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Sushi’s Sunday Musings

Yesterday the Can Opener tried to clip my claws. She got clipped.

I’m keeping my claws, Human. Trust me.

That psychotic albino flea gets bored and keeps pretending to snuggle up with me and groom me only to turn around and SWAT the fleas right off me trying to make me play. I’m telling you, one of these days….I’m going to swat her clear to the moon!

She’s got it coming… I can’t even enjoy a nice, long, nap on a rainy day without her pouncing on me. And now the Can Opener is insisting on trimming my claws. She got two done before I decided it wasn’t going to happen- not in this lifetime!

Oh, come on, Sushi- I’m not THAT bad….
Okay, well, maybe sometimes- but I can’t help it if it‘s raining and I get bored!

Okay, fine. Then I’ll start attacking the Can Opener so she’ll play with me. Geez! You sure have an attitude!
Image by MJ Jin from Pixabay
I know how to get Mom’s attention and make her play with me- I’ll get on her computer!
Yes – do that. JUST LET ME SLEEP!


A long, rainy, cold day. Yay.

Image by 준원 서 from Pixabay

Yep. That perfectly describes today.

We had sunshine for a tiny bit- but it didn’t last.
Go to sleep, Twilight. You’re keeping me awake.

I tried to go out first thing when the Can Opener woke up. But it was soaking wet, and cold outside, and the rain was still pounding. I had a change of heart. Sushi was occupying the Can Opener’s lap, so I knew she wouldn’t play with me, and the Backup Can Opener is still not feeling well, so I kicked my golf ball around a little, shredded some toilet paper, then ate, and decided to take a nap.

The sun came out for a little bit later, so I went outside- but soon the heavy clouds gathered overhead and blocked out my sunshine and I got RAINED ON! I kept waiting for the rain to stop – but it obviously had no plans of stopping, so I ran in to get sympathy from the Can Opener, then helped her in the kitchen -(I have to snoopervise)- and I was the first to taste her yummy coconut flour blueberry/banana muffins-(except she wouldn’t let me have any of the chocolate chips). That sure was a tasty muffin!! I hope she doesn’t notice the accidental scratches I put on her new muffin pan while I was trying to snatch that muffin…

I don’t think she noticed. She was too busy working on the muffins, cleaning up, taking care of the Backup Can Opener (fever goes away, then keeps coming back)- then cooking, and doing other random stuff.

I know I don’t have to worry about Sushi telling on me, because she slept through the whole thing. Now that it’s pouring rain even harder, I think I’ll go back outside just to keep the Can Opener wondering what the heck I’m doing. I can’t let her think she has me figured out, you know.


She didn’t buy it, either. But it sure was fun!

Twilight’s Tales

Today was not a fun day. Our Weatherman turned on the rain again. Remind me to send him a hairball.

Fortunately for me I came inside just in time…

To prevent the human from putting clean sheets on my bed. I had everything rumpled up just the way I like it, and she had the nerve to take advantage of my outdoor escapades to rip the sheets off and start opening windows to “let in some fresh *freezing* air.”

What the heck is wrong with you humans? It’s raining! Time to run and hide under a bush someplace, but wait- it’s WET! Then, I charge inside dripping wet and dart for the nice, warm bed, and all my cozy, rumpled sheets and blankets are gone- being drowned in the washer.

She had a folded set of clean sheets in her hands when she came back into the bedroom to finish carrying out her dastardly deed, but luckily I was able to hop on top of the comforter she had draped across the end of the bed, to let the water drain off my paws. I gave her a look that told her not to mess with me, so she finally decided the sheets could wait, and I got a good nap.

I think I’m going to send that weatherman a big, fat hairball.


All Better and Back to Mischief…

There goes my nice, quiet sunbath.

With Sheba Helping

The Can Opener and Sushi were just flat delighted to have those two – legged Critters back here today. I don’t know what’s wrong with them. For a pair of Critters that were sick last week, they sure as heck seem ready to take on the world. Or, at least my little patch of it anyway.

And of course, Sheba had to help them ruin my nice, quiet sunbathing session.
When the Tiny Critter wanted to get on the little slide, Sheba decided it was HER turn.

Then they ran toward the swingset armed with Outshine Bars ready to drip on everything they touched. I stayed out of the way, safely under the bush.

Look! There’s Sheba!

I thought if Sheba was in her right mind, she’d steer clear of them too- but apparently Sheba is as crazy as a flipping loon. The next thing I knew they were squealing with delight while Sheba chased them and climbed all over the swingset swatting at them and chasing the big Critter who kept teasing her.

Then Sheba had to prove her ownership of the swingset- by climbing all the way up to the top to try to snag the Big Critter’s hair. They all thought she was playing- but I think Sheba had sinister plans…

Then, as if right on cue, it suddenly started raining- (no rain in the forecast)- and they had to go inside. I could’ve sworn I saw Sheba give me a paws up as they hurried in out of the rain.

Nice Plan, Sheba. Maybe you’re not so crazy after all.


That Plot thickens.

At least it’s dry under here.

Unending Rain and Cold….

Once again there’s not a dry spot in my yard except for inside the playset. And even then I had to climb up to the roof. Good thing I haven’t let the Can Opener trim my claws lately. That plot against the weatherman is getting more and more tempting.

The tornado didn’t like the rain either- until it stopped for a little bit and the Can Opener pounced on the opportunity to take her for a walk. Then she encountered puddles and decided that jumping in them was almost as much fun as snow- especially when it resulted in getting the Can Opener all wet too!

And then there were DUCKS!

The tornado stopped talking and tip-toed so she wouldn’t scare the ducks!!
When they got back, Sheba was outside and wanted to play!
She decided to come in with them and invite herself to lunch!

Well, I’m going out if Sheba’s coming in! See ya!


The Plot Against the Weatherman

Day Three

Okay, So there wasn’t a “Day One,” or a “Day Two.” That’s because today is the third straight day of icy cold rain and wind, and frankly, I didn’t think about plotting against the weatherman until today. My bad.

The Can Opener says, “Twilight, you’re a little grumpy today- feeling a little cattitude?” I asked her how she’d like her clothes shredded. (Never got an answer- she just sort of suddenly decided to get a cup of coffee and go clean something). I am so tired of rain. The entire backyard (which is my purrsonal playground), looks like a lake (except for all the mud)…. and I can’t go out and play and come in and leave nice, muddy pawprints on things like I normally would. There goes the highlight of my day.

To make matters worse, there’s a flock of at least 20 big fat ducks (and a pair of geese), who constantly hang out on the bike path behind our house at stare at me through the window while the rain is pouring down on them and I swear they’re daring me to come get them. Hope mom doesn’t mind the big puddle of drool in the windowsill.

photo by Omar Ramadan (Pexels)

Now those aren’t the same ducks that have been inviting me to dinner since this flooding started- the human actually made me have to find a picture that looked like them (“since you can’t go out and play anyway”)- It’s not my fault she’s too lazy to put a tarp on and stand out in the pouring rain and get me a picture.

And Sushi is no help at all. She’s perfectly content to stay inside and keep the couch from getting up and walking away.

Good God. Not even Hercules couldn’t pick that couch up with her on it.

So since Sushi is too lazy to play with me and the Can Opener says she can’t control the weather, my only choice is to go after the weatherman. But How?



I’ve GOT to get into some mischeif…

It has been raining constantly for the last couple of days, and when I heard we might get some snow, I was looking forward to spending the day outside catching snowflakes in mid-air… but it didn’t stick. I was not happy.

Thanks for taking away my snow, Mr. Weatherman

Well, instead of running wild outside and catching snowflakes in mid-air, I spent the day dodging the little tornado and trying to get Sushi to play with me.

She was friendly enough, but didn’t want to play – so we had a grooming session, then I started to engage the Can Opener. I’ve found a new trick that always works- jump on top of the desk, then jump down onto the laptop keyboard while she’s typing! MWAHAHAHA!

But this time… she was ready for it! Dangit. She did something that always sets me off at high speed- she threw one of the tornado’s hair ties at me and I couldn’t resist diving after it!


I loved playing with the critter’s hair tie, and my usual toys, but I’m dying for some real adventure. I miss the sunshine and running wild after squirrels. Even they have been hiding out lately. I go after the ducks and geese, but the geese chase ME! That’s not the way this is supposed to work! Oh well.

Maybe tomorrow will bring some snow!

Well, it’s my snuggle time now- see ya!


The Rainy Day Boredom Fix

I’m bored.

This wet, cold weather has to GO!

At first, I thought it was just because it was so early when the Can Opener got up and let me out. Everything outside was drenched, and it was so cold it made my whiskers stand on end. I was going to go outside and try to catch a mouse or two for the Can Opener’s surprise breakfast in bed, but I knew even the mice would’nt come out to play in this weather, so I went back inside to wait for things to warm up a little.

It was nice and toasty inside, but there was nothing going on that even hinted of fun- the Can Opener was hardly awake enough to know her name yet, as she had only had her first three cups of coffee, and I knew If I didn’t let her get an adequate amount of coffee down before she fed me, Sushi and I could end up with God-knows-what in our food dish.

One day, she was so sleepy, she poured Cheerios in our dish, and Rachel Ray dry cat food in the critter’s bowl. Lucky for the Critter, she realized it before she poured the milk. (Wish Sushi and I had been so lucky).

So, since it was obvious no one was going to play with me, and it was still rainy and cold out, I looked over and saw Sushi asleep on the couch and came up with a genius plan…

Wanna play?
WAKE UP!! IT’S TIME TO PLAY!
Well, GEEZ! You woke up on the wrong side of the couch!

Fine. I guess I’ll go look for the cute little yellow stray that stopped by yesterday- at least she won’t be so grumpy!


So this is what the New Year looks like?

I think I want a refund…

With everyone being so happy about the New Year, I thought I’d wake up today to sunshine and rainbows and flying unicorns and fresh fish hanging from every tree, while mice played tag with me and big, fat, juicy ducks walked up to say hello.

But today there was not a single unicorn in sight, no mice came out to play tag, and (biggest shock of all) – no fresh fish dangled from the trees for me to feast on. Sushi still got grumpy when I tried to play with her, my ping pong balls all rolled behind things I can’t get to, my favorite springy toys and mouse got stuck under the washer, then it started pouring rain and I got soaked when I went outside.

Hey Human, can you move the washer for me? My favorite mouse is under there!

I came inside all wet and cold and found the Can Opener reading on the couch and sipping coffee while the whale (Sushi) purred contentedly on her lap and gave me the evil eye to warn me away from trying to take her place.

Beat it, flea.

But the Can Opener didn’t want me to get sick, so she ditched Sushi and got up to dry me and gave me food and treats – (and Sushi didn’t like that- MWAHAHAHAHA)!

So it wasn’t all bad, because once the Can Opener got the whale off her lap and the circulation back in her legs, she played with me and it was all about me for the rest of the day!

Maybe that refund can wait a little longer. I’m still waiting for the refund on 2020!


A Terrible, Awful, Miserable Monday


Was there a horrible catastrophy? No. Did someone get hurt? No. But it was still a terrible, awful, miserable Monday. Why?Because we are CATS and it was raining all day long and every time we tried to go outside and chase the squirrels that were taunting us from the tree branches, we got soaked. And cold. Very cold!


Photo by Suzanne Jutzeler (Pixels)

This guy at least had the big bag over his head!
We have never been so bored in all our 9 lives!

So since the Can Opener simply refused to serve us popcorn (or treats) while we watched the squirrels and birds taunting us, we decided to do the only thing any cat in his right mind would do… sleep!

It rained so hard and so long, even the ducks left!
How we were forced to spend our Monday!

Goodnight!

I’ll catch those squirrels in my sleep.
She can have the squirrels. I’ll have a nap.