Tuesday, October 16, 2007

One Day, This Cat is Gonna Win Me Some Dough

Apparently, the Dirty Bastard Cat tried a new approach today to the window in the office. Seems he wanted up there so desperately he was willing to risk life and tail to make it. Didn't matter that there was a jade plant on the cabinet or that the desk was covered in CDs. He found a way around.

And that way featured a shredder.

A shredder that is covered by a cloth when it's not in use.

He landed on it unwittingly and set it off.

He made it onto the window sill, but not without first being totally and completely freaked out by the whole experience.

He didn't stay on the desk for long. Seems he jumped onto Bee's shoulders and wouldn't get off. When he did finally climb down, he spent a good hour under the desk with eyes as wide as saucers. And he hasn't been back in the office since!

Where was the video camera? We coulda won America's Funniest Home Videos, dammit!

Dirty Bastard Cat on the shoulders of Bee. Not an uncommon sight in these parts. Enticing for him. Not so comfortable for Bee.

13 comments:

Di said...

OMG, it's a picture of BEE!! I am a little choked up, no kidding. She lives. :-) And that fucking cat - whatEVER. Cats. Jesus, they are something.

I do wish you had a video of that, tee hee.

di said...

(Am I making you rethink your non-moderation policy?)

(Bad me.)

(I have to go to work. It makes me a bit cranky.)

ME said...

Love kitties most of the time, but sometimes they get what's coming. :)

Wish I could keep mine scared off the kitchen counters. Maybe I need one of those obnoxious Halloween motion-sensitive decorations. That could be fun...

Di said...

Hey ME - Tewkesy has just the medieval cat-torturing device for you.

It MIGHT have shocked the crap out of a certain leo we both know and sometimes love.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Di: Not at all. The non-moderation policy stays in place. Pee-Oh-Gee-Oh I'm learning to handle. It's the other one I'm done with. God bless Bee for loving her, though...

ME: The deterrent Di refers to is a shock pad. She can tell you about it from personal experience! (Not intentional, mind you. Complete accident, but quite a pick-me-up, eh, Di?)

janeannechovy said...

Hi, Bee!!!

Sister Mary Lisa said...

This post made me laugh. Great photo...the claws embedded in the sweater say it all.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

JA: Bee says hi back!

SML: Glad you had a laugh! I chuckled, too, when Bee told me about his shredder experience.

That cat has the most lethal claws. I'm glad he's not an outside cat. I've no doubt he'd bring home all manner of prey that had been ruthlessly murdered in those paws. I've been on the receiving end of those talons. Not fun.

ME said...

Shock pad, eh? Can I use it on a misbehaving husband, too?

I second Tewkes on the lethal nature of Abby claws. Whenever I pick up/hold PK, he hangs on with those claws like we're on a roller coaster. I'm all "Dude, we're just walking down the hall. Sheesh."

Cele said...

Totally chuckling over this post, darn for the lack of a vidcam. I don't miss cat claws, or dander, at all.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

ME: Well, it worked on our dear, dear Di. I'm sure it would work on misbehaving husbands. But, may I just reiterate for the record AGAIN, it wasn't my intent to shock Di. Misbehaving husband? That could be a different matter and intention all together! ;-)

Cele: I'm thinking I'm just going to install cameras throughout the house so there's always something ready to capture this cat in the midst of his antics.

JulieAnn Henneman said...

That's a really beautiful cat, though. Wow! Looks like the little devil, though. :)

JulieAnn Henneman said...

Oh and I had a friend tell me this recently when I threatened to have a nervous breakdown in front of my cats, "As for breaking down in front of your cats -- cats are born genetically traumatized, thus explaining most of their behavior and even melting them doesn't help much."

I don't know what that means, but I thought it was funny as hell.