Category Archives: cat behavior

The Sushi Diet Chronicles

One more remark about my fat, and the mat gets shredded!

I’m getting fed up with this diet stuff.

The Can Opener is getting on my last nerve! She does her workout, and just because I come to coach her and make sure she does all the moves right, she thinks I need to work out too. I think that trainer is going to her head.

Next thing I know, she’ll be serving me salad, or tofu. And now, I hear I have a vet appointment to get my claws trimmed, and some shots. You know what that means? That means SCALES. That means I have to practice the Alligator roll and get better at it. Last time that vet wasn’t prepared for me. The human said that when the vet brought me back out to the car, she was breathless and looked like she’d been through Armageddon.

I did good.

I stretch, and sharpen my claws on the mat while she’s doing her lunges and stuff and that IS my workout. Does she praise me for it? NO. she tells me I’m making her trip over the mat. (Hey, that’s a GREAT IDEA)!

“But I DID do pushups! I’m sitting up, aren’t I?”
“Man, that was hard work. I need a snack!”

Well- I guess I may as well play- I have to get my strength up for the Alligator roll.

The Attack of the Sprinkler

Gee, Thanks Mom! Turn that thing off!

These Humans and their sprinklers drive me crazy!

There’s nothing as annoying as chasing a squirrel and getting blasted by a cold sprinkler! There are sprinklers set up everywhere and turned on at different times. How’s a cat supposed to plan a hunt? I had to find a place to get away from it without getting wet all over again, and then I saw it… the swing set- my new cat tree and scratching post!

It can’t get me up here!

This is a nice little hangout. No wonder the critters love it. But now it’s mine! And the best part is, Sushi can’t get up here to take it from me! MWAHAHAHAHA!

That got me thinking. There are lots of other things humans do that cats really don’t like. This might be a good time to show you what they are. Watch this while I go get my popcorn!

How to Train your Human

Don’t let them do this to you!

More rules for the discerning Cat.

Today is a beautiful, warm Caturday. A nice, cool breeze, lots of sunshine, no 2-legged noise machines roaring by on scooters with music blaring from their iphones, no noisy lawnmowers, or chatty neighbors gathering to steal my human’s attention- everything is perfectly lined up for a long, cozy nap.

Well, it was anyway. The sun got a little too bright for Sushi and me, so we retreated to the Can Openers’ bed for a nice, long nap. And then, the paparazzi decided it was a great time to snap a few pictures and wake us up. We were not pleased.

That’s when I realized it was time to post another lesson for you poor unfortunate cats who can’t control those annoying humans.

If you want to be taken seriously as a cat, and get the respect of your pet humans, there are a few rules that need to be followed.

1.) MAKE IT UNATTRACTIVE FOR THEM TO DISTURB YOUR NAPS. This is beautifully illustrated by my friend, Spooky.

Great job, Spooky. You’ve got “the Look” purrfected.


I could’ve stopped them, but I allowed it just this once for the purpose of illustrating my point. Humans think it’s “cute” to dress us up for their selfish habit of taking pictures of us to post online. If they try to do this to you, do what Sushi does at the vet. It’s called “the Alligator roll.” Here it’s nicely illustrated by a random alligator. Sushi has mastered it.

Sushi follows this technique to avoid those shots and nail trims at the vet. Great job, Sushi!

3.) Don’t sleep in the pots and pans. (Unless they have meat in them- and aren’t turned on).


I have more rules to give you, but Sushi and I are going to try again for our naps. They better not interrupt us this time, or the claws will come out!

Go away, human.

Twilight’s Thursday Therapy

I’m exhausted tonight. The Critters kept me flying all day long. I think I need some therapy-
Sushi’s inventory
Pancakes and Rabbit! YES!
This is no joke!
Hey, that’s my Human’s name!

Ever notice that we cats are all about the food? What else could possibly be more important?

The Cat of My Dreams…

I’m not as young a kitty as I once was, but MEOOOOOOOOOOOWWW!

I found my soul mate last night- and I think we’ll get along beautifully!

I was napping on the laptop keyboard last night while the Can Opener was *trying* to use her computer, and something caught my eye and I haven’t been able to think of anything else since…. (except food)…

I don’t know what his name is, but this dude is my dream cat! I’m going to have to find a way to meet this handsome boy! Watch his video, and you’ll see why- not only is he HANDSOME, but he can teach me his tricks so I can defeat this ridiculous DIET the Can Opener has me on.

Or, at least learn how to steal more goodies!

*Back off, Twilight & Sheba- this one’s all MINE!*

Girl’s Day with Sheba…

I’m not so sure what to do with this snake….

It’s time to catch up on the cat gossip around here.

I’ve been wondering who the pretty new solid gray cat is with the white bib and white paws. It moved in across the street a while ago, but it stays mostly inside. That kind of hampers my attempts to get to know anything about him/her. So, I did what humans do when they want to get the goods on their neighbors. I decided to have a girls’ day lunch!

Since Sheba and Twilight are always running all over the place, I knew at least one of them would be able to enlighten me. Only one problem. It would require the Can Opener’s cooperation, since I can’t open a can. I had to convince the Can Opener that eating outside is as nice for me as it is for her and the Critters.

Lucky for me, she went along with it! Twilight was suspicious, though- she doesn’t trust Sheba (Sheba’s trying to take over the human)- So she just sat there and the Can Opener finally took her dish in so I wouldn’t eat it for her. How rude!

Speaking of being rude, Sheba wouldn’t tell me anything. She simply ate, burped, then stretched out next to me and went to sleep. Just to get even, I snored as loud as I could.

Then she got up and left. Twilight had already headed down to the stream, so I was left all alone. That little plan didn’t get me the information I wanted, so I’ll have to figure a way to get the human to let me stay out all night with Twilight and Sheba.

Wow. That was a lot of work. Time for my nap.

Maybe that new cat will come out and wake me up!

Friday’s Fab Felines

I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror today in all my glory. Dang, I’m fabulous!

I’m so Fabulous! (Okay, maybe Twilight is too)- but I want you to meet some other Fab felines!

This one made my human lose it. She was already close to losing it anyway.

But then she saw this one, and OH MY FLEAS!

Hey- maybe if I convince Twilight I’m a Bobcat, she’ll stop pouncing on me when I’m trying to sleep!


Thursday Therapy

Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay

Ready for some calming cuteness? Tough! We’re already here!

The Sushi Diet Chronicles

Here we go again.

Sushi’s workout time has arrived. And she’s not happy.

Image by Анна Куликова from Pixabay