I finally managed to wake her up, but I almost had to call the Marines to do it! The Can Opener stayed up late last night because her day got thrown off schedule since Human #2 had surgery on his arm yesterday. It’s funny how much something like that can impact things- especially the cat’s feeding and play schedule! I’m going to have to have a serious talk with this lady.
After a week of her favorite thing (taking care of the baby tornado)- she took Thursday off to prepare for early surgery for the hubster on Friday and the rest of the day making sure he was okay. He’s been in constant pain for months, and even though he’s still hurting now, they are relieved because this time it’s because his arm is repaired. But getting her to play with me hasn’t worked out yesterday or today! And I’m not happy! I even nipped at her ankles several times this morning but she said she couldn’t play while she was cooking!
So, I did what any other normal cat would do under the circumstances, and tried to get Sushi to play- she threatened to eat me for lunch.
As I suspected that didn’t go over well. Of course, she wanted to sleep -(what else is new)?
So I waited a little while til she woke up on her own and went to her next favorite spot- (her dish in the kitchen)…. and I was even nice enough to let her eat first- then approached her for playtime after that, hoping she’d be a little more polite and likely to play.
Here’s how that went…
Pretty soon, the Can Opener had time to play, but by that time, I was the one wanting to sleep! So, she went to see if Sushi wanted to play and found this:
And now the Can Opener wants to sleep again. Oh yay.
I think everybody needs something to smile about, so that’s why my pals and I got together to show you our royal cuteness. Enjoy!
Well, GEEZ! I was just about to end my post, and Sheba HISSED at me on catbook because I only posted ONE picture of her! Some cats are so flipping SENSITIVE! Fine. I’ll add some more pictures of her Royal Hiney, Sheba, the Psycho cat next door (But Sushi and Serafina and Abby and I are the cutest)!
Okay, well, Sheba is kinda cute. I know because she told me.
Critter had to work on her schoolwork before playtime- unlike some kids, she loves her schoolwork- whether its in a workbook, abcmouse.com, or baking, and learning other skills, she delights in all of it and is full of joy! Then, she had time for some Play Doh hairstyling! (Just keep those scissors away from my whiskers, please)…
I was going to do a post to make you guys smile this morning, but Sushi is getting on my VERY. LAST. NERVE. I saw her laying on the rug and swiped at her to let her know I wanted to play and she HISSED at me and smacked me with her tail- so I smacked her back. And she smacked me back. And I smacked her back again.
I love Caturdays! The house is quiet, the Can Openers aren’t as busy, and snuggle sessions are longer and sweeter.
I sneak a lap or two of coffee when the human walks away from her cup for a minute, and snuggle up in her lap when she sits down to enjoy it. The next thing I know, I’m groomed, and freshened and fall asleep feeling unbelievably content and loved.
But Caturdays are the very best.
Twilight gets her snuggles and eats then runs outside to find her Mama and they play and hunt together- while I keep the human company and get snuggles as she has her morning coffee and devotion. And throughout the day she plays with me and spoils me.
When I remember how lonely and unwanted I was before I came here, I can’t believe that life is finally over for me. It’s like I died and went to kitty heaven! Before I wasn’t talked to or handled (unless I was being left someplace)- and when I was left with others they didn’t interact with me because I wasn’t wanted. Sometimes I knew I was downright unwelcome. It was no fun being left in temporary places while my previous human discarded me for long trips. And it always hurt my feelings that after being gone for a long time, she was never happy to see me.
But I’m so happy now. No more long, lonely days wondering if or when I’ll see my “owner” again- and being hurt when she returned because she didn’t want to take me home. Even though I fight with Twilight sometimes (because I don’t always want to play)- I’m still so happy, because I have a family now. And they WANT ME.
I wonder how many other cats there are out there who aren’t loved and wanted? I know there have to be more – and I just wish I could give them hope that someday, somehow- they’ll have a happy family too.
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.
She’s going to be a great cat slave when she gets bigger…
I think the reason I love her so much is just because of the way the she lights up when she sees me come into the room, and because she’s always begging the Can Opener to let her feed me treats. The best part is, she never just feeds me “3 or 4” like the Can Opener says- she keeps feeding me more and more and more (until the human catches her). This morning she fed me almost half a bag before the Can Opener caught her and took them away! (Twilight would be so mad)! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!
But I heard the Can Opener tell her she can’t keep feeding me treats if she’s going to give me so many because she doesn’t want me to “get fat!”
But the critter likes me “fat”- and I like the treats. I’m going to have to have a long talk with that Can Opener of mine. This is against the Critter’s constitutional right to “purrsue life, liberty, and (my) happiness!”
I’m calling this post “Monday Mischief” because I plan on getting into a lot of mischief today.
It’s time to have some flipping FUN!
Why get into mischief? I don’t know. Probably because I’m a cat and I feel like it. But mainly because it’s cold and has been raining so much that everything outside is all muddy and I don’t like getting mud on my paws just to go out and run wild for a while. I keep trying to play with Her Grumpiness (Sushi)- but she just grunts and swats at me, and then I get upset and swat the holy heck out of the big whale.
So then I start playing with everything I can find- lucky for me the Can Opener likes to play- only she’s not so crazy about my claws locking onto her when we wrestle. And I’m not crazy about getting my claws trimmed.
But this is why I love the pink thingie- there’s ribbons, and beads, and sparkleys and it’s so much fun! And, it doesn’t yelp when I sink my claws into it!
Well, my tummy’s growling now- time for dinner and my nightly grooming with the Can Opener! My favorite part of the day!
At my house when the Tiny Tornado comes it gets noisy and she leaves a trail of destruction wherever she goes – But I have to confess- (although Twilight won’t like it) – that I think I love the tiny little thing! She gets so excited every time she sees me as though I’m the best thing in the whole universe- and from the time she notices me until she goes home, I’m all she thinks about! (Besides Ice Cream).
She has this game of trying to touch my ears when I’m asleep, because my ears twitch and she thinks it’s the funniest thing she’s ever seen…