Saturday, November 19, 2011

In need of an adventure?

Try painting a set of stairs with four cats in the house.

It doesn't matter how high you build the barrier, at least one will always find a way over it and onto the wet paint...
"What? you mean that barrier at the bottom of the stairs wasn't made to test my magnificent jumping skills?And naturally, once she did it, both Tux and Rocky had to do it too...Fortunately, it's latex, so it washes easy. And most of the stairs were dry, so they only mucked up a couple.

But, of course, as soon as the barrier came down, they lost all interest and went to bed. I was able to do the second coat in peace. Lets hope it's the same for the third coat....

9 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

I have found that the less obvious I make it that I am trying to keep them out of somewhere, the less interested they are!

Next time try putting them on the stairs repeatedly (before painting) until they run and find somewhere else to go ... bet that would work, LOL!

pendie said...

that's hilarious, at least for those of us that don't have to paint stairs :0

peskypixies said...

Kitties must always supervise!!!bed making esp in our house....LOL

Rachelle said...

Turn on the vacuum cleaner and ours scarper; I've never had a cat who can cope with that!

lexa said...

Too funny! Of course once it was unbarricaded they'd lose interest, lol.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

My poor cat did something similar. I was painting the spindles of the stair railing and she brushed against them. Then she tried to clean herself and got the paint on her tongue :( Poor thing lay down crying with her tongue stuck out until I cleaned her up!

Knatolee said...

OOooooh dear!!!!

RobinH said...

At least it's washable in water. I feel your pain! (I thought I was safe working outside, but not even that stopped my little escape artists.)

gayle said...

Yeah, cats are contrary. I'll bet if you hadn't put up a barricade they would have run from the smell of the paint...