Lies My Sister Told Me

This is a post from 2014 when very few friends knew about us so I thought I’d let everyone see how Kali viewed me back when I was a kitten and she was my role model.

 

I was a tiny wee kit when I came to live here. I knew just about zip. I learned a lot from Kali because my bio mom didn’t have the time to teach me the little niceties in life before she died.

wet food...the bowls bigger than my head

My wet food

The first lie that Kali told me involved dry kibble. I had never had it before and didn’t know what to do with it. I was so young that my little teeth hadn’t developed enough. When mom thought the time was right she introduced it to my diet. I looked at it and looked at mom. Kali told me the hard little kibble was for playing hockey. If, I threw everything out of the bowl….I’d get a surprise! I guess she was right but it wasn’t the type of surprise I was hoping for. I ran and hid as mom was not impressed.

Shoko hiding

As a young’un I watched Kali so closely…I wanted to be just like her. Kali always pawed at her water before she drank it. So I figured I’d do that too….must be a reason why she’s doing it. Kali said I must never do that again because I would get web paws. She didn’t have web paws. Why would I get webbed paws? She told me it was because I was still growing and it could go either way….webbed paws and quack or paws and meow. When I get older I can paw as much water as I wanted but for now, better safe than sorry. I checked my paws everyday for signs of webbing and my voice for the slightest quack in my meow.

Cwap...is my paw getting webbed?

Cwap….my poor paw

Kali told me the normal lies….like she caught the red dot but threw it away because it was more fun to chase it. That lie I wasn’t buying. Kali was way too slow to catch the red dot.
Mom has a walker that Kali has adopted as her own. I wanted to ride on the walker and have mom push me around the house. Kali did not like this idea at all and told me I would catch fire and explode if I tried to touch her on the walker. Cwap I was gullible! I decided to try this theory out.

Well, I didn’t catch fire and explode! I was starting to think Kali was full of fertilizer. The final straw came when I was headed out to getย  fixed so I wouldn’t have kittens.. Kali hollered….”You better hide your Tinkler with your paw because if the vet sees a hole he’ll stitch it up!” Oh no! I cried all the way to the vet. Then I cried all the way back home again…I hurt and was all groggy. You know what….I could tinkle! My sister is full of it and I don’t mean sunshine.

There you have it…my sister’s idea of fun when I was trying so hard to learn.

46 thoughts on “Lies My Sister Told Me

    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You think she has good advice? In Kali’s world maybe but not in mine. I would have like to research these things on the computer first but I didn’t have quite the skills to tell mom, In which case experience was the best way to go. Thanks for visiting Furkids.

      (((Shoko)))

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      1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        I think you’re right about that experience thing. Until I read this I used to wonder what I missed being an only dog – but it seems like having to figure out how things work for myself was actually a GOOD thing.

        Too bad about the webbed paws, tho’ – I’ll bet you don’t have to get your toenails clipped if you have those. (Don’t you just hate that?)
        Woof! TINK

        oops, I forgot to say the most important thing:Thanks for stopping by Bacon’s Spotlight to introduce yourself and say hi today. REALLY nice of you.

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        You’re missing nothing fun Tink. The growing up process with a wise crackin’ sister was hard on my psyche but I have a good sense of humour now and don’t take things so serious as I used to. Maybe she had a reason for teaching me this way. No web paws here but even now I wonder if I’m going to quack or meow when I get emotional.

        I enjoyed your interview.

        Shoko

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  1. winterblueangel

    Oh gosh you was a cutie as a kitten! Doesn’t surprise me since you are a beautiful cat. Sisters can be mean to new siblings coming in their new territory. My sister said silly stuffs to me too but I didn’t want to believe her. We didn’t get along at first but now I know her for a crafty kitty like your sister!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Oh thank you Winter. *blushes* You are so nice. It’s nice to know other kitties have this type of problem too. I was beginning to think it was me. Thanks for visiting.

      (((Shoko)))

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  2. Cat Scout Charles

    Oh Shoko your sisfur sure was mean to you when you were little. Those were great tales. Thank you for sharing them. I know you love her now. You have posted concerns for her health several on Scouts since I’ve gotten to know you. Isn’t it amazing how things change.
    Hugs my furrend,
    Chatles

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You’re right Charles. I think Kali was quite happy having mom all to herself. I was a pain in her butt. Either that or she was having several kitty chuckles at my expense. I do love her now and she finally loves me….it took a long time though. I’m very glad it changed.

      (((Shoko)))

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  3. fozziemum

    Shoko really did try and pull the wool over your eyes..big sisters really can be rotten can’t they! always research yourself…trail and error at least then you know the truth hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      She sure tried to trick me. I was so gullible….I believed her,,,,well not so much any more sisteh. Now we actually love each other. Never thought this would happen!

      (((Shoko)))

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      1. fozziemum

        It usually works out well Shoko ๐Ÿ™‚ just takes some time to get used to their crazy lies and tales hahaaha ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  4. onespoiledcat

    HAHAHA…….well your big sister Kali certainly has made life INTERESTING for you Shoko by keeping you on “all four paws” as you’ve grown up. Learning what’s “cwap” and what isn’t is part of becoming a cat with her own mind…..and just look at you now!!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Sammy, you are so right….growing up was not boring! I was always concerned some evil thing was going to happen to me. Yet, here I am a grown kitty and I don’t even quack. heheeh

      (((Shoko)))

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  5. kittiesblue

    Shoko…you are so funny. You may have been gullible, but you were very brave. That’s why you are such a terrific Cat Scout. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  6. dezizworld

    MOL Big sisfurs can sumtimes be pains can’t they Shoko?! Meez sisfuw twied tu tell meez lies tu, but in da end hers wus and is a gweat sisfuw. Meez luved yous stowwy.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Oh lordy me was she ever a pain and I was so eager to please her too.! She is a sweetheart now but it took a while….guess she doesn’t like change either. hehe

      (((Shoko)))

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      1. dezizworld

        Yep meez finks dat’s why they act like dat. ๐Ÿ™‚ It took meez sisfur a bit tu come wound tu, but hers da bestest sisfur evew now.

        Luv ya’

        Dezi

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Thank goodness they finally came around or else it would be a cold world without them. I know if anyone will tell me the truth….no matter how upsetting the truth…..mom and Kali will tell me and be with me afterward. That’s a family!

        (((Shoko)))

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  7. samanthamurdochblog

    Oh Shoko what a gorgeous baby you were-so sweet! Thank your Mom for re-posting this, it was lovely to read your back story…and yes, big sisters can be mean girls…personally I think it’s part of the job description…
    Great post :)xxx

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  8. erinthecatprincess

    Sometimes being told alternate truths is a great way to help you go up… I’m sure Kali was doing it to make up for your mom not being able to teach you. I does also give you a sense of humour… well I keep telling that to my peep when I conduct tutorials but it doesnt seem to sink in!
    Purrs, Erin

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  9. Deziz World

    Raena: You sure are lucky Shoko. Ifin dat had been sis Dezi’s tail you was whackin’ she woulda let you had with both paws and hiss so powerful you’da had spit all over your face. Trust me, I’s know. Big hugs to all.

    Luvs ya’

    Raena and Dezi

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  10. The Canadian Cats Post author

    I do believe Kali would have been very happy if she was an only kitty. She would have made a horrible mother for sure, just as well she had a hysterectomy. She’s used to me now and actually likes me….of course I don’t bug her like I used to either.

    Shoko

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  11. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Kali said it was her teaching technique. She thought I was a little smart pants and thought this was the best way to get through to me. I think she just wanted a good mew at my expense. MOL

    Shoko

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