9.30.2009

Saddle Up!

Fin (scared): Mom! Get Dad!

Mom (concerned): What is it Finny? Something in the bathroom got you spooked?

::Looks into the dark bathroom and sees a familiar shape on the floor of the darkened shower::

Mom (chuckling): Oh sweetie, did you drop one of your mice in the shower again? (smugly) I think I can take care of that without your Dad.

::Flips on the light which reveals the largest bug ever seen on the shower floor::

Mom: Mother Fluff!

Fin & Mom (yelling): DAAAADDDDD!

Mom (scooping Fin into her arms for protection): Thank Cod you didn't use the Paw Of Doom on that thing! All it needs is a saddle and you could ride around on it. Oh my Cod, is it moving? DAD!

Dad (worried at all the yelling): What's wrong?!

Mom: Look in the shower! It's the biggest bug ever!!

Dad (horrified): Holy [expletive deleted]! Did Fin kill it?

Mom: No! It's too big for Finny! You need to kill it!

Dad: Sure I'll kill it, but look at her wriggling. I think she wants her turn at it.

Fin: No Dad, I'm good. I wanted to hang out under the bed till you're done here. Hey how do you think it got in here?

Mom (shuddering): I don't know?!!

28 comments:

MoMo said...

What is it? Did you get a photo? Did you? Did you?

glogirly said...

Does Dad have any taxidermy skills? Stuff it with some nip and it could make quite a nice cat toy.

Misha said...

OMC! I'm glad we don't have big scary bugs in New Zealand!

...What's this Giant Weta thing you're talking about, Mummy?...

Cory said...

So what was it? Something that could stare at the paw of doom and win? Whatever could it be??? Inquiring cats want to know!

The Island Cats said...

Yikes!! We hope your dad disposed of it and there aren't any more lurking around!!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

You are mighty brave Fin, but we're glad your mummy took you away... our mummy says those bugs are badddd news (actually mummy went EEK when she read the bit about the bug...heehee)

Tracey and Huffle said...

EEEEEEEEK!

Huffle's Mum

Furkidsmom said...

::::Faints:::: The big scary bugs here are HUGE!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Monkeys said...

We're very glad there was no photo! Our Mom hates bugs too! If it was too big for your Paw of Doom, it must be HUGE!

The Creek Cats said...

That would have scared the life out of our mom! She doesn't handle bugs well. Especially big ones! Us kitties, on the other hand, would have had lots of fun playing with it!

CCL Wendy said...

Wow! Now you've made me curious what kind of bug could be that big! I sure hope it wasn't a black widow spider or something! Those have fangs.

Well written -- you certainly know how to build the suspense.

The Kitty Krew said...

If it's too big for the Paw of Doom and even the dad has a moment of swearing, then it's too big for us for sure. We thought we wanted to see a photo, but we think we're just as glad there was none...

We're glad you and your mom are safe, Fin! (And we're assuming the dad made the bug all deaded!)

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Oh thank goodness there was no photo!

Da Fambly Cat-a-blog Kittiez said...

Sometimes Fin, ladies have to step aside and let the men-folk take care of them - especially if it is something totally disgusting☺

Milo and Alfie said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! Sounds scary! Can we see a pic?

Eric and Flynn said...

Yikes! We think we better not tell mum about that!

SeaThreePeeO said...

I bet the bugt was cruchy and tasty!

the casbah kitten said...

Wow. A bug too big for a cat to tackle? That musta been one BIG bug!!

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

LOL Did you really say "Mother Fluff"?

The Meezers said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH our the mom would haf mofed out of the house

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Ok I honestly don't know if I would even want to see a picture of a bug that a kitty won't go after! I am so glad that winter is coming here - less bugs around for a while!

JC said...

We've seen some really big spiders and daddy long legs in the house and wonder where have they been til we say them ... just waiting to attack while we sleep ?

Agent Oreo said...

Oh no! I'm glad you didn't try to fight it off, Fin!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

{{{Shudder}}} Yet another reason why I love winter. Of course, some bugs move inside when winter comes.
~Co9T

Daisy said...

Yikes! That sounds like one big buggie! South Florida has some big bugs, but luckily none of them usually get into the house. Just lizards get inside.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Fin,
Boru probably would have taken care of the bug for you; even if it was a big one. We all gave Boru the nickname "NAFOD." That is an acronym for No Apparent Fear Of Death. We're glad your dad took care of it though; that's what dads are for.
- TBH&K

Tuck said...

That sounds scary! What kind of bug was it?

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh, we would have loved to see a picture. As young apprentice ladycats it's impawtant to know what's out there.