Post # 1
My FI and I have been in the process of sanding and re-painting the wooden stairs and tiny front porch on our house. This has been a grueling time, and we have gone through 2 power sanders and 3 days of scraping, sanding, washing, and repeating. It’s been hell. Now that we’re finally to the painting part, I was feeling pretty optimistic. I kind of enjoy painting, and this meant we were in the home stretch. Of course one of my furchildren was going to introduce a twist.
We decided that the very edge of the front porch that comes up against the beige siding should be touched up with a small sponge brush while leaning outside the front door. Lo and behold, precisely 1 second after FI opens the front door from inside the house, my slightly obese black cat comes barrelling past him and right out onto the freshly-painted-only-2-minutes-ago boards accompanied by stampeding sounds and a triumphant meow. No idea why… the call of the wild works in mysterious ways. He would’ve probably kept going except our loud protests compelled him to stop for a moment and probably wonder why his paws felt a little funny. At this point he immediatelly tried to dash back inside the house, which gave rise to an even louder round of protests from us. As a final act of defiance, as I reached for his scruff to lift him off the boards, he hunkered down and pressed his belly and the side of his head into the paint.
Once I managed to lift his tubby ass off the porch and gently toss him into the grass, FI was immediately dispatched to Google solutions while I made sure he didn’t lick himself. 10 minutes later, the (fully clawed) cat is fighting for what he probably thinks is his life to escape from the inch of sudsy water in the bottom of the bathtub. At the end of the day he has a severely wounded ego and a shiny clean coat, while FI and I have moderately wounded arms and a pretty embarrassing front porch.
What’s the worst idea your furchildren have ever had?
Post # 3
@Taeyers: probably the worst our kitty has had thus far is that he thought he could sit ontop of the fish tank lid….he got about two paws on it was moving up….we hear the splash followed by very displeased meowing….and a bolt of a black and white cat moving at super kitty speed to his “legion of doom” as we call it…aka under the recliner….and all we see are very startled fish….the lid of the fish thank in the fish tank (thank god it was not plugged in since we were getting ready to clean it!) that was about 4 weeks ago and boy he sure dosent like the fish tank now….lol….silly kitty! luckily everyone was fine and nothing was broken…..or hurt!
Post # 4
@Taeyers: That is hilarious!!! My cat once decided that he had super powers and could run through glass. He got spooked at the front door when I was going up the stairs and my DH was coming down so he bolted head first into the glass door. Needless to say he didn’t get through.
Post # 5
@kansas_nurse: Bahahahaha… is it wrong to laugh? I do hope all the fish survived. As long as nobody gets hurt, I get quite the kick out of stuff like this. My other cat likes to come into the bathroom when one of us is showering, and she walks back and forth along the edge of the tub between the shower curtain and liner. A couple times she has lost her footing and slipped partway into the bathtub during the shower. I’ve just about died laughing both times.
@princessbelle: Mine has done that too! It was a bright bird that caught his eye and scrambled his judgement. He launched himself from only couple inches away, but hit the door hard. He started twisting in this weird scary way and I was freaking out until FI was like, “what, you’ve never been punched in the nose?” He was fine a minute later, but I think he believes the bird did that to him, because he seems extremely skeptical of birds now.
Post # 6
@Taeyers: haha nope not wrong to laugh…it still makes me giggle….all fishies survived! no injuries to kitty…lol….i thought our kitty was the only one who liked to walk the shower ledge…haha ours too has fallen in….lol
Post # 7
I was busy painting and not playing fetch with the dog. To get my attention she dropped the tennis ball into the paint can.
Post # 8
My new apartment I moved in to at the beginning of the month has a fireplace. Between my white cat and my grey cat, guess which one has been going in and getting covered in soot?
I haven’t seen him covered in black for a while no, so either the fireplace is no longer interesting or there is no soot left in there! We will have to buy a better screen for it once the weather is cool enough for a fire to keep him out!
Post # 9
@Taeyers: I DIED laughing, snorts and all
“what, you’ve never been punched in the nose?” hilarious.
My cat was investigating a plastic bag, his hind leg was stuck in the handle and he FREAKED…. until he ran into the door. Then he did thise weird movements you referred to…. Poor kitty
He was also outside once when the sprinkler system went off, he jumped 4 feet in the air to land on another sprinkler, I have never seen an angrier, wetter cat poor thing
Post # 10
My cat has, not once, not twice, but three times stuck his head in a lit candle and burned off the whiskers above his eyes. He has also set his tail on fire.
Post # 11
@Taeyers: My furbaby gets into all kinds of mischef when left to his own devices (which he never is anymore). He has eaten expensive things, destroyed carpet, crashed into walls, knocked things over, etc. He’s a terrible, rotten little monster…who I love and adore 😀
Post # 12
So it was just a day ago I said I hadn’t seen Sheldon get into the fireplace for a while. This is what I woke up to this morning:
Post # 13
My ca got herself stuck BEHIND the dish washer…..She crawled up into the kitchen dwars and behinds them then couldnt get back out 🙁
We had to tear part the counter to get her out.
We had to child proof our kitchen for our cat
Post # 15
Ahh these stories are excellent. Our cat likes to sleep on our pillows (while we’re sleeping…) and regularly falls between the bed and the wall. We’ll wake up to a pitiful, hissing meow, rapid scampering, and a very annoyed cat.
He also LOVES playing fetch (yes, our cat), but our apartment is all hardwood floors, so he can’t stop himself. I can’t tell you how many times he’s just ran slid straight into walls/doors/furniture.
Post # 16
i’ve had my cats get on top of our artificial christmas tree and yank it down (darn those ornaments!) and we’ve had one of our cats freak out so bad from a loud noise that he literally ran up the wall just about to the ceiling. he was super freaked!