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…
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.
Take time for the things you enjoy and Be kind to yourself.
Make time for your relationship with God, with your family, and your friends. There is already too much division and loneliness.
This is my favorite time of the day- The house is still quiet, and the Human gets her coffee and I snuggle up on her lap and fall asleep while she reads her Bible and gets some direction and strength for the day. She’s going to need it when the Critters get here. And I’ll have to be ready for them too.
Let’s start the day off with a reason to smile! (Besides coffee),…
Waking up to a hazy sky and smoke in the air puts a cat in a rotten mood.
Any self-respecting cat will of course, demand that the humans immediately get busy clearing the air, and bringing out the sunshine. But of course, Humans can’t do that – (and most of them would just ignore it, anyway), so what is a cat supposed to do to escape what would otherwise be a long, boring day trapped inside?
1.) POUT. Make your displeasure evident. The humans will know they can’t fix it for you, so they should feel sufficiently guilty enough to fall all over themselves trying to make it up to you- something like this would work well….
2.) If they don’t do whatever is necessary to fix the problem for you, continue pouting- no matter what they do to distract you.
3.) Of course, if your humans are of the stubborn variety, you may have to show them who’s boss and then give them a stern warning….
If that doesn’t work, then set about making your own indoor fun… and soon they’ll be happy to let you out!
Yesterday Sushi was sitting next to the Human on the front porch, and Sheba was laying next to her. That was okay, but then she crossed a line- she stood up and started marking our human and head-bunting her wanting love and snuggles! The Human thought it was sweet, but Sushi and I didn’t appreciate it at all!
Then I heard our Human sweet-talking Sheba and decided that had to stop, so I came running up to my Human to give her some snuggles of my own, and warn off Sheba. You’ll never believe me, probably, but Sheba saw me running up to love on MY HUMAN, and she growled and hissed at me, and swatted at me with both paws! She wasn’t going to let me get to our human or even go in my OWN HOUSE! *tail flap!* Awwww, HECKKKKKKK NO!
Our human picked me up, and hung me over her shoulder and started loving on me, and Sheba got mad- she went and laid down in the grass swishing her tail violently and kept giving me dirty looks. But then our human made Sushi and me so happy! She told Sheba that if she can’t “mind her manners,” she’ll have to go back home! Then she took me inside and gave me treats. (Sheba won’t mess with Sushi because Sushi could flatten her).
I made sure to sneer at Sheba over Mom’s shoulder when she took me inside and shoot her a warning look, and it made me feel so good that our human put her in her place. She keeps loving on our human because she knows we have treats- and her Mom is trying to cut her back on treats, because she won’t eat her food! What a rotten scheme!
So Sushi and I had a discussion with our human and she promised not to let Sheba have any of our treats no matter how sweet she acts.
There’s more to this story, but I’ll have to finish it tomorrow- our human is adjusting to a new Critter schedule starting tomorrow because their mom got a better job- so I have to get our human to give us our evening brushing and snuggles now before she shuts everything down for the night.
See- Sushi has already got my spot on the couch! Goodnight for now!
I think humans believe cats don’t write in diaries. They’re right – we don’t. (We lay on laptops and type our hearts out when no one’s looking). Writing is too hard for us because we don’t have thumbs, and every time I see paper, my first thought isn’t to write on it, it’s to shred it. There’s just something so satisfying about hearing a loud rip coming from underneath your claws. But it’s also extemely satisfying to lay on. It feels nice and cool- and the crinkle it makes is soothing.
Ever notice you can’t read a newspaper or a magazine, without the cat coming to lay on it? Or, wrap a present or read a book? There’s a reason for that- it has your undivided attention- so it has to go.
See, it’s all about your attention. We’re cats- we demand it- every moment we’re awake. That is, unless we’re crazy obsessed mouse hunters like Twilight. She has mice on the brain. It seems that all she thinks about is hunting mice or ducklings. Mom hates it when she brings one of those in the house and plops it at her feet. But she doesn’t let Twilight know it because Twilight’s sharing her prize.
My thing isn’t hunting. It’s making the Can Opener slow down for a few minutes and hold me in her lap for as long as possible – (that is until she tries something I don’t like, like clipping my claws, or putting medicine in my eyes). But I’m really getting good at purrsuading her to drop everything and cuddle me when I’m ready. And that, is MY prize.
Good Morning. Or should I say, “Mourning?” After all, it is MONDAY again.
Sushi’s about to come into the room and claim my Can Opener’s lap again, so I’m going to hunt down my mama and then go duck hunting by the stream. Just knowing that Sushi’s going to hog my human for the next hour puts me in a grumpy mood, so I looked up some other felines who are in a grumpy mood and they brightened my morning. Maybe they’ll brighten yours a little too.
I hope all you cat moms out there (Human and feline) had a great Mother’s day. Every Mother deserves to be recognized and rewarded for their efforts in caring for their little ones (human or feline). No one realizes how hard they work – unless they are Moms themselves. Purrs to all you Moms!