July 11th 2009 3:29 pm
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We had company! I love company! My Aunti M was in town so mom made a big dinner Thursday and Auntie M, Auntie P, and grammy came over. I couldn’t choose which lap I wanted to sit in so I honored them and let them all have turns. I don’t know what was up with Lil’ Mupp but miss social butterfly hightailed it and hid when she saw Auntie M?? She did not come out until after she left.
I had all of the attention until Armani decided to bravely come out and steal the show! Just because his suit is marked so gorgeous doesn’t mean people have to swoon all over him about it! Humph! I had already left my little gifts of white fur on all of the company anyways, so I guess it was no big deal to share the attention.
After everybody left and I was helping mom to do the dishes at the sink, I spotted something interesting out the kitchen window. We have neighborhood watch duty on our next door neighbor’s house until they return from their vacation. Since this window faces their house, Mom started looking out the window to see what I was so curious about. Something didn’t look right about their above ground pool but mom couldn’t figure it out. She finally got at the angle I was sitting at and then she saw the nightmare!
Water was guzzling and shooting out at a huge rate from the overflow unit! Then it sunk into mom’s head that the pool was full to the rim, that‘s what had not looked right about it! She discovered that the neighbors had left a hose in the pool turned on! Chico, Armani and I all watched out the window as two neighbors and mom tried until it was pitch dark outside to stop the flooding. The overflow unit, which was a good foot below the rim, was not going to stop guzzling until the pool water was below it. The back yard was already flooded and had turned into a muddy sink hole around the pool. A couple of gallons a minute were coming out and it still had a zillion gallons to go. We watched as they tried in vein to come up with every possible solution to plug up the overflow unit or find a way to hook a hose up to it. We also watched as the flooding had now reached our fence line!
Mom called the sheriff’s office and asked if the fire department could come suck the water out. She explained how this had already done a lot of damage to the neighbor’s yard and now it was heading for our yard. A tremendous amount of water needed to be removed and quickly. They said that the fire dept. couldn’t respond to water overflowing out of a pool! Humph!
Finally the neighbors and mom were able to get the overflow unit plugged up with towels and a brick. Now we are all just praying that the pool can withstand that much pressure as the water is still only three inches from the rim. Three inches did that much damage…… it’s a huge pool! And we are praying hard that their pool does not burst and turn our yard into a moat! Camille and Jay and their doggies are being happy campers right now up at their cabin ..... with no cell phone service. They are not going to be happy campers when they return home tomorrow evening! *feels bad for them*
So that was our excitement. Company and a muddy pool party! *giggles*
Purrs for all of the ill kitties and to the families of those who have recently had a sad loss. Extra prayers for TONY and his sweet family. We love you Tony!
Headbonks and Purrs,
I love you too Blue Eyes. now how could anyone resist those gorgeous baby blues? it sounds like you need to get a boat just in case Sampson! can you row? headbonks Tony
Sampson! Good job at spotting the water.You make a King like me proud. : ) I hope your mewomy polished your crown afterwords and gave yous treats.
Excellent job as watch cat Sampson!!! And we think your markings are JUST as fine as Armani's if not MORE handsome!!
Thanks! Mom is very proud of me and my neighbors better bring me over a treat too! MOL! They just arrived home a bit ago and thankfully the pool is still in one piece! We didn't need a boat! *giggles*