Some fab felines to make you smile!
💚💚💚Happy Friday! 💚💚💚
💚💚💚Happy Friday! 💚💚💚
One of a cats’ major complaints is having not having enough interaction and playtime with their human pets. Another complaint is not having enough (acceptable) toys to play with. This results in a bored (and slightly ticked) cat.
This is unacceptable for the serious cat. But our Can Openers are so preoccupied with working, keeping their two-legged critters out of trouble- (good luck with that)- shopping, and all that other boring human stuff that they don’t realize how stressed and maybe even hissed their feline bosses are.
When the humans are away, it’s vital to have some great toys to play with. Most humans don’t think about the fact that unlike them, we don’t usually have video games, iPhones and social media to keep us entertained when we get bored- and even a cat can only sleep so long.
In this picture, some of my pals show us what they do for fun when their humans forget to provide stimulating toys – They also share their toilet tissue review.
Sometimes if you’re lucky, one of those two-legged critters will leave something sitting on the counter in the kitchen that a bored cat can help themselves to when no one is looking.
With a little luck, it could be something really fun- like eggs – these are great to push off the counter. They aren’t toys, but there’s a very satisfying crack / thud when they hit the floor. And, when they break, you get a hefty snack!
Another fun idea is to check out other spaces in the kitchen- (not every human is thoughtful enough to leave eggs or butter on the counter). That’s why you need critters.
Picachu here has learned how to open the fridge. This could lead to a whole world of fun and food -(think Garfield’s lasagna)!
Or, you could just hide your trophies in there to surprise your favorite human!
P.S. You could always help the hamster escape too. Just to be kind. 😹
He comes over daily and just peeks in our windows hoping for a handout. He hangs around trees a lot, and eats our strawberries in the garden, and our blueberries- he runs all over the place and even gets into the cat food that my Human leaves out for my Mama (cat) to eat. He’s always there early in the morning– every morning– and he’s always digging around all over the place.
I’ve even seen him run out in the street in front of cars, and it’s amazing the dude is still alive. He’s rather twitchy, too- and always chattering. And he never seems to get enough to eat! And he even chews us out when he doesn’t get what he wants!
I’ve even seen him “planting” random things in people’s yards around here- but nobody seems to mind.
I have to say, If I didn’t know better, I’d think he was a little- well, squirrelly.
It’s springtime- and with spring comes kitty litters! Freshly brewed cute, adorable, clueless kitties who have no idea how to grow into a respectable cat. That’s why they need me to teach them!
We cats are highly intelligent and resourceful, but a baby anything needs to be shown how to grow and thrive- and most importantly, how to rule their humans. Remember- we were once worshipped in Egypt.
So, kittens- (and cats who need a refresher course) – First, remember that humans are suckers for a cute little kitty face. Look up at them adoringly, making sure your eyes are big and innocent – (that way they won’t suspect you when you’re naughty). 😹
Next, remember to respond when they
babble “talk” to you so they think you’re listening to the rules. This will increase your chances of being adopted because you’ll appear to be “trainable.”
Once you’ve convinced them you’re and adorable little innocent angel, and you get adopted you can start practicing training them!
If you practice enough, you can have them feeding you treats just because you’re cute!
If there are loud, two-legged Creatures who live in your new home, make friends with them quickly. Be sure to follow them around and sleep with them at night. Why?
1.) They have lots of toys. They like to play.
2.) They eat constantly. And they leave crumbs everywhere.
3.) They’ll leave the butter on the counter.
4.) They’ll grow up to be extra Can Openers.
5.) They’ll defend you when you do wrong.
Sooner or later they’ll decide to bathe you (it’s the grown-up human version of playing with Barbie dolls).
Just a heads up- Once you let them do this, it’s all over. They’ll think you like it and will insist on doing it for the rest of your pathetic life.
For the love of Ceiling Cat, DON’T let them do it. This is your cue to use your God-given weapons.
Teeth and CLAWS.
Now go practice on your un-suspecting humans and I’ll be back again soon with more lessons. ❤️☕💚
Happy Memorial Day? Somehow that doesn’t quite sound right to say. Unless “Memorial Day” is to you just a reason to get together with friends and have a barbeque.
The purpose of Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. We who are alive and have never been in a position of defending our country no matter the cost, have a hard time grasping the full impact of what it takes to do that. Not only for the soldier who dies- but for their families. The children left behind. The spouses left to pick up the pieces and go on living and raising their children and functioning like they did before.
My heart is heavy writing this. I lost my husband in January- not because he was fighting for our country- but because he was fighting for his own life thanks to colon cancer.
When I got on my computer this morning and was confronted with “Memorial Day,” it brought back a wave of pain triggered by the word, “memorial.”
I’ve kept myself so busy trying to just keep functioning since losing my husband. But as I thought on all this today, I thought of how much worse the grief is of losing a spouse, or father or other family member in battle- When I lost my husband, I knew what he was experiencing, because I was with him daily- I saw his pain and hopelessness.
But when a person loses someone in the defense of our country- or on foreign soil, they don’t usually have the comfort of knowing that person wasn’t dying alone. They don’t get the chance to say goodbye. They are tormented by the unknown things- and they have little advance warning.
Even if you have not personally known anyone who has lost their life in this manner or is in a situation where they could- Please take a few minutes today to consider them- and pray for our soldiers wherever they may be, because they give up everything to protect us and our freedoms.
Don’t let their sacrifice be in vain.
– “The Can Opener”
You’re supposed to rest today, Mom. You said you were going to type for me first thing this morning after church. But you got busy cleaning for “just a little bit,” then you went to check on your sister “for just a little bit,” then you went for a “short walk,” then you “did a survey,” and
“did laundry,” checked your email, and THEN you grabbed Twilight and gave her all kinds of special love and cuddles- (with me glaring at you the whole time—–WHICH YOU IGNORED), and then you baked those almond flour blueberry / strawberry muffins and blasted my ears when you chopped the almonds in the blender (thanks for the earache)- and THEN you teased me with the cacoa chips you added from that crinkly package you poured them from — and you didn’t even make it right by giving me a treat since you teased me!
So now that you’ve made my post late, because you wouldn’t type for me (and now you’re in pain from all that baking)- quit your whining and SIT DOWN and hold me so I can get a good nap.
Don’t worry, I won’t sleep more than 8 hours. So don’t plan on making dinner tonight, because you’re going to be occupied.
But Sushi says torties are the most fab, and persians think they are, and toms think they are- so we’ll just throw a few of our favorites out there and you decide!
I’m telling you, Mom- if she tries one more time to “make me play”- she’s going to need an ambulance! I was minding my own business, scratching new holes in the rug, and all of a sudden out of nowhere, WHAP! SHE HIT ME!
See Mom? Here’s the proof!
See Mom? I think Twilight needs some therapy- and I need some treats. A tuna or two will do just fine, thank you.