Monday, February 26, 2007

If only this were the first time...

What my pantry should look like:


What my kitchen floor looked like when I got home yesterday:

(guilty party pictured)

This is not the first time that someone has broken into my pantry, climbed up several shelves, opened a box of pasta, and made cat toys. Do you know how long an entire box of pasta that has been made into cat toys takes to clean up?

Neither do I, because I have yet to be successful at it. Trevor did this once when he was a bitty kitten, when we lived in DE. When I moved out nearly a year later there was still spaghetti being found on a regular basis, tucked in corners and crevices unseen by human eyes.

I was on the phone last night (hi, Sue!) and Trevor hopped into my lap with a piece of rotini (that I thought I had cleaned up). Clearly thinking it was such a great cat toy I would be thrilled to play with him, and clearly disappointed in my level of coolness when I took it away and threw it out.

Meanwhile, Mr. Butch, last week's escapee, is very unhappy with the weather right now. Granted, when he made his break for freedom it was less than 20 degrees outside, but no cold would have been enough to stop the savage beast.

Today, it's about 45 degrees outside, well above that inside, but this is too cold. He has taken a toy (and some wool. ahem) and gone to sleep under a space heater. He's been there all day, squeaking when I walk past (because he wants pets, and if I could bring him some peeled mice and perhaps some warmed cream?)

A guy could freeze to death otherwise.

I have been knitting, like a fiend actually, but nothing that can be put on my blog, so it's sort of a question of how much you trust me.

But even if you don't believe that I actually knit or spin anymore, please wish my mommy a happy birthday tomorrow (February 27).

Happy Birthday, Mommy!!!!!


Blogger danielle said...

What a bad kitty! Luckily my Gizmo is much more interested in playing with plastic grocery store bags than with groceries - they are much easier to clean up.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

Happy Birthday Mommy! (My mom's birthday is today, the 26th.) Missed you tonight!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Happy birthday Mommy!

Sure you're knitting - we believe you ;)

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Happy birthday to your mum!

(And peeled mice? Damn. That's funny.)

1:17 AM  
Blogger vi said...

my lunatic furballs are all sacked out on the cat tree by the blazing woodstove
they are dumping books off the dressers in the bedroom at 5am so I will allow them to scamper downstairs to turn into furry woodstove soaking up heat slugs

btw, if you run out of mice.....
I got LOTS


8:28 AM  
Anonymous sallyjo said...

Happy birthday Mum! Love your kids! Sorry I'm late!

4:55 PM  

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