While I was ordering my treats a little while ago I discovered that today marks the start of something called “Pay your bills week”– I guess the whole reason they made this a National holiday is to make people remember to pay for everything. So how is this a holiday? “Pizza day” is a holiday! “Spoil your cat” is a holiday- I thought holidays were things people looked forward to?
This just makes me glad we adopted the Can Opener.
Sometimes it’s hard to get along with humans with their loud critters, their weird diets- (not a bug or mouse in the house), their strange habits of getting wet on purpose every day, their love affair with vacuum cleaners, and loud tvs and noisy cars- but the fact is, they pay our bills!
They buy our food and treats- (okay, so maybe sometimes they don’t know they are if they walk away from the computer, but still)…. they pay our rent, they pay our vet bills, and buy our toys- and on top of that they think we’re adorable.
So I guess they’re worth the headaches after all, because really, could you see me working? Neither can I!
The Can Opener was grooming me in her lap tonight while she watched an earthquake report- and when she stopped brushing me, I noticed a bowl on the couch that had a delightful smell- so of course, I had to investigate- just to make sure there wasn’t anything in it that might make Mom sick.
It would be a terrible tragedy if our Can Opener was snacking on something and discovered (too late)- that there was a bug in it, or something else in it, so I walked off her lap to give it a safety check…
Ok, Mom! I licked them all- they’re not bad! You can eat them now!
So, what does this have to do with me being on a ‘naughty list?’
Well, my breed (Siamese) was also mentioned in other lists of cat characteristics….(along with other cat breeds).
Besides being on the list for the most talkative, I was also mentioned on the list of friendliest cat breeds, the cats with themost personality, most intelligent cat breeds, the breed of cats that want the most attention, and the Naughtiest Cat breeds!!
I had no idea that trying to open the microwave was being “naughty-” The Can Opener does it all the time, and nobody complains about her!
I sure hope Santa hasn’t seen that list!
Well then, I guess I’ll just be adorable AND naughty!
Some of you may already know of a lot of the current and upcoming food and goods shortages- but I ran across some videos yesterday quite by accident that goes into detail about what exactly is now in short supply, and what is very likely to become much less available over the next few months- the videos also explain the how and why.
Since I have a lot of neighbors who have quit watching the news, I felt like I needed to pass this along in case a lot of you may not be aware while you still have time to plan ahead and hopefully stock up on some of these items you may use on a regular basis.
Some of these things really surprised me- Tylenol, Amoxicillin, and Augmentin, Hershey’s chocolates, hamburger patties, potato chips, bread, cream cheese, butter, vegetable oil, flour, tomatoes- and much to my personal dismay- popcorn -(and other corn products)!
This is not all of the items- some I expected- like beef patties- but who would expect chicken wings, fish sticks and PICKLES! These videos explain the items that are currently in short supply, and other items that are likely to be even harder to find in the months ahead.
Please watch the videos to understand the how and whys. If anyone is interested, I will post more on this topic if I find out more information.
I recommend stocking up on Tylenol if you can- It is available now on Amazon- (I do not get paid for recommending this)- I’ve used this and it’s every bit as effective as the brand name.
I recommend stocking up on your pet’s food items and treats as well. Also bottled water- this is just as important as other items, and something a lot of people may not think about!
In the days ahead, be ready to help those you know who are in need whenever and wherever you are able. Remember you can make a huge difference in someone else’s life by showing a little kindness – which seems to also be in short supply lately.
Don’t be afraid- just do all you can now to prepare so you and your families, friends and pets will have what you need! ❤️
"Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too."
Philippians 2:4 NLT
The Can Opener has been flying all over the place since before Christmas preparing for birthdays, Christmas, New Year stuff, and the littlest Critter’s birthday. That’s why she kept saying, “I need a few more minutes sweetie” every time Twilight tried to play with her – (ALL DAY LONG EVERY DAY)- or I demand brushing. This is also why she hasn’t been posting for us, the lazy thing!We’re thinking of trading her in for a not-so-busy model. But where the heck can we find one these days?
I tell Twilight we should be grateful she always remembers to love on us and feed us, but Twilight’s miffed. She timed how long it took the human to get around to our snuggles this morning, and can you believe it took an entire two hours after she finally woke up? Disgraceful!
She fed us right away- but before she did anything else, she worked out, got dressed, did an online grocery order, called the vet for my pain medicine and flea treatment, and did laundry, and cleaned the whole kitchen. The whole time Twilight was giving her dirty looks from the living room and I was bored stiff. Actually, I’m always bored stiff. It’s a necessity for getting prepped for a long nap.
Anyway- the tiny one turned 6 yesterday and now isn’t as scary to us as she used to be -(although she’s still just as loud)- now when she comes here, she pets us softly instead of scaring the whiskers off us- gives us our proper amount of adoration, and even looks for treats to give us! And she likes to get our wand toys out and play with us- (when she’s not tying knots in the dangly part).
Here she is in the new birthday dress the Can Opener bought for her- and playing at the park- and then at a different park (burning off the birthday cake)!
We want her to grow up- then we’ll have a new Can Opener to train! 😹😹
We’ve been away for a while, so I’m here to give the latest cat update!
Our Can Opener has had a lot of bumps in the road lately that has slowed her down a bit when it comes to typing for us. For one, she has been trying to take time to prepare for upcoming birthdays (not to mention, Christmas). October would have been her hubby’s birthday- which he now is celebrating in heaven and not here on earth anymore. One of their daughters’ birthday was the week before, and knowing that he was not going to be here to celebrate with them had a way of putting a literal “shadow of death” over the festivities.
She was excited about their daughters’ birthday- but knowing she would be alone the following week on his birthday made things difficult. But as it turned out, the Critters’ parents knew that day was going to be hard for her and they had some surprise plans up their sleeve for her! So it turned out to be a day full of love, fun, and games and just being thankful that he is no longer suffering, and that helped a lot.
We are finding that just because weeks and months pass, doesn’t somehow make the pain of loss disappear. It has a way of sneaking up on a person when they least expect it.
But back to us cats- Smokey now owns the Can Opener’s sister, and has wasted no time in informing Sheba that she has been dethroned. You could say they had an election of their own, and there’s a new boss in town. Sheba is protesting LOUDLY.
In fact, she gets so mad at him getting snuggles from her human, that she storms out of their house, and comes into ours, just to protest! She walks up to our human, rubs against her leg, and then when our Mom bends down to pet her, she hisses and scratches her ankle just to make her pay! She knows it’s because of our human, that her Mom has adopted Smokey!
Of course, our human spoils Sheba when she comes in, because she understands that Sheba is jealous and upset- but that still doesn’t stop Sheba from taking a swipe at her ankles and hissing at her!
Meanwhile, Twilight stays at a distance but when I see Sheba hiss at the Can Opener, I growl at her and she turns and runs outside!
Regardless of where you live- make sure you vote! Pray for your country- pray for those who love freedom, justice and righteousness. Stand up for your freedoms! Remember those who have laid down their lives for the freedoms you have enjoyed- don’t sit silently by and let it be for nothing while our freedoms are stripped away.
We’ve been busy keeping the rodent population down- (well, I have… Sushi only works on keeping those pesky blankets down). The Can Opener has a lot going on, and we’ve been telling her to get on the ball and post for us- but she’s as stubborn as ever and we can’t always get her to listen to her overlords (us) as well as she should. We are discussing disciplinary options now, but really, what can we do?
We threaten to with-hold treats from her, but she’s the one who buys everything so that doesn’t always work out. The closest we can come to with-holding her treats, is to stick our paws in her ice cream before she can dive in. But that lady is faster than lightening when it comes to ice cream.
Still, we’re working on getting this lady under control- but for now, she’s falling asleep and we haven’t had our nightly grooming and snuggles yet- so we’re going to make her give us attention now, and we’ll let her have her computer back in the morning. (Maybe)…