Our human has refused to take dictation for us for several days now. There’s a whole bunch of family birthdays coming up (not to mention Christmas), and she’s been busy doing stuff to prepare for that. She spent hours helping the little critter make crafts for her Mom’s birthday this weekend, and she’s been staying up late at night. She’s teaching the critters lots of fun stuff to make though…
Also, she’s been baking, working out every day, and taking extra time to groom me and Twilight, because she’s so busy with the critters every day, that we don’t get much playtime. So Twilight and I decided it’s okay with us if she skips a day typing for us in order to give us extra love. But we’re not going to let her get by with it for long… because we don’t know how to type.
Take time for the things you enjoy and Be kind to yourself.
Make time for your relationship with God, with your family, and your friends. There is already too much division and loneliness.
I thought my human was shopping. But no-one shops for a bobcat.
It turns out she was just watching a video about an accidental bobcat adoption. I was really nervous for a while there- I wouldn’t want my human to adopt a wildcat- and I’m sure Twilight wouldn’t appreciate it either.
But I don’t think I need to worry about it because our humans are content with me and Twilight. Would you ever adopt a bobcat?
I can’t play outside unless I want a shower- and from the looks of it, If this keeps up, I’ll need to swim! But I am (sort of) thankful for the rain. Because now there’s no more wildfire smoke choking out my air and making my fur smell like awful.
And, it does keep my grass beautifully soft and green, and makes it grow better so I have plenty of places to lurk around waiting for Sheba to saunter by so I can jump out and scare the whiskers off her!!!
I’m also thankful that The Can Opener is making Sushi exercise every day- but I think she gets more of a workout sharpening her claws on the mat, than she does playing and constantly trying to follow her food dish until the human sets it down.
I need it to stop raining though- even though the humans love it- because the little Critters will be here tomorrow, and if it’s raining, and they’re stuck inside, and I’m stuck inside, it’s not going to be good…..I just may be tempted to get micheivious…just sayin.’
Training Your Human and the other pests in your house
Greetings fellow felines. It’s been a while since I’ve done some lessons on training those moronhumans of ours. That’s because I’ve been so busy training my humans and Sushi that I’ve barely been able to keep up with my busy napping schedule.
As you may know by now, The Can Opener around here has been trying to help Sushi the fat cat to lose weight. I don’t think it’s working. She still is the small mountain in the middle of the rug that they have to walk around. So, being the great trainer that I am, I’ve been busy trying to assist the human in training Lardbutt- How?
Well, when I encounter a mountain in the middle of the living room, I climb it. (Sushi doesn’t like that), and since it makes her mad, she sits up to swat me. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! It makes her sit up and move! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Sometimes that’s the only way to get her to exercise. The Human tries to play with her, but sometimes she will only play for a little bit, and the human is dealing with the small critters all day (most days) too.
Now, when you work so hard to help your human do something, you should be rewarded, right? That’s what treats (and playtime for you) are all about.
If your human is too busy to play, you can trick them into it, by head bunting them, “asking for pets” … when they start to pet you, sit there and purr for a few minutes, then gently wrap your paws around their hand and attack! Not too hard, though- if you do it too hard, they’ll get upset and stop playing. They’re a little bratty that way.
Sometimes you also have to give them some gentle hints. Like dragging your favorite toy to them and sitting there waiting for them to wake up and figure it out. This is what I had to do with my Can Opener this morning….
Now my morning is off to a good start. Playtime accomplished, training Sushi accomplished, and demanded treats given. Now I can go conquer the rest of the world!
I’ll bet you didn’t think cats keep recipes did you? I didn’t think so. Well, you’re right. We don’t. We’re too busy chasing mice and those delicious little delicacies that hover around the hummingbird feeders, and running from the little 2 – legged monsters that are louder than a flipping jet engine.
But we have to cope somehow, right? How do we do it? Well, here’s one of my favorite ways of coping- One of my favorite things to do is sneak up on Sushi while she’s sleeping and swat the holy fleas right off her.
*note*- I never said Sushi likes it. I just like doing it. It’s a great stress reliever-
Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home.
It could be hazardous to your health.
Seriously though- You have to make time for FUN! Take time to unwind and relax. You humans seem to have a really hard time with that – but one thing my humans have found that really helps them is taking time to do something they enjoy (like feeding me treats).
And don’t watch the news. It’s hazardous to your health! I mean, really- why bother? It’s always the same stressful nonsense anyway. Just record it and replay it for a few weeks, and you’ll see it rarely changes. So, skip it. Instead, focus your thoughts on all the things in your life that you are thankful for. If you can’t think of anything, go visit someone who’s worse off than you, and all of a sudden you’ll see a ton of things to be thankful for in your own life.
Also remember- all the things that are so stressful right now won’t go on forever. Things will get better. Love your families. Be kind to others. BE the change you want to see in the world. Don’t be overcome by darkness, but overcome the darkness with light.
And one more thing- don’t go around swatting people who aren’t messing with you. That only works if you’re a cat.
The Can Opener wouldn’t let me stay outside tonight because it’s going to be cold- and she wanted to play with me.
We were having fun- kicking my favorite golf ball back and forth, along with some of my other favorite toys that I haven’t played with for a while (because I love to stay out at night).
But then we wanted to play with the feather toy, and Sushi woke up and gave me a dirty look for playing with her toy- and since I didn’t want to get flattened by her sitting on me, I decided to hop up on the counter and then on top of the fridge, and then on top of the kitchen cabinets and stay there until she fell asleep – (she can’t get to me up there).
It was this morning while she was making breakfast for the critters. She has been hurting all day and has seen the doctor because she has white patches and missing skin on her fingertips and down the length of her fingers.
We’ve been trying to help her ever since this morning and she has tingling and numbness in her fingers and partly up her elbows.
She is having a hard time doing things and her thumb and fingers are swelling – luckily the big Critter was here also and she jumped into action abs helped the Human with the things Sushi and I can’t do. She helped a lot with Lily, and kept the dishes washed all day and made our Human feel a lot better.
The doctor said she had second degree burns and some nerve damage. She’s had a rough time doing anything on the computer because it hurts to type, so we told her to use the swipe keyboard in her phone instead of sitting at the computer at her desk. Swiping with her pinkie is much easier.
It’s Sushi’s shift now. She missed her vet appointment today- lucky girl!