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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.


What a Wednesday!

It was a beautiful, warm day- until l saw Twilight’s Mama on my favorite spot in the yard!
She was sitting there making eyes at Our Human Can Opener, waiting for Twilight to come back from the stream.
I gave her a warning look, and she just stared right back at me, because she knows she has our Can Opener wrapped around her little paws.

I’m not sure I like this little arrangement.

But I have to deal with it – because they were here first. And the first time I went to approach “Mama” and give her some ground rules, both Twilight and the Human Can Opener intervened. But I still gave her my warning look- you know, the one that says,
“Hey there wild one- I could sit on you and crush you. And by the way, this is MY yard now.”

But of course, the Human ruined my practiced “Get Lost” look, by reaching down and saying in that condesending baby voice humans use, “Oh, Sushi-boo! You’re so cute!”

Gee, Thanks.

I was so embarrased! How can I scare her away with my human cooing, “you’re so cute, Susi-boo!” No cat will take me seriously now. And I could’ve sworn I heard a snicker from “Mama” when I turned to go inside and see if my food dish had refilled. It has not been a good day. My reputation is ruined! So, I did what any self respecting cat would do, and I went inside to eat and take a long nap.

Later, I decided to hang out in the front yard to avoid running into “Mama”- and Twilight came to try and make me play. Not a good move.

Of course, right when I was about to smack Twilight, that darn human intervened again! She just isn’t cooperating at all today.


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!

It’s All About Me (in my book)…

What a great day!

A purrfect day for me- I even got a picture of Twilight’s boyfriend!

AHA! I CAUGHT HIM!

Look! He’s the Masked Marvel! I was just stretching out on the rug (in the most inconvient place possible, of course), to take a long nap when I heard a noise by the back door. The Can Opener rushed out to see what it was, expecting to find a raccoon, and I followed her.

Well, I thought he was a raccoon!

Look at that mask! But then I saw the real raccoon- about 4 times the size of the wanna-be, and with a lot more attitude! He was crunching louder than a horse on the food that was meant for Mama cat if she stops by. He didn’t seem the least bit concerned that the human wansn’t happy about him.

When I saw that she wasn’t concerned about it, I just closed my eyes and went right back to sleep.

At least, that was my plan. But the human decided we needed to play for a few minutes.

I love the feather toy- It makes me so happy! And today, she surprised me with another toy! But I’ll write about that one tomorrow. The human has to type for me and she keeps falling asleep while she’s typing!

Hope you all had a great day- and I’m relieved my human is FINALLY ready for bed. Goodnight!


Sunday “Peace Treaty”

On Friday, Twilight and I had a discussion.

It didn’t go very well.

We fought over the Tiny Human. It started with The Tiny One wanting to play with me with my new wand toy. But Twilight decided she wanted the Tiny One all to herself…

Every time the Tiny One started to come to me, Twilight got to her first, and started asking the Tiny One to play with her. I got mad. So, we decided to have a saucer of milk together and talk about it like adult cats.

That saucer of milk never happened. The “talk” did. It went like this;

After careful consideration, Twilight decided she’d rather go outside and play, so she did.

Meanwhile, while she went outside, I made a point of letting the Tiny One know I would love to play with her while Twilight was out. I’d even be helpful and take care of any stray treats she had laying around someplace neglected and forgotten. I knew the Tiny One is very conscientious and would want to help keep things clean, so I felt it would be rude to not offer my assistance. She agreed.

Thirty or so treats later, she decided we’d rather play than tidy up, and I agreed, since the chicken bites were looking almost empty.

The problem with the Tiny One playing with me though, is that her attention is too easily diverted to the swingset in the backyard. Pretty soon, she ditched me to go outside and play with the Can Opener and her sister. And the Human’s sister gave the little One a monkey to play with. And then, right after that, Sheba came out to play with her and her monkey. Just my luck!

I decided to take my nap- but Twilight had come in and took MY SPOT! *sigh*

She feels no guilt at all.

How to Train your Human

I DID IT! I have the Big Critter fully trained to do my bidding!

Well, I’ll be darned. Twilight’s methods WORK!

This diet the human Can Opener has me on has gotten old. I got desperate and Twilight and I had an emergency consultation. She gave me a few hints, and I applied every single one of them Tuesday when the Critters were here last.

I very carefully timed my plan, and just as I’d hoped, around the Tiny One’s naptime, Tuesday, I saw the Can Opener starting to rush around to finish up lunch and get things ready for nap-time, and since the Big Critter was at the desk attending her live classes, I wound myself around her feet, and let her know I wanted to be put on the boppy that is on top of the desk to “keep her company” while she did her schoolwork.

Of course, this worked like a charm, but what she didn’t think of, is that I could see the bag of treats had been left on the desk earlier. I had a plan to make sure she noticed it and put “cat” + “treats” together, and got the right equation. You know, that girl is good at math!

First the treats,….
Then, she asked – “Sushi’s hungry, can I feed her?”

As I had hoped, the Can Opener had lost track of time while helping the littlest Critter with her schoolwork, lunch, and getting ready for naptime, and said yes…

Oh, that’s better now.
Thanks, Critter!

Twilight’s Tuesday Tickles

*YAWN*

The coffee just isn’t working this morning.

Maybe it’s because I stayed out playing late last night – (best time for mouse hunting) – maybe it’s the fact that it’s pouring rain outside, or the fact that the Can Opener is taking “Quiet time” before the Critters keep her hopping for the rest of the day. All I know is the coffee isn’t working for me- (or the human).

Maybe it’ll liven things up a little bit if we look at some funnies together? Let’s give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by peeps. Have a great day- it’s my naptime.