You’ll be fascinated to learn that our ancestors did sleep, wake up, and then sleep again. A bit like cats, but not all day long, rather overnight.
Long before the Industrial Revolution and the invention of electricity people went “early to bed and early to rise”. And what exactly does that mean? Did they really go to bed early and sleep for hours on end? No.
Our ancestors did not sleep straight through the night, rather they had two nightly sleeps. They would go to bed early and sleep for a few hours, and then they would wake up. Which we modern humans often do, probably our Circadian Rhythms trying to tell us something. So we toss and turn, and feel guilt or anger for not falling back to sleep, they got up and did things, generally quiet things like meditate, pray or read. A few hours later they’d fall back to sleep again for the duration of the night.
Also before the invention of electricity our ancestors slept in complete darkness other than some light from a full moon. There was no light to disturb their sleep or rest. There was no artificial street light or light from electronics to disturb their sleep or rest.
Our cats have their own Circadian Rhythms which are: Sleep. Wake up. Sleep. They do this throughout the day. What’s similar between us and cats is that we aren’t meant to sleep for hours on end.
Doing what you can to flow with human Circadian Rhythm will keep us youthful and disease free. And probably even as agile as a cat.
The article on this link will explain how our ancestors used to sleep. Do read it, it contains a lot of fascinating details about what people did during those wakeful hours at night.
This is one of hundreds of websites that talk about how Circadian Rhythm affects everything from sleep, weight gain and loss, our moods, our aging process, and overall health:
Mark’s Daily Apple tells us how to get great sleep:
Why the blue light glare is absolutely horrible for us:
In our modern world light is present all night long. And it’s not good for us. Any amount of light coming through the window (or from electronics in your bedroom) penetrates your skin and disturbs your sleep. Disturbed sleep has a negative impact on your health and longevity. This ingenious company makes customized and removable black out panels.
Turn that darned computer off! Turn off the TV! When it gets dark, dim the lights!
Your cat faerie turns off her computer by 6pm. Well, she tries to anyway. This gizmo will cut down on the blue light which comes from your computer and which is keeping you from falling asleep and staying asleep, and sleeping deeply. Blue lights from your computer or TV or phone (etc.) affects our brains and sleep patterns. (More on the hazards of blue lights at nighttime below.)
Long time readers of our newsletter know that we have bunnies as well as our cats.
When we adopted Madeline, who became our Chief Feline Officer, she needed a name. The shelter had called her Spice but it didn’t suit her. So we opened up a contest to readers to name her. Her full name became Madeline Silver Belle. The winner received 4 cat toys.
Madeline Silver Belle
Here are our new bunnies! They are very young brothers. They are what we bunny fans call “rubies” as they have white fur with ruby colored eyes. Currently they are named Marshmallow and Tiny. Tiny is the tiny one who weighs about two pounds. They will be the companions to Ralph, a 7 year old Dutch bunny. Yes, it’s a bromance!
Our new bunnies!
Put on your creativity cap and send us some cute names! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “New Bunnies Names.” As before, the winner will receive 4 cat toys!
Energy healing is an amazing skill that your cat faerie learned many years ago. Every now and then she welcomes newsletter readers and Cat Faeries customers to sign up their sick or elderly animals to receive the benefits of a healing session. Free of charge. It’s a gift to our friends in the animal kingdom.
You do not need to be sitting with your furry or feathered friend for the benefits to be felt. But people email after to say that if they did hold their animal and they could feel the healing vibrations and they could observe subtle changes in their friend. People tell us that it’s a very rewarding experience for all.
If you wish to join in during that time either with prayer, meditation, invocation, songs, chanting, etc. – join us during any time during the 45 minute session.
While we don’t require that you email us after the healing we really love to hear from you with your impressions of how your furry friend responded.
Here’s how to sign up:
- Email a photo of your animal (it can be any animal, this is not limited to cats)
- Subject line must read: February animal healing
- In the body of the email tell us a bit about your friend: name, age, health status
- We must get your email before midnight Friday, January 31st
Sunday, February 2, 2014
11am to 11:45am Pacific time zone
Send email to: email@example.com
It’s a new year and a great time to start to shop around for a new veterinarian. Did someone new move in last year? If yes, check them out! You could be in for a delightful surprise. Call every groomer, pet shop, dog walker (even if you only have cats) and cat sitter in town and ask for referrals.
A good veterinarian is worth their weight in gold, platinum, and diamonds.
This could be love and long lasting relationship
- Is a Smarty Pants – in the best way possible, really smart and thinks outside of the box
- Really listens to you and takes notes
- Loves that you are asking a lot questions about their training, special interests and classes, areas of medicine that really inspire them
- Does not roll eyes at you if you bring up something sensitive or disagree
- Shows emotion when you are given bad news or lose an animal
- Allows you to watch blood draws
- Allows you to see and inspect their surgery room and kennel area
- Takes classes every year including alternative forms of medicine
- Has new state of the art equipment
- Emails/calls colleagues at universities and out of state for advice
- Martha Stewart approved tidiness
- Proudly displays animal charities they donate to or volunteer for
- Picks bits of cat and dog fur off their clothes
- Insists on declawing a new kitten
- Pushes annual vaccinations for a housecat
- Charges for quick phone calls to discuss blood work or answer questions
- Is impolite to the vet techs
- The waiting room is a 3 ring circus of chaos and noise
- Ancient equipment (a good example is one clinic we know had a 30 year old X-ray machine from a human podiatrist!)
- Thinks they know it all and does not have colleagues to consult with
- Dust and crud on the floors
- Rolls eyes at you or staff