Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Whiskers On Wednesday

I'm thinking today's post should be called Psychological Kitty Trauma Wendesday!!

It started with Heidi (this is an old picture, I couldn't put her through the trauma of having her picture made today).


Insert one innocuous paper bag into the equation and you have the makings of a VERY traumatic Wednesday!!

Heidi, like most cats, loves a good paper bag....unfortunately, this time, there was technical difficulties with entering said bag.

Apparently, when she entered the bag, she entered THROUGH one of the handles, which as soon as she realized it immediately and completely FREAKED!!

This drama began upstairs in my office, she proceeded to roll/scratch her way into the hall, rolled down the stairs onto the landing, turned the corner, went ALL the way to the bottom of the stairs (which are at the front of the house)......managed to roll/crawl/scratch/ hiss and jump her way to the BACK of the house, roll into a rack and push everything off the bottom shelf, then jump onto the bar stool in the KITCHEN, fall off and ended up cornered in the laundry room, with the tattered bag still attached!!

Where was I during all this ruckus you ask???? I was right behind her, doing my best to catch her!!!! Socks on hardwood floors does not make for efficient kitty wrangling!!

Thankfully she wasn't injured, but traumatized doesn't begin to describe her!! Poor thing, eyes dilated, kitty fur was raining down all around me.....panting, ears back, you get the picture. After many, many soft spoken words I was finally able to rub her head a bit and she settled down....although she is most definitely shell shocked!!!

Who KNEW a paper bag could bring about such trauma??!!

15 comments:

sprite said...

Poor Heidi!

(But this story really was a funny way to start the day!)

House of 9 Lives said...

I've had it to happen with a plastic bag. Kitty flying through the house with bag whipping behind him like Superman's cape! Poor Kitty!!

StarSpry said...

Poor thing :( I'm glad she wasn't hurt because that's a pretty funny story! Cats are so crazy when it comes to bags :)

pjbknit said...

Oh, poor baby.

Sara said...

poor thing! Glad she escaped. If she could talk, she would probably tell you a little saucer of tuna or chicken might help her feel better.

Bubblesknits said...

I'm trying really hard not to laugh, but darn, that's funny! Poor Heidi. Bet there won't be any more paper bags in her future. ;-)

sydney said...

Oh poor Heidi! I had this happen with a cat I used to have. I had the same problem trying to catch her.

Anita said...

Poor Heidi! I'm sure it was traumatic for her, but you tell it so good that it made a really funny story. :)

monica said...

Aww, poor Heidi, I bet she was traumatized. I am glad to hear she was unharmed.

Tuppence said...

The 'after' picture of the bag really helps to visualize the 'during'. Poor baby. At least she didn't give up trying to free herself.

wendy g said...

Poor Heidi! Hopefully she has calmed down by now.

A happy heart at home said...

Oh, my! The poor kitty! Your story did make me laugh, though - especially the parts about jumping on and off the bar stool, and socks not being good for 'kitty wrangling.'

You're welcome to come visit my "Whiskers on Wednesday."

~Susan

V. said...

Poor kitty. I once had Dusty flying through the house with my knitting in tow - same story....

KSee said...

what an adventure. I once put a handled paper bag down and was there to see the kitty go through the handle. I got it off and now cut the handles off. I thought if I had not been home what would happened. Now I know. Now that I reuse bags there will not be many in their future to play with.

Anonymous said...

Too, too funny.
Poor Bella.
Mom