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Sushi’s Crazy Lazy Caturday

The human took her coffee outside this morning and got a surprise!

A heavenly smile looking down on us this morning!

That’s so great, human. Let’s celebrate with some tuna!
I know I already ate. What does that have to do with anything?

This morning started out perfectly. The Can Opener finally slept well (since the TMJ started) – and took her coffee outside with me so we could listen to the chatter of the birds (even though she won’t let me catch one), and she could enjoy the pretty flowers and pick some raspberries, while I soaked up the sun.

It’s still early, and Twilight’s out someplace with her Mama. She’s trying to impress her Mama (cat) with her hunting abilities. The Human still has the annoying headache she’s had for three days now. But she’s starting to feel a little better- and I’m starting to put Sheba in her place, so she doesn’t harass me and swat at me like she does everyone else. I think it’s a good thing I’m bigger than her, because she knows I can flatten her if I have to.

Perfect.

What? I’m not messing with you….ever hear of social distancing?

You just sit there, Sushi.

Twilight Tattles

Dear Mom; I’m going to sell Sushi on E-Bay

Today she got on my last nerve. I know she was trying to sleep, but all I wanted to do was play. She didn’t like that idea, so she got up and swatted me and I defended myself and she got even MORE mad. I really think this diet is making her too grumpy to live with.

Look- here’s how it went, just because I tried to play with her.

Please either take her off the diet, and FEED THE THING (enough to satisfy her), or let me sell her. Thanks, Twilight



Twilight’s Tuesday Thanks

I think it’s time to find some things to be Thankful for. Maybe it’ll help Sushi not be grumpy….

Okay, maybe not. But I still am a very thankful kitty, and I think Sushi has a lot to be thankful for – even if she can’t see it.

Waht?

Oh, I’m thankful, Twilight. Really. I’m thankful for my home and my soft queen sized bed, and that I have a crazy cat lady human who spoils me, and I’m thankful for you- (sometimes). But I’m especially thankful for my food and my tuna treats.

That’s not your queen sized bed, Sushi- that’s the humans’… they just let you sleep on it with them, so the backup Can Opener doesn’t drag all the blankets into the floor – because with you on the bed, nothing moves- not even the humans, when you’re laying on them….

Yes, I know- that’s something else I’m thankful for. That way I stay warm and cozy- even if they stay flattened!

Now that’s enough thanksgiving. Be quiet! You’re keeping me awake!


We think you’ll enjoy this video- it’ll help you understand your own kitties better! Enjoy!


The Sushi Diet Chronicles

I AM REALLY NOT LIKING THIS DIET.

I have only been on this diet since my last vet appointment. I can feel myself melting away to nothing. So, what’s so bad about weighing 16.3 lbs? I know a lot of humans who WISH they only weighed my weight. But they’re not on the diet- I AM. Poor innocent Sushi. It’s not fair…

The human heard me “snoring” during my nap today. Know what? I wasn’t snoring. THAT WAS MY TUMMY GROWLING! I can’t believe she actually bought me “weight management” food. When I complain that I’m getting fed less often, and getting different food, she tells me I’ll feel better when I’ve lost a few pounds. “One ounce at a time, Sushi.”

I’d love to give her “one ounce” of my claws.

Twilight knows its hard on me. And she doesn’t rat me out when I finish off her food. She just heads outside and leaves her dish for me to finish. But the trick is finding it before the human sees it and picks it up.

But at least the Can Opener is playing with me more now. I love that.

And Twilight makes me feel better.


Sleepy Sunday

A cold, windy day- Perfect for napping!

Today suddenly went from warm and sunny to cold and windy so I didn’t want to go out with Twilight. She loves to be outside when it’s windy- she flies around, chasing butterflies, hunting squirrels, threatening birds, and climbing trees. I prefer to snuggle up inside with the Can Opener while she has her morning devotion and coffee. This morning I completely took over the pillow she had put in her lap for her Bible and journal. I knew she’d let me stay there. And she did.

I fell asleep within minutes but then Twilight came in- and she didn’t like that I had “her” spot with the human. She took a swipe at me, and right away I swatted her back- then of course, the human intervened and I went back to sleep.

I was happy to hear the human playing with her in the living room after that, so I knew I could sleep without being ambushed again. But wouldn’t you know….

She came back! This time she didn’t bother me. But the human had gone back to the bedroom to do her journaling and Twilight wanted to nap near her.

Fine with me- as long as she leaves me alone. Nothing like an annoying little ‘sister’ to wake you out of a purrfect dream!


Twilight Therapy

I hear you have been seeing a lot of Sushi lately….

I’m noticing that Sushi has been hogging my blog lately- I’ve also heard from the neighborhood cats that she says I’ve been running around with my “boyfriend” all the time. So I decided to clear up some things.

First of all, Mr. Sootface is NOT my boyfriend. He’s stalking me and I’m not hanging out with him, I’m trying to run him off. He has 16 wives and about 300 kittens scattered all over America and I’m not about to let him add me to his harem, or whatever they call it. I’m too cute for that nonsense.

In fact, I’m not looking for a boyfriend at all. I’m looking for MICE. Or, at least a duckling. But mice are a lot easier to catch, and then you don’t have an angry mama duck chasing you down. They really can be so unreasonable!

You know, that hummingbird could be a fun catch, too…

I suspect that diet the vet put Sushi on is making her grumpy. No, wait- she was already grumpy.

Ooops. She heard that.

I think I’ll just take a nap now, Sushi.


Twilight’s “Mother’s Day”

My Mama spent the day with me!

The Humans had Mother’s Day recently. But My Mama wasn’t here.

This morning when the Can Opener woke up and got her coffee she opened the back door for fresh air and my (still feral) Mama was there! We were so happy! My human has been taking care of her since she had me in the back yard (her second litter of kittens)…

They got her to a vet, got her shots and had her spayed- and tried for months to get her adopted. Though the cat rescue place took her in for two months, she just wouldn’t stay. So when they found homes for the (3rd litter of kitties) she was pregnant with they asked to bring her back where they found her. We were thrilled to have her back. I had missed her and kept looking for her.

Over the years, she’s learned to trust my human, and will let her get close enough to put food down for her. My Mama will actually sit and stare at her and “talk” to her and slowly blink her eyes at her. But my human mama has never tried to touch her, because she doesn’t want to scare her away.

But this morning we had breakfast together. My Can Opener saw us playing hide-and-seek together under the bushes and playing together on the playset – we chased butterflies and caught some bugs. We wanted that cute little green hummingbird that keeps visiting the lilac tree- but it’s too fast for us. Then we went duck hunting at the stream behind the house.

I had looked and waited in the windowsill all day looking for my Mama on Mother’s Day, and she never came. I guess all the extra people in the neighborhood that day made her nervous. So today, I gave her my breakfast and my Redi Whip and treats as a sort of late “Mother’s Day” present. Oh, sure – I was hungry. But I can eat as much as I want whenever I want. My Mama can’t.

I even carried a couple of my favorite toy mice outside for her to have something to play with because she doesn’t have any toys.

So all you kitties (and humans) out there, take good care of your Mamas. Because they’re the reason you’re alive. And they need love too.

Now I need a nap, so I can stay out with Mama tonight when she comes for dinner.

goodnight!