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How to Train Your Humans

Welcome to Lesson 11

How To Hide what you do Outside

Greetings Fellow felines. Twilight here. Welcome to Lesson 11 of How to Train Your Humans. Today I’m going to give you some tips to help you hide your outdoor activites from those nosy pet humans of yours.


If you’re like most cats, you tend to get into a little trouble now and then when your humans finally decide to let you go out and roam freely. Some humans don’t worry about what you may be doing- others get really paranoid that you may do something to upset their neighbors. You know, like maybe using their flowerbeds for a litterbox.

A few helpful tips…

Now, of course, I know none of my readers do that sort of thing, however tempting it may be… but let’s just pretend for a little bit, that one day you’re out enjoying the sun and you suddenly have to use the litterbox. Well, your litterbox may be several houses away- (or even a few blocks away, if you’re having a really great day). What do you do? Do you try to hold it until you mosey on down a few blocks to your litterbox _(where you may discover it’s been polluted by your housemate)? Or, like any sane cat, are you going to look for a nice, well-kept, fragrant flowerbed? That’s what I thought.

Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay

First, if you see a dog in your chosen yard, forget it. They’ll sound the alarm and the next thing you know, the flipping marines will be hunting for you.

Look for a nice, fragrant flowerbed with plenty of hiding places.

Image by teeale from Pixabay

Here’s an example of a great place! It even has a surprise cat treat!! *(see squirrel peeking out)*!

Now, those pesky humans aren’t all that patient about their hard work being messed up – but let’s look at it this way. You’ve got to go someplace, right? And even humans like a nicely fragranced clean “litterbox.” The trick is to get in and out quickly without being discovered – this is especially important if the owner of the yard is grumpy.

One more thing- don’t forget to watch out for those tiny two-legged critters. If there’s one of them around, it’ll be your luck they’ll see you and alert everyone before you can even choose a spot.

Feel bad about doing that in someone’s flower bed? Well, if you’re a conscientious cat, and you feel bad about it, look at it this way- You’re helping them by fertilizing their garden for them! Just think of all the money you’ll save them on fertilizer by the end of the year. And they’re helping you too, By relieving you of the necessity to stop sunbathing to run home to your litterbox. Sounds fair to me!

And, even if you get caught, you just may be lucky enough to find the owner of the flowerbed will be a crazy old cat lady who cares more about cats than her flowers, and you never know- she just may even come out and offer you tuna! Especially if you give her the big, sad (scared) eyes, and meow like you haven’t eaten in a century. It’s worth a try, right?

But if that fails, run like the lightening, fly into your house and pretend to be asleep- that way if the neighbor complains, you can pretend you know nothing about it, and your human will think they’ve confused you with another cat! MWAHAHAHAHA!

Remember to pretend to SNORE if they come looking for you!

Critterpated – Again.

You can’t go anywhere baby kitten. You’re my human.

A Scary time for the tiny one- but I made it better!

My little humans came back today and I was so happy to see them. They always make me feel like a queen- they light up and drop whatever they’re doing when I walk into the room and rush over to pet me and give me love and treats.

Today they visited with the Can Openers for a bit before school, and then when it was playtime they all went outside to play on the swingset. The Tiny One was squealing with delight at the top of her lungs because she was so happy it was finally sunny and warmer and she couldn’t contain her joy when she got on the swing. She proudly demonstrated to the Can Opener that now she could swing all by herself and didn’t need to be pushed anymore -(but of course, if the humans wanted to, she wouldn’t mind).

But after being on the swings for about an hour, I was asleep on the couch and suddenly heard the Tiny One scream like I’ve never heard before and when I looked out the window, I saw her being picked up and held by the Can Opener quickly- and soon they all came inside. She was crying and afraid, because while she was swinging, she had happened to glance down, and saw that a yellow jacket was on her dress! She was instantly terrified, and afraid it was going to sting her before she could stop swinging and get down from the swing, and the human quickly picked her up and scared it away!

Luckily , she didn’t get stung- but it scared her bad enough that they had to come inside – so her sister wrapped her in a blanket, and sat on the couch comforting her and handed her the iPhone to watch a cat video and calm down while the Can Opener made her hot cocoa and Whipped cream.

Pretty soon she calmed down and forgot about the evil yellow jacket – especially when she saw that Twilight ran outside when the human told her to go get that thing! (Twilight loves to chase bugs).

After that, they had lunch and played with silly putty until it was naptime for the Tiny One. That’s my favorite time of day when they’re here, because as soon as the Tiny One is settling in for her nap, I love to come jump up and lay with her and the Can Opener and watch over her while she sleeps.

Sometimes, (like today), if she’s not quite asleep yet, she’ll hear my trill when I jump up on her, and feel me lie down with her and she’ll smile and reach out to pet me and “tuck me in.” I may be just a cat, but I’m telling you, that’s the best feeling in the world.

I love the Tiny One.


Easter Joy -(Until the cat gets a bath).

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

A morning to rejoice and Worship the Resurrected King!

Easter surprises to wake up to- (cat included)!

Happy Easter from Twilight and Sushi & Can Openers!

Then off to church to worship the Lord!


Everyone was so happy it’s Easter! No matter how bad things look- there is Hope because our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ ISN’T DEAD ANYMORE! He’s ALIVE! And with Spring comes new life, new blossoming, and new hope.

To the little ones, it’s all about candy, seeing their friends at church (or anywhere they can), Easter egg hunts, new clothes- and the Easter Bunny.

Image by Pixaline from Pixabay

I have to say though, If I’d seen that bunny hopping around in my yard, the last thing on my mind would be eggs- Easter or not! Sushi and I were having a great morning- it’s warmer (than 30 degrees finally), and sunny and everything’s blossoming.

Everyone’s happy and I went out to harass the ducks and birds that were putting on a concert for me this morning, and after being outside for most of the morning getting into all kinds of cat mischief, I came in, and settled down on top of the desk right under the heater for a nice, long, nap.

Then things changed.

The Can Opener decided this was a great time to surprise me with plopping me in the kitchen sink and dousing me with water and shampooing me with this “Shed Control” shampoo! *tail FLAP!*

I’m so thankful she couldn’t take pictures !

I made it clear I was not in the mood for a bath, but she didn’t listen. I should’ve known she was up to something when she sneaked up and trimmed my claws while I was half asleep. Oh, she tried to take pictures, but she figured out pretty quickly that snapping pictures with one hand and holding a lathered up wet (struggling) cat with the other hand probably wasn’t a good idea.

She kept saying the shampoo would help me not shed so bad. I have a feeling she’s going to be shedding pretty soon!

I didn’t like the idea at all- but afterward, she loaded me up with treats and put me in a cozy spot under the heater, and when I finally dried off I got to go back out and finish with my mischievious plans while the sun was still out. By this time it was warmer out- so I did what any cat in their right mind would do, and I found the nearest pile of leaves and rolled around several times right in the middle of it! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Then, I had an Easter surprise of my own that made me forget all about that bath interruption! My mama came to have dinner with me!

This is my Mama (who is still feral but only trusts my human)….

I love my mama!

Now it’s a happy Easter!