The two tornadoes are back! The big one was busy visiting with the Can Opener in between schoolwork- while she was doing that, the Tiny one started petting me and scratching my back and keeping me company.
She watched some cat videos on her phone on YouTube and tried to let me watch them with her! But I’m not really into watching cat videos, because, well, I’m a cat. I’ve already seen it all!!😹 And besides, I’m cuter than any of those videos. And my human doesn’t have to embarrass me to show it.
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!
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 thought I was going to lose it with all this rain and cold weather we’ve been having, because I normally spend my whole day going in and out and I’ve had to stay inside lately. Fortunately, the human knows its hard on me when I can’t go out and hunt and play with my mom, so she tries to give me more attention.
Lucky for me, I get lots of attention from the critters when they come- but sometimes that is nerve wracking- especially since the little tornado chases me, but more so when they both are here- because they love to laugh-(LOUDLY). Do you know what that does to a cat’s nerves? This should illustrate it for you…
Yep. That about sums it up.
But the little tornado was here and they were going to play a memory game as part of her school activities- and I pounced on the opportunity to “help”-
Well, I didn’t help her find the Disney Princesses, but I did make her smile, and I got my snuggles at the same time. Then when the tornado went home, the Can Opener spent time grooming me and giving me treats. It may have been a freezing cold day, but I still won. Meow.
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 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!”
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…
The Can Opener is having her morning coffee and devotion while Sushi sits on her lap cutting off her circulation, and I’m falling asleep. Then there’s the THUMP at the front door that tells us the Critters have arrived, and I bolt out the door at the speed of light.
And the day begins…
So the little critter bounds in wearing brand new PINK boots, and a brand new coat, and way too much joy for 6 am. The older critter comes sleepwalking in, still wrapped in her full sized cat blanket and heads straight for the couch.
Then Sushi decides that since she had to do all that work of walking off the human’s lap anyway, she needs to have Lily pay for it by scratching her back for the next hour. That’s when I decide that 29 degrees isn’t too bad after all for going outside. And out I go at the speed of light!
Several hours later I come inside to see the big critter busy with school and the little critter has become a cashier since I darted out the door. I see that the Can Opener is “buying” her Angel from the critter for $13.00. Well, that’s interesting- if it’s already hers, why’s she buying it?
The Can Opener has “change,” a credit card, and several bills varying from $5.00- 25.00… and the human tells the “cashier” she’ll buy the Angel for $13.00, and proceeds to count out $13.00 to the critter.
Critter just stares at her (after punching a few musical buttons on the cash register), refuses the (play) cash she’s being offered, and holds out her hand to the Can Opener, with a look that says, “you know what I want.”
Finally the light clicks on, and the human sees that Critter is staring at the (play) credit card! So, she gives her the credit card, waits for the critter to hand it back – (she keeps it)- and then she sticks her hands out to the Can Opener again, waiting for cash!
The Can Opener says, “hey- I need my credit card back, and I already paid for it!” Critter sits and stares with a mischeivious grin, and just keeps holding her hand out and staring at the bills and change that was remaining. Just to play along, Can Opener gives her EVERYTHING- Critter takes it all, puts it in the cash drawer (with the credit card)- and keeps the angel too!
You’d think that Angel would’ve spoke up…. just sayin’.