Eggnog put me on notice: Calm the chaos or she’s telling our moms on me and my blog. [New to my blog? Click here for a quick recap to get you up to date!] To be honest, things have gotten so crazy that I feel completely out of control. That’s where Baby Girl from across the street comes in.
We were having one of our typical chats through the door when I told Baby Girl about Eggnog’s ultimatum. Baby Girl said she had the perfect solution. She told me that, in order to get what she called “Continuing Education Credits” to maintain her Life Coaching certification, she recently took a class on “Rebirthing.” Baby Girl thought this would be the perfect opportunity for her to put her new skill to work.
Of course I was a little apprehensive because earlier in the week Walter told me he had some concerns about Baby Girl’s therapeutic exercises. So I had a list of questions for Baby Girl:
- ME: What is rebirthing?
BABY GIRL: Rebirthing is an exercise that teaches you how to breathe energy as well as air and reconnects you to your spiritual center. Originally performed while naked and submerged in a hot tub wearing only a snorkel and nose clips, I have adapted the exercise specifically for cats and dogs [as well as ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs, pending review]. My version includes a “Rebirthing Sac” which is basically a blanket. All cats and dogs love blankets.
- ME: Will it help?
BABY GIRL: Yes, definitely.
With such excellent answers to my tough questions, I felt good about proceeding.
I knew I had to get Walter on board first, given his concerns about Baby Girl. I told him about our plan and he said that, while he’s skeptical about any suggestion made by Baby Girl, he LOVES blankets so it must be a good idea.
Walter offered to convince the other furry beasts, Sherman and Eggnog, and I talked to the cats – Steve, Ethel, and Violet.
Steve thought it was a great idea, hoping to get on Baby Girl’s good side and thus one step closer to her brother [his ex], Willow. Ethel said she’d always loved “A Star is Born” and that maybe getting Rebirthed would make her a star like her idol, Barbra. And Violet said she sleeps on a blanket all day long, so she’s fine as long as it doesn’t disrupt her routine.
As for Eggnog and Sherman, Eggnog hoped that being Rebirthed would make her more youthful [she is almost 60 in human years, after all] and Sherman said he’d go along with it so long as no one touched him [huh?] and he got to keep his chewy.
Next we had to figure out a way to get Baby Girl INSIDE the house…. With that problem solved [I’m not divulging our secrets in case our moms read this one day], we were ready to go!
Here’s how the Rebirthing went:
Baby Girl said it might take a few days before we see the benefits of her Rebirthing exercise, but all in all I’m sort of hopeful.