Monthly Archives: May 2021

It’s All About Me (in my book)…

What a great day!

A purrfect day for me- I even got a picture of Twilight’s boyfriend!

AHA! I CAUGHT HIM!

Look! He’s the Masked Marvel! I was just stretching out on the rug (in the most inconvient place possible, of course), to take a long nap when I heard a noise by the back door. The Can Opener rushed out to see what it was, expecting to find a raccoon, and I followed her.

Well, I thought he was a raccoon!

Look at that mask! But then I saw the real raccoon- about 4 times the size of the wanna-be, and with a lot more attitude! He was crunching louder than a horse on the food that was meant for Mama cat if she stops by. He didn’t seem the least bit concerned that the human wansn’t happy about him.

When I saw that she wasn’t concerned about it, I just closed my eyes and went right back to sleep.

At least, that was my plan. But the human decided we needed to play for a few minutes.

I love the feather toy- It makes me so happy! And today, she surprised me with another toy! But I’ll write about that one tomorrow. The human has to type for me and she keeps falling asleep while she’s typing!

Hope you all had a great day- and I’m relieved my human is FINALLY ready for bed. Goodnight!


Sunday “Peace Treaty”

On Friday, Twilight and I had a discussion.

It didn’t go very well.

We fought over the Tiny Human. It started with The Tiny One wanting to play with me with my new wand toy. But Twilight decided she wanted the Tiny One all to herself…

Every time the Tiny One started to come to me, Twilight got to her first, and started asking the Tiny One to play with her. I got mad. So, we decided to have a saucer of milk together and talk about it like adult cats.

That saucer of milk never happened. The “talk” did. It went like this;

After careful consideration, Twilight decided she’d rather go outside and play, so she did.

Meanwhile, while she went outside, I made a point of letting the Tiny One know I would love to play with her while Twilight was out. I’d even be helpful and take care of any stray treats she had laying around someplace neglected and forgotten. I knew the Tiny One is very conscientious and would want to help keep things clean, so I felt it would be rude to not offer my assistance. She agreed.

Thirty or so treats later, she decided we’d rather play than tidy up, and I agreed, since the chicken bites were looking almost empty.

The problem with the Tiny One playing with me though, is that her attention is too easily diverted to the swingset in the backyard. Pretty soon, she ditched me to go outside and play with the Can Opener and her sister. And the Human’s sister gave the little One a monkey to play with. And then, right after that, Sheba came out to play with her and her monkey. Just my luck!

I decided to take my nap- but Twilight had come in and took MY SPOT! *sigh*

She feels no guilt at all.

How to Train your Human

I DID IT! I have the Big Critter fully trained to do my bidding!

Well, I’ll be darned. Twilight’s methods WORK!

This diet the human Can Opener has me on has gotten old. I got desperate and Twilight and I had an emergency consultation. She gave me a few hints, and I applied every single one of them Tuesday when the Critters were here last.

I very carefully timed my plan, and just as I’d hoped, around the Tiny One’s naptime, Tuesday, I saw the Can Opener starting to rush around to finish up lunch and get things ready for nap-time, and since the Big Critter was at the desk attending her live classes, I wound myself around her feet, and let her know I wanted to be put on the boppy that is on top of the desk to “keep her company” while she did her schoolwork.

Of course, this worked like a charm, but what she didn’t think of, is that I could see the bag of treats had been left on the desk earlier. I had a plan to make sure she noticed it and put “cat” + “treats” together, and got the right equation. You know, that girl is good at math!

First the treats,….
Then, she asked – “Sushi’s hungry, can I feed her?”

As I had hoped, the Can Opener had lost track of time while helping the littlest Critter with her schoolwork, lunch, and getting ready for naptime, and said yes…

Oh, that’s better now.
Thanks, Critter!

Twilight’s Tuesday Tickles

*YAWN*

The coffee just isn’t working this morning.

Maybe it’s because I stayed out playing late last night – (best time for mouse hunting) – maybe it’s the fact that it’s pouring rain outside, or the fact that the Can Opener is taking “Quiet time” before the Critters keep her hopping for the rest of the day. All I know is the coffee isn’t working for me- (or the human).

Maybe it’ll liven things up a little bit if we look at some funnies together? Let’s give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by peeps. Have a great day- it’s my naptime.

Twilight’s Feather Attack

I’m ready to play!

I stole Sushi’s toy while she slept! *MOL!*

This morning I bolted outside as soon as my Can Opener got up, and after playing by the stream for a couple of hours, I came inside to find Sushi freshly groomed and medicated, snoozing on Mom’s lap. I could tell Mom had been through a battle to give her the eye medicine, and probably could use some stress relief.

I noticed Mom’s coffee cup was empty (unthinkable!), so I sniffed at it to suggest she get up for a refill. Once she had successfully moved the boulder (Sushi) off her lap (as it complained and growled), I ran ahead of her into the kitchen where the blue feather thingie she just bought for Sushi happened to be laying on the couch. (*Hint, Hint)*

She had to wait for her coffee to brew, so she took time to play with me! I’ve missed playing with her so much!

I could tell she’s missed playing with me, too. But things have gotten very crazy around here lately, and it’s been hard for her to have the opportunity. I was so happy, when her coffee was ready, and she kept on playing with me instead of getting back to what she had been doing!

I’m so happy that we finally had some time to play together. The Can Opener enjoyed watching me have fun and I enjoyed hearing her laugh at my friskiness. Just so you know, you humans are all wound up lately and your kitties (and Creatures)- can feel it too. Give yourself a break for a few minutes every day to stop for a bit and just enjoy them. It’s medicine for both of you.

Thanks for stopping by!

BREAKING: Sushi Moves!

Yes, You read that right! It’s a miracle!

The Can Opener finally got Sushi to MOVE!

Honestly, I didn’t know it was possible. But she did it. She got a new toy for Sushi (since the flopping fish freak her out and she won’t play with them) – and Sushi pounced on it right away- (that means within 10 minutes). For Sushi that is “right away!”

Of course, I had to check out the feather thingie myself- just to make sure it’s of appropriate quality for her to play with. When I saw that it passed inspection, I went out to chase mice, and decided to let Sushi play with it since she’s too slow disinterested to catch mice.

Okay, Mom. She can have it!

Here’s Sushi – loving her new toy!


Ready for Caturday-

Goodnight!

Twilight has been running around with Romeo again. Oh joy.

Somehow she thinks I want to hear all about her romance with Romeo, the siamese down the street. I could care less. Now, if she wants to tell me about a handsome calico cat, or a persian, I might want to hear about it. But I’m not interested in her boyfriend and his “purrfect royal blue eyes.” Geez.

We more experienced felines are more concerned about the important things in life- like food, catnip, treats, and the best napping spots in the house.

We’re different. She loves to run wild outside, chase mice and butterflies, climb trees and hunt ducks.

I love a nice, warm lap to nap on. Especially if it comes with a nice long grooming, a massage on my head and shoulders, followed by treats, and accompanied by a teddy bear with a blanket tucked around me.

I’d rather melt into the Can Opener’s lap and purr myself to sleep any day. Oh! It’s time for my grooming now! Goodnight!



How to Train your Humans

These Critters are wearing me out!

by Sushi

How to keep the Critters from Driving you Nuts

Twilight has a boyfriend now. He’s a Seal Point Siamese that lives a few streets away, and at first she used to run from him. Now she watches for him to come serenade her at the bedroom window then gives the human the big blue eyes to let her out. That’s why I’m posting so much lately- she’s always running around with Romeo. I hate to tell the guy, but he won’t get anywhere with her, because she’s been “fixed.” But at least meanwhile, it keeps her from pestering me to play with her!

Speaking of playing, the Critters are running circles around me all day long and can’t keep their sticky little paws off me.

I love the Critters, but the minute my paws touch the carpet they both drop everything in unison and race to sit in the floor beside me and compete to scratch my back and pet my head, and beg the Can Opener to let them give me treats.

Sounds heavenly, right? Not if you’re a sleepy cat who just wants some peace and quiet. And on top of that, the Can Opener put me on a diet so now the Critters arent’ allowed to load me up with treats 6 times a day anymore.

SIX TIMES A DAY (x 2 CRITTERS)- THAT’S 12 EXTRA TREATS A DAY I’M MISSING OUT ON! THIS HAS TO STOP!

I mean, Seriously? How much is a cat supposed to endure in 9 lives?


So, Here’s my “plan A” – (I won’t need a plan B)…

I’ll act like I’m starving first thing in the morning and keep yelling for food (after I’m fed). I’ll let the human put my eye medicine in (she’ll give me treats for letting her put the medicine in without shredding her)….

Then when the Critters get here, I’ll wait til the littlest one has her running all over the place, then I’ll go to the biggest one and give her the eyes and convince her I haven’t been fed or given treats yet. She’ll be heartbroken for me, and wait for a chance to sneak me another feeding and some more treats while the human is taking care of the first catasrophe the little one makes.

Then I’ll go to Human #2 (the backup Can Opener), and snuggle him and he’ll give me treats- then while the Can Opener is still working on breakfast and tea time snacks, and planning lunch, I’ll go wind around her ankles acting as pathetic and hungry as possible. If I time it just right, she’ll think she was so busy with the little Critter that she forgot to feed me, and she’ll feed me again. Or, better yet, she’ll let the big Critter “help” – and she’ll feed me twice what the Can Opener will. And sneak me more treats. Purrfect!

Then during tea time, and lunch, the Can Opener will be so busy she won’t notice that I’m eating Twilight’s food.

That’ll get me through breakfast and lunch. Then when the little one goes to sleep for her nap, I’ll climb up on the biggest Critter and start the process all over again. She falls for it every time! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! She might even load me up with Redi Whip!

I love Critters!


Thursday Therapy

Just in case you’re having a rough day-

Sushi and I – (she’s the fat one, I’m the cute one)- want to share some pictures to brighten your day. Petting cats is good for your blood pressure, and having cats reduces stress -(unless one of those cats is big enough to crush you), so looking at cute pictures of cats (namely me), is bound to relax anybody. So, We’re sharing some of our favorite pictures, and even pictures of our cousins, Serafina and Abby (The Critters’ cats). Enjoy!

Serafina- Who lets the Big Critter dress her all funny.

Abby loving the heating pad.
Me in psycho mode.
Serafina sleeping.
Abby- taking her Human’s seat at the computer to stop her from starting work.

Me trying to stop the human from dressing me up.
Sushi tucked in.
Sushi tucked in- again!

I hope these pictures brighten your day- the weekend’s almost here!