Thursday, November 09, 2006

Miss Chloe and The Monster

Miss Chloe: "Look it's a black plastic thingy..." (Click pictures for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Long ago, there lived a creature with a voice like a vacuum cleaner. We know little about it, but we do know that it ate cats." ~ Unknown
None of our cats loves the vacuum; when the motor starts they usually find a deep closet or a dark space under the bed. Miss Chloe loves her space in the leather bean bag chair out in the sunroom, especially on cool days when the warm rays of the sun stream in. But we have to keep the sunroom clean and this requires vacuuming. If certain kitties would shake their paws before stepping out of the litter boxes, we wouldn't have to do this.

Above, Miss Chloe has been sleeping soundly in her beanbag when she senses the presence of an unknown thing. "Look, it's a black plastic thingy," she says. Suddenly the loud whine of the motor starts.

"Oh! No! It's THE VACUUM!! It's going to eat me alive! I'm trapped! I'll never get away in time!!" Calm down Chloe. My goodness how big your eyes are all of a sudden. And so it goes, she zigs; she zags, she backs up and finally gets away clean.

Miss Chloe will board Friday's Ark tomorrow, after she calms down. I'm sure she will be fine for Sunday's Carnival of the Cats as I have no plans to vacuum between now and then. This week's carnival is hosted by The Whole Kitten Kaboodle. (Oops! I think there has been a big misunderstanding.... the Carnival moved at the last minute, but the link is correct.)

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