10.10.2011

My Good Times - Ruined

So there I was on a Sunday morning, enjoying a nice nap in my favorite hiding hang out spot, the bedroom closet, when all heck broke loose. The closet is typically littered with laundry baskets for a cat to tuck behind and get a good nap in. It's dark too, so the Pawparazzi is rarely able to get in a shot.

Mom strolled into the closet with a real bee in her bonnet. She sorta tripped on a basket and moved it, then she moved the one I was behind. She started muttering something about "consolidation" and "Fall cleaning" and I ignored her, cause she mutters stuff all the time. She'll often move a basket or two and then quickly peter out and put things pretty much back where they were. I really had no strong indication that this was any different, and I was ready to knuckle down and get in my hundred and forty winks.

I don't know what came over Mom this time, but she was like a woman possessed. She started flinging old clothes and shoes out of the closet and into piles. When I asked her the meaning of the piles she replied that one of the larger piles was a "donate" pile. Donate?!

Does she not know that those old towels and blankets are one of my favorite beds? Soon Dad was joining in and I could only watch in shock and awe. I know it's early for Halloween, but honestly it was like a horror show.

Where will I hide hang out now? Do you have any ideas friends?

31 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

Mom Paula keeps threatening to do the same thing. I'll keep my paws crossed that your Mom will save some of those old towels and blankets for you.

Truffle

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo khan khome here and hang out at Khamp Khyra -

BUT woo might not to sleep too much ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Prancer Pie said...

We enjoy the cleaning part! We gets to lay in the"donate", "trash" and "keep" piles! You might need to go UTB until all is clear! Good luck pretty Fin! xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

What a CATlamity! Fin, hop on the CAT bus and come over. We have a linen closet that is a disgrace...it's purrfect for snoozing.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

This is unacceptable behavior from your staff. We suggest keeping them up all night complaining about it, that way they will be too tired to do additional cleaning.

The Island Cats said...

How can she do this to you, Fin?? We think you should plant yourself on that pile she plans on getting rid of...er, we mean donate...and don't move until she gets the message that the pile's not going anywhere!!

Robyn :) said...

Is there a bed pushed up a against a wall you can sleep under? Do your humans leave the bed unmade? You can make hidy holes in the covers. Another closet? Those are my sleeping places :)

Love, Scout

Sparkle said...

If I were you, I would go sulk under the bed for a good long while.

Grrreta said...

Your mom should know better than to give away anything in the house without checking with you first. It's as if she thinks she's the one in charge. She is sadly mistaken. You need to organize a sit-in and occupy the top of the "Donate" pile until she comes to her senses and lets you keep your prized possessions.

Cory said...

My mom has been lazy so we're ok for now...no idea Fin except to sit on your mom and purrr nice and warm and soft and throw in a chirp or 2...the objective is to suck all the ambition right out of her. It works for me...

Simba said...

With any luck, they will make the donate pile, and then not get around to taking it for a long time. Just be sure they don't donate YOU along with it!

CATachresis said...

Fin, you've found out that "consolidation" with ensuing "piles" is never very comfortable for a cat. I should protest most loudly and for a very long time!

Whisppy said...

My goodness! That's a tale for Halloween for sure...I hope you found a new place to hang out.

Mr Puddy said...

Donate Pile ? Can't your mom donate back to you ?
That's happy deal for both of you !
I hope it works : )
xox

MoMo said...

If it comes to the worst, Fin, rest assured that things will start to accumulate pretty soon.

MoMo said...

If it comes to the worst, Fin, rest assured that things will start to accumulate pretty soon.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Uh oh! We're used to that here, Fin, 'cause our mom does that at least twice a year, usually more often. It IS scary!

Eric and Flynn said...

A well placed poop would mean it would have to be washed again and would probably end up back in the linen closet.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We like Eric and Flynn's idea! Hahahaha!

The Paw Relations said...

We're with Eric and Flynn. Time to get pooping!

Forever Foster said...

Woah. That sounds like quite an ordeal!

Hannah and Lucy said...

This sounds like serious breach of your rights Fin - we wonder if we should get all our friends together and form a picket line outside your bedroom door. We'll organise some placards and get on our way.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

We are sure you will find something new to sleep on.....maybe one of your mom's sweaters????

The Cat From Hell said...

That is so exciting!
Me LOVES it when my Mommy and Daddy does that! Me gets to make new hinding (er hanging) spots and get my smell on new things! and me knows it won't happen for a while!
Kisses
Nellie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh no!! How dare they disrupt your purrfect sleeping area! Shame on them!
You know where you should go now? Go to the linen closet like I do. Make sure you snuggle up to freshly washed sheets and towels and get your furs ALLLLLL OVER THEM!
Love, Cody

Kitcaboodles said...

Oh Fin how rude of them! I think you should wait till they're all snuggled up fast asleep and then start meowing and tugging at the bed covers - revenge is sweet!

Marg said...

Oh Fin, we are so sorry they ruined your favorite place to hang out and get some Zssssssssss. How could they do that to you. Our Mom does that stuff about moving one or two things and then moves them right back. We just need to make a trip out there and see if we can straighten things our for you. Take care. Maybe you can find another place to hang out. How about under the covers on the bed?? Take care.

Gilding Lilies said...

This is alarming! I'd ask Nessa for hiding/hang out suggestions, but I can't find her, sorry.

Brian said...

It is no fun to have to start furring things all over again!

Lassie the cat said...

Poor Fin. Been there friend. You might check behind Mom's drapes, if they go to the floor. Not as comfy but good hideout, i.e. hangout. An even better spot is behind her window blinds, but gosh, she gets so mad when I make noise trying to get back there. So what if its 2 a.m. There's always the linen closet. One word of caution, I've been locked up tight in there due to her forgetfulness. Not a good spot for borderline claustrophobics. Usually my last resort. My best to you, Lassie

Glogirly and Katie said...

That's harsh, Fin. The closet should be sacred. GG threw some strong words at me this morning when she realized one of the string ties on her silk blouse was suddenly 6 inches shorter than the other one. Sheesh...what's so wrong with asymmetrical???
xo Katie