Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Making Things Clear

GEORGE

Well, we had a bit of excitement last night.

When Mom was getting ready for bed she heard us running in the kitchen & hallway and she thought we were playing thundering herd. The bedroom door was still open and suddenly she saw a MOUSE run down the hall into her room with Tipper chasing it. It ran into the closet, which is a mess by the way, and by that time all 4 of us were in the bedroom!

Mom asked Dad to get up to look for it, but he refused so she took her pillows and went to the bedroom upstairs and shut the door. She said she refuses to sleep in a room with a mouse in the closet!

Today, both Mom & Dad gave us strict orders to dispatch the mouse before they get home from work, but friends, if you saw their closet you'd know just how much of a problem this is going to be. So, on behalf of the entire Crew, let me just say this, Mom...our job is to catch mice, not clean closets. I feel it necessary to familiarize you with the pertinent sections of the lengthy job description each kitten/cat has to memorize when it finds it's forever home.

Alright, we'll skip over the stuff about litterboxes, food, toys, companionship, blah, blah, blah and go right to Section 4, Paragraph 10 which reads: "As part of your room & board, your human will expect you to keep the premises free of unwanted rodent infestation. This may include, but is not limited to, mice, rats and chipmunks, both indoors and outdoors. You will patrol the premises and quickly dispatch any rodents found, presenting them to your human as proof of your work". You'll note Mom, there is no mention of cleaning out a closet to find said rodent!!

The Crew will be happy to send that mouse to mousie heaven, but YOU need to clean out the closet first! Once this is done, get back to us and we'll take over. And may I remind you there is no mention of a time frame in the contract, therefore any mousing will be done at our convenience. After we get the mouse, we will consider the subject closed and there will be no further discussion as to why 4 cats couldn't get one mouse before it ran into your bedroom.

17 Comments:

At June 23, 2009 6:16 AM, Blogger Zeus said...

I find this post to be incredibly important to the younger generation of felines seeking immediate forever homes. It's important to know the creed and to know what are your feline rights. Every feline has the right to refuse cleaning closets, and with four cats in your home, I would have thought that your Mom would have known this best! I'm almost a bit shocked. Almost.

 
At June 23, 2009 6:47 AM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad we don't have to get a mouse out of Mom's or Dad's closet! We might get lost or injured! Please let us know if you found it!

 
At June 23, 2009 8:02 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh a real live mouse! I think the male would have gotten a broom because he wouldn't have liked a mouse in the closet either!

 
At June 23, 2009 8:07 AM, Blogger Anya said...

Really lovely story :)
I would like it a mouse in the closet........ LOL

purss Kareltje =^.^=

 
At June 23, 2009 9:42 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am glad you know what is right! After all, you are The Crew, NOT "The Cleaning Crew"!

 
At June 23, 2009 9:49 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

Sheesh! Kittehs don't CLEAN! Everyone knows this. It's like a rule or something.

 
At June 23, 2009 9:57 AM, Blogger William said...

I definitely agree, your parents need reorientation! And the poor little mouse might croak on its own in such a closet!

 
At June 23, 2009 11:33 AM, Blogger Willow said...

I have personally never caught a mouse but China Cat has caught quite a few. She agreed that if a mouse went into our Mom's closet she might not be able to find it either. We were glad you reminded us of the rules in Section 4, Paragraph 10.

Good luck with your mousing...

Purrrrrrrs, Willow

 
At June 23, 2009 12:35 PM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Jeez Louise, do your beans expect you to do everything? I've seen messy bean closets and Bast knows what you'd find in there before you would find a mouse.

Your beans should clean the closet, then you'll kill the mousie and then deliver it to them, in bed at 3:00am. That is how it works.

 
At June 23, 2009 2:20 PM, Blogger The Kitty Krew said...

It's a good thing you Crew know the rules so well! Silly beans...

Purrs and hugs,
The (other) Kitty Krew

 
At June 23, 2009 4:02 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Well, you set the beans straight! Now let's hope they clean that closet so you guys can get on to the important task at hand...getting that mouse!!!

 
At June 23, 2009 5:19 PM, Blogger Noir in Texas said...

This post has so must truth in it--every human should read it!

And your Max looks like my Uncle MaxMaxx!!

Noir in Texas

 
At June 23, 2009 6:59 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Yeah, an messy closet is such a wonderful spot for the mousie to hide. It could be days before you would find him.

I am like you, I only clean myself.

 
At June 23, 2009 7:16 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Yep totally out of your realm of duties.

 
At June 25, 2009 12:02 PM, Blogger Cliff and Olivia said...

Fair is fair. Please keep us updated!

 
At June 27, 2009 2:32 PM, Blogger Freya's Staff said...

I don't clean closets, but I have been known to do a little dusting with my whiskers under the cupboards and stuff..

I'm such a goody goody!

Freya
xxx

 
At June 28, 2009 8:19 PM, Blogger caspersmom said...

What a great story. Hope you caught the mouse without having to clean up the closet. You could have messed it up more. Mom was giggling when she read it. Right before we moved mom saw a mouse running in the kitchen. She thought for sure we would catch it but it disappeared. I'm sorry to admit we couldn't find it. Durn, we could have brought it over in a box. But apparently we didn't cause we never saw it again.

Casper

 

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