June 24th 2013 10:40 pm
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I forgot to say but we had another adventure.
On Sunday Mum was in the kitchen and all out of nowhere she fell to her knees and started hugging the washing machine. I know she likes it but this was odd. She sort of hugged and tugged and gradually it came away from the wall.
We have never seen this before and were very excited to scramble behind and see what was there. Not a lot is the answer. Mum did tell us that but we like to see things for ourselves.
Then mum started pulling at pipes and things. Naturally I like a good look and to offer encouragement and support.
"I can't do this round your fuzzy head," said my mum but you never know when a mouse or kitty treat might appear so I resisted her attempts to push me away.
In the end she gave up pulling and went next door and came back with a very scary looking metal thing so we gave her a wide berth in case she had asked them if she could borrow a cat deterent. Luckily she attacked the washing machine with this, not us, and it yielded its pipes in the end although it fought back and there was much muttering and cursing.
Turns out the washing machine is broken down. It had been making some most peculier noises and stopped spinning so everything came out all wet. I remember getting dripped on when I helped mum hang out the washing not so long away. If it will cause soggy fur then it must go and happily mum agrees.
We are to have a new one so something else to look forward to as mum will take a day off work so they can fit it. That's later this week. I love when mum takes days off work!
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Wow, I would LOVE to look behind our washing machine. I just know there is a parade of my play mousies, milk rings and other small toys behind there. That sounded like lots of work to get that nasty, broken washing machine to budge.
You Europeans have the front loaders, right? We have top loaders here. The advantage is, if your Mom forgets to throw a sock in and has already started the machine, she can open the lid and toss the sock in. Also front loaders are pretty expensive here. Purring that you'll get a nice quiet new machine. One that is comfortable to sit on - that's important.
I am with Mietzi Katze, I hope the installer brings you a nice quiet one. Our washing machine is quite old, and has been making some loud noises when it operates lately. Meowmy said that it is on it's last leg, whatefur that means. I just hope that we get to keep the box that the new one comes in. All four of us could sleep and purrlay in a box that big! I think that boxes are lots of fun to hide in, don't you? Also, concatulations on being chosen as a DDP today Toby! You certainly deserve it!
Hmmm, we got a new washing machine a few years ago. It sings a little song when it's done with it's washing.