Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh Mother, Where art thou?



I'm not exactly sure what my cats THINK is happening to me when the bathroom door is closed, but I'm assuming they believe that a giant monster will swallow me whole unless they get in there.... immediately.

No sooner do I close the door when I see little kitty feet appear under the door. One chocolate coloured one, and one white and grey. Then come the frantic sounds of them digging at the carpet, as if they could burrow their way in to save me from the terrible monster. Last come the loud and insistent, "WOW?" from Felix and they sweeter, more lady-like cries of Samantha, as they look for reassurance from me that yes, I am still alive. I haven't disappeared, and the monster has not eaten me. Finally I open the door so they don't wake hubby and they rush in to investigate. Felix immediately jumps in the tub to vanquish any evil terrors that may be lingering amidst the shampoo and the bodywash, while Samantha hops into the sink to ensure that she has all of my attention to herself and that I will protect her from the monster should it re-appear. After they have assessed that all is as it should be they hop to the floor to play their favourite game... attack of the mystery paws! With one cat on each side of the open door, they take turns sticking their feet under the door to entice the other to attack. This can go on for hours. If I close the door and one cat is outside, the other immediately wants out and the entire process begins again. I have no idea where they think the monster is hiding when the door is open.

Interestingly enough, they don't seem to care if hubby gets eaten when he is in the bathroom with the door closed.

12 comments:

jinksy said...

Obviously, the gurgle-monster disappears down the drain as you pull out the plug, and they just check it out... hubby must only pretend to wash, therby creating no plughole beasties! (?)

Trisha said...

Couldn't explain the phenomenon better myself!! Sounds like you've been peeking in my house (except the paw color and names!). Our youngest cat will even dig in the toilet and pull the stoper out of the sink to really investigate!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Haha....too funny :D Especially the last bit about hubby, bwaahaha!
Alfie tries to open the door when i'm in the bathroom while Gabbi & Rosie just snuffle the bottom of the door....Snoop couldn't give a crap....pardon the pun!
Have a great day :D

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Yep, that's me! I try not to appear on the blog at all but I think this is quite a nice photo and I was feeling brave ;D

Stephanie J. B. said...

Aww that's really adorable.

My cat does the same thing, he'll sit right outside the door and cry and cry for attention until I come back out.

They are very mysterious creatures...

Also, kudos for your refreshing writing style--I like, mucho.

Indrani said...

:)
So well told. To think from their point of view.
I liked jinksy's comment too.:)

kle said...

that cat is just GORGEOUS! i can't wait to get my two little kittens!

thanks for your comment on my blog!

accidentallykle.com x

Jerry K said...

Well, I would prefer a cat outside the bathroom than when my son was a toddler. He was not happy when I went in the bathroom and shut the door, and then that would make me very uptight. I think I was constipated for about a year.

http://funwithchickens.blogspot.com/

agrantham81 said...

I have the same thing with the cats. But more with the kids. I've given up shutting the door altogether unless we have guests. LOL.

Jewels said...

Me too Amy! It's just easier!

Jewels said...

Dughallmor ---> That's a great photo! It's so nice to put a picture to the writing "voice".

Carolina said...

Our cats don't give a ....uhm...shit if either of us servants gets eaten by a monster. Hmmmm.

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