26 February 2010

mom tells us a story.

earlier this week, we visited the lovely miss attie cattie at her blog, an' were impressed by her ability to use the bean litter box!! it made mom remember a story that she then told us:

once upon a time, long, long ago, in a galax . . . oh, wait. that's a different story. here's the real one: many years ago, our aunt spot tried to learn that skill--mom got her a clear plastic insert that fit under the toilet seat. the idea was that the beans would put some litters on it to convince her it was a potty box, an' she would balance onna seat an' do her business ofur it.

well, they were furry excited acause onna first day, dad found a poopie innit. this went on fur several days, but they couldn't catch her at it (she was a shy, well-bred ladycat, too). after about a week, mom finally got a peep through the hinge edge of the door--an' there was spotty, standin' carefully ON the plastic liner, doin' her business. she only weighed six pounds an' that wasn't enuf to make the liner collapse.

mom was disappointed, but thought, "well, she knows what she's supposed to do now, so we can probably take the liner out. when she notices that the liner is gone, she'll have to stand on the seat."

oh, dear. wrong. so totally wrong. wet cat. peevish cat. captured at arms-length cat. sudsy cat. still MORE peevish (bordering on completely hissed off) cat. scratched-up mom. sulking cat. apologies. cold shoulders. pee on chair. cursing. etc. etc. etc.

no further attempts at this type of training. efur. we are furry glad.


Kea said...

MOL! Our mom wouldn't even try to get us to do that! Heh.

Chrissie said...

What is WITH the people tryin' to teach us to do stuff that's unnatural? Do we not do ENOUGH naturally to keep them busy? Sheesh!

Glad you're feelin' better Iggy!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Thank you for describing what would probably happen if Mum tried that!
Cuddles to Iggy and the rest of the Meowers.
Toby, Cupcake and Mum

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Hahahahaha...sorry, but dat is kinda funny. Wif three of us if mom tried dat she'd be flushing da toilet all.day.long.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh man--the Woman is laughing. I am annoyed. That poor cat!

Amy & the house of cats said...

We don't use the human box because 3 of us have already fallen into it without trying to learn it - mom thinks it would just be a disaster! But we think it is cool that there are cats out there who can do it. But that story makes us glad we never had to learn it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Bwahahaha! Poor kitty. Mum would never try to train us to do that because she knows we would spend most of the day with our heads down the bowl playing with the water.

Dog Foster Mom said...

That is hilarious - I love how you told the ending. And I think you've convinced me never to try this with my cat!