Before the early morning run, it behooves me to do a bit of stretching. Otherwise, I would probably need to be driven around the neighborhood. What is especially helpful is that the kitty saunters in to the den to show me how to do the stretching right. Now, open carpet is at a premium in the den, and Coach Cat tends to take up a goodly amount of it, so you want to get in there early to make sure you’ve got your personal space. We can all learn from the Cat; the most effective stretching involves flopping down on your side and staring at the dust underneath the bookcase.