Monday, January 16, 2017

The Evidence Is Orange

The other morning when I came downstairs there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the kitchen island, compliments of Hubby Tony. The mixed blooms included, among others, several large orange tiger lilies. Like this one:


Later in the day I had to leave the house to run some errands. Knowing that the cats like vegetation I asked Son Donald to keep an eye on the vase whenever he was in the kitchen. He did, but sadly he couldn't be in there the entire time. I came home to this:


And there was no denying which cat did the deed.  Check out the smear on Jackson's cheek:


The arrangement was moved to the fireplace mantel in the family room.

Five years ago today: Are You Who I Think You Are?


12 comments:

  1. I guess these are safe to eat, but funny story! And what a beautiful gift they were!

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    1. His next hairball throw up was pretty colorful, but other than that there were no other issues.

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    1. They ARE an endless source of amusement.

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  3. My cat regularly prowled the mantle, because he could make the mighty leap. After he broke a cherished clock (big bang in the middle of the night), we cleared everything. If he continued to investigate, we never heard it.

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    1. Maybe our mantel is higher than normal, because the cats have never been able to make it up there. I've watched them get on a shelf of one of the built-in bookcases that flank the fireplace, but the angle is such that they can't get a good jump in.

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  4. Oh this is too funny. No hiding for the culprit! Our dog ate some petasl on the flower that adorned one of my flip flops. I refused to pitch the pair (shoes, not the dog) and trotted about with a three petalled shoe and a five petalled shoe for two summers. Nobody noticed. If they did, they didn't comment.

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    1. That sounds like something I would do (although when I was young I would have been mortified that my shoes were no longer perfect and tossed them).

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  5. Cats are equally good to ruin something pretty or wind up in a classic viral video. Sometimes all at once! Glad your kitty didn't get sick ... and at least you now have a story to tell!

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    1. Yes, I'm glad the cat didn't get sick. And, since he can't read my blog, he can't complain when I write about him.

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