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A Critter’s Sick Day

Time to break out the teddy bears and cuddly blankies

The Tiny One and her parents don’t feel well!

When the Tiny One woke up from her nap after her playday, she said her throat hurt. Later that night she had a fever. Since then she hasn’t been feeling well, and last night neither was her Daddy- and he had a fever also.

Today, her Mom isn’t feeling well and has a fever.

So, today she stayed home and Mom and Dad took the day off to take care of her. But we miss her so much. Sushi and I woke our human up at 4:30 this morning when we noticed she hadn’t already gotten up, and we tried really hard to warn her the Critters would be here soon -(besides, we were hungry and our breakfast was late).

But she kept sleeping until an unbelievable 7:30! How rude!

We weren’t happy when we figured out that the Critters weren’t going to come today and snuggle us and feed us treats. When we found out why we almost felt bad for waking the human. Almost- but not really.

I have to say, it’s awfully quiet here without the tiny tornado. But we don’t like that she’s sick. She’s all sweet and cuddly and she loves to feed us. And we love to eat. It’s a match made in heaven.

She won’t be here tomorrow, either. So for now, Sushi wil have to imagine she’s playing nurse to her favorite tiny one.

I love you, Tiny One.
Oh, that’s the PURRFECT spot!

As for me, I’ll have to find the treat bag for myself. But I can also pretend she’s here loving on me until she comes back.


Critterpated – Again.

You can’t go anywhere baby kitten. You’re my human.

A Scary time for the tiny one- but I made it better!

My little humans came back today and I was so happy to see them. They always make me feel like a queen- they light up and drop whatever they’re doing when I walk into the room and rush over to pet me and give me love and treats.

Today they visited with the Can Openers for a bit before school, and then when it was playtime they all went outside to play on the swingset. The Tiny One was squealing with delight at the top of her lungs because she was so happy it was finally sunny and warmer and she couldn’t contain her joy when she got on the swing. She proudly demonstrated to the Can Opener that now she could swing all by herself and didn’t need to be pushed anymore -(but of course, if the humans wanted to, she wouldn’t mind).

But after being on the swings for about an hour, I was asleep on the couch and suddenly heard the Tiny One scream like I’ve never heard before and when I looked out the window, I saw her being picked up and held by the Can Opener quickly- and soon they all came inside. She was crying and afraid, because while she was swinging, she had happened to glance down, and saw that a yellow jacket was on her dress! She was instantly terrified, and afraid it was going to sting her before she could stop swinging and get down from the swing, and the human quickly picked her up and scared it away!

Luckily , she didn’t get stung- but it scared her bad enough that they had to come inside – so her sister wrapped her in a blanket, and sat on the couch comforting her and handed her the iPhone to watch a cat video and calm down while the Can Opener made her hot cocoa and Whipped cream.

Pretty soon she calmed down and forgot about the evil yellow jacket – especially when she saw that Twilight ran outside when the human told her to go get that thing! (Twilight loves to chase bugs).

After that, they had lunch and played with silly putty until it was naptime for the Tiny One. That’s my favorite time of day when they’re here, because as soon as the Tiny One is settling in for her nap, I love to come jump up and lay with her and the Can Opener and watch over her while she sleeps.

Sometimes, (like today), if she’s not quite asleep yet, she’ll hear my trill when I jump up on her, and feel me lie down with her and she’ll smile and reach out to pet me and “tuck me in.” I may be just a cat, but I’m telling you, that’s the best feeling in the world.

I love the Tiny One.


The Can Opener’s “Vacation”

I’ve been playing nurse to the Can Opener

Okay, I guess she’s off the hook- this time.

Our Can Opener is on a kind of vacation from watching the critters this week because the Backup Can Opener had surgery a few days ago and she needed to be available to take care of him. But today and the last two days she has been sick (with what we presume is the flu)- yesterday was the worst.

It started two days ago with sharp pains in her tummy, nausea, weakness and dizziness. She was unable to even sit up on the couch for more than a few minutes and was completely unable to eat without pain getting worse. That’s why there was no post this morning.

I’ve been following her around like a shadow to keep an eye on her, but I couldn’t get her to type for me. In fact, she really couldn’t do much of anything- but she did take care of Twilight and me- and then she did something I’ve never seen her do since I was adopted- nothing. Absolutely NOTHING.

We don’t know what’s wrong- but it looks like she’s getting better now, because her the critters’ parents dropped by some medicine for her this morning and within a few minutes of taking it, the pains stopped, the nausea stopped, and now she can eat again. Only, she still is very weak and lightheaded. We’ll be back tomorrow!

Hey! My paw pads haven’t melted!