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Ask Morris: What Are Your Resolutions?

Morris the 9Lives Cat shares his New Year’s resolutions — and what he won’t be changing this year.


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It’s not easy to improve upon perfection, but like everyone else, this time of year I start thinking about what I can be doing even better. I’m willing to invest a little time into a more excellent me this year, because (let’s be honest) the world deserves it. Here are my resolutions for an even better Morris in the new year:

1. Get In (Even Better) Shape

My human already feeds me 9Lives® cat food, so I know I’m on the right track here, but even my supermodel figure needs constant upkeep. My human got me 9Lives Daily Essentials® cat food. I had my first serving of it today, and I can happily tell you it lives up to its name. It delivers all the essentials for balanced nourishment for adult cats and flavor that even my discerning palate finds delicious.

Of course, eating well is only half the battle. After napping through most of the holiday chaos, I’m feeling the urge to get up and move a bit. I got some catnip in my holiday stocking, which is giving me some extra pep that I burn off by running up and down the stairs as fast as I can. After cardio, a nap, of course.

2. Stay in Good Health

I always do my best to impress my fans, especially one of my biggest supporters: my veterinarian. Along with my New Year’s resolutions to play hard and eat well, I’m going to pay them a visit twice a year for check-ups. These appointments are a great time to get any boosters or vaccinations my vet recommends so I can stay in tip-top shape inside and out. Plus, it’s always a treat to hear what a perfect feline specimen I am from a trusted professional.

3. Meditate

Cats are naturally good at meditation. You’ve seen us watch birds — we’re so still, they don’t even know we’re there. I’ll spend this year honing my already exceptional ability to look inward, and this year I won’t fall zzzzzzzzzzzzz… Oh. Apologies, I got a little too Zen there for a moment. Besides staying awake, the second biggest meditation challenge, of course, will be to keep myself from contemplating the deep mysteries of what’s for dinner.

4. Spend More Time with Family and Friends

Really, it’s the least I could do.

5. Be More Me

Like I said, I’m already pretty much perfect, but you know me — I can’t get enough of…me. And neither can my humans. So, this year, I’ll focus on sharpening my wealth of skills and letting the world enjoy more of my special gifts. You’re all very welcome.

6. Continue Supporting Every Cat’s Right to Prospurr

As a true fan of fabulous me, you know my rags to riches story. Going from shelter cat to the face of my favorite brand has made me passionate about standing up for underprivileged cats everywhere. That’s precisely why the last and largest of my New Year’s goals is to help give every cat the “4 Gs” of The Good Life—a good home, good health and good food at a good price. That means continuing to advo-cat for adoption. And, of course, helping humans choose the best 9Lives® cat food varieties to keep their feline friends feeling great and totally satisfied—all without breaking the bank.

Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me. What can I say? With great charm comes great responsibility. But don’t worry. Even with all these new ambitions, there will still be enough room in my schedule for napping and eating. Some changes might be good, but priorities are priorities.

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