Canning (Part 1): The Peeler/ Corer

Where to start….where to start. I’m sure some of you have heard of this, but for those of you who haven’t (like me), I’ll try the best I can to explain it.

So my person tells me that she wants to “can” what she calls “Apple Pie Filling.” So she bought a bunch of apples and I mean a bunch….

“Alright Sassy, you ready for this?”

Of course I’m ready! I want to know what “canning ” is.

“So first we need to wash all the apples, then we “core and peel” them.”

OK, I can wash them, but how do we “core and peel” them.

The next thing I know, my person got the weirdest thing out of the kitchen cupboard.

What is that?!?!

What’s that Sass?”

That thing in your hands…what is it?

“Do you want to sniff the Apple Peeler/Corer?”

That looks very suspicious, I definitely need to inspect that.

My person let me smell it and then washed it off. This “Apple Peeler/Corer” is a “U”shaped thing that my person clamped on to the counter. Then, at the top of the “U” shaped thing is this weird stick that has four poky things on one end and a handle on the other.

“Here we go Sassy.”


On the poky end my person stuck an apple and then began to turn the handle. All of a sudden the red stuff on the apple began to just fall off !

Everything in me wanted to jump on the counter to get a better look, but good kittys never jump up on the counter.

“What do you think Sassy?”

This is the coolest thing ever!!!!!! Just one question though, what do we do with the red stuff and the rest of the apple?

“Do you want to try some of the skin?”

I don’t know what the skin is, but I want to try that red stuff please!!!!

“What do you think?… is it good?”

Why on earth would you take this red stuff off…it’s DELICIOUS!!!!!


Laundry Day (Part 1)

I’ve told you how my person does some weird things, right? Now, in her defense, the KGTNH does talk about this weird thing that humans call “laundry.” Unfortunately, there isn’t much known about “laundry” in the kitty world (we don’t really take our fur off like people do). The best definition that the authors of the KGTNH could come up with was: “A time when your person will dump all their fur/clothes on the floor, put them in different piles, then put them in a big metal box that makes them wet (* DO NOT GET IN THIS METAL BOX*),  take them out of the metal box, and either hang them up on a line or put them in another metal box that makes them dry (* DO NOT GET IN THIS METAL BOX EITHER*).”

Like I told you…crazy! Not only does my person do this to her clothes, but she does it to the towels AND the things on her box she sleeps on called “sheets.”

These “sheets” are one of my favorite things. Why you ask? Well, let me start at the beginning….

“Come on Sass, it’s Laundry Day, wanna help me with the sheets?”


Up on the bed I leap! Under the sheets I go! I have to make sure there’s no socks under there.

“Did you find anything Sass?”

Nope all clear.

“Ready Sassy, the sheet is going to fly…”

I’m ready….

Off the bed I leap and fly through the air as my person rips the sheet off her sleeping box. My goal is to get it before it touches the floor, although I’ve never been able to do it. Normally it get’s me and I have to remind it who’s really in charge.

“Alright Sass, I think it know’s you’re the boss.”

Are you sure? Because I have to remind it every week. You think it would learn!

“Come on we have to get a load out of the dryer, and you know what that means……”





Laundry Day (Part 2)


“Come on Sass, we have to get a load out of the dryer, and you know what that means……”


While the box sheets are really fun, the best part ever about Laundry Day is the metal drying box. I know what your thinking, What’s so special about a drying box? It’s the little wool ball things that my person puts in the drying box.

She puts those balls in with every group of fur…I mean clothes, why…I have no idea. Then, when she takes the fur out, those little wool balls always try to run away….

“Ready Sassy, they’re going to come flying out.”

I’m ready person, bring it on, they aren’t going to get by me today.

“Remember there’s 6 of them. Ready?


“You sure?”

YES! Let ’em rip!

Out came the first one….Got it!

#2…Really, a slow roll? Got it!

#3, #4, #5,… Trying to be tricky and dart out together huh….not today! Got them!

#6….Where are you, you can’t fool me, I’m ready….

Just then #6 darted out of the drying box…

Oh no you don’t!!!!!

Down the hall I darted! That ball wasn’t going to get the best of me!

Whoa! You’re going to be sneaky today hmm???

The ball had taken a quick turn into the bedroom. There it sat. We were in a good old fashion Wyoming standoff.

Alright little ball, I’m going to grab you and take you back to the laundry room and we’re going to be done with this ok…

It said nothing. I decided this situation called for some “Stealth Kitty” actions. I laid down on the floor as flat as I could get. I even flattened my ears, so it couldn’t see me.

I waited…and waited…then about the time I figured it would be letting it’s guard down….BAM!!!! I got it!!!! I carried it in my mouth down the hall back to my person, she was going to be so proud of me!

“Hey there Sass…Look at you!!!! You got that wool ball! Good job!”

I carried the ball back into the laundry room…

Now, let that be a lesson to you, you can’t get away from a Stealth Kitty…you just can’t.