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Sushi’s Sunday Message

I had catnip and a long play session!

Yesterday was a fun-filled day!

It was a very happy day for the Can Opener. The Critters’ Mom is her daughter and she doesn’t get to see her very often, so yesterday morning she had hardly finished a cup of coffee when she was surprised by the little Critters and their parents suddenly appearing at their door loaded with goodies they had brought to make breakfast for them and spend the day visiting!

Our Can Opener has been dealing with a ton of stress lately – (the Critters’ parents also)- and they have always been close and constantly in touch. But while texts, calls and marco polos are great, they can’t take the place of sitting down face to face with coffee in relaxed conversation, and just enjoying being together and watching the Critters play as they talk about their day to day lives, their workouts, and current events.

Family is important. Family bonds are important- and are critically important for healthy well-balanced children. But it’s also important to take the time to do things that will bring joy and relief to your loved ones. With all the things going on in our nation over the last year and a half, everyone is feeling unsettled- and downright betrayed by our own so-called leaders, who frankly are only good at “leading” our nation over a cliff.

During times like these, realize that when you are feeling discouraged, or alone, many others are too. Even if it isn’t being discussed, everyone is feeling wearied and betrayed by our own leaders. Please take the time to connect with your families and friends. And this is not the time to be battling your families. Don’t let anger, bitterness and unforgiveness settle in your hearts and divide your families. The government is doing a wonderful job of that without your help.

Remember how much they meant to you before Coronavirus was ever heard of- before all this madness started and everyone began to collectively lose their minds. Remember who you were before all this. Remember how important your loved ones were to you then.

Your loved ones could be lost at any moment in all this nonsense because people seem to forget that regardless of the color of our skin, our ethnicity, our religion, or who we voted for- we all have something in common. We are HUMAN BEINGS, and we all deserve respect, honor and consideration. Most of all, we are all Americans. This is the time to stand together as one and not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Remember, there will always be evil and darkness in this world around you- but you don’t have to let it get IN your heart, and take over your thoughts.


Also remember, that when you feel anxious or discouraged, your pets feel it also.

Discussion with Sushi!

I want to post about how beautiful and sweet I am. Twilight disagrees. We’re discussing it.

This could get heated.

Sushi and I can’t decide what to post about. The Can Opener has been waiting for us to make up our minds. But I’m not the problem. I want to post about me, and Sushi doesn’t want to.

Meanwhile the rewards are waiting for us to come to an agreement. Looks like it’s going to be a long night.

Well, at least she came to the living room to discuss it …(because it’s strategically close to the kitchen).
Let’s sleep on it Twilight. *Snore*

So much for that discussion.

Goodnight.

Morning Coffee with Sushi

Hey human- why are you on the computer instead of snuggling me on the couch? We need to talk!

My Can Opener has it all backwards this morning.

She’s supposed to post our blog in the evenings after the Critters go home for the day. But yesterday that didn’t happen- because after they went home, she worked out then launched into cooking dinner… (steak, sauteed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, and brown rice). She still just offered us the same old cat food.

How rude. I thought for sure that steak was for me and Twilight- why else would she make it? As far as the vegetables go, she can have those. Humans eat the strangest things, and not a mouse in the mix anywhere.

So by the time she was done with all that and the clean-up last night I was demanding my cuddle and grooming time and told her everything else could wait.

But I didn’t mean THAT! So this morning I’m sitting her down for a very serious talk about getting MY priorities in order! I’ve got to get her thinking straightened out again. More training.

But, at least she has provided me a new cozier spot to be with her when she’s at her desk- so I’ll give her a little break for that- as long as treats are included.

This is better….
but take off the blanket so I can scratch it up! Leather makes a great scratching post!

Well, It’s time for me to resume training this human, before the little critter keeps her hopping for the rest of the day. There had better be some treats heading my way soon!


Morning Coffee with Sushi

I love my mornings with my Can Opener. She makes me feel like the most special kitty in the world.

It’s 4:00 am and time for Coffee & Snuggles

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),…


One of these days, I’m going to sample that coffee…
Take your anxieties and problems to Jesus. He listens- and He will see you through. He will never fail those who look to Him and trust Him.

The Sushi Diet Chronicles

I’m getting tired of this diet- and Twilight’s fat jokes.

This is MY bed. I’m a Queen- I need a Queen-sized bed.

I know that Twilight thinks she’s going to keep me out of this bed. But That little flea could sleep in a matchbox. I need a little more room to spread out in all my glory. Therefore, I NEED the Queen sized bed. If she tries to get on top of it- (like she plans to)- I’m going to wait for her to fall asleep, and reach up and bite her tail. Problem solved.

I mean, seriously- she’s 9 lbs. She’s the size of a hairball. Just look at her!

I could use a snack. Maybe I’ll just eat her.

Now, how do I get up on top of that desk shelf?


Caturday Surprise for ME!

I saw it first! It’s MINE, Mom! Besides I was here first. I have seniority.

My human got a new cat bed for “us!” (But Sushi’s not getting it- I was here first)!

I came in and saw a new surprise all set up just for cute little ME! I was so happy, since Sushi the Brat Cat claimed my boppy that the Can Opener keeps on her desk so I can sleep by her while she’s working at her desk.

See? The big, round, comfy pillow she’s laying on was all MINE until the barge came along and stole it. Did I try to get it back? Does a cat have whiskers? YES I DID. But that thing is bigger than a ship and she could flatten me with no more effort than a horse needs to knock a fly away with his tail.

That boppy has been mine since the big Critter outgrew it! But now it always has a big growth on it.

But I saw the new bed first- and of course, I immediately rubbed my scent all over it, walked through it, walked on top of it, and deposited enough of my fur to make a polar bear blush.

Did that matter to the mountain? No. After I left my scent, my fur and my pawprints (literally) all over it, I gave Mom tons of head butts and snuggles to thank her for it and ran outside to tell my Mama.

And later, when I came back inside to enjoy my new bed, I saw this…

The Tiny Critter had put my snake and my kicker toy inside the bed before her nap. And I came in to discover that Sushi not only stole my bed, but also my toys!

So, I did what any self-respecting kat would do…

I took it back!


Fab Friday Felines

It’s cold outside! So Sushi and I are all snuggled up under the heater. Human can take over now.

It’s Friday! Time to feature some Fabulous Felines (besides Sushi and I, that is).

Sushi’s motto
Happy FURiday!

Sushi Snores!

Sushi says she doesn’t snore. And most of the time she doesn’t – but today, she did- and I CAUGHT HER!

Wiped out after a long play session and an (attempted) nail trim.

The Can Opener has made several attempts to trim Sushi’s claws, by herself, but without the Marines, it’s just not going to happen. Today she watched a few videos on YouTube looking for tips that might help since she can’t get her into the vet for a trim for at least a few weeks. They aren’t making many appointments.

After watching several videos, she finally decided to try some tips from a Vet who clipped his own (angry) cat’s claws. It looked a lot easier than it actually was- because even though that cat was also angry, it wasn’t “Ms. Alligator Roll.”

Maybe the video will help someone else out there with a militant cat, but for the Can Opener, Sushi won- again.

The Can Opener got a kick out of listening to this cat’s loud objections.
However, Sushi wasn’t amused.

I think Sushi knows those switchblades on her feet are her only means of ruling the roost around here, and she’s not planning on giving them up. No matter how many treats she’s offered. So, what’s next? I’ll be watching… with a big bowl of popcorn!!!

Sushi is paranoid now. Good luck, Human.

Sushi’s Friday Funnies

“I TOLD YOU IT’S YOUR TURN TO POST TODAY, SUSHI! GET TO IT!”

My bratty siamese sister is making me WORK!

She’s so flipping rude sometimes! First, she came flying in the house, trumpeting her presence loudly with a mouse hanging out of her mouth, and after she presented it to the Can Opener, and flipped over belly up, loving all the high praises about being such a WONDERFUL huntress, she came over to me, (where I was peacefully laying down rolling my eyes at her performance), and licked my head, purring, and then- she whapped me upside the head and ordered me to do a post!

“OKAY, ALREADY! LEAVE ME ALONE YOU ALBINO FLEA!”

Finally, when I convinced the little brat to let me go, she turned to resume her mouse activities and it was gone! MWAHAHAHAHA! Serves her right. Man, I’m sleepy now. I guess I’d better do that post so she won’t interrupt my nap again. So, I asked the Can Opener to help me and she gave me some ideas… I think this will help me get over my frustration with the albino fleabag, and maybe they’ll help you too!


And now for a final thought from the Can Opener….

Thinking and Praying for all my readers all the time. I appreciate every one of you and I know times are hard- but do not lose heart. God listens to prayer- even when you don’t know what to say. Be strong.


Enjoy your weekend!


How to Train your Human

Don’t let them do this to you!

More rules for the discerning Cat.

Today is a beautiful, warm Caturday. A nice, cool breeze, lots of sunshine, no 2-legged noise machines roaring by on scooters with music blaring from their iphones, no noisy lawnmowers, or chatty neighbors gathering to steal my human’s attention- everything is perfectly lined up for a long, cozy nap.

Well, it was anyway. The sun got a little too bright for Sushi and me, so we retreated to the Can Openers’ bed for a nice, long nap. And then, the paparazzi decided it was a great time to snap a few pictures and wake us up. We were not pleased.

That’s when I realized it was time to post another lesson for you poor unfortunate cats who can’t control those annoying humans.

If you want to be taken seriously as a cat, and get the respect of your pet humans, there are a few rules that need to be followed.

1.) MAKE IT UNATTRACTIVE FOR THEM TO DISTURB YOUR NAPS. This is beautifully illustrated by my friend, Spooky.

Great job, Spooky. You’ve got “the Look” purrfected.

2.) DON’T LET THEM DRESS YOU LIKE THEY DID ME.

I could’ve stopped them, but I allowed it just this once for the purpose of illustrating my point. Humans think it’s “cute” to dress us up for their selfish habit of taking pictures of us to post online. If they try to do this to you, do what Sushi does at the vet. It’s called “the Alligator roll.” Here it’s nicely illustrated by a random alligator. Sushi has mastered it.

Sushi follows this technique to avoid those shots and nail trims at the vet. Great job, Sushi!

3.) Don’t sleep in the pots and pans. (Unless they have meat in them- and aren’t turned on).

Oops.

I have more rules to give you, but Sushi and I are going to try again for our naps. They better not interrupt us this time, or the claws will come out!

Go away, human.