Category Archives: cat behavior

A New BOX! PARTYTIME!

It’s a NEW BOX – just for me! (Sushi get your own)!

A Sunny day, a new box, and the Can Opener!

When I heard the knock at the door, I darted under the bed, because it was a hard, loud knock- but a few seconds later after the Can Opener answered the door, I smelled something delicious coming from that big box. It was more of my favorite food! But then, when the bag came out, there were big sheets of pawsome brown paper inside (I LOVE CRINKLY PAPER)- And before the Can Opener walked away with the food, I pounced into the box to try it out!

I claimed it immediately! Then I hinted at the Can Opener to put some more tissue paper in it and the next thing I knew, I was having the time of my life!

Sushi, however, isn’t impressed with the box- (she has her own favorite)- So I had fun circling under the flaps of the box and swiping at my favorite wand toy (with all the pretty bows that I just can’t seem to untie- yet) … Give me time, and I’ll untie every one of those pretty bows!

Sushi on the other hand, was just watching the show. And bathing. And bathing. And BATHING…

And barking at the Can Opener to come brush and cuddle her.
Now I’m all played out. But I informed the human that the box STAYS.

Friday Fab Felines

I want to introduce some of my Cat Careers graduates!

Fab Felines Cat Career Graduates

It’s been a while since I’ve done my Cat Career classes- but that’s only because my napping schedule is way behind. I’ve only slept 18 hours today, and I’m exhausted! However, I keep sniffing out skills that my fellow cat-mates have and show them how to develop them into careers!

For example, in my own career as a Cat Purrsonal Trainer, sleep is very important. That’s why I make sure to set a great example by consistently demonstrating effective napping techniques and the importance of staying on schedule.

You’re welcome.

Since Fab Felines are the topic today, I’m introducing some of my favorite students and their new careers!

Pixie- she has a thing for studying math. Now she’s a tutor.
Mittens- smarter than most kittens, I trained him as a remote technician.
Mitzi and Frank – comedians.
Slyvester always had an answer for everything.
Now he’s a politician.

Well, I’m late for my 8th nap, so that’s it for today! Enjoy! I’ll be back soon with more graduates!


“Tumbling Tom” was always a little weird. I got him a job in a psych ward at the local animal hospital.
Goodnight.

Twilight’s Tuesday Therapy

You need to play with me more, Can Opener…

Play with your cats, or else…

Hey, humans- I know some of you are wound up tighter than a cheap clock these days- but did you know that we cats (and other pets you have) can feel your tension and anxiety too?

Humans use different things to relieve their stress- like vegging out in front of the tv (which can also cause stress)- getting on social media (which not only can drain hours out of your day, but can also add to your stress), and play video games (which can be good- but not for endless hours)… and some do better things like spending time with friends, reading, and exercise- or better yet, going to the beach, parks, or any place that is fun and relaxing.

But in case you never thought about it, there isn’t a lot your pets can do to relieve their anxiety if they are indoor pets, and particularly if you are preoccupied with other things and don’t spend time playing and interacting with them.

Did you know that playing and interacting with your pets helps relieve their feelings of loneliness and anxiety? It not only makes them happier, and gives them some exercise and stimulation, but it’s great for helping you to relax, feel less lonely and anxious, and even lowers your blood pressure!

And just as people don’t like to be ignored, or feel lonely, neither does your cat.

And like people, when cats get bored and lonely- they just might take matters into their own paws… *just sayin’. *

The real reason for the toilet paper ‘shortage.’

And if your cat gets jealous because you spend too much time on the computer, well- he might decide to do something to get your attention…

You’ve been warned!

And if you get too busy to feed the cat, watch out when you go to fridge again- you may get an unpleasant reminder that the cat wants to eat too…

Just a subtle reminder….

And if you don’t play with your cat, they will find other ways to get their exercise and entertainment…

Open the door, Human. We have a guest for lunch!

Trust me, it’s just easier to play with your cat in the first place!


Sushi’s Nip-Crazed Caturday

Oh, I’m so HAPPY!

She bought us CATNIP!!

We’ve had problems with our internet connection for the last couple of days- for some reason, everytime we have stormy weather here, the internet goes out. So Twilight and I have been itching to get our paws on the laptop again -(she to complain, me to brag)!

Image by Daniel Wanke from Pixabay

It’s been pouring rain for the last couple of days- (on and off all day long)- and Twilight has been miserable since she couldn’t go outside (without getting wet).

So this morning the Can Opener brought out the catnip and I got so EXCITED! But not Twilight-

I don’t understand why you act so silly with that stuff, Sushi- it’s just GRASS!

Twilight thinks I’m crazy for loving this stuff- so when Mom brought it out she just stared at me like I’m a lunatic, while I rolled all over the rug and got crazy. It was the most fun I’ve had in a whole week!

Twilight lost interest in playing after Mom brought out the catnip and decided to go out in the rain after all and intimidate a squirrel or two. That’s fine with me, because after I got tired of playing, it was grooming and cuddle time (my favorite)!

Mom said all this fur could’ve ended up in my tummy making me sick!

Why did she say she could make a whole new cat from this?

She listened to this guy- maybe you should too!

Sushi’s Musings

I’ve been hearing some unbelievable things from the Can Opener!

The Can Opener says some cats are naughty!

I just can’t believe cats ever misbehave, because I know I’m such an angel… no, really! I don’t ever fight with other cats at all- (I just smack Twilight when she insists on pawing at me to make me play when I don’t want to) – but that’s not naughty- that’s discipline! These young twerps these days just don’t like to take “no” for an answer!

I also notice Sheba’s naughtiness- she keeps her Mom up all night long and won’t let her sleep- and every time Twilight follows our human when she goes next door to visit her sister, that crazy Sheba hisses and fluffs up her tail and chases Twilight out of the house! Even when Sheba comes here, she tries to chase Twilight off her own cat tree! But Sheba won’t mess with me, because I’ll eat her. (Not misbehaving- I just have a great appetite)!

Psycho Sheba

I even hear that some cats eat houseplants – (a vegan CAT?), and some attack toes- (Twilight, are you listening)? And others poop outside the litterbox! I never do these things because I’m a good cat – but from what I hear, these things can really upset the humans and cause some problems. So I decided maybe I should pass on the video my Can Opener found while doing research to help her sister not to be so fur-rustrated with Sheba.

Check this out- maybe it’ll help you or someone you know who has a very mischievous cat!

Just remember you heard it from Sushi- the good cat!



Morning Coffee with Sushi

One of these days, human. One of these days!

That Lunatic Can Opener did it again-

I’m really getting tired of this- every time I so much as sneeze the Can Opener takes me to the vet. Just because I’m older. I protest, but she does it anyway. I’m not sick, but again the other day she took me in for a shot. She said I was “due for a distemper booster” – and in spite of all my objections, she whisked me away anyhow- and on top of that she had them trim my beloved claws!

I don’t know what a “distempter” booster is, but it must have worked- because it definitely boosted my TEMPER! And this morning I’m still sore from that shot and yet the Can Opener still insists on picking me up to groom me. I smacked her a zillion times with my tail this morning, but that didn’t stop her from grooming me anyway. And now I’m exhausted and need a nap.

Actually, I do feel better since she groomed me, but I’ll never let her know it!

Leave me alone Mom. Wake me up when you buy sardines.


Caturday Cats

My favorite thing to do on a Caturday, is follow the Can Opener around getting extra snuggles and treats.

It’s Caturday! Time to do your (cat) thing!

Cats love Caturday. Unless their humans leave them alone all day, or they have a bazillion creatures running around tearing the house apart, throwing things, screaming and shredding the drapes – (before you get the chance), or putting their grubby little fingers in the cat food, and dumping out your water. That might stress a cat out – just a little.

When a cat has to deal with things like that, they might show some signs of being a little hissed off. They might misbehave a little bit- or just plain lose it altogether…

And especially if there are little critters running around in the house with their playmates, your cat might get slightly exhausted from all the chaos and just drop into a coma…

But if they don’t drop into a coma or lose their minds, they may decide to spend some time problem solving…

Or use their Caturdays to settle a score…

Whatever you humans have planned for your Caturday, better make sure your cat is happy too!


It’s Caturday!

Twilight can’t play with my wand toy, Mom. She can go catch a mouse. It’s MY Caturday, and I’ll pout if I want to.

How are you spending your Caturday?

I spent the first part of my Caturday keeping the Can Opener company while she had her coffee and prayer time. Now I’m trying to play with my favorite wand toy (with colorful bows on it)- and Twilight keeps trying to snag it. I swatted the fleas right off the little brat and told her to go catch a mouse or something, then I decided to park on it so she can’t pick it up and drag it away.

I think the Can Opener was shocked. That’s okay- that just means she’s fully awake now and Twilight knows not to mess with me. Now she’ll probably go dig up a flowerbed someplace.

While the Can Opener is outside enjoying the sunshine, I want to ask how your Caturday is going? I know some of you cats may be lonely and bored (which is a great excuse to nap)-

The attack of the sunbeam

Birthday parties were designed to torment cats

Or maybe you’re stuck in a house full of those tiny little noise-makers trying to be good and not scratch them to ribbons…

Or, maybe your sniffing the air looking for a neighborhood barbeque to inspect… (let me know if you find one- with GPS coordinates, please)… or

Why isn’t anyone grilling over here yet?
By the way human, don’t forget to order the pizza and leave the door open for me…

Maybe you’re making dinner plans for later… I’ll be right over to help you with that Door Dash. Happy Caturday!


What do cats think of kisses?

Help! She’s going to smother me with kisses!!

There are some real weirdos out there!

Have you ever wondered what your cat thinks when you kiss it? Its thoughts could range anywhere from “OH YAY! FINALLY!” to “Oh great, here we go again,” Or even, “kiss me and I’ll shred your face, idiot!”

Every cat is different, but personally I like only an occasional kiss – not one of those weird human kiss assaults where they go bonkers until you’re gasping from air (or from their bad breath)!

Maybe you should watch this video I found to educate my Can Opener. And while you’re at it, learn how to interpret your cat’s body language too! It just may save your life one day!

That cat doesn’t look like he’s happy…