Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Home Alone!

Today was my first day back at work, so Florence was home alone for the day. This was what met me when I opened the front door.

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A couple of steps further and more was revealed........

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Where was Florence, I wondered? She was on her chair, somewhat tied up. At the weekend, we'd put a collar on her for the first time, and she wasn't impressed with it one little bit. Indeed, she gave Mr JK and I  a 'look' that all cat owners will recognise - hurt indignation! Despite us telling her that the collar is her key to the outside world, as it will hold the magnet to get in and out of the cat flap, she shook herself, scratched at it and licked at it to try to remove it. Sometime today Flo had managed to get one of her front paws through the collar and was now stuck! She tried to blame it all on her little mouse. He tried to steal her bell, she said. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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But where was the soil from? It wasn't too long before I found out!

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There was a pot of Aloe vera cuttings rooting on the landing window sill. I think Flo got herself in a tangle up there and knocked the pot off in the process! She couldn't have made a better mess if she'd tried! I set to with the Dyson and cleared it all up, with Flo shut in another room.

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Sorry Mum!


snoopydog said...

OH DEAR! Poor old Flo! Let's hope she soon gets used to the collar. Oh yes, poor old Mum too, having to clear it all up.
Goos luck tomorrow, when the children arrive. Rosx

busybusybeejay said...

That made me chuckle.I know I shouldn't but poor Flo.She obviously thought I'll show them-leaving me on my own.

faith76 said...

I think she was trying to tell you she definately does not like the collar. What a funny story x Love the looks she's giving whilst sat in her basket - I told you so look!

Kathy said...

Poor Flo! What a mess! Soil is really hard to clean up.
Inca was also on her own for the first time in ages, she showered me with licks when I got home!


Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Sweet child of mine!!! What a mess!! As we say in my house, "that's coming out of her pocket money"!

One of my two absolutely point-blank refuses to wear a collar. I get the ones that pull apart (not the ones with buckles) and one day I watched him pull at it until he'd got it apart.

Both my cats are microchipped, and I got a cat flap on Amazon that works with their microchips. It's very easy to program. It was about £70 pounds, but worth it because the cat across the street was coming in the old cat flap, and one of my cats was getting a bit stressed with it. Plus if a collar gets lost, then there's no magnet to lose too.

Anonymous said...

oh no! what a big mess!

but she looks so sweet in her basket. a sweet kitty like that wouldn't cause such a fuss over a little ol' collar! :)


knitting said...

oh my goodness that's too funny! i love how she sits there, looking innocent as a rose. sorry about the mess, but thanks for sharing- what a funny post!

Jo said...

Awwww, butter wouldn't melt.

Marion said...

But what a sweet little cat!

Kim said...

I love that picture of Flo!!! She looks positively disgusted with the whole day's events!!! hahaha