole world of unique sleeping spots that humans are missing out on!

"Like I said, I have a few beds myself but nothing beats a sink!"

Second, try some new times for sleeping. You are all so strict with how you sleep! Look, there is plenty of time to sleep. In fact, you have all day to sleep! So why you are so insistent on staying asleep at 3:30 A.M? Loosen up a bit!. Why not wake up and sprint around the house as fast as possible? You can always sleep afterwards!

Resolution Four: Improve On Your Communication Skills

I meow and meow at the veterinarians and technicians at the animal hospital but they look at me like they have no idea what I’m saying. I have important things to say. Besides asking a lot of questions about the vacuum, I’m trying to keep them in the loop on my prefered napping and eating schedule.

What really disappoints me is that the dogs seem to understand what I’m saying! Dogs! Of all creatures but yet people just don’t seem to get it!

"Sometimes you just have to talk to whoever is around!"

That’s it. I really think if just one human (looking at you Dr. E!) took on these resolutions that would really see some positive change!

Brenda Eisenhauer, DVM practices in Aurora, Colorado where she is the founder and owner of Parkside Animal Health Center.  Dr. Eisenhauer has recently reached 20 years of experience in the veterinary field between her time as both a veterinary technician and veterinarian. She has worked in both private practice and shelter settings where she has made a positive impact on thousands and thousands of animals.

FTC DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored guest post.


  1. These are great human resolutions!

  2. This is great. That's some wise cat!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. I are not a fan of dat vacuum either.

  4. Whisper is lovely and wise! Those are terrific resolutions for humans to make. :-)

    In case we don't get around again before 2018 arrives...Happy New Year! May it be the best one yet for all of you!

  5. Those are great resolutions, but we're not sure about the vacuum though. Purrs

  6. Awww and great ideas too. We did the declutter thing the other day. We had several piles of things on the kitchen counters. All gone now.

    I linked this post to Feline Friday.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

  7. Whisper is adorable, great resolutions, especially clearing the clutter. :)

  8. What a cute guest post! Whisper is such a smart kitty. And cute, too!

  9. All very good suggestions!


  10. Whisper, you are beautiful AND wise. So many resolutions to think about! We humans should certainly take your "suggestions" into consideration =)
    Wishing you (and Caren and Cody!) a wonderful New Year!

  11. WoW! Cody and Caren...Whisper really nailed it. I think I-Marvelous-shall have to add these to my resolutions!!!
    We wish you a glorious coming year that rewards all of your endeavors. A heartfelt, prosperous and fulfilling future! Wishing you the happiest New Year!
    Purrs Marv and Barb

  12. Oh gosh, clearing up the clutter is a big must around this house! We'll definitely take Whisper's tips on that!

  13. thankfully my cat doesn't make my New Year's resolutions for me. My New Year's resolutions are not to make any resolutions. That way I can't break any. LOL

    1. actually I COMPLETELY agree with you. I don't do resolutions AT ALL. I MUCH prefer the word "intentions"...that is what I make. I make "intentions".......that way you have all year to work on them and they don't automatically "kick in" on January 1st. Resolutions that begin on January 1st are almost certain to be failures. I couldn't agree with you more!

  14. WEll Cody mom must changed the litter boxes (I have 3...yes I know I'm a diva but OMCs since I started the subcutaneous fluids I pp a lot and I'm rather PEculiar about pp in the same spot if there is pp there). She had the sucky monster out...I tried to be friends but it sucked all my good vibes right up.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. Raising two paws to clearing up the clutter I mean why does they has so much stuffs efurywhere doesn't they know we need to sit down on efurything Sheesh ;)

    Matilda (& Matt)

  16. Whisper, good job at the clean up job. Whisper, you sure are a handsome kitty kat. Have a great week end.

  17. Whisper is a very smart kitty! Even the human here agrees with her on the vacuum - I hate that thing, and I'd be just as happy if it would just move out. MOL!

  18. At first our human thought Whisper was a new family member of yours...she isn't too sharp ;p
    We try to stay away from New Year Resolutions on account we don't usually fulfill them . ;p But you had some great ideas Whisper :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  19. Well those were all darn good even though we like whapping about the clutter MOL!

  20. Hmmm, my folks are pretty good at the first three items. Mom & Dad don't clutter up my house or annoy me with the vacuum. Mom occasionally snoozes on the couch or in the spare bedroom. They do need some improvement on understanding what all my meows mean.

  21. Buddy The Cat agrees with Whispers resolutions. He also thinks humans need to change the litter box more often.

  22. We totally agree! ~rumbly purrs Linus and Lucy Kitties

  23. Whisper has some very good suggestions for resolutions. No good for me though as I never keep them anyway, so now I don't make them.

  24. Oh, those are ACE resolutions, Whisper, and I hope MY mama and papa re heeding your excellent advice. A good start to the New Year. Brilliant.

  25. What a smart kitty cat!
    Have a spectacular New Year...

    Noodle and crew

  26. Oh indeed, if just one human took on these resolutions that would really see some "pawsitive" change! Well, that's how Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar read it back to me.

    Here's to a much better New Year ahead.

    Penny's human dad,


  27. we think all these resolutions are purrfectly fine! Happy New Year!

  28. Excellent resolutions, Whisper! I believe I will take you up on your suggestion and maybe try sleeping in the sink and not vacuuming.

  29. Haha! This is so adorable! Whisper, I'll try the desk later.
    Happy New Year!!
    ig viewer

  30. Pipo says thanks for voicing some of his opurrnions about the peeps he lives with too!
    He needs to add one of his own: Resolve to no longer have dogs that pester me and bark...meaning Dalton, cause MJF just stares at me, even when I whap him:)