Category Archives: Sushi

The Exterminator (Story)

I’m back…

Oh RATS!

Well, that cup of coffee that wasn’t supposed to last long this morning, lasted longer than I expected. That wasn’t because I displayed my impressive switchblade collection (claws) and demanded the human wait for a refill, it was because she had unfinished business to take care of that had kept her up until 1:30 am last night in a flurry of activity -(Which is why I couldn’t get her to post for me last night- or until now).

You know how every house has things stored in various places, things that used to be frequently needed or used, but have long since been forgotten?

There are other places in every house where things are useful, and yet aren’t used regularly, so they just sit until they’ve been there longer than the stone age. Things like bottled water, extra storage bags, waffle irons used only occasionally, baking pans that are rarely used, etc. Well, the night before last, I was telling our Can Opener what to write for our post, and she heard a noise in the kitchen.

That normally wouldn’t have been a big deal, but the backup Can Opener was already asleep, Twilight was outside, and nobody was in the kitchen at 11:30. Nobody human, anyway.

So much for that Sleepytime tea….

The Can Opener had long since cleaned up the kitchen and was just having hot tea and doing my typing, so she had to investigate when she started hearing more suspicious noises. So, she followed the sounds into the kitchen and then heard a loud metallic CLANG from under the kitchen sink. I watched as she proceeded to open the cabinet under the sink, then suddenly jumped away! A RAT climed up onto the top of the washing machine and was looking very startled and unhappy.

Well, he wasn’t the only one. My human immediately did everything she could to get him out – but he was a lot faster than she is. So, she did the next best thing. She looked to see if I knew there was a rat on the washer, and I was watching and waiting for popcorn.(She never brought me any).

So then, she opened the door and called Twilight in (The Exterminator).

Who, being the highly effective cat she is, promptly ignored her and left for the stream behind the house. Good job, girl.

image courtesy of Clker-Free-Vector-Images/29565 (pixabay)

I think the rat was waiting for popcorn too. But he didn’t get it either. The human amused us both for hours going on a cleaning frenzy and was up half the night trying to get rid of the nocturnal nightmare. It didn’t work.

She threw out tons of food she had under the kitchen sink too – food she had recently bought because of sky-rocketing prices, (things we use regularly and run out of often). New, unopened food. Boxes of oats, (unopened) bags of chips, boxes of crackers, boxes of cereal (all new, and unopened). The little nightmare had even chewed the labels off a can of pumpkin that was under the counter.

Twilight eventually came moseying inside, and instantly stopped in front of the cabinet and sat there, sniffing, prowling- (for hours). Then decided she was ready to eat. Hello- there’s a RAT available….

Lucky for the human -(and the rat), he didn’t mess with the boxes of French Roast k-cups she had just put there- she’d be out for blood and hire a hit man to kill him.

Oh wait- she did.

Since Twilight only wants him for a toy, she called the other Exterminator. (the one she has to pay). Poor guy’s days are numbered. Hope he enjoys them while he can.

Good show, Mr.Rat. Pity we didn’t get the popcorn.

Image by chun li from Pixabay

Sushi’s Crazy Lazy Caturday

The human took her coffee outside this morning and got a surprise!

A heavenly smile looking down on us this morning!

That’s so great, human. Let’s celebrate with some tuna!
I know I already ate. What does that have to do with anything?

This morning started out perfectly. The Can Opener finally slept well (since the TMJ started) – and took her coffee outside with me so we could listen to the chatter of the birds (even though she won’t let me catch one), and she could enjoy the pretty flowers and pick some raspberries, while I soaked up the sun.

It’s still early, and Twilight’s out someplace with her Mama. She’s trying to impress her Mama (cat) with her hunting abilities. The Human still has the annoying headache she’s had for three days now. But she’s starting to feel a little better- and I’m starting to put Sheba in her place, so she doesn’t harass me and swat at me like she does everyone else. I think it’s a good thing I’m bigger than her, because she knows I can flatten her if I have to.

Perfect.

What? I’m not messing with you….ever hear of social distancing?

You just sit there, Sushi.

A Sleepy Morning

I’m not getting up yet, Mom.

Breakfast? Why Yes, Mom- Make it Redi Whip with a fresh mouse garnish, please.

Mom got up at 4:00 this morning and wanted to cuddle me. But I’d stayed out til 2:00 and just wanted to sleep. I had no plans of getting up just to get snuggles (I can get snuggles anytime)- But I heard Mom go in the kitchen, and Sushi told me the Tiny One was coming. All of a sudden I was starving. I ordered breakfast, but the Can Opener never gets it right. She sometimes gives me the Redi Whip, but she NEVER remembers the fresh mouse garnish. And, she makes me eat food first. Who told her I was a toddler?

You ARE a toddler, kid. Listen to the Can Opener.

I wonder why Sushi always thinks I need her opinion. Soon after breakfast, I heard the giggle heard around the world and the loud BUMP that follows it through the front door and I ran out the back as fast as possible. The next thing I knew, the Tiny One and an even TINIER one was out in my yard haunting all my favorite spots.

Well, There goes my duck hunting.

Since it wasn’t safe to stay outside, I came in for a long nap – and when I woke up from that, the Tiny One had fallen asleep (finally)! I went out to practice my duck hunting and came in later after they had gone home and found my human getting into a book of Brain puzzles she got on Mother’s Day… “Find the Cat.”

Looks like she found the cat!
She didn’t have to strain her eyes to find THAT one! MOL!

Twilight Tattles

Dear Mom; I’m going to sell Sushi on E-Bay

Today she got on my last nerve. I know she was trying to sleep, but all I wanted to do was play. She didn’t like that idea, so she got up and swatted me and I defended myself and she got even MORE mad. I really think this diet is making her too grumpy to live with.

Look- here’s how it went, just because I tried to play with her.

Please either take her off the diet, and FEED THE THING (enough to satisfy her), or let me sell her. Thanks, Twilight



Cat Crimes and Exploding Kittens

Disclaimer: No cats committed crimes today (at least not any of us), and no kittens were really hurt.

A Celebration of Father’s Day For the Backup Can Opener

Today was set aside to be an early Father’s Day celebration for our Human Daddy. He was completely surprised. So were we. Sushi and I didn’t know our humans were going anywhere. We just woke up from our naps and they were gone. And so was our warm, sunny day. I think the Weather guy got confused, because our warm day turned into a cold, rainy day. And our humans didn’t come back home until later. We’ll get even with them, you can count on it.

They spent the day with the Critters and their parents, playing games and having a barbeque. They came home smelling like burgers, and french fries, and hot dogs- and chocolate. And none for Sushi and me. Like I said, we’ll get even later.

They discovered a game called Cat Crimes– They played it for a long time- with Serafina Coaching them and snoopervising. She had to show them how to play…

When they were done playing that game, she had to teach them how to play Exploding Kittens.

They played that until the food was ready and then everyone forgot about the games. Including Serafina and Abby – (who was too busy looking for burgers to hang around for pictures). Then they played video games. Boy, do they have a LOT of explaining to do.

Tomorrow, Sushi and I will have some plans of our own. And WE won’t be playing games!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


A not-so-Whiny Wednesday

Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels

I had already decided to do a Whiny post today-

But then the Critters showed up. The Big Critter and the Tiny One made me so happy the minute they came in the door. Their faces light up so much when they see me, and they race to me and pet me and compete to give me treats- and they make me happy. I guess I just have to admit I love the noisy little turkeys.

I keep a watch on them (for the human Can Opener) while she’s busy making breakfast and lunch and treats for them- and I help when she helps them with their schoolwork- (although I do fall asleep sometimes).

What I think I like most about them is the laughter and joy they bring (even if they do bring a lot of noise with them at the same time). And I like watching the Tiny One play.

I like a lot about them -(especially when they fall asleep)…

But this drawing the Big Critter did today says it all….

Yeah- I think I love the Tiny One- just a little bit.


Twilight’s Tuesday Thanks

I think it’s time to find some things to be Thankful for. Maybe it’ll help Sushi not be grumpy….

Okay, maybe not. But I still am a very thankful kitty, and I think Sushi has a lot to be thankful for – even if she can’t see it.

Waht?

Oh, I’m thankful, Twilight. Really. I’m thankful for my home and my soft queen sized bed, and that I have a crazy cat lady human who spoils me, and I’m thankful for you- (sometimes). But I’m especially thankful for my food and my tuna treats.

That’s not your queen sized bed, Sushi- that’s the humans’… they just let you sleep on it with them, so the backup Can Opener doesn’t drag all the blankets into the floor – because with you on the bed, nothing moves- not even the humans, when you’re laying on them….

Yes, I know- that’s something else I’m thankful for. That way I stay warm and cozy- even if they stay flattened!

Now that’s enough thanksgiving. Be quiet! You’re keeping me awake!


We think you’ll enjoy this video- it’ll help you understand your own kitties better! Enjoy!


The Sushi Diet Chronicles

I AM REALLY NOT LIKING THIS DIET.

I have only been on this diet since my last vet appointment. I can feel myself melting away to nothing. So, what’s so bad about weighing 16.3 lbs? I know a lot of humans who WISH they only weighed my weight. But they’re not on the diet- I AM. Poor innocent Sushi. It’s not fair…

The human heard me “snoring” during my nap today. Know what? I wasn’t snoring. THAT WAS MY TUMMY GROWLING! I can’t believe she actually bought me “weight management” food. When I complain that I’m getting fed less often, and getting different food, she tells me I’ll feel better when I’ve lost a few pounds. “One ounce at a time, Sushi.”

I’d love to give her “one ounce” of my claws.

Twilight knows its hard on me. And she doesn’t rat me out when I finish off her food. She just heads outside and leaves her dish for me to finish. But the trick is finding it before the human sees it and picks it up.

But at least the Can Opener is playing with me more now. I love that.

And Twilight makes me feel better.


Sleepy Sunday

A cold, windy day- Perfect for napping!

Today suddenly went from warm and sunny to cold and windy so I didn’t want to go out with Twilight. She loves to be outside when it’s windy- she flies around, chasing butterflies, hunting squirrels, threatening birds, and climbing trees. I prefer to snuggle up inside with the Can Opener while she has her morning devotion and coffee. This morning I completely took over the pillow she had put in her lap for her Bible and journal. I knew she’d let me stay there. And she did.

I fell asleep within minutes but then Twilight came in- and she didn’t like that I had “her” spot with the human. She took a swipe at me, and right away I swatted her back- then of course, the human intervened and I went back to sleep.

I was happy to hear the human playing with her in the living room after that, so I knew I could sleep without being ambushed again. But wouldn’t you know….

She came back! This time she didn’t bother me. But the human had gone back to the bedroom to do her journaling and Twilight wanted to nap near her.

Fine with me- as long as she leaves me alone. Nothing like an annoying little ‘sister’ to wake you out of a purrfect dream!