Me and “The Tao of PuddNMookee.”

Annette McGee
Feb 17 · 3 min read

Have you ever heard the saying… “You can’t turn a Ho(e) into a housewife?!”

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A funny thing…

I admit with complete candor, there have been times I felt as if life was an absolute drag and a No-day at the Bee*ATCH!🏖

Whereas, now with awareness, it still amazes me how much of a person’s focus can still be clouded and stolen through the act of perceived criticism (self & others!) and complaint on the slip. Ouch!

As an ex-drama princess, I’ve suffered from “STA&W,” shiny thing attraction and wanderlust. I see now how my focus on unworthiness, displeasure, and distastefulness had consumed me and made me roam.

I couldn’t get Nooooo satisfaction!!!

Now, here’s the “tao” set-up. Introducing… PuddNMookee (my spirit animal??!!)😸🤔

She was a young feral cat I rescued and tried to make into a house cat (what was I thinking?!)

😳 This didn’t work out too well for ”3" reasons…

One: she was old enough to have been outside and fend for herself a good minute (she was independent!!).

Two: she’s was soon potentially old enough to begin coming into heat, hmmm.

Three: Cats want to…WHAT??…come and go, stay gone for days on end, hunt and kill birds, bugs and anything that moves, then come home and want to come in and lay about.

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She was a persistent kitty and wanted to have the good ole come & go as her way of life with me. Yessss, I understand she’s a cat!!! She’s no respecter of the lay about areas.

BUT Ahem, I have a strong aversion to BUGS!!.

The thought of the transfer of bugs picked up in her travels (especially anything like fleas, ticks, and other creepies, etc.) inside my home was a no-go… I just can’t!!

Consequently, we played a game. Whenever she would come into the house, she would get put right back outside.

PuddNMookee! O’ persistent one, the story continues…

Where the funny becomes “tao”

She would proceed to come through the patio and get put back out the front door many times. Then she would stop coming inside. She intuitively and accordingly made the choice to stop without question and accepted what is.

Like kitty cat with her bugs that can’t live inside my house and will get put out every time, I see pesky mind bugs of inadequacy and unworthiness in the same light. These bugs will get put out every time now because they can’t come in or live inside the house either!

PuddNMookee showed me I’m powerless to control all circumstances, and how flexibility and flow work. Life’s not always fair (give or take) but be fair with yourself, and be flexible and flow when you need to.

Control what you can and then the going or coming home is a matter of viewpoint. The name of the game IS “acceptance of what is,” the location of the home is then inconsequential.

The Tao of PuddNMookee exemplifies the following quote to a tee…

“Find the perfection in every moment instead of trying to make every moment perfect.” Donnalynn Civello

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Ahem again (poke-pokebalance)!

Stay Golden


Song vibe: Anyplace I hang my hat(is home)/various artists

***Thank you for reading💃***

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