February 08, 2010

"Golden Nerves".

Those two words make up an expression in my language, meaning something similar to "Nerves of Steel". Basically, this is used to describe someone who can stay calm even during the most trying situations. It can also be used as an exclamation, when things get tough, meaning one would love to have "Golden Nerves" in that moment.

However, it can also apply as a description of someone who knows how to relax.
Like Batcat. The way he can shut out the world is amazing. And highly contagious. The below is taken this weekend as he managed to escape into the dreamworld for hours, while lying in front of the fire.

30 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

Is't it funny how words and expressions translate differently! Golden nerves - I love that.

Batcat looks so warm and comfy in those photos - cats make sleeping an art form! I love the top photo - he looks ever so slightly mischevious in that one.!

Jeanne
x

Cottage Garden said...

It's me again! Zuzana, did you see my post on Saturday - photos of Jess and Bobbi - they've not made an appearance for a while!

Jeanne x

Jill said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE photos of sweet Batcat! Oh to have the life of a poshy cat yes???? Truly the life of luxury!

Brian Miller said...

we were actually marveling at our cat yesterday...she was curled up at our feet as we watched a movie. comofortable just barely touching us after we were away for the weekend...

Claus said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to rest that much? lucky Batcat! :-)
Have a wonderful week ahead!

steviewren said...

Oh, to have a cat's life! Nothing to worry about, no cares, a warm spot to sleep...a life of bliss.

Nessa said...

You cat is gorgeous and definitely has golden nerves. Cats are so cool.

Dark

Scribe816 said...

Someone once said I wonder what cats would do on vacation since their job is to sleep all day ;-)

Margie said...

Love those pictures of your beautiful Batcat!
A life of bliss!
Love the expression Golden Nerves!
I think I might need them today as I'm helping hubby take down our kitchen cabinets!
Our kitchen is such a mess and I just have to remain calm!
I can do it!
I can do it!
I know I can!

Good post for me today!
Thank you dear Zuzana.

Margie:)
xo

LadyCat said...

Ahhh...now I want a catnap. Bat cat is so cute. He has very pretty markings. Happy Monday!

Naveen said...

hi

how are u today
hey wat is this cat doing here

Di said...

Hello Zuzana, simply how relaxed is Batcat? lol I do love cats and just as with birds can sit and watch them for hours on end. Have a wonderful week. Diana

sprinkles said...

I'd never heard that expression before!

I love all of your posts that even remotely include Batcat. This one I love simply because it brings back memories of my sweet little kitty who passed on just over a year ago and it made me smile. I still miss him every single day!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I've given you almost every award I've gotten simply because I love your blog that much! :) If I didn't, I wouldn't keep coming back every day! I do hope you'll pick up the latest award and display it proudly!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh goodness Zuzana, I have NEVER heard "golden nerves" before, but it is great. I NEED THEM.

Batcat is the epitome of those nerves,

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kath said...

I am definately coming back as a cat!

jeannette stgermain said...

He's a very photogenic cat! Love your pics of him (is is a "he"?)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Zuzana I think you are a loving cat!!:) Hugs.

Zuzu said...

Oh - he is soooo cute!!! Glad to hear that his 'golden nerves' are contagious. :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Blogaire said...

I wonder if Batcat is aware that he is now an Internet star with adoring fans all over the world. That cat must have "Golden Nerves" the way he is just lying back without a care.

Kat_RN said...

Zuzana,
We can learn so much from cats. They don't worry. Spontaneous is good at relaxing too. When she relaxes, she sends out relaxing vibes for me.
Love the collage,
Kat

fairfieldhouse said...

Oh such a sweet tuxedo cat! Bat Cat; love the name. Also love the photo of him in your other post "I am BatCat!" with his mouth wide open.

Hilary said...

How I'd love to be able to sleep like a cat.. gorgeous! :)

Eternally Distracted said...

That must be the most comfy cat in the world. FACT

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very cute cat.

Keera Ann Fox said...

When a cat sleeps, all is well with the world. There is truly nothing more relaxing than a relaxed cat.

Blog Princess G said...

A well-loved cat just know how to live, with us in the palm of their paws. :)

Protege said...

Jeanne, Jill, Brian, Claudia, Stevie, Nessa, Scribe816, Margie, LadyCat, Naveen, Diana, sprinkles, Sharon, Kath, jeannette, Phillip, Zuzu, Blogaire, Kat, fairfieldhouse, Hilary, Eternally Distracted, Rajesh, Keera and BPG – yes, I guess Batcat is a “blog star” in its own right. And I agree with all of you, cats know how to relax and as my Irishman says, they add “ambiance” to any household. They are so sleek and elegant and know how to play cute at all times.:)

Thank you all so much for your lovely words and kind visits that always put a smile on my face. ;))

Xoxo
Zuzana

Laura Hegfield said...

I wish my nerves were a bit more golden. Maybe they would conduct energy impulses more efficiently that way! Your kitty is adorable, by the way.

Protege said...

Dear Laura, Batcat is very flattered by your words.;) Thank you for your visit.
xo

Gal Friday said...

Such a pretty kitty with cute paws!