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The Guru’s Holiday Photo Extravaganza!

photo: ilovebutter on flickr

photo: ilovebutter on flickr

Back when my Guru Lucy was still in my life, she called me over for a little chat one day.

She said that while she appreciated my attempt at a Goofball Holiday message the previous year, the message was in need of some serious improvement.

For those of you who remember that post (I had to go look it up), it consisted of a few words and two photos: one of a human baby and one of two cats.

According to the Guru, I got it right by including the photo of the cats.

The photo of the baby, however, was horribly, horribly wrong.

To rectify this gross misjudgment, the Guru suggested I devote the current year’s entire holiday message to the superior species of which she was a part.

Not only that, she suggested that I articulate, by means of said photos, why the feline is so spectacularly superior.

Thus was born:

The Guru’s Holiday Photo Extravaganza!

Cats are amazingly, incredibly, superior-ly awesome because . . . .

They know how to laugh.

photo: Paul Lewis on flickr

photo: Paul Lewis on flickr

They know how to let go.

photo: Loren Kerns on flickr

photo: Loren Kerns on flickr

They know how to keep things interesting.

photo: Keith Kissel on flickr

photo: Keith Kissel on flickr

They know how to look cute and ferocious at the same time.

photo: Soffía Snæland on flickr

photo: Soffía Snæland on flickr

They know how to pose.

photo: Nicola Centenaro on flickr

photo: Nicola Centenaro on flickr

photo: Barry on flickr

photo: Barry on flickr

photo: Werwin 15 on flickr

photo: Werwin 15 on flickr

They know how to hide.

photo: marya on flickr

photo: marya on flickr

photo: Paulo Ordoveza on flickr

photo: Paulo Ordoveza on flickr

photo: Gabriel Gonzalez on flickr

photo: Gabriel Gonzalez on flickr

They know how to chill.

photo: Dan Perry on flickr

photo: Dan Perry on flickr

photo: Steve Jurvetson on flickr

photo: Steve Jurvetson on flickr

photo: yeowatsup on flickr

photo: yeowatsup on flickr

And they know how to do yoga poses in their sleep.

photo: Juanaedc.com

photo: Juanaedc.com

photo: Sanna Pudas on flickr

photo: Sanna Pudas on flickr

photo: Al King on flickr

photo: Al King on flickr

And that concludes this Holiday Photo Extravaganza!

photo: Melissa Phillippe on flickr

photo: Melissa Phillippe on flickr

Happy Holidays from the Guru and me! (And Melissa too – she took the picture!)
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36 Responses to The Guru’s Holiday Photo Extravaganza!

  1. Mary December 24, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    purrrrr….. :)

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      :)

  2. Linda Robinett December 24, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    Thank you for this sweet posting. I will miss you at church.

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Hi Linda,

      Glad you liked the post. Happy Holidays to you! :)

      XOZ

  3. Lori Louise Lawrence December 24, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    Best Holy-Days item in my inbox in YEARS! 😀

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      Hi Lori Louise!!

      YAY!!! Glad you liked it. Happy Holy-Days to you!! 😀

      XOZ

  4. Antonia Albany December 24, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    There’s nothing in MY book that celebrates the true nature of the season better than cats. Thank for sharing, Z! xo

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Hi Antonia,

      Cats really know how to party, don’t they? They also know how NOT to party. All on their timetable.

      Happy Holidays to you too!

      XOZ

  5. squirrel December 24, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    HAHA! Happy Happy and Merry Merry, Z! Great post!

    xos

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      Yo Squirrel!

      Merry Merry Merry! :)

      XOZ

  6. Jo Lauer December 24, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Honoring the Guru within us all, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. Thanks for another whole year of inspired, humor-filled divine wisdom.

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      Hi Jo,

      Happy Holidays to you too! Thank you for being part of my blog and my world! :)

      XOZ

  7. Karen December 24, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Love this, Z! I woke up today thinking that I might ask Claus for some Claws (as in kit-kat). I roar (or at least purr) in laughter at their Internet antics every day, and the photos you posted truly reflect their sans souci, guru nature. Maybe Mark and I need one on-site, not just on websites. :)

    Thanks for all your entertainment and upliftment.

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for all your amusing and insightful comments. Happy Holidays to you and Mark and your-possible-new-addition(s)!!

      XOZ

  8. River December 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Love the love Z from you, Melissa and Guru! Thanks for the heart opening, thought provoking wondrous words this year. Much prosperity and continued inspiration in the new year.
    Flowing da luv from my heart to yours,
    Rivah

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 9:33 am #

      Hi RiVAH,

      Feelin da luv from your heart to mine, and back atcha. Thank you for being part of my journey. Lots of love and prosperity and wonder and joy to you in this new year!

      XOZ

  9. Tracy Stewart December 24, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Jack, Sita and I wish Lucy and her friends, Z and Melissa, the best of Holidays.

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Hi Tracy,

      Sending lots of love and catnip blessings to Jack, Sita and you!! :)

      XOZ

  10. Helena December 24, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Happy Holidays Z! Your inspired blogging is much appreciated. With you & yours a brilliant holiday season :)

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      Hi Helena,

      Love and blessings to you as well! Merry Merry and Bright! :)

      XOZ

  11. Angelica Jayne Taggart December 24, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    From my cats and me to yours Meowy Catmas!!

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      Hi Angelica,

      Ooooooh – Meowy Catmas. I like that. I’ll tell the Guru! :)

      XOZ

  12. Sherry Hinrichs December 24, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Alvin told me to tell you Right On, he knows he is king! He is sleeping and didn’t want to stir. Happy and Merry to you and Melissa, Z. Wonderful to have your fun selves in my life. Catnip, treats and trees to undo, Sherry, Andy and Alvin!

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      Hi Sherry,

      When Alvin wakes up, tell him I wish him a Merry Christmas! Happy Holy-Days to you and Andy and Alvin. Merry Merry! :)

      XOZ

  13. m December 24, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Z oo M
    Have a Cool Yule…and a
    Feline (Frantic ) First

    Any tree climbing at your home?
    Arnamental, my Dear Watson.

    :)

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      Hi M,

      No tree this year. The Guru has to climb real-life trees outdoors. What a concept.

      Sending love and blessings to you and yours. :)

      XOXOZ

  14. Sara Nichols December 24, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    I’m not a cat person…so I’m not going to admit how much I liked this post. I really can’t. No seriously, I can’t…

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Sara,

      You sound like . . . a cat. But you’re not a cat person, so I’m not going to point that out. I won’t. Seriously, I’m not going to do it . . .

      XOZ

  15. kate December 24, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Happy Holidays! to you and Melissa! Thank you for your thoughtful guide to enlightenment…i look forward to reading it as soon as it comes while sunning in palm springs!

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      Hi Kate,

      Palm Springs! Sounds rough. I hope you make it through. :)

      Happy Happy Merry Merry! :)

      XOZ

  16. Jackie December 24, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Great pics – Happy and Joyous Christmas to you & yours.

    Hugs

    • Z Egloff December 24, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Hi Jackie!

      Sending love and blessings to you too!! :)

      XOZ

  17. ciantorn December 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    All the main sweet kitty traits in one blog–fun! Cheers!

    • Z Egloff December 26, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Cheers back to you! :)

  18. Donna December 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi Z,
    Your Guru’s Holiday Extravaganza is incredibly excellent!!! It made me laugh and remember how much I love cats – especially Guru. I am reading this blog on New Year’s Eve. What a delightful way to end the old year and bring in the new! I know that your new year is going to be spectacular because you share so much insight, Spirit, and joy in your blog. Happy New Year to you, Guru and Melissa!

    • Z Egloff January 1, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      Hi Donna,

      Sending you love and blessings for the new year – from me and Lucy! Here’s to a powerful and prosperous 2014!! :)

      XOZ

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