|Yes, it's me, Carlton The Special One|
For the duration of the A to Z Challenge, Carlton Cat will be taking over this blog. He's a little bit of a maverick moggie with strong views.
NEITHER the Mr or the Mrs are exactly life's young dream any more, if they ever were. I know they look at me and wonder how I can retain my svelte physique and devastating good looks without seeming to lift a paw.
But they don't see what goes on behind the scenes. True, I sleep for 18 hours a day but those six hours I am awake, I am like a well-oiled machine, ready to spring into life at any second. I am honed, toned and ready for action.
|My young friend keeping fit.|
Firstly, diet. I eat 99.9% protein. Unlike Mrs, I never stuff my face with cakes or biscuits and unlike Mr, I consume no beer with its empty calories. They could learn a lot from me. Often I have to expend calories to consume calories. Some of those spiders and mice are pretty nippy, let me tell you. If only the Mr and Mrs had to harvest the wheat and hops and chase down a bullock or two before they could eat, they wouldn't be worrying about their weight.
I build exercise into my day. For example, there is an ornament on top of the bookcase. Jumping and climbing to get to it so I can send it flying to the ground keeps me fit. I do deep stretches every time I wake from a slumber. I am good at yoga - but I may keep my yoga tips for the letter Y.
Mr and Mrs think I am having a funny five minutes when I suddenly start chasing a ball around the house. No, I am practising my eye to paw co-ordination and doing my cardio work-out. Similarly, they smile when I leap into the air for no apparent reason. Silly people, it's all part of the Carlton Keep Fit Class.
They laugh when I come hurtling through the cat flap at a rate of knots and may ask, "Did something frighten you in the garden, Carlton?" I comb my whiskers and try to appear nonchalant because I am a brave cat and next door's barking dog doesn't scare me a bit. Oh no. What I am doing, Mr and Mrs, is speed training. Obviously.
So that is why there is not an ounce of fat on me. You humans would do well to follow my example .
I have another blog in the A to Z Challenge HERE.
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