it's all about strategy

We commonly consider how important strategy is in human endeavor. Politics, business and of course sports. However the strategies we use in human activity is all based on ancient survival actions that were learned in the hard knocks school or eat or be eaten.

Let these following pictures show just how innate those strategies are.

If you're smaller--and fuzzier--perhaps a frontal approach isn't the best idea.

Move around, seek higher ground. Do the unexpected. And most important...

...don't let Mom tell on you.

Getting in to position might be scary--doing the unexpected often is--but don't be dissuaded.

Persevere. Make the world adapt to you, don't you adapt to them.






Once you get a strategic advantage--higher ground in this case--take full advantage of it. Don't let your prey catch on to your strategy.

Keep the element of surprise. Have a final goal in mind but be willing to modify your plan as needed. Often battle plans have to be changed and quickly.

Book learning can often lead to good strategies but don't let dry theory entirely rule your thinking. Stay on top of the books but keep your eye on your prey as well.







When you have your final goal in sight, maintain your balance. Don't hurry.

Measure your actions against your needs and ensure you don't over extend yourself.

Being too fast can lead to failure but so can indecision. A born predator will be able to tread between those two paths.












Leap.

Tonight you eat, tomorrow will bring another hunt.

Comments

Lora said…
Good advice and definitely a different way of looking at cat play.
Michelle said…
Awwwwww, what cheeky pussies!
sophie said…
Wonderful series of actions you caught there!
Noi said…
What a great post! A wonderful advice with extremely cute pics. I love cats!
No_Newz said…
That was all just too cute! Great words of wisdom. And you say you aren't a cat person. Hhahahahaha. You love 'em too!
Lois Lane
sassyassy said…
I am loving the narratives as well as the pictures. I want the kitty-baby! I miss the playfulness of kittens...my two are slug-a-bugs and just lounge in the sun.
utenzi said…
Chris, man do I ever agree with you there. My sinus' were killing me last night. All through the Carolina game (and the preceding Duke loss--awwwww!) I was dying!

Lois, cats are food. :-p

Noi, thanks!
Oreo said…
HEHEHEHE! I love it. That looks like fun.
kenju said…
How cute! My cats are 9 yrs old and they don't get up on too much furniture anymore, since they are too fat to jump. I miss having kittens around!
netchick said…
Awesome catch on those photos, Dave! I laughed!
Sue said…
Too cute! Kinda makes you wonder what those kitties get up to when you're NOT looking! I like Fluffy's strategy of waiting for someone else to knock over the cat food. >:-)
Yaeli said…
Cheeky Kitties!!!! How cute!!! Animals are so clever!!
Sorry I disappeared. I'm back now!!!
Gidget Bones said…
What cute kittys!
Electric Short said…
we can learn a lot from them cats....
Mamacita said…
Greetings from Michele's tonight. I love your bookshelves AND your cats.
how cool is this..........
i love the kitty pictures.
Now can I send you mine ..
she will fit right in...
Over from the other Michele's
WendyWings said…
Loved the narration to go with the pictures, smart cats.
Have a great weekend
Michele sent me :)
Thumper said…
I kinda wanted to see the resulting smackdown.. ;)
barbie2be said…
i love those pix! cute, cute kitties!
Tania said…
Fantastic photos! Books and cats...looks a lot like my place. :)

I'm here from Michele's tonight!
angela marie said…
LOL! Those silly kitties!
ƒåυνέ said…
LMAO I love it!

Here via Michele's
vanx said…
You should have your own TV show. And you should wear a uniform like that Crocodile guy~,:^)
Dorkette said…
Your cats are adorable. Your house is beautiful. I want your girlfriend's drink. But I am soo not jealous.
These are about the cutest pictures I've ever seen...and your Strategy Advice...PERFECT! (LOL,LOL,LOL)
Really as dear as can be, Utenzi....your kitty's are soooo adorable!!!

My cat "Sweetie" has his own blog now....you might want to gocherck it out....
http://sweetiesuitesite.blogspot.com

Perhaps you might consider a blog for your little ones?

Here from Michele today...and so happy I followed you!
utenzi said…
People definitely have the wrong impression of me. Personally I think cats are food. Good to keep around, perhaps, in case of food shortages.

The cats in the pictures belonged to the real estate woman that helped me find my house. I was lucky enough to be watching when the stalking took place and just happened to get the female kitten in the beginning of her leap.
This is like a cross between those motivational posters "Aim Higher" and Monty Python.
Cats are food?
Too furry.
Oh - here from Michele!
LOL! Words of wisdom to be sure! My own 3 cats are infamous for getting at food - we have to store it in a cupboard because they will literally chew through the bag to get at the food, even though their bowls are full of perfectly good food at the time.

Very cute kitties though :D

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