I’m Okay

I’m okay, truly, and I meant to post well before this.  But Havelock cat, who is very pretty and extremely fluffy had a poo incident in the night.  It got all over his fur and back legs.  Being Havelock, cleaning himself the normal cat way never occurred to him, so he dragged his butt all over the laundry room, the kitchen, the breakfast nook, the rest of the downstairs floor, the stairs and our bedroom.
We’ve bathed him and will shave his butt when he dries.  Right now we’re cleaning all the surfaces he got smeared.  It’s amazing such a small cat could get all over most of the house’s flooring.
Yeah, I’m up to my ears in you know what and cleaning as fast as I can.  As soon as I clean a place, we find another one ground into the carpet.
So, there probably will be no post other than this today.


The culprit


75 responses to “I’m Okay

  1. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    My “Like” is for you being OK but not for the mess That Darn Cat made. 😈

  2. Aww, poor kitty. Poor Hoyts.

  3. OMG I’m so sorry. You have my sympathies.

  4. My kitten did that at 3am one weekday. Out went carpet and kitty, cleaning session and i had fo be up at 5 am for work, so not pleasant at all.

  5. Its a Poo-pocalypse!!!

  6. Havelock is the spitting image of one the cats that I had – named “Zeus” (don’t ask me why he got that name, the furthest thing from the god of thunder and lightning was he…).

    We maybe had a few more incidents of this kind with him, as he apparently had a difficult birth, and was one of the clumsiest cats I have ever seen.

    He did usually look a bit more repentant than Havelock does in that picture, though.

  7. Pretty $#!+ty kitty . . .

  8. What a catastrophe.

  9. Is that a freshly-washed culprit? He looks like he’s plotting revenge…

  10. So, Havelock stirred up a sh**-storm, eh? Tell that cat he needs to only dedicate two of his remaining brain cells to growing fur, and put the third back into proper litterbox etiquette again!

  11. Checks list of why I don’t have pets. Yep. Variations of this theme are # 1 through #71.

  12. Different [redacted], different day. At least publishers cr@p is usually metaphorical.

  13. purdy floof. obviously needz rubz.

    • I’d offer to give him to you, but Dan loves him.

      • Mine are enough of a handful (they are 13)

          • well ,y larger cat has decided she doesnt like the sensitive stomach dry food i have been feeding her to reduce her tendency to barf daily, and she doesnt like the flavor of canned food she’s been eaitng for six months etc

            • I had a dog who loved one flavor of dog food until he got tired of it. We ended up getting a couple of different flavors and alternating. He and his sister were finicky eaters to begin with, to the point where they’d refuse biscuits at the pet store.

              The current pair just don’t care; if it’s dog food, they’ll eat it. (OTOH, one has a loose interpretation of “dog food”, so potty trips need an eagle eye and a fast scooper hand. Sigh.)

  14. Yeah, well, I can hardly blame Havelock for not clearing himself in the usual cat-way, but another alternative should have been sought out. (Umm, I think I got the last half of that in lecture form at work; something about water valves, I’m afraid.)

  15. Donald Stephens

    Why we don’t have cats on space stations?

  16. What a cat-ass-trophy! As the Jews say in Canada, “Voy, eh?”

  17. What a thing to wake up to just when you got to feeling better….

  18. Terribly sorry to hear Havelock has had issues and greatly hope he (and you all) recover soon. Certainly, attending to the needs of cats must take precedence to providing fodder to Hunkind.

  19. Mumble years ago, I had a couple of small dogs. One got sick and pooed the bed. When I got back with cleaning supplies, I saw that she had also pooed a rug. That I stepped on, and tracked throughout the house as I was getting supplies. Most of the rugs were salvageable. Sort of.

    Now, I’m either barefoot or stockinged (totally a word), and our dogs GI incidents usually tend to run to upchuck. Relatively rare. At their ages it could be a Sirius situation.

  20. (Indiana Jones voice) “Cats. Why’d it have to be cats!”

    We had a purebred Bengal female once, who announced her desire to be an outdoor only cat by peeing in the bed….while I was in it.

    At least, that’s what we assumed she meant.


  21. One of mine, years ago, was named Tahvo. Guy’s name, old one, and no longer hardly ever used. Even if the cat was female, but she kind of got stuck with that because it has become to mean somebody, shall we say, somewhat mentally challenged. A very mild word for that too, and I wouldn’t have wanted to insult the poor kitty too much – not that she would have got it, but anyway.

    And she was also a cat who’d pee in places where she shouldn’t have. Especially once she got older. One thing was every bit of cloth and especially all plastic which fell on the floor. A plastic bag would fall off the table as I was putting the groceries in the fridge, and by the time I’d notice that you could be sure it would have a small puddle of cat pee on top of it. Same for all my clothes. I’d leave a sweater on a chair, it would drop on the floor, next stop a washing machine.

    Was bit of a challenge living with her.

  22. It’s true!

    Sarah’s okay with us!

  23. Last time I had that kind of mess, my little Foxy dog had pancreatitis– so it was mostly vomit. Thankfully it was a linoleum floor.

    • Kili-cat now understands that when she feels hairballish, if she moves to a hard-surface floor to puke, she gets two small (anti-hairball) treats. If she hides under the bed, she doesn’t. When we first got her, she was intensely scared of being caught puking – I suspect she had a not-so-understanding owner before. But after a couple years of hearing the pre-hairball warmup horks, and gently but abruptly removing the cat from rug to tile, then giving her a couple treats before getting the paper towels and cleaner, she’s got the message.

      • Yea that works. I’ve had to do that with Foxy– she used to lick her fur a lot… but since I started to take her to the groomer every month, she doesn’t hack as much.

    • shaving his butt worked. That’s the good part.

  24. A little late, but I remembered that this is apropos: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060125#.XBAGDoZOk0P . Yeah, the authors on on the Left, but it’s a good story

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