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I don’t like the sound of this

“People food for Cats-“

I smell bananas and spinach- and it had better be for Sushi.

I think the Can Opener’s obsession with fruits and vegetables has gone a little too far. Of course, some cats (like the psycho cat next door- Sheba-) actually like some of this weird stuff. She even goes crazy when her human has watermelon until she gets some of it.

So, if you’re one of those cats that like people food- you’ll love this. But if not- just remember, this wasn’t my idea- the Can Opener did it!


When your cat gets bored

I wonder where I could buy a rocket?

Did you know that cats are “mental?”

Not many people realize that cats need mental stimulation. We like to have challenges- and puzzles- they keep us happily occupied and ease boredom. People hate to be bored, but not many people realize their pets don’t like it anymore than they do.

Boredom leads to depression and feelings of lonliness in people and animals. What do cats do when they get bored and have to find ways to entertain themselves?

Here are a few examples;

We look for experiments to perform. Results may vary.
We may even get bored enough to try to help with laundry. The other pets in the house just may need a good washing.
We may also try to lift the spirits (and bodies) of the smaller pets in the house.
If you’re not good at interior decorating, we may volunteer to help change things up a bit.
Why, we may even help you “put away” the groceries!

Need some treats put away? We’ll help! 😹😹


Have you ever wondered…

Turn off the light, Can Opener. You can read later.

Why does your cat sleep on you ?

All cats are different, but I notice that Sushi insists on sleeping with the Can Opener – every night. I sleep in the same room, but I prefer my comfy box under the bed behind the dust ruffle so I don’t get cold from the fan, and I can keep a closer eye on those monsters under the bed.

Sushi though, will only sleep in her under- the – bed- box if the Critters are here and she needs some space. The rest of the time she’s super-glued to the Can Opener. She even follows her when she goes outside! I had to ask why- and Sushi just ignored me and kept snoring, so I went looking for answers myself… This guy answered for me.

I think he really understands cats- because he described perfectly the things I always do to let my Can Opener know I’m crazy about her. As for Sushi, well- she’s just crazy.

I don’t think he should let his cats give him a shave anymore, though.

Today is National Pet Day

That means all your pets need to get SPOILED today!

Our Human likes to find reasons to Celebrate

This time, she’s discovered a day on April 11th every year (internationally)- to celebrate pets of all kinds (but in this house, it’s cats)!

In 2006, an animal welfare advocate (Colleen Paige)- started National Pet Day to celebrate all the joys (and comfort) that pets give the ones who love and care for them. She wanted everyone to recognize the value of having pets and to encourage people looking for pedigreed pets to check out the Humane Society’s shelters before handing buckets of cash over to breeders.

Her motto was “Adopt, don’t shop!” And I think that makes her a hero when you consider all the millions of pets that enter shelters each year. Thanks to people like her, (and our Can Opener), it worked! People have discovered their best (4 legged) friends there and now over one million happy cats and dogs have found loving homes.

Sushi and I want to thank her and all like her, who care about the happiness and welfare of animals. Since we can’t speak for ourselves, we need heroes to speak up on our behalf- and because of people like this, pets like me and Sushi and so many others can be rescued from abusive situations, and devastation because of wars, hurricanes, earthquakes and all those other things that separate people from their pets and leave homeless and abandoned pets vulnerable and hungry.

So today, take some time to give your pets some extra cuddles, playtime, and grooming. They give you love, warmth, snuggles and companionship all year round. Today is their day to know they matter!

If you don’t have a pet, why not consider visiting your local animal shelter and adopt one?

You just might be lucky enough to get a laptop guard like Sushi! 😹

“Now, Human, about that special treat you mentioned…I hope it’s from a tiny, expensive can!”


Twilight’s Tuesday Musings

I can actually be nice to Sushi sometimes. (Without pouncing on her afterward).

A little Comfort for you

Our Can Opener feeling better, but the Back-up Can Opener is still not feeling well, so she spent extra time praying last night. I like it when she does that, because she tends to pace back and forth sometimes and I like to hang over her shoulder and purr as she holds me and prays. When she’s done she’s more peaceful and I’m ready for a nap.

She knows things are hard for everyone right now, not just him and her. So this morning is all about comfort.

Did you know that we cats are great for stress relief? Yep. And that’s not just coming from me. Even doctors agree.

Here’s a few random facts for you about the benefits of having a pet – (cats, specifically, because- well, I’M A CAT).



This is the short version- there are many more benefits to having a cat.


We are great companions and reduce loneliness- and petting a cat helps our owners relax and even reduces blood pressure! Studies also have shown we reduce the chances of heart disease, and strokes, help your immune system(s), and our purrs even help heal your bones!

And if that’s not enough, we also have been shown to help autistic children, and to help prevent ashtma (in children) and improve your mood.

I could go on- but you might want to read it for yourself here.

Or, you could just consult your cat. If you don’t have a cat, I think you should get one- immediately if not sooner.

Siamese like me are a great choice- we love to play – and talk.

She’ll also keep the sheets down on your bed. Trust me.
We even greet you with a smile..
A tortoiseshell like Sushi will talk to you- CONSTANTLY. And guard the remote.

And if you’re blessed with TWO cats, you’ll always have live entertainment.

Today is National Cat Day!

And I just happen to be a cat!! Tuna, Treats, Redi Whip and gifts welcome!

Let’s give some homeless / shelter cats some love today!

The point of National Cat Day is to draw attention to the hundreds of homeless and shelter kitties (including ferals) all over the country – it’s a great time to consider adopting a shelter cat from your local shelter, or do something to help the feral cats that roam in your area.

I was a feral cat – and so was Sushi in the beginning. Both of us had been born to a feral mom in someone’s back yard. But I was lucky- because the humans that lived at the yard I was born in, just happened to love cats, and she felt sorry for my pregnant mama who was suffering through the cold, wet, Oregon winters and she did everything she could to give my mama some relief. My mama wouldn’t let the human get close to her, but she knew she would be provided food and fresh water, and a box with a blanket to try and help her stay warm.

When we kittens were born, Mama hid us (from the other neighbors) under the big bush at my human’s back yard, making sure the other neighbors wouldn’t see us, but she let my human know where we were – and would allow her to come relatively close so she could see us nursing under the bush. She instinctively knew that human would watch after us and keep us safe when she wasn’t there.

Now, there are even more homeless cats because of wildfires, hurricanes, other natural disasters, and people who find themselves and their pets homeless because of evictions or foreclosures due to the pandemic.

National Cat Day is a wonderful time to adopt a shelter or homeless cat. Especially with the wet, cold winters being just around the corner now.

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If you can’t adopt a homeless or shelter cat, there are still lots of ways you can help them! Here are a few:

  • donate blankets, food, or toys to animal shelters or volunteer to spend some cuddle time with cats at your local animal shelter
  • keep a can or two of cat food or a blanket, toy, or bag of treats, or flea treatment in your car to donate to a homeless person you may come across with a cat so you will be ready to help- and please don’t judge them. So many are homeless now because of things out of their control.
  • Donate cat food / treats / toys and flea treatments to food pantries – Or, to neighbors you know of who have cats and are struggling.
  • Don’t forget you can also donate these things to church food pantries that are established to help their congregants.

Meanwhile, Check out these beautiful formerly feral kitties that were adopted!


People celebrate National Cat day in a variety of ways:

1.) Spend some time playing with your cat- or, provide him or her some exciting new toys, a new cat tree, or some wall shelves for climbing.

2.) Leave a treat trail around your house to provide an unexpected “hunting” experience (and exercise) for your indoor only cat.

3.) Surprise your cat with some home-made tasty cat treats.

There are many recipes like This one on Pinterest:

Have a pawsome National Cat Day- but more importantly, please do what you can to make sure any feral or abandoned cats around you do.


Caturday Canceled for lack of interest.

Sorry, Mom. I’m canceling today. Turn on the air conditioner.

It’s just too hot today. And tomorrow is going to be even hotter. And did you know that white, sphynx, or cream colored cats like me can get sunburned? Crazy, right? I thought my human was a little nuts when I heard her tell her sister that- so I hopped on the laptop while she was in the shower last night, to investigate for myself and see if it’s true, or if it’s time to take her to the funny farm- (after finding a new Can Opener, that is).

Here’s some things I caught her watching….I decided maybe she’s not crazy after all, and I probably should pass it on. It’s going to be 104 here tomorrow- and it may be even hotter where you are….

Video links to help your furbabies stay cool & safe in the heat

Cats can also have something they call heat exhaustion / heat stroke and that’s really dangerous- so check it out so you can know what to watch for in your kitties- because if you know the danger signs you can get help and save their lives!

I hope she has these in the freezer to surprise us with tomorrow!

Sushi and I are going to stay inside today—- and guard the treats. Stay cool!


Why We Cats Sleep so Much

Why? Because we are CATS!

I just have to say this . . .

A lot of people seem to be amazed that we cats “just sleep all day.” Well, here’s a random cat fact. It is perfectly normal for cats to sleep anywhere from 16-20 hours a day.

Here’s one reason- we are nocturnal creatures. We are wired to hunt and play all night and sleep during the day. Our hunting and play takes a ton of time and energy and requires a lot of mental energy.

How many humans can track down a mouse as it plays inside a wall unseen? None. But for cats, it’s a daily routine. We are also the Official spider killers, and your personal spies watching your gardens and yards to make sure no pesky squirrels, bunnies, racoons, and birds pop up in your yards to mess with your flower and vegetable gardens, or to leave muddy pawprints on your shiny cars -(that’s our job, and we don’t need their help).

We also play vigorously to maintain our girlish figures and stay healthy – (something by the way, that some humans might want to consider trying).

Here I am restraining a dangerous string of beads until the human rescued me.
Here Serafina (The Critter’s kitty), is working hard to destroy a deadly hair tie.
Here I am doing a very intensive test of this box- to make sure it’s strong.
We also constantly do yoga to stay healthy and flexible so we can readily attack those pesky flies!

And another reason we sleep so much, is that during the day, you humans are so LOUD!

There’s loud cars, loud tvs, loud music, loud conversation, and lets not forget the loud critters and worst of all- DOGS! Our naps are constantly disturbed. So, yes- we sleep a lot. Because we are cats.

And because nobody can resist a sleeping furball!

zzzzzzzzz
*snore*