Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kitchen Armageddon

The Hubby called me at the office a little while ago.  I quickly filled him in on all the craziness I've been through today, to schedule a CT scan on my injured hand, and an ortho doc appointment after.  He was silent for a beat, then described the disaster left by Manny and Chili Bruce in the kitchen this afternoon.  Apparently, those crazy cats managed to open the screen door, and explored everything on the counter tops.  They opened the kibble cupboard, and pulled down everything on the shelves!  Some items fell, subsequently pushing over the filtered water pitchers, which tumbled down... smashed...creating mighty puddles on the ancient linoleum tile.  Water under the stove, broken pieces of stuff everywhere, the whole nine yards!  I DID NOT laugh; instead, I made appropriate noises to mollify his hurt feelings.  Even offered to come home early, to help with clean up, but he rebuffed me.  Although The Hubby WANTED to be mad...he simply could not.  Really, he was mad at himself, since it's been clear for days that Da Boyz had been working hard to get that screen door open.  Outsmarted by the cats!  No photos will be taken of the destruction; you'll just have to let your imagination fill in the blanks.  No cats were harmed either...that's the most important thing!

"Who?!?  US?!?

P.S. The stairway, scratching post and runway in our house were all designed and manufactured by The Hubby, using wood found around the house and donated by my brother, and flotsam and jetsam gathered over time.  We keep tweaking things, like adding pieces of carpet to the steps, because the cats run so fast and were prone to slip.  The son of a carpenter, The Hubby has mad skills, plus a basement and barn filled with tools, nails, hinges, drawer pulls, rope, old carpet beaters, doors, windows, cigar boxes of screws, staples, and every other whatnot and doohickey from the past sixty years.  Seriously.

32 comments:

  1. Those boys sure had some fun! Brother Simon would sure love to help

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  2. Oh my gosh, Da Boyz! I caught Woodrow in the kitchen cupboard two days ago chowing down on some food through the package. I need to get some childproof locks for the cabinets!

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  3. Who? Us? Nope...don't know nothin' about it.

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  4. What GOOD little boys! And clever, too! Maybe they're getting secret training from our old bro William, who taught himself how to get into the pantry. Watch out if that's the case--he could also defeat child-proof locks. Mom had to resort to bungee cords.

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  5. Da boyz...!! They are crazy guys, aren't they? PS: your husband is amazing. So few men can do that stuff anymore.

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  6. What clever little monsters!! Just like Frodo! You are lucky to have such a handy hubby! Send him up here to Canada to design my guys some stuff!

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  7. They look so innocent :) I love those stairs, your hubby is talented.

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  8. I bet they were disappointed that nobody took pictures of all their hard work.

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  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, the joys of very high spirited cats :) They look like they are not nearly done having fun!
    MOL!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  10. Oh my, Manny and Chili Bruce! Sounds like it was a massive destruction! I bet they had lots of fun exploring the kitchen :-)
    Your husband has such a great skills! I love the stairway very much!

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  11. Oh I bet that was such fun for those kitties to knock everything around. At least they had a good time. Hope you can lock the door somehow. Have a good day.

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  12. Hurrah for the Boys! Noscreen door is a match for them - and they no doubt work well as a pair. So, what doohickeys will the Hubby try for a new 'Secure Screen Door' (patent pending) ? Äiti is pondering those stairs - we NEED some here. She too does all sorts of stuffs for us but we always need new ideas. And Manny and Chili Bruce - you keep at it!!!

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  13. Ya gotta watch out for kitties who work together!

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  14. It sounds like Manny and Bruce were having the time of their lives in the kitchen! My parents adopted a litter of four kittens last year, and they try to treat their entire house that way. Life with cats is never boring, is it? Purrs!

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  15. For sure we need no pictures of the cat-a-stophic
    kitchen. Our minds eye sees it all.
    We noticed in the video yesterday they were surely trying to get that screen door open.
    Brownie points to the Hubby for that excellent staircase
    Hugs Madi and mom

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  16. doodz.....984.....pawz.....UP !!!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  17. Those boys are something else. Too bad there are no photos!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  18. Like we said...you got a couple of hooligans there. Too bad we weren't there to join in on all the fun. ;)

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  19. Well furstly, kudos to the hubby. What a great staircase and scratcher. Great job Unk. As fur the mess...well boys will be boys. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  20. Oh dear, you don't know what a spot 13 is? Umm, to put it politely it is where they take your temperature at the stabby place.

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  21. Oops...Manny and Chili Bruce are wild and crazy guys! Just like Me and Jo Jo!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  22. I can picture it, all the wonderful destruction! Those boys must have had a blast!

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  23. Wow! Those are some bad cats... or as our sister would say, "WOW! Those boys are crazy-awesome!" Thank goodness for a hubby with mad skillz!

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  24. It's amazing just how much our tiny furbabies can destroy or mess up. That said ... those two look completely innocent! They must've been framed by Angel :)

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  25. Nice work by the cats and your hubby. Pop's dad was a carpenter and he can't nail a piece of wood.

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  26. Gotta love all that kitten energy. I'm glad no one was hurt.

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  27. OMC, that sounds like tons of fun for the boys ! We're glad no one was hurt during or after action ! Purrs

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  28. OMC guys! Dudes! That was some epic devastation fur sure, but what we wanna know is, how much kibble did mew get? MOL

    HAPPY EASTER and we hope the clean-up didn't take too long and that mew're all relaxing and taking it easy today!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

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  29. The kitties were just letting out a little bit of anxiety about your upcoming surgery. They worry for you. I think my humans need to borrow your handyman. I bet he could build me a wonderful catio!

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  30. Life with cats is always interesting.. and at least they were able to take your thoughts off your hand for a while ;)

    I love the stairs they are absolutely awesome!

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