August 24th 2013 2:51 am
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Tonight Mom is supposed to have company, some of whom have never been to our house before. Naturally for most humans, Mom wants to give the house a good cleaning and make a good impression on her guests tonight.
It's time for me to go into action! I have work to do.
First I enlisted some of my fur brothers & sisters to help me. Righty jumped up on the shelf where the vcr, dvd player, and a stack of tapes and DVDs were sitting. She proceeded to knock the entire stack of DVDs and video tapes off the shelf and scatter them widely. Then when she heard Mom coming, she jumped off the shelf in the opposite direction, hitting a stack of books on another shelf on the way down and knocking the books to the floor too.
For once in her life, Destiny actually was useful to me. She repeatedly interrupted Mom by whining and acting as if she needed to go outside. When Mom would take her out, instead of relieving herself Destiny would just want to play. On the way back inside, Destiny managed to kick one of the water dishes as she passed through the kitchen, sending water sloshing across the floor. Then Destiny went one better. The one time Mom was busy with the steam cleaner and ignored Destiny's whining to go out, Destiny peed and pooped in her crate. Then wanting to get the mess out of her crate, Destiny stomped it down hard around the edges of the crate, which means Mom had a tougher time scraping it out of the crate. Mom tackled that mess with Green Works All Purpose Cleaner, which does a wonderful job of cleaning up such messes.
Lucy Liu had a liquid stool on the hallway rug but she only got to do it two spots in one time. Unfortunately for her, Mom saw her do it and promptly locked her up in a crate to make sure Lucy is all right and not constipated. In Lucy's case, her history of a crushed pelvis makes her more susceptible to constipation. Diarrhea sometimes is caused by constipation because hard stool partly blocks the path to the outside so that liquid stool is all that's able to bypass the blockage and get out. The result is that a cat who actually is constipated can appear to have the opposite problem. Mom's got to give Lucy some canned food with mineral oil in it to relieve Lucy's problem. Anyway, Lucy certainly did her part in our endeavor to stir things up and sabotage Mom's housecleaning.
Two others of my co-conspirators barfed up some nice big slimy hairballs in prime spots for humans to step on them. Somebody else also managed to get a couple of pieces of poop just outside of a litter pan. Hey I'm not going to tell on everybody MOL. I'm only telling on individuals who I know can't get in trouble. Righty's actions were accidental=well they could have been! Destiny can use the excuse that being only a puppy, she doesn't know better yet. Lucy can claim she had diarrhea on the rug to show Mom she has a problem.
Although I was trying to run the show from behind the scenes and not actually put myself into a position to get into any trouble with Mom, I must admit I managed to yank Mom's steam cleaner cord out of the wall a few times, knock over the paper shredder, knock the paper shredder's lid off, strew shredded paper around the living room, and then just when I was trying to figure out what to do next....the telephone rang. Mom had to go help a friend with an emergency situation.
Immediately, Mom got ready and left. She was gone for a long time. When she got back home, she texted her impending guests to ask when they thought they would arrive at her house. They replied that they had a change of plans and asked if they could reschedule the visit for tomorrow. With surprised relief, Mom said it would be fine to reschedule. Tomorrow would be great, Mom said, and added that she hadn't gotten her housecleaning finished because of having to unexpectedly be gone most of the day. She didn't even mention anything we were doing to try to sabotage her cleanup!
We cats and Destiny sat in stunned silence. All our planning, all our using every incident possible to our advantage, all our hard work, all my attempt to stir up something interesting to write about...and....and...Mom seems to not have even noticed it. It was then that I remembered some things Mom had told us about karmic law. It seems to me that our trying to sabotage Mom's cleanup caused things to happen that sabotaged us, in other words KARMA sabotaged us. But it sure was fun trying to sabotage Mom's cleanup!
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Wow! This would make a great movie!
So...who had the last meowggle?!? (giggle)
MOL, MOL! Sorry that yiur Mom had to do all that work...and for nothing on your parts?That is a travesty, what you gonna do to help things along now?
Hope the visit goes well, meowmy knows all too well about these things...she calls it something to do with 'the best laid plans of man'...
MOL! I was a PRO at knocking stuff off shelves in my young days. HA,ha! ...maybe some canned pumpkin would help Lucy's tummy too. Mom has had to slip it into my good food a few times in the past (I wouldn't touch it straight as you can imagine).