Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Comfort zone

This month's JAC blog carnival is about comfort zones and Mom practically forced me to participate. She said that I have been lazy much too long and that I should take a moment to contemplate life and think about myself, my family, my pals. She can be so annoying.
What is a comfort zone?
According to Wikipedia "The comfort zone is a psychological state in which a person feels familiar, at ease, in control, and experiences low anxiety. A person in this state uses a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk."

Do I have a comfort zone? I mean, do I perform? Do I need to perform? I'm a cat, so are Esme and Greebo. We don't perform, we are. Yes, of course we feel stress. Greebo is severely stressed out by the vacuum cleaner. Esme hates pill time and drools like a champion. I have stress when Mom once again doesn't do what I want her to.
What is our comfort zome then? I guess it would be different if we were outside cats. We would be facing new challenges each day, cars, other animals, humans who don't like us or even worse who do like us and try to cuddle us. Maybe we would get to know the panic and the learning zone as well, we would learn to avoid the garden where the guy turned the hose on us or check out the house where the lady puts out snacks for us, we would learn to run fast from a car or maybe not.

My head is hurting now, enough of this.
If you want to know what the JAC members have to say about this, check it out here.

Jewelry Art by Dawn
Echoes of Ela
Cat's Wire

If you want to see some real comfort zones instead, however, here you go!

The cardboard beds. They are just the best, and even better with a sun ray.

The cat bed on the hallway cabinet.

Any place where my little sister can rest her cute little chin.


  1. Ponder! Thank you so much for your unique and insightful perspective!

    1. You are most welcome! Ask a cat about comfort, we are the experts!
      Welcome to the blog carnival as well, it's always good to see new faces =^..^=

  2. Thank you Ponder of giving us your thoughts on the matter.
    Love to see the comfy places you have.

    1. I'm the cat who has to speak his mind.
      We have some great places here, but don't tell Mom I said that. I prefer her to live in a little uncertainty and doubt, hehe.

  3. Glad to see you took you mom's advice and joined in this month, Ponder. We've missed you!

    I don't think there is any being on earth that understands comfort zones like a cat does. Although, sometimes I wonder about what they find to be comfortable when they squish themselves into tight places like it's the best thing in the world!

    1. Didn't you know that cats are like liquids? That's only one reason we are the purring masters of the universe!