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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Sushi and Twilight and the Can Openers. We will post again soon!

Praying for the Grace, Peace, and Love of Christ to crown your new year, and bring Wholeness and Healing to your lives and spirit.

Don’t give up on us!

The Can Opener needs rest.

A CT scan yesterday revealed something new

The discovery on last Wednesday night was a huge blood clot. The Backup Can Opener was rushed to the hospital and the blood clot was taken care of in time. But many others were also found. They had to be taken care of too.

They discovered another problem besides the extra (old) clots. A hernia they didn’t know about. The clots had made him anemic because they weren’t allowing the blood to go where it needed to go. The other clots and hernia were putting pressure on the main artery in his stomach.

Then yesterday they did a CT scan. It revealed an even worse problem. It’s not looking good.

Waiting for biopsy results. Human needs me to love on her a lot. She’s bouncing back and forth to the hospital and is barely eating. And not getting much sleep. She hasn’t been able to finish the Christmas gifts she was making for the Critters- because she can’t concentrate. Please pray for our family because I’m a cat and that’s not my department. My department is cuddles and purrs.

She’s about to take off again. Don’t give up on us. We’ll be back.

Sushi (the Cuddle Queen) -and Twilight (The smartest one).


That dang Sewing Machine!

That noisy thing is getting all the attention now.

And it’s all to make “Christmas Presents!”

Up until now, if the Can Opener stayed up late on a week night, it was either to type for me or Sushi on our blog, or to play with me. All weekend though, and this week- it’s not for playing. It’s for sewing and designing patterns and toys for the Critters for Christmas. And for other surprises meant for someone who doesn’t have four legs. How rude!

Acutally, I don’t mean to be jealous— wait. Yes I do. I mean, of course I do. I’m a CAT. As long as everything goes my way, I’m completely flexible.

But this is getting ridiculous.

Between that, and the continual pouring rain and cold (and high winds)– I am getting very little playtime – and staying inside without playtime is rough on a cat. Especially with the squirrels, ducks and birds taunting me from outside the window. The Can Opener takes short breaks to play with me for a while- but for some reason, she never lets me grab her patterns and pins and bat them around. And when I come and lay on them, she immediately stops sewing and does something else! I’m just trying to “help” her!

I did manage to swipe her measuring tape, though!!!

Next I’m going for the ribbons and yarn…. she won’t miss a few spools…


Photo by Laura James from Pexels

Holiday Busy-ness!

Image by Stefan Maderbacher from Pixabay

No time to think!

There have been back-to-back birthdays to prepare for, (including her own this week)- Critters to teach, referee, and entertain, hubby not feeling well, Psycho Sheba (cat) next door trying to take over our house, Christmas gifts to make (and wrap)- baking, planning, and cleaning.

Then there’s Sushi and cute little me. The schedule has changed, routine has changed, and everything else on earth has changed. No wonder the Can Opener rarely takes time to play with me!

I know you’re busy, Human. But it’s raining and I’m BORED! There’s not even a Christmas tree to knock over!

BUT she did yesterday! She knows I love paper bags, and sparkly, shiny things and ribbons and bows and GOLF BALLS – and BOXES!

I had so much fun- I was sure that when I kicked the golfball to her on her yoga mat today as she was getting ready for her workout- (not yoga)- that she was going to tell me she couldn’t play with me yet. But she DIDN’T!

Psycho Sheba gets locked out of her house and then pushes her way in our door and hunts for our treats!
This is how I feel when the Critters are here all day.

And right when I start to think she has forgotten to take care of herself, she starts to work out. Great. I’d rather play. But she tells me that she can’t afford to not work out with all the stress in her life and I try my best to give her the look to make her feel guilty….

And that reminds me of how special she makes me feel and how lucky I am not to be a stray anymore.

Maybe I’ll stop making her feel guilty… for now.

She gets mad at our human when she’s not allowed to eat our treats and growls and hisses at her- then gets escorted out.
The Can Opener has been playing games with the tiny Critter too.

Sometimes I think our Human is so busy taking care of everyone else that she forgets to take care of herself too.

Then I remember the new bed she bought me that I still haven’t used. Because I like hers best.

The Return of the Can Opener

Oh my goodness! My cat slave is home where she belongs!

I missed you, human – now where’s my treats?

Did you realize that you were gone for 4 days and 3 nights? Didn’t your mom teach you how to tell time? What were you doing all that time? Wait- WHAT!!?? Watching WHAT cats?

Oh, Nevermind- Just pet me!

(But tomorrow, we need to have a talk)….You have a lot of explaining to do!

A NEW FURRY BED FOR ME?? Oh! it’s so soft and cozy!
Okay, maybe I’ll forgive you-just this once. Maybe.

I’ll think about it overnight and give you an answer after my morning coffee. Meanwhile, DON’T GO ANYWHERE.


She’s Coming Home today?

Is it real? Are you SURE?

HURRY UP, Can Opener- and we MIGHT forgive you- (better bring treats and toys)…

We have been really upset with you, Can Opener. We’ve even decided not to eat -(while Daddy’s looking)- until you get back, so HURRY UP! The neighbors don’t serve Fancy Feast and WeRuVa- and Daddy doesn’t do it the way we like – and, he doesn’t put my special blankie down at bedtime and tuck me in with my bunny.

So Sushi and I will keep dispensing fur everywhere until you get here.

(please).

I need treats and lap time, mom. Get here quick.

The Can Opener is going to pay…

When the Critters left the house last Wednesday, they took my Can Opener with them- and she’s STILL GONE.

You could say it was a “Whiny Wednesday…”

Sushi and I weren’t happy. All day since the Critters arrived that morning at 6:00 am, we were anxiously waiting for the Critters to go home, so we could tackle the Can Opener for treats and playtime.

But this time things were different. We knew there was going to be trouble when we saw the human unplug the Keurig and dump the water out of the back, and pack up her WHOLE 24 PACK of kcups- and her laptop, and her Bible, journal, and pack clothes.


WAIT A FLEA-PICKIN’ MINUTE THERE, MOM….WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING?


I told Sushi but she just wanted to sleep.

I didn’t like the look of this at all. Obviously, she wasn’t going to the store. She goes there to get coffee, not give it away!

But sure enough, when the Critters’ Dad came to pick them up, he started taking the Keurig to the car, and the human packed up the kids and then started getting herself ready to leave too!

She had talked to me that morning and said she was leaving for a little bit, but would be back and “Daddy will take care of you and Sushi…”

But I thought she just hadn’t had enough coffee yet. I was hoping, anyway.

Sushi heard all the commotion, and heard her leave (Keurig and all),… and got up and cried for mama. I got disgusted and went outside to look for my REAL Mama.

Then it hit me. MY REAL MAMA CAN’T OPEN A CAN!

(the saga continues tomorrow)….

The Boxing Match

Photo by Ann Nekr (Pexels)
Me in my cozy brand new box!

It’s MINE and you can’t have it, Sushi!

The Can Opener opened a present from her neighbor last night and as soon as she put the box down, I fell in love with it and climbed right in to take a nap- but Sushi saw it too, and tried to take it from me. frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrddddddddd7oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii – (She just walked across the keyboard to try and stop me from telling on her- I’m lucky the keyboard still works)!

I told her right away to back off from MY box! I saw it first, and I claimed it! Well, Mom was watching, so she pretended to say, “Okay, Twilight”- and she acted really sweet, and came and gently licked my ear, and groomed me…for about 30 seconds.

Then, she heard the Can Opener say, “Oh Look! That’s so cute!”

And then, the Battle for the Box began! It went something like this….

She flattened my precious BOX! So, when the Can Opener saw that she was just trying to take my box, she told Sushi she can’t do that. I didn’t think that was going to help anything, but Sushi actually seemed to understand what she said! And she hung her head and got out and just laid down next to the box! And she hasn’t bothered me about it again!

It must be my siamese martial arts finally kicking in….I WON!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!


A Purrfect Critter Christmas

Photo by Olya Kobruse (Pexels)

Just you wait, Humans…

Well, our Christmas was cold and the Can Opener left us locked up prisoners in the house the whole flipping day. We were a little miffed- but we realized it wouldn’t do us any good anyway, because the turkeys took off to be with the grown critters and the itty bitty ones for Christmas.

So we decided to save our pouting and revenge for when they got back since they couldn’t see us giving them the evil-eye anyway, and we needed to save our energy for our purrfect plot. Way to spoil a cat’s Christmas! *grumble*

You’re gonna pay Can Opener…
You’d better come home loaded with treats. Just sayin’

They left early and had the nerve to stay out until long after dark. They had the neighbor come over and check on us and give us food, and they left Cat TV on for us- but we still weren’t happy, because she didn’t serve us our whipped cream tower, or treats, and she even served me in Sushi’s dish! I can’t eat out of HER dish! I’ll get Sushi cooties! And, she fed Sushi in MY DISH!! DISGUUUUUUUSSSTING!!!!! *coughs up hairball*

And when they came home they smelled like the critters and SERAFINA AND ABBY! They were loving on them when they should’ve been home spoiling us!

Here- take a look at the EVIDENCE we found on the human’s phone!!


Serafina took over the Little Critter’s chair
Abby took over the gaming lounger they bought for the Big Critter!
And Serafina left HER SCENT all over the Can Opener’s Christmas present! That’s OUR JOB!

And then there were all these pictures of the Critters and their gifts….


Well, all this evidence means Sushi and I have a lot of work to do to retrain this Can Opener. Great. I’m getting busy! Hope you all had a peaceful, healthy Christmas- and Happy kitties!

Merry Christmas & A Catty New Year!

🎄Merry, Merry Christmas!! 🎁
Just popping up to wish you all a happy, catty Christmas! We’ll be posting regularly again this weekend!
Yeah- we’ve been busy helping the human wrap presents! 🎁
We’re going to make her play with is first, though!
You got that right! They’ve been busier than a cat on a hot tin roof!!
You’re an idiot, Sushi!
Maybe- but I’m bigger than you! so WATCH OUT, you albino flea!

We miss you all! Merry 🎄 Christmas!