Monthly Archives: July 2021

Sushi’s Sassy Saturday

Evenings with the Human can be so stressful!

In the evenings when it finally starts to cool off, I love to go outside and lay on the nice, warm sidewalk to enjoy the peace and quiet. Finally the critters have gone home, and the neighborhood screaming machines have been forced to go inside for the night and go to bed.

The neighbors with their loud grass eating machines and annoying sprinklers have finally gone inside and tv’s can be heard through the open windows. I can smell the mint and roses the human has all over the place, and there’s a big, fat strawberry on her plant that I plan to snatch the first chance I get.

Twilight rolls around on the sidewalk so her boyfriends know she’s outside, Sheba starts the mouse hunt, and I lounge and let the heat on the sidewalk make me sleepy. And suddenly-

That flipping human of ours decides to water the grass, and tomatoes and daisies, and everything else in the yard- including ME!

If looks could kill, the Human would be a shriveled up piece of toast melting on the sidewalk. But I’m not that lucky. Twilight and Sheba were inspecting the lilac tree for possible mouse activity and they saw it coming and scattered. Again, I wasn’t that lucky.

Then I looked over my shoulder dripping wet, and Twilight and Sheba were snickering behind the bushes. Boy, are they gonna pay! I was too busy drying myself off to deal with the Human and those two mouse-hunters, but believe me, I will deal with them.

For now, I’m planning a special ‘surprise’ for the human in the morning- to pay her back for surprising me. For now, I’m getting some much needed rest after my cold shower.

And I’m going to eat that strawberry!

Morning Coffee with Sushi!

Does my fur look okay?

I really don’t like this Paparazzi stuff first thing in the morning, Human.

You’re snapping pictures of me while I’m trying to sleep on your lap. You know that’s a bit of a distraction, right? How about if you just look for some other cats on your phone and let me sleep, alright? You have hundreds of pictures of me anyway, for pete’s sake! I mean, between that and you getting up to refill your coffee, how the heck do you expect me to go to sleep? What is it about that coffee that is so irrestiable to you anyway?

Okay, well that’s a start- are you settled now? I’m going to sleep- no more pictures, ok?


Twilight’s (Attempted) Thursday Therapy

*Deep inhale*

Smell that, Sushi? That’s the smell of freedom!

No, Dummy- That’s the smell of SHEBA!
THERE SHE IS….
Where? I don’t see her!?
I thought I told you to stay out of our yard…
Uh- I live next door.
But- I think my human just called…..
Good. Bring back some tuna and treats and we’ll talk.
I’ll take a nap until you two get over it. Let me know who wins.

Whiny Wednesday

Today has got to be better than yesterday!

What a rotten day yesterday was.

Today is warm and sunny and beautiful. Yesterday was too. But I wasn’t able to enjoy it. It seemed like all of creation set out to ruin my otherwise perfect day. It started the night before last when the Can Opener groomed me and cleaned my eyes and fed me and later tucked me into bed. Sounds great, right? Well it was. Until I got sick- seconds before she was getting into bed herself.

I know people think we cats don’t care if we make a mess for our humans to clean up, (actually some cats really don’t care)- but I’m not one of those. My human babies me and takes care of me (and just about everybody else) – and she’s always so tired when it’s bedtime. So it really didn’t set well with me that I got sick.

She didn’t get upset at me- she just took care of it like she always does, and then she comforted me and gave me snuggles so I wouldn’t feel bad. But somehow that made me feel worse.

So for the rest of the night I didn’t feel good. When everyone woke up yesterday morning, I still didn’t feel good and refused my favorite food when she gave it to me. I knew she felt bad for me but I couldn’t help it. Then the critters arrived, and she spent the whole day taking care of them, and her garden, and making dinner and doing laundry- and she even tried to play with me but I wasn’t up to it.

Then, when the critters finally went home yesterday, and I felt better, I wanted to go outside and lay in the sun. But the neighbors next door had a bbq, and every critter from here to New York was running around in MY YARD! And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the other neighbors had all their sprinklers turned on so there was no nice, quiet, place for me to lay in the sun. Even Twilight ran inside and fell asleep in her box under the bed!

By the time things quieted down outside, and the sprinklers were turned off, it was time to go to bed again. And the human was too tired to play.

I hope today goes better – but it feels like a Grumpy Cat kind of day to me.



Meme Tuesday (The Argument)

Sorry Sushi- Today it’s all about Siamese kitties. Tomorrow will be about calicos / tortoiseshells- whatever you are.

It’s all about my breed today. Sorry, Sushi.

Our human has been researching Siamese kitties. She is so in love with my (adorable) breed that she wants to do some posts about us, because we’re so smart and active, and talkative and entertaining she thinks everyone should have at least one siamese kitty.

When Sushi heard about this, she got jealous. “What’s wrong with me?” she asked. Well, nothing- but you’re not siamese. “I can be if I want to!” she said. Hmmmm. How does that work?

I tried to explain it all to her and she listened for a few minutes but then it was thundering and she ran away -(as fast as a boulder can run, that is). So I went to see where she was “running” to, and discovered it was only her food dish.

Yep. Her tummy growled and I thought it was thunder. My bad.

So, since today is Tuesday (still the start of the workweek for humans and they get all depressed about that)- I decided that today’s blog will be siamese cat memes! We siamese cats are great for relaxing our humans and giving them reasons to smile. So here we go!

*Siamese? Not sure- Cattitude, Heck yes!






I caught Sushi snoring!!!
Goodnight!

Monday Musings

I’m tired of Sheba’s tricks. I need a break!

Sheba’s getting on our last nerve…AGAIN.

Yesterday Sushi was sitting next to the Human on the front porch, and Sheba was laying next to her. That was okay, but then she crossed a line- she stood up and started marking our human and head-bunting her wanting love and snuggles! The Human thought it was sweet, but Sushi and I didn’t appreciate it at all!

Then I heard our Human sweet-talking Sheba and decided that had to stop, so I came running up to my Human to give her some snuggles of my own, and warn off Sheba. You’ll never believe me, probably, but Sheba saw me running up to love on MY HUMAN, and she growled and hissed at me, and swatted at me with both paws! She wasn’t going to let me get to our human or even go in my OWN HOUSE! *tail flap!* Awwww, HECKKKKKKK NO!

I want your human and mine too! Deal with it!

Our human picked me up, and hung me over her shoulder and started loving on me, and Sheba got mad- she went and laid down in the grass swishing her tail violently and kept giving me dirty looks. But then our human made Sushi and me so happy! She told Sheba that if she can’t “mind her manners,” she’ll have to go back home! Then she took me inside and gave me treats. (Sheba won’t mess with Sushi because Sushi could flatten her).

I made sure to sneer at Sheba over Mom’s shoulder when she took me inside and shoot her a warning look, and it made me feel so good that our human put her in her place. She keeps loving on our human because she knows we have treats- and her Mom is trying to cut her back on treats, because she won’t eat her food! What a rotten scheme!

So Sushi and I had a discussion with our human and she promised not to let Sheba have any of our treats no matter how sweet she acts.

There’s more to this story, but I’ll have to finish it tomorrow- our human is adjusting to a new Critter schedule starting tomorrow because their mom got a better job- so I have to get our human to give us our evening brushing and snuggles now before she shuts everything down for the night.

Be quiet, Twilight- I’m trying to sleep over here!

See- Sushi has already got my spot on the couch! Goodnight for now!


The human plays this for Sushi and us and it helps us relax and sleep. We love it!

Caturday CAT-astrophe

The Human says she’s going to clip our claws today and give us a bath…

We’ll see about that…

You can try, Human. But it won’t be pretty! You’ll have to catch me first. And I have great hiding spots…. and Sushi will eat you. Just sayin.’

You’re going to do what???

I wouldn’t do that if I were you. I have these claws for a reason, and I know how to use them!


She looked up a video to make it easier. I don’t think that’ll work. But if you’re feeling bold, and your life insurance is paid up, go ahead. I’ll make the popcorn!

This is going to be FUN, Sushi!

Hey Mom. Remember Me?

You’ve been paying too much attention to Sushi lately.

So, I’m going to remind you how utterly adorable I am. I know I’ve been staying outside a lot lately, but my Mama has been coming to play- and Mocha (the siamese down the street that adores me) has been waiting for me to come out and play. And, well, he is handsome. So,….

Anyway, I haven’t been upset at you- I just love being out at night when its warm – (and when Mama and Mocha are out). So since I’ve been gone so much I decided to stay inside today so I could be near you and remind you how loveable I am. I know you didn’t forget- but I think Sushi did. This way, she’ll know she can’t just hog you all to herself.

I want to thank you for being such a good human to Sushi and me. Thank you for always grooming me and buying me good food and lots of treats and whipped cream. Thank you for taking me to the vet when you need to know I’m okay – (even though I cry), and for not letting the other cats pick on me. Oh, and thanks for always keeping those fleas off us, and for letting me take over all your favorite spots.

Now, for those reminders….

Next time Sushi tries to hog you all to herself, remember these okay? You and I both know I’m the cutest, but she’s bigger than me, so let’s just keep it our little secret. Okay, bye! Mocha’s waiting for me!


Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Sushi’s Diet Chronicles

I love this toy!

I hate being on a diet. It’s just not fair!

I have to admit I don’t like that the human has me on a diet, but in spite of my best attempt at pleading eyes, she still insists on keeping me on it. It’s downright depressing. Twilight gets to eat whenever she wants- “but Twilight’s only 8 pounds!”- or so the Human says. It’s still not fair. I mean, look at me. I’m twice her size, (and older) so I say I have seniority here. Obviously if I’m bigger, I need more food. But NO! According to the vet, I need less food, and the human is doing her best to see to it. Dangit.

But, at least one great thing comes with it….

And that is that the Can Opener schedules daily playtime with me now and makes it as much of a priority as her own workouts! She bought me a new toy, and Oh, my CATS I love it! Hey, at least she doesn’t make me do her workouts- holy catnip! Mine are a lot more fun! See for yourself!

Whew! I’m exhausted! I still hate being on a diet, but now I know I’ll get scheduled playtime every day because the human thinks its important for me.


Sushi’s Cat Careers

Sushi here with more suggestions for Cat Careers

I keep seeing “help wanted” signs all over the place. Problem is, they’re all looking for humans.

And everybody knows that humans are no match for cats. Think for a minute about how much smoother things would run if cats were in charge. Humans are a persnickety bunch- and they always gripe about their jobs. That’s because they don’t go for jobs that suit their personality type and the things they’re best at. So when they work somewhere for some random stranger, they are quick to complain and try to get out of doing their job.

We cats, however, know what we like and don’t like and we don’t try for jobs that we don’t want to do. We only look for jobs we would love to do. That’s why we we’re so good at being cats.

Here’s a few examples;

Conflict Resolution Counselor. This is a cat’s most natural ability.

Towel Warmer/ Room decor. Another natural talent.

Business / Tax Advisor

Guidance Counselor. I’m especially good at this one.

Yoga Instructor.

Goldfish Feeder.