Olivia’s Motivational Monday Report.

Olivia reports in - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia reports in – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia here, reporting all the news that is the news. So… where to begin, where to begin… Mom’s been absent around here a lot lately. You may or may not have noticed. She tries hard to make everything here run smooth and seamless whether’s she here or not. And most of the time, that works.

Anyway, she had been a volunteer for a convention events group for over five years and she really liked it. Of course, that took her out of town for holiday weekends and less mom meant less attention for me! She said she looked forward to wrapping up a department she headed up that whole time and boy, was I ever happy to hear that!

Olivia tells all - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia tells all – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

And then, for reasons, it all seemed to fall apart about a month ago when she started to be bullied on her non-kitty Facebook page for sticking up for friends who were being bullied themselves. Things turned ugly she said, and I tried to sympathize but I’m not sure what ugly is. I’m beautiful and my sisters are beautiful and my brothers too and where we live and… I could go on and on. But mom was very sad and was convinced all her years of hard work were ruined.

Then, after her last event was over, mom decided to have major dental surgery to fix a long, bothersome problem and boy, did her face ever swell up bigger than a jumbo-sized bag full of Greenies treats! And almost as colorful! And then dad started not feeling so great and well, I knew then just what I needed to do! With everyone feeling so down, it’s time for Olivia’s Super Motivational Tips!

Olivia helping out - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia helping out – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I worked hard to help keep our room clean and I hardly shedded any fur at all so that sucky monster wouldn’t have to come out of the closet. Just look at how clean that floor is! I would almost eat off it!

Taking it easy - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Taking it easy – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I did my best to strike cute poses day after day to make dad smile (when I really wanted to hear him laugh).

Olivia relaxes - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia relaxes – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I kept showing mom, by example, how she needed to take it easy, calm down, and relax…

... with one eye open - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… with one eye open – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… even if it meant keeping one eye open to watch out for mean people.

Don't let it get you down - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Don’t let it get you down – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… to not let silly things done by those mean people get you down…

Keep looking up - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Keep looking up – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… and to always keep looking up because things can and will only get better!

Climb above it all - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Climb above it all – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… and when people do and say terrible things, climb above it all. Let the dirt drift downward where all grit and muck belong.

Try new things - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Try new things – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Don’t let anyone stop you from trying new things. Crazy things even!

Olivia's here for all of us - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia’s here for all of us – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mom will feel better in about two weeks, she says, and dad is feeling better every day. Above all this, I want them to remember that I, Olivia, am here waiting for brushies and snuggle time. Because isn’t everything better after a long kitty snuggle? Mmmm, I think so too!

21 responses to “Olivia’s Motivational Monday Report.

  1. Wonderfur work Olivia. It is so odd the way that those humans treat each other sometimes.
    Have a great day with your family
    Purrs
    Timmy

  2. What a pawsome job you are doing, Olivia. Your ‘rents really need you right now. Hoomins’ lives are so much more stressful than ours. We’re sorry to hear about all the stuff going on, and we really hope it gets much better very quickly.

  3. You’re doing a fabulous job! Sometimes the humans need to stop and listen to what WE have to say!!

    The Florida Furkids

  4. good job Olivia. it is sad that people feel they can be mean to others while sitting behind a computer screen….. we hope everyone is feeling better soon!!

  5. Olivia you are doing so well taking charge while your Mom has a lot of hassle from those people on Facebook – tell her to ignore them (hard we know) but they are just showing themselves as they really are which is not nice or kind. They will reap what they sow one day.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Wow! Your mom has been really busy! We are so very sorry to hear she was bullied. We are not on FB for that reason (and that FB can use anything published however they like without permission). Other companies have to provide safe products and we see no reason why FB shouldn’t either. Aren’t people’s lives worth hiring some folks whose job it is to police their site and turn bullies over to the proper authorities then ban the bullies for life from FB? If there were consequences people wouldn’t do it, we don’t understand why people put up with this behavior and why FB allows it.

    Anyway, have a great Memorial Day, friends! (Sorry about the rant!)

  7. Good tips, Olivia!

    We’re sorry to hear that your Mom has had such a rough time. With your tips and the extra care from your fursiblings, we’re sure she’ll be feeling better soon. Lots of purrs for her to make a quick recovery. Having a face like a bag of Greenie’s treats is no laughing matter!

  8. Terri and Jenna

    What an ordeal this has been! We hope your pawrents will be healthy again soon. Bullies are best ignored. We think lots of brushies and snuggles will make the whole family feel better 😀

  9. celineoriet

    Yes everything is always better after kitty time! Olivia you are a striking beauty and a smart cat. Mom and Dad are lucky to have you. I hope they feel better soon. In my opinion there is way too much free-speech in Facebook and the ugly ones will have their day soon. Not an eye for an eye but they will be ignored! They are craving attention for their bullying.

    Keep your furry chins up and keep snuggling with mommy and daddy.

    I love you all.

  10. Olivia you clever kitty. So right let the dirt drift down where it belongs. Nice one. Hope is better.
    Have a great Memorial Day and a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Olivia – thank you for being such a good help to your Mom and Dad. Sounds espcially like Mom has had a pretty hard time so please keep up with the motivational tips. Sorry that people can be mean (and idiots) and about the dental surgery, although I hope that the worst is over and your Mom doesn’t have to deal with the dental problem anymore. Take care Olivia and Mom and Dad Colehaus – purrs to you.

  12. That is upsetting to me that your Mom had to go through all that being she is such a good person. I’m glad your Dad is better.
    I think you should consider motivational speaking Olivia. You give such terrific advice.
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. It sounds like your human has been going through a really rough patch, Olivia! Which of course means, you have had to work a lot harder than normal! I hope things are better soon and you can go back to your normal routine.

  14. Oh Olivia, you are such a beauty and a sweetheart and we know you are taking good care of your Mom and Dad, there has been so much going on for them for sure. We send them both good thoughts and purrs for feeling better. And we are so sorry to hear about the bullying, we can’t stand bullying…it really crushes the human spirit and is so unnecessary, and so devastating when it happens to people.

  15. Olivia, we think you are the best medicine, for EVERYTHING.

    Mommy says: Mean people SUCK.

  16. Olivia, you’re doing a great job taking care of your mom and dad. We’re sorry that your mom was having issues…humans can be so mean to one another. It’s just not right.

  17. You are a very smart and beautiful kitty, Olivia. We hope your humans are following your advice. We knew that teenagers use FaceBook to bully each other, but we didn’t know that it went on among the adult community. We are very sorry to hear this. Our dad’s on Facebook but neither Mom nor any of us have time for it. Hope things improve both physically and emotionally for efurryone at your house. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. You are wise, Olivia! Give your mom and dad furry love; they will feel better!

  19. olivia…veree nice ta see ewe front & center….keep up de grate werk at keepin de home front runnin smoooooooooth…pleez ta tell yur dad him kneads a few bowls oh salmon soop….84,099 oughta due de trik ta make him feel better and if yur mom tapez a perch ta her jaw, her teeth will feel better, her will smell grate, she will look quite stylish AND her haz de fixins fora samich……rite ther….just make sure de tail iz down other wise her could get poked in de eye ♥

  20. oh, we are so very sorry to hear about the mom’s dental work. That can be so painful! Wishing your dad speedy recoveries as well! GOOD job Olivia!

  21. Olivia gives good advice! Sounds like you’ve been having a difficult time lately. Hope the sun shines on you, and things start to feel better soon.
    Purrs from Maggie, Tommie, Mickey Mouser and shelter-cats.