Category Archives: grooming

She hit me with the golf ball

I’M TELLING!!!

Twilight is SO WEIRD!

Tomorrow is the Can Opener’s birthday and she was so busy today, that Twilight decided to get her attention and make her play. She had been making some Christmas gifts for the little Critters and it was raining, and too cold for Twilight to go out.

Then Mom -(aka. The Can Opener)- decided to take a break. So she got a cup of coffee and sat on the couch to brush and groom me before she got all wrapped up in her projects. I love it when she grooms me, because she puts me on her lap, tends to my eyes, checks for itchy areas, brushes & cuddles me, then feeds me treats.

When she was done, I climbed down from the couch to stretch out in the rug for a nice, long nap. And that’s when it happened.

That little Albino Flea had decided to kick the golfball to the Can Opener before she had the chance to get up and go back to work, and I just happend to be laying in the rug between her and the Can Opener, so the next thing I knew,…

Sleeping peacefully, and then….
WHAM!
SHE MESSED UP MY FUR!

I’M TELLING SANTA AND YOU WON’T GET ANY PRESENTS!


No!!

A Spa Day for Twilight and Me- with a catch.

Our Can Opener totally spoiled us today. Then she told us the news.

It just figures. There had to be a catch.

This morning the Can Opener declared it a “kitty spa day”- and while Twilight was out playing with her Mama, she cuddled me in her lap on the bed while she had her morning apple and coffee until I fell asleep in her lap in a puddle of purrs. She let me fall asleep, and then clipped all my nails -(and I never even knew it until I woke up)!

Then she gave me a kitty massage, cleaned my ears and gave me treats- until I purred myself asleep again. When I woke up, Twilight was in the window stalking the birds in the front yard, then the human picked her up and gave her a spa treatment too- and brushed her and trimmed her claws too. But she got more treats than me!! That’s just not fair.

Then, when we were both all spoiled and relaxed- we found out there was a catch! She told us that Wednesday night she’s going to go stay at the Critters’ parents house until SATURDAY EVENING! She’s going over there to kitty-sit Serafina and Abby while they go out of town.

We’re not happy about this. The back-up Can Opener will be here, but he doesn’t play with us- or spoil us the same way. Oh we’ll be okay- but our MAMA won’t be here. We don’t like it one little kitty bit. We’re going to have to have a conference.

We’ll wait til she leaves, Sushi- then come up with a plan!

I think when the Can Opener comes back on Saturday, we’ll have a little surprise of our own waiting for her- just to show her our ‘appreciation.’


Say your prayers, human.


Sushi’s Monday Musings

There’s been so much activity around here, I’m exhausted!

Wake me next week- Or not….

Our human has refused to take dictation for us for several days now. There’s a whole bunch of family birthdays coming up (not to mention Christmas), and she’s been busy doing stuff to prepare for that. She spent hours helping the little critter make crafts for her Mom’s birthday this weekend, and she’s been staying up late at night. She’s teaching the critters lots of fun stuff to make though…

Making a birthday card…
With Autumn leaves!
And felt kitty cats ….and wrapping gifts…

Also, she’s been baking, working out every day, and taking extra time to groom me and Twilight, because she’s so busy with the critters every day, that we don’t get much playtime. So Twilight and I decided it’s okay with us if she skips a day typing for us in order to give us extra love. But we’re not going to let her get by with it for long… because we don’t know how to type.

And tea parties abound…
Found on Pinterest!
I still haven’t seen that rabbit eat any of those treats.

Take time for the things you enjoy and Be kind to yourself.

Maybe they don’t like “healthier” treats.

Make time for your relationship with God, with your family, and your friends. There is already too much division and loneliness.


Found on Pinterest

It’s a Wrap!

Thanks for the nice heat wrap, human. It makes a great pillow.

Our human woke up with pain in her back- so she got her coffee and sat down on her bed with her nice, warm heat wrap to lean against while she groomed me this morning.

At least that was her plan. But she made the mistake of leaving the wrap on the bed right next to me, so I decided to make sure it stayed nice and toasty until she came back.

I never said I would give it back. When she came back with her coffee and sat on the bed, she got comfy then noticed her wrap had disappeared. I pretended to be asleep so she wouldn’t take it from me.

I had no idea a heated pillow would feel so heavenly. I couldn’t help kneading my paws into it as I drifted off to sleep. Anyway, it wasn’t my fault that it was so warm and fuzzy and smelled like lavender. But right when I was thinking how nice it was that she let me rest on it, she decided she needed it, and woke me up by taking it away.

I was just about to object loudly, when I noticed that she had something in her hand that wasn’t coffee- treats! Well, they aren’t warm and fuzzy, but they’re delicious- so I settled and let her have it back.

No guarantees for tomorrow, though.


Sushi Snores!

Sushi says she doesn’t snore. And most of the time she doesn’t – but today, she did- and I CAUGHT HER!

Wiped out after a long play session and an (attempted) nail trim.

The Can Opener has made several attempts to trim Sushi’s claws, by herself, but without the Marines, it’s just not going to happen. Today she watched a few videos on YouTube looking for tips that might help since she can’t get her into the vet for a trim for at least a few weeks. They aren’t making many appointments.

After watching several videos, she finally decided to try some tips from a Vet who clipped his own (angry) cat’s claws. It looked a lot easier than it actually was- because even though that cat was also angry, it wasn’t “Ms. Alligator Roll.”

Maybe the video will help someone else out there with a militant cat, but for the Can Opener, Sushi won- again.

The Can Opener got a kick out of listening to this cat’s loud objections.
However, Sushi wasn’t amused.

I think Sushi knows those switchblades on her feet are her only means of ruling the roost around here, and she’s not planning on giving them up. No matter how many treats she’s offered. So, what’s next? I’ll be watching… with a big bowl of popcorn!!!

Sushi is paranoid now. Good luck, Human.

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.


Caturday CAT-astrophe

The Human says she’s going to clip our claws today and give us a bath…

We’ll see about that…

You can try, Human. But it won’t be pretty! You’ll have to catch me first. And I have great hiding spots…. and Sushi will eat you. Just sayin.’

You’re going to do what???

I wouldn’t do that if I were you. I have these claws for a reason, and I know how to use them!


She looked up a video to make it easier. I don’t think that’ll work. But if you’re feeling bold, and your life insurance is paid up, go ahead. I’ll make the popcorn!

This is going to be FUN, Sushi!

Tuesday Therapy

We don’t like fireworks. Last night was scary!

After a stressful night of scary fireworks, we need some therapy.

Sushi and I were waiting all day for the humans to get back from their 4th of July celebration last night and her sister looked after us until they got back. But we disussed it, and neither of us gave them permission to ditch us for the day. We were not happy! They are SO grounded from snuggles!

We were safe and in the air conditioning, and they had done everything they could to make sure we’d be fine. But there were some loud fireworks here for hours while they were gone. Right when we were starting to sleep, there were loud BANGS that just didn’t stop. We didn’t know what was happening, or which way to run! So, we hid… under the bed… until they got home around midnight.

Is it safe to come out now?

Today, she’s expecting it’s going to happen again, so she’s already found herself a new hiding spot-under the neighbor’s table she had set up for a garage sale yesterday.

We thought it would never end. But they did come home, and when they did we got spoiled royally- and The Can Opener spent a long time comforting Sushi before finally going to bed. As for me, once I saw they were home, I knew I’d be okay, and went outside to find my Mama. I never saw her though, because she’s afraid of fireworks so she won’t even come back until things are normal again. I hope Sushi doesn’t eat all the tuna by that time.


Thank you for stopping by!

Ready for Caturday-

Goodnight!

Twilight has been running around with Romeo again. Oh joy.

Somehow she thinks I want to hear all about her romance with Romeo, the siamese down the street. I could care less. Now, if she wants to tell me about a handsome calico cat, or a persian, I might want to hear about it. But I’m not interested in her boyfriend and his “purrfect royal blue eyes.” Geez.

We more experienced felines are more concerned about the important things in life- like food, catnip, treats, and the best napping spots in the house.

We’re different. She loves to run wild outside, chase mice and butterflies, climb trees and hunt ducks.

I love a nice, warm lap to nap on. Especially if it comes with a nice long grooming, a massage on my head and shoulders, followed by treats, and accompanied by a teddy bear with a blanket tucked around me.

I’d rather melt into the Can Opener’s lap and purr myself to sleep any day. Oh! It’s time for my grooming now! Goodnight!



Easter Joy -(Until the cat gets a bath).

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

A morning to rejoice and Worship the Resurrected King!

Easter surprises to wake up to- (cat included)!

Happy Easter from Twilight and Sushi & Can Openers!

Then off to church to worship the Lord!


Everyone was so happy it’s Easter! No matter how bad things look- there is Hope because our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ ISN’T DEAD ANYMORE! He’s ALIVE! And with Spring comes new life, new blossoming, and new hope.

To the little ones, it’s all about candy, seeing their friends at church (or anywhere they can), Easter egg hunts, new clothes- and the Easter Bunny.

Image by Pixaline from Pixabay

I have to say though, If I’d seen that bunny hopping around in my yard, the last thing on my mind would be eggs- Easter or not! Sushi and I were having a great morning- it’s warmer (than 30 degrees finally), and sunny and everything’s blossoming.

Everyone’s happy and I went out to harass the ducks and birds that were putting on a concert for me this morning, and after being outside for most of the morning getting into all kinds of cat mischief, I came in, and settled down on top of the desk right under the heater for a nice, long, nap.

Then things changed.

The Can Opener decided this was a great time to surprise me with plopping me in the kitchen sink and dousing me with water and shampooing me with this “Shed Control” shampoo! *tail FLAP!*

I’m so thankful she couldn’t take pictures !

I made it clear I was not in the mood for a bath, but she didn’t listen. I should’ve known she was up to something when she sneaked up and trimmed my claws while I was half asleep. Oh, she tried to take pictures, but she figured out pretty quickly that snapping pictures with one hand and holding a lathered up wet (struggling) cat with the other hand probably wasn’t a good idea.

She kept saying the shampoo would help me not shed so bad. I have a feeling she’s going to be shedding pretty soon!

I didn’t like the idea at all- but afterward, she loaded me up with treats and put me in a cozy spot under the heater, and when I finally dried off I got to go back out and finish with my mischievious plans while the sun was still out. By this time it was warmer out- so I did what any cat in their right mind would do, and I found the nearest pile of leaves and rolled around several times right in the middle of it! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Then, I had an Easter surprise of my own that made me forget all about that bath interruption! My mama came to have dinner with me!

This is my Mama (who is still feral but only trusts my human)….

I love my mama!

Now it’s a happy Easter!