They Discovered my Undercover Cat Careers

Thanks a heap, Twilight.

So now I get to brag!

Actually, I’ve been an Undercover Cat Career Agent since before I was adopted here. My previous owner was gone so much, I decided I had to find a way to support myself, and I’ve never been the kind of cat that would go around begging strangers to feed me -(they can’t afford my taste- except at the White House, and I don’t trust those guys).

So I put word out on the streets that I could help cats get recognized for their special skills if they’d bring me certain favors. Like Lobster (from the Rich cats that wanted to get richer). Or tuna, and shrimp from the cats who have Parents that work in the seafood department or go fishing. Hey, a cat has to do something to survive when their owner takes off and stays gone and leaves them with nothing but dry cereal, water, and bugs.

Here’s one of my favorite students- she actually belongs to the the Critters- her name is Serafina, and her parents buy her really good food- unfortunately, she likes to eat as much as I do, and it doesn’t matter if she’s actually hungry or not. Because for Serafina (and me)- Eating is not just a necessity. It’s a passion. We would be chefs, but most of them won’t allow us in their restaurants. Idiots!

Serafina is one of my favorite students. She’s a quick learner.

Serafina’s special talent qualified her for an undercover career as a cordless vaccuum cleaner. And she does an excellent job. She is specially trained to only pick up food crumbs and treats that fall into the floor, or onto the couches (which Jazlyn and Lily are very faithful to leave for her to practice on). She’s turning into a real pro. Tomorrow, I’ll brag about another favorite career cat I trained, Abby (who lives with the Critters and Serafina).

For now, it’s my bedtime. It’s been a long day- Twilight and I have been working all day.


Sushi’s Undercover Cat Careers

All this time I thought she was just lazy

Sushi sleeps more than any cat I’ve ever seen. Seriously. She wakes up, stretches, eats, stretches again, gets snuggles then sleeps some more. A couple of hours later she wakes up and starts it all over again.

I have to say, when I asked her why she never plays or hunts (anything harder to catch than a spider), she explained to me that she’s not really sleeping all that time. She’s employed.

Yep. She’s an Undercover Cat Career Coach. Go figure. She won’t tell me how she gets paid- although by the looks of her, I figure if they pay her in food, she gets paid a flipping fortune.

But she did furnish me with pictures of her performing her various duties. Here’s a few of them:

This blanket is too hot.

1.) Blanket Tester.

Nope. Too Scratchy.

2.) Upholstery Tester.

Keep those eyes closed, and take your nap, kid.

3.) Substitute Nanny.

Yeah. This is nice. Oh yeah. Perfect!

4.) Lap Pillow Tester.

Hey. You missed a spot.

5.) Lawn Work Snoopervisor

Geez, with all that “work,” no wonder she never wants to play!


A Crazy Caturday!

Today was a different kind of Caturday. I’m still recovering!

WHAT A DAY!

I should have known today would be a weird day, when the Can Opener didn’t seem to be her usual self when she woke up and headed for the Keurig. I couldn’t put my paw on it, but something felt off. So, as I usually do, I bolted out the back door to look for Mama or Sheba or some nice, juicy baby duck to play with.

When I came back inside about 2 hours later, the Critters and their parents were there visiting! My human was back to her cheery self and the kcup supply was diminishing rapidly, so I knew everything was going to be okay. She must’ve just woke up with a headache.

The Critters ran out into the backyard to play, and the Can Openers visited with their grown up Critter (Jazlyn and Lily’s Mom)- and had coffee and then made butterfly shrimp and french fries for everyone and discussed Mother’s Day plans. Soon it was time for Lily’s nap, but all the excitement had her too wound up and they decided to go home.

And then it happened…

After they left, Sushi gave our Can Opener the look that said, “I don’t appreciate my nap being interrupted, human. Don’t let it happen again.” Then she headed for the bedroom to take her nap without further interruptions, and I settled down on my human’s lap and was being snuggled, and brushed and was just beginning to fall asleep when suddenly we all heard a roar in the distance that got closer and louder- and things started to shake- and I tried to bolt- I could tell my humans were afraid-

There was an Air Force jet flying so LOW over our house!

The noise was SO LOUD and it sounded as though something was about to crash into our living room before we could even move! The Can Opener tried to hold onto me and calm me, but I flew off her lap and ran for cover. The two Can Openers could hear the jet long after it was out of sight, but the whole neighborhood was shaken and wondering what was happening. All I wanted to know was whether or not it was safe to come back home!

And on the way back to their house…

Our Can Opener searched the news stations for any mention of a planned Air Force flyover (like they do sometimes for the 4th of July)- but there was no mention of anything anywhere she looked. Everything settled down after that, but everyone was wondering what was going on- especially considering the problems in our country right now.

Things soon calmed down after a while, and all the neighbors went back inside, but the Can Opener thought about the Critters and their parents- who had only been about 10 minutes away from our house when it happened. She called to find out if they had seen and heard anything, and they had. The jet had flown over them as they were going over a bridge- and the first thought was that there was some attack happening- but it wasn’t. Still it unnerved everyone- especially because of the suddenness of it- and Jazlyn (the Big Critter) was afraid the bridge they were on might collapse and they would go into the water.

They made it back home, and things returned to normal, but we were all struck by how sudden and how loud and scary it was. (Except for Sushi- who somehow managed to sleep through the whole thing).

Only an empty stomach wakes Sushi up.

Speaking of empty tummies, I’m going to go talk my human into opening a can of tuna to calm my nerves…..



Psycho Cat Eats Watermelon

I think she thought it was a picnic for cats.

The Story

Sheba has always been a little strange. Okay, a lot strange. Just plain psycho. Her human has been at her wits’ end because of the four footed fleabag’s strange behavior. Her human buys her all kinds of wet and dry food, and she looks at it, takes one taste, then walks out and never touches the food that was bought for her. Instead, she prefers treats.

She knows where her human keeps them and will harass her until she gets them, leaving her food untouched. Yesterday, the Critters were here and our Can Opener and Sheba’s human, fixed up the whole backyard as a sort of playground for the Critters. They even brought out snacks and treats for them to munch on while our Can Opener and she visited and had coffee.

Sheba came out to see what all the commotion was about. She loves to chase the Tiny One and her sister and take over the swingset. She checked out the food that was set out for the Critters, and none of it was tuna or cat treats- so she growled at my human! Then Her human came out with watermelon for herself, and Sheba decided it was hers! She actually ate several pieces of her human’s watermelon -(but won’t eat cat food)!


The Critters got a kick out of seeing Sheba eat watermelon (right off her human’s fork)- but her poor human is at a loss for what to do for her. It seems all she will eat is treats – at her house- or sometimes tuna. But her human keeps buying different brands and types of wet and dry food only to give it away later because Sheba won’t eat it.

Our Can Opener suggested she should take her to the vet for a checkup- but Sheba doesn’t act sick. Just picky. And fussy. She zips all over the yard, runs up into the tops of trees and onto the roof like a race car driver, and chases the creatures – even following them and playing hide and seek when they take walks. But she won’t eat the food provided for her and she keeps her poor Mom up all night and won’t let her sleep -(demanding to go out or come back in constantly). I say Queen Sheba is just plain picky and spoiled- but the humans around here are really wondering what the heck is up with her. Any one got any ideas? Her poor human never gets a good night’s sleep anymore and is still recovering from surgery on her shoulder and taking her to the vet right now would be really hard to manage. I think Sheba needs therapy!

I even asked the big Critter about it and we agree!

Our discussion earlier today. I asked what she thought. She googled it and agrees!

What do you think? A vet, a treat addiction program or a therapist?


Thursday Therapy

Photo by Ellie Burgin from Pexels

Good Morning! I think we all could use a few laughs this morning, so we’re serving up some therapy for you – Enjoy!


We hope you enjoyed today’s post. Our human had a headache all day so we told her we would let her post for us tomorrow. Don’t worry- we’re not letting her have coffee tomorrow until she lets us on the computer.


Sushi’s Thankful Wednesday

I’ve decided to be thankful today.

I’ve noticed most humans aren’t very thankful.

And who ever heard of a cat being thankful? But my Can Opener always says everyone has something to be thankful for if they’re just willing to take a second to honestly think about it.

So, I’ve decided to be thankful today for everything I can- because when she sees me showing appreciation for things she does, she loads me up with treats. And I’m hungry. And it’ll make her happy- (and then she’ll give me more treats because she’s happy). Either way, I win.

So, Here’s some things I’m thankful for today -(I hope Mom is reading this)…


Thing 1)- long grass and sunshine to nap in.

Oh man, this is great!

Thing 2)- the Tiny One’s naps.

Thing 3)- Twilight. (bonus treats for that one).

Everybody needs somebody to fight with, right?

Thing 4)- Sheba lives next door.

(If she lived with us, I’d have to eat her.)

Thing 5)- My favorite spot in the carpet- right in the walkway.

That way, nobody can miss me when they go to the kitchen.

Thing 6)- My cozy spot on the desk

*snore*

Thing 7)- That I can finally stop thinking of things to be thankful for.

I’m hungry.

Photo by Geraud pfeiffer on Pexels.com

Okay, Now I’m REALLY THANKFUL!


All Better and Back to Mischief…

There goes my nice, quiet sunbath.

With Sheba Helping

The Can Opener and Sushi were just flat delighted to have those two – legged Critters back here today. I don’t know what’s wrong with them. For a pair of Critters that were sick last week, they sure as heck seem ready to take on the world. Or, at least my little patch of it anyway.

And of course, Sheba had to help them ruin my nice, quiet sunbathing session.
When the Tiny Critter wanted to get on the little slide, Sheba decided it was HER turn.

Then they ran toward the swingset armed with Outshine Bars ready to drip on everything they touched. I stayed out of the way, safely under the bush.

Look! There’s Sheba!

I thought if Sheba was in her right mind, she’d steer clear of them too- but apparently Sheba is as crazy as a flipping loon. The next thing I knew they were squealing with delight while Sheba chased them and climbed all over the swingset swatting at them and chasing the big Critter who kept teasing her.

Then Sheba had to prove her ownership of the swingset- by climbing all the way up to the top to try to snag the Big Critter’s hair. They all thought she was playing- but I think Sheba had sinister plans…

Then, as if right on cue, it suddenly started raining- (no rain in the forecast)- and they had to go inside. I could’ve sworn I saw Sheba give me a paws up as they hurried in out of the rain.

Nice Plan, Sheba. Maybe you’re not so crazy after all.


Sushi’s Monday Musings

It’s Monday again- But even though people hate Monday, I’m happy! The Tiny One will be here!

I’m excited to see my Tiny Critter today!

It’s felt so strange around here without the little noise-makers that keep our Can Opener busy. The poor little things were feeling pretty lousy and had fevers so they stayed home with their Mom and Daddy and got spoiled.

But here’s the deal- I get spoiled a lot more when the Critters are here than when they aren’t. When they’re here, they sneak me more treats than I would usually be allowed to have- and they love to scratch that spot in my back that I can’t quite reach. Of course, they also like to yell, and a cat laying in the middle of the rug around here is taking its life in its paws- because once those tiny feet attached to an excited tiny little one get going, they can’t always stop before noticing “the rug in the rug.”

Yes, I think this spot will be safer than laying in the rug…

Another plus to the Critters coming back, is that they love to feed me us. The Can Opener feeds us, of course- but when the Tiny One and its sister are here, she’s so busy taking care of them, helping them with school, and keeping them occupied, that she can easily lose track of when she fed us last.

And The Critters are more than willing to open endless cans of food for us. I just love those two!

Well- until they get here I’m going to remind the Can Opener one more time that I’m starving (even though she just fed us)- It’s so easy to get extra food when she’s rushing around getting ready for their arrival! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

I’m HUNGRY!


Sleepy Sunday

What a purrfect napping day!

Critters having a rest day & so are we!

It sure has been quiet around here these last few days since the Critters have been sick. But it’s also been a great time for catching up on naps for Sushi and me. At least it would be, if Sushi would quit snoring!Of course, Sushi’s snoring isn’t the only thing that interferes with my sleep.

The dang Can Opener decided that since the critters weren’t here for the last couple of days, that it was a good time to attack the house and all those poor, unsuspecting spider webs- and to get the window blinds repaired, closets and shelves organized, get rid of clothes that are too big for her now, and bake her yummy coconut flour blueberry chocolate chip muffins. I’d be all for those muffins- but the selfish brat won’t let Sushi and me have any. The least she could do is make us some home-made tuna treats.

*SNORE* ZZZZZZZZZZ

The Can Opener has decided to rest as much as she can today too, since the Critters are coming back tomorrow-(still not feeling great, but no more fevers)! Funny how she can call cleaning and reorganizing “rest.” Sushi and I think she needs to go back to school, becuase what she does when she’s cleaning doesn’t look anything like rest to us.

Maybe this video will help her get the general idea…