Thursday, 22 March 2007

Crazy Thursday

Today started out much like any other - eating, sleeping, playing (fighting) with Mao.

When the slave returned from hunting, I was my usual nonchalant self. She had some shopping,which she duly unpacked and set about cooking my dinner.

Mao decided to explore inside one of the bags. Then... all hell let loose! He got the bag stuck on his neck and went absolutely crazy - tearing around the flat wearing his new plastic cape. The human tried to stop him but he was far too stressed - a white blur, blitzing around and climbing the walls.

I was very distressed because Mao was so frantic - when he eventually stopped tearing around, the human found him inside the wardrobe with the bag still stuck to him. She carefully removed it and Mao and I hid inside the wardrobe until just a few moments ago.

I am not ashamed to admit I was terrified - I thought there must have been a huge predator or a terrible threat. It is only now that Mao and I have calmed down that I have ventured out of the wardrobe - for three hours I have been sat shivering alongside stinky Mao. Three hours! How did I cope, I hear you ask? Simple - I closed my eyes and imagined I was in a royal palace in Siam.

I am sure the humans will be more careful when unpacking their shopping in future. It was all their fault, stupid humans!

10 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow, what a horrible scare you had! It was very nice of you to stay inside the closet to comfort Mao.

Junior said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds very traumatic for both of you! Those beans need to learn to be careful!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Um...this happened to Sabi once...and he peed himself in the process too!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Poor you! What a horrible experience. I've had this happen before but it didn't bother me too much. I hope your heart rates have settled!

Latte

Artsy Catsy said...

The same thing happened to me the other day! Those plastic look like fun, but then they turn on you!

Fracas

Lux said...

Oh dear! I hope this experience doesn't leave you both with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder! Terrifying!

Forty Paws said...

Wow! That happened with Jenny, who is still mostly feral even after living here for 12 1/2 years, when she was much younger. Maw was wrappin Christmas presents on the floor and Jenny got into a plastic sack and got it stuck and went ripping through the house terrified. Ever since then, Maw & Paw are very careful with plastic and paper bags with the handle thingees. Cuz Jenny also wet herself while she was flyin around the house....

Luf, Us

yao-lin said...

wow - so this has happened to other cats? I had no idea! Thank you all for the advice - I am sure my slave will be more careful in future!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

What a terrifying experience! If that happened to Guy I still don't think I would sit next to him, well maybe just to laugh at him. He is a stinky boy.

Parker said...

Same thing happened to my sister Powder. To this day she hears one of those bags and she dissapears. She took it up a notch and ran under the couch and got the bag and herself stuck in a spring. She was just wee kitten then and it left a lasting impression!