Last week our household suffered the twin upsets of vet visits and (horrors!) dishwasher installation. The cats were Not Amused.
As far as Winnie and Aubrey are concerned, strangers in the house automatically fall into the category of Bad Mans. And when Bad Mans arrive, the girls withdraw to what’s left of their original “homing” tent in the back bedroom:Here’s another impressionistic little taste of Mark Martin’s art (from the strip “Big Hat”).
Criminal! For shame, Linnet! To allow such sordid persons into your house! =)
Yes, and I’m planning to follow up with the Evil Electrician!!!
I just had a horrible flashback…. years ago, I had my bathroom redone. One of my cats – hateress of all mans – hid in my bookshelf for two days. She only came out when she was so desperate for a wee that she could no longer hold it. She didn’t make it to her litter box. If only she’d not been crossing my bed when her controls failed. Two. Days’. Worth. Of. Fucking. Cat. Pee. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!
LOL, how awful for both of you! In her mind they must have been Very Bad Mans.
Sorry, I’m laughing so hard I might release some pee 🙂
Hey kitty cats, trust me, dishwashers are totally cool and your parents will be much happier. As for plumbers cleavage, I am still scarred by a photo a friend sent me a few days ago of such a view of the plumber in their backyard working on their pool. Some things you can’t ‘unsee.’ So stay there until the work is done and keep your eyes shut.
LOL. Why can’t I have Sam Heughan as a plumber????
i know a curly tenor who is very good at DYI jobs :-p
All the best ones are good with their hands, aren’t they?
They’re such cute scaredy cats, though! Awww!
Yes, I think so 🙂
So funny. We had our dishwasher and clothes washer fail this week. Then we decided to get all new appliances and had people coming and going. At first Geordie was nervous about it all, but he soon got bored by all the guests.
Glad to hear Geordie’s doing well!
I can’t imagine the cats getting used to Bad Mans. Maybe if it happened every day, but then I’d be the one sulking in my tent…
He’s usually fond of all people, but I think the giant appliances and all the noise made him nervous. I was a bit nervous myself, but that had more to do with discovering what was behind the old appliances…sometimes it’s best to just sulk in a tent.
Hahaha. What lurks behind old appliances. Yes, that is scary. I’m with the cats–I dislike strangers coming into my house.
Ah, the hiding cat. Mulligan has plenty of hiding places here, but his favorite is jumping up to the storage cabinet above my bedroom closet. Oddly, he’s Okay with workers who come over, if they are here for awhile, but for two months we have been trying to get him to stay out and play with the little girl next door – and he absolutely refuses, although he did come out to visit her brother while the two were cat sitting for me for a couple of days. He is so unlike my previous cats who were always right in the mix when company or workers arrived.
They do vary a lot in their preferences, but it’s no surprise when they dislike children. Of all the cats we’ve owned, only one was tolerant toward small children.
My Winnie always gets on top of the kitchen cabinets and squeezes into the 10 inches of space there when she’s scared. You can hardly see her.
I just wanted to add that for some reason, when I saw the title of this blog post, I thought it was something about Achilles.
Yes, I did have him in mind. Not an exact parallel but they do withdraw to their tent when they get offended 🙂
ohhh poor kittens! they looks cute huddled in their little tent though 🙂 hope the machine won’t scare them more once on 😉
The new one is very quiet!! A plus 🙂
a great, my own washing machine scares me sometimes! But since i rent furnished like everyone here i don’t get a choice…
Ann Koplow said:
I enjoy YOUR style.
Aw, thanks 🙂