Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Writers Workshop: Destructive kitties

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Here is the writing prompt I chose this week:

Describe the most destructive thing your pet has done.

I am fortunate that my kitties are not terribly destructive. They are very good cats overall. They have never scratched furniture or chewed anything of value up. I hate to brag, but they are naturally well-behaved.

However, there is one incident which made me so mad at Maggie.

It happened about three months after I moved into my condo. At the time, I just had Maggie. When I first moved in she used to love to climb on top of the cabinets. From the cabinets, she would climb to the top of the refrigerator, and would dangle her paws in such a way that they brushed against the door to the freezer...and then the freezer door would open.

Can you see where this is going, kittens?

So one morning--the morning of my first dinner party, as a matter of fact--Maggie woke me up, acting more anxious than usual. She was pacing the bed, pawing my face, doing everything within her power to get me out of bed. So finally, I got out of bed, walked to the kitchen to get breakfast...and saw my freezer door, wide open.

How long had it been open, you ask?

Long enough to defrost nearly $100 of frozen goods.

On the bright side, I had the menu for my dinner party ready to go.

And Maggie is a smart enough cat to know that what she did was a big mistake. She hasn't climbed to the top of the refrigerator since.

That, and the fact that I now store my toaster, coffee maker, and several other things up there has been a good deterrent, too.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Clever Maggie! Our Hobbes never opened the freezer (at 21 pounds, she couldn't climb that high!) but she could open other doors.

Would you like a misbehaving cat? I don't think there's anything Rocko hasn't done wrong...

Mammatalk said...

This has happened to us as well.

Smart kitties!

drollgirl said...

MAGGIE!!! well, all in all that isn't too terrible. i have a litany of bad behaviors i could cite against all cats i have ever had, but i love them nonetheless. :)

septembermom said...

Maggie is resourceful :)