Hi! I'm Twilight!
Champion Mouser, purrsonal (human) trainer, hypnotist, and sleep therapist. My new sister, Sushi and I are always up to no good, but we have a lot of fun. Join us for all things cat! We will soon be starting lessons for you cats to
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Our Can Opener is a very thankful person. And it rubs off on me. (But not Sushi).
I hear it all the time. My human Can Opener telling the little critters to be thankful in all circumstances. You know, to actively look for reasons to give thanks even if you can’t see a reason. Sometimes I think she’s nuts. Ok, maybe she is. But I notice, that when things aren’t going well, and there’s a lot bothering her, if she just thinks about the things that are not as they should be she gets upset.
And there are those times. But I’ve also noticed that sometimes, she feels everything beginning to weigh on her heart, and she starts thanking Jesus for everything she can think of -(and she can think of a lot).
I hear her teaching this to the little ones when they start to grumble and complain. And I notice that when I hear her starting to thank the Lord for something, pretty soon she starts to think of other things she’s thankful for too. And little by little any discouragement, anxiety or frustration melts away.
Why? Because she has deliberately shifted her focus from the things that would weigh her down, to the ways God has been good to her. And it shifts not only her mood, but the atmosphere too.
Here’s what I’m thankful for:
Bright, sunny mornings with no wildfire smoke clogging my air
Waking up to a hazy sky and smoke in the air puts a cat in a rotten mood.
Any self-respecting cat will of course, demand that the humans immediately get busy clearing the air, and bringing out the sunshine. But of course, Humans can’t do that – (and most of them would just ignore it, anyway), so what is a cat supposed to do to escape what would otherwise be a long, boring day trapped inside?
1.) POUT. Make your displeasure evident. The humans will know they can’t fix it for you, so they should feel sufficiently guilty enough to fall all over themselves trying to make it up to you- something like this would work well….
2.) If they don’t do whatever is necessary to fix the problem for you, continue pouting- no matter what they do to distract you.
3.) Of course, if your humans are of the stubborn variety, you may have to show them who’s boss and then give them a stern warning….
If that doesn’t work, then set about making your own indoor fun… and soon they’ll be happy to let you out!
Wiped out after a long play session and an (attempted) nail trim.
The Can Opener has made several attempts to trim Sushi’s claws, by herself, but without the Marines, it’s just not going to happen. Today she watched a few videos on YouTube looking for tips that might help since she can’t get her into the vet for a trim for at least a few weeks. They aren’t making many appointments.
After watching several videos, she finally decided to try some tips from a Vet who clipped his own (angry) cat’s claws. It looked a lot easier than it actually was- because even though that cat was also angry, it wasn’t “Ms. Alligator Roll.”
Maybe the video will help someone else out there with a militant cat, but for the Can Opener, Sushi won- again.
I think Sushi knows those switchblades on her feet are her only means of ruling the roost around here, and she’s not planning on giving them up. No matter how many treats she’s offered. So, what’s next? I’ll be watching… with a big bowl of popcorn!!!
Thank you to all first responders who daily put their lives on the line to rescue and defend those in trouble and to our military and veterans. Your sacrifices are not in vain. Know that you are loved and valued.
Mom’s right. I am absolutely the cutest feline anywhere… I noticed my face in the mirror, and I realized that I truly am “One of a kind.” My stripes are perfectly in order, my nose is flipping adorable, my eyes are light blue, and I’m super smart too!
My humans fell in love with me at first sight, and now its been 7 years, and I finally have them mostly trained.
Sushi tries to take the spotlight- and in a sense, she does. In the sense that there’s always a big “elephant in the room” that the humans have to be careful not to trip over!
Sushi complains constantly about being on a diet. The humans are concerned for her because the vet said she needs to lose weight. They are doing everything they can to help her- but the girl was born to eat. She cons the grandkids, and walks in the human’s friends’ houses and helps herself to their food (not the good stuff Mom feeds us), and she’s been taking lessons From Sheba to sniff out treats- even if theyre not in our house.
As much as Sushi hates being on a diet, our Can Opener has plans for her to helep her. I’ll post on that later, from a safe distance. For now, any small animals need to stay inside…..
This morning has started out very annoying. First we woke up to a smokey haze hiding the sun and giving my fur a weird orange tint. I went outside and had to come back in. I was sitting in the windowsill pouting, then I looked over and saw Sheba come sauntering in, and helping herself to my food.
Now, where are those treats I smell?
I’m so glad she didn’t figure out how to get the treats the human leaves up on top of the desk for me. She has to leave them up there in my favorite hangout under the air conditioner because that’s the only place Sushi can’t get to to eat them. But I sure hope she stops staring at herself and leaves soon, because Sushi and I need to have a talk.
Well, that didn’t last long. The Can Opener got up to go into the kitchen and Sheba jumped down and followed her – growling and swatting at her leg! She got escorted outside- then she turned around and HISSED at the door!
Today a neighbor stopped by to ask for help for another neighbor whose kitten won’t eat. The Can Opener didn’t know anything about the kitten whose owner needed the help, only that it was a kitten, who hasn’t wanted to eat for a couple of days, has draining eyes, and appears to have a stuffy nose- But the owner can’t take it to the vet because her husband just lost his job.
My human got busy right away looking online for things a person can do for their kitten in that situation until they can see a vet. What she found, she decided she needed to share- in case someone else out there is in a similar situation.
First, she went to YouTube, where there are tons of helpful videos about different aspects of cat care, many by practicing veterinarians. In this video, she learned so much. There are even links (which you can view on YouTube also in the comment section), to other resources that are so helpful, it just screams to be passed on. You never know when this kind of information might be urgently needed for your kitten or to help someone you know.
Enjoy this video! We are so glad we found it!
Be sure to read the comments, where you will find a link to the Foster the Felines blog, contact information, and even a “Fading Kittens Supply & Resource” list!
She’s so flipping rude sometimes! First, she came flying in the house, trumpeting her presence loudly with a mouse hanging out of her mouth, and after she presented it to the Can Opener, and flipped over belly up, loving all the high praises about being such a WONDERFUL huntress, she came over to me, (where I was peacefully laying down rolling my eyes at her performance), and licked my head, purring, and then- she whapped me upside the head and ordered me to do a post!
Finally, when I convinced the little brat to let me go, she turned to resume her mouse activities and it was gone! MWAHAHAHAHA! Serves her right. Man, I’m sleepy now. I guess I’d better do that post so she won’t interrupt my nap again. So, I asked the Can Opener to help me and she gave me some ideas… I think this will help me get over my frustration with the albino fleabag, and maybe they’ll help you too!
And now for a final thought from the Can Opener….
Thinking and Praying for all my readers all the time. I appreciate every one of you and I know times are hard- but do not lose heart. God listens to prayer- even when you don’t know what to say. Be strong.