Monday, December 14, 2009

Free to a good home....

... or he will be very soon if he doesn't smarten up.

You've seen the dirt pulled out of the plant. You saw last week's wool salad. Over the last couple of weeks he's also been leaving me "presents" - things he's stolen from the studio and hidden in various places around the house - Hello Kitty charms, stuffed animal eyes, a string of pearls...

But today... today....

Today I brought home some lovely yarn from mom's. Yarn we dyed on my birthday. I laid it all out on the couch to take pictures. One of them was a skein of Top Cat
(Colour is budgie). I took pictures of the yarn. Sat down at the computer which is directly beside the couch on which the yarn was sitting. Did a little Wandering Cat Business. Heard some skittering on the floor behind me. Turned around to discover this....
I didn't even see him jump up on the couch and steal it!!!! Talk about stealth kitty. He completely mauled it in under a minute! I'd kinda like to cry right now.

So deep breath.... in..... out.....

Here are the other yarns I brought home. (And thankfully he didn't maul)Fluffy Cat in Winter SpruceAnd Pink Pearl.

Of course, I can't knit with these until my Christmas knitting is done (only 10 days left! ACK!) and I get that little messed all fixed up. They are getting put in the studio and the door is getting shut!

Now I think it's time for a good stiff drink! (And people wonder why I don't want children... the cats are enough thank you very much!)

9 comments:

Samantha said...

Uh oh, better get Maaco.

lexa said...

What a bad little bugger he's being lately! Sneaky, sneaky devil. The dogs tried to sneak off with one of my skeins of SWS last night, but I caught them before they messed it up. Santa's gonna bring him a lump of coal this year!

Ugh! I don't even want to think about how few days are left to knit. (And I'll probably be working Mon - Thurs all day next week.) I definitely won't get everything made. But then again Dad's birthday is the 30th, my Oldest One's is Jan 7, and the Littlest One's is Jan 14. Dad will probably defintely get a pair of socks or two.

Knitting Linguist said...

Definitely a good stiff drink. And a solid lock on the yarn room door! It's no consolation, but that's a beautiful yarn; I can see why he liked it so much...

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Just tell your self it can be fixed, it can be fixed. I went into my office the other night and found beads everywhere - I apparently didn't close the lid tight on one box and someone (I have my suspicions it was Barney but no proof) had gotten little silver beads everywhere - they are all in the carpet. Luckily I sit on the floor when I work in there so I just picked them off the floor as I needed them. But I can totally sympathize. I am lucky they stopped taking things and hiding them (althoug it was usually socks with my cats).

I have the problem with the plant too - and we have the added fun of it being a buffet for the little ones. My mom always used hot pepper in it to keep the cats away (this is a plant from when I was a little kid oh so long ago) so I am going to have to try it - it may work for the digging too. But for the rest of it - yeah, I have always had cat, and have some very quirky ones now, and honestly I have no suggestion other then, as Knitting Linguist said, a good strong lock. If you catch him you could try a spray bottle - it kind of works for me (they will still be bad but now when they see the bottle come out they stop pre-squirting).

Hey, at least he can join the Naughty Kitty Club that I started now. Now that I think about it, I bet that is the answer - he just wants to join (ha - I wish cats were that easy to figure out!)

Abby said...

Oh, bad cat! And what do you mean, only 10 days until xmas?!? Gah - must knit faster!

zoom said...

Did you tell him that Santa Claws keeps a list of who's naughty and nice?

I love the photo of him. It looks like a Wanted poster.

Jeanne said...

The picture of him perfectly matches this post - he looks so sneaky and sort of smug. Poor you - there is nothing worse than having a cat maul your knitting/yarn! I hope you can reskein it without going crazy - because its gorgeous yarn!

Not ready for handspun said...

That gorgeous yarn is just toooo tempting for a kitty to resist!

Alisha said...

What a stinker...it is funny though how they get into to so much trouble sometimes.