23 August 2011

almost-a-mergency!!

we haf sed it befur:  edmund is a plastic-head an' he reely loves electric cords. mommer thinks it's the scent of the petroleum products (plasticizers) that draws him. he loves plastic shoppin' bags an' he even ate the big power cord from the laser printer some years ago. mom an' dad pretty much try to hide the cords by tuckin' 'em down behint stuff, or puttin' 'em outta his reach, but once in a while one gets forgot.

this is what he did last week (go ahead an' biggify to get the full effect). it's a good thing that daddy woked up to make coffees when he did. the back room where this lectric tool battery charger sat had a layer of nasty-smellin' smoke floatin' up at the ceilin'. it smelled awful an' we hollered an' hollered an' hollered at him to get up, but he kep' hollerin' back SHUT THE ____ UP like he usually does acause he thought we wanted to be fed, an' he knew mommer had already fed us an' he thought we were tryin' to wangle second helpins. when he DID finely get up, you can't imagine how quick he hopped around, feelin' the wall fur heat, runnin' outside to see if there was smoke an' flame, runnin' up the attic stairs to look for danger, whippin' open windows, turnin' on the attic fan, an' tarnishin' the welkin all the while.

inna mean time, ed sat calmly an' watched all the activity with his usual mild detachment. oncet upon a time, miss ginger an' mr gary an' mommer an' dad were sittin' around the kitchen table, tryin' to describe us cats (their four an' us) each wif just one word. mommer decided that "bemused" fit edmund the best, since he just allus seems vaguely surprised an' slightly disconnected from reality (except when whippin' the snot outta some kitteh who has disturbed his bemusement). hmmmm ... "disconnected". izzn't that what happens to electric cords? honesly, we dunno why he hasn't been disconnected pernamently, an' we tries to guard against it; does enny of you cats out there haff this prollem? what does yer beans do about it?

NB:  when mom got up a little while afters, the smokes was gone but the smell still lingered. she pried open ed's mouf to see if there was enny ouchies, but there was nary a one. she sed, "well, i allus believed the lord looks out fur drunks an' fools--an' i guess i know which one YOU are, edmundo."

14 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, that really was a near miss. We're glad you're all safe and sincerely hope that's the last cord Edmund can gain access to. Wow.

Random Felines said...

Yikes....Ed, buddy, you gots to be more careful. We only had this problem once - the christmas lights were all working one morning and that afternoon only haf of them was. And Maestro was walking around like a drunk. Mom found out later that means he probley got 'lectrocuted. OUCH!! Lucky, he never did it again. Other than that, only one incident involving mom on vacation, the phone, some computer speakers and a certain black cat named Mo.....

Mom heard that you can get tubing from the hardware store that you can run the cables through to keep certain kittehs from chewing on cords.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Aw, no, Ed, electric cords are NOT for chewing. Try bunny kicking a catnip mouse or something safe.

Ginger said...

Ed needs to talk to Tubby the Toothless. If you bite into one of those cords just the right way, it completely blows your fang right off. While I do agree that Ed is often quite bemused, Gary says that he'll be even more bemused if he keeps doing that. Glad he's okay, though. And yer house. THAT woulda made dad bean so angry there wouldn't even be words outta his mouth. He would be too busy jumping up and down.

Cat said...

Wow that was really scary!!! Casper is the big chewer in our house and has chewed through several lamp cords and the internet cable a few times! We use this clear plastic tubing that is slit down one side so the cord can fit inside and it seems to be chew proof! We also have a cord box which has a lid with holes. We keep this behind the tv stand and all the cables are wound into the box and fed through the holes so they can connect where necessary. Hope these ideas help :-)

Admiral Hestorb said...

that is frightening. I am so glad that it turned out as well as it did. This gives mom the heebie jeebies. Thank heavens all the yowling went on to get Daddy up! And thank heavens Edmund did not get electrocuted. OMC.

Brian said...

Oh that could have been so bad, best get some yucky flavor to spray on it or something!!!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Eddy, you're gonna burn down your house and fry your tail off if you keep doing things like that.

Maybe start checking in to heavey duty, outdoor cords where you can would help. At least Edmund would have to work harder to kill himself that way.

FURKIDSMOM said...

Wow that could have been a terrible disaster. Sniffie used to chew cords and Mom always had to hide them. We're glad everything turned out okay.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh my gosh! We are glad you are okay!

Athena said...

That is scary! I am glad you are all okay. Ed, don't do that!

Mr Puddy said...

OMC !! all I can say " You all are so lucky and Thanks COD ! "
Please Take Care
xoxo

Au and Target said...

OMC you kitties are... drunk, obviously. Don't do it again, fuzzles.

Prancer Pie said...

We haf this problem with Precious! Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid.