Sunday, January 27, 2019

The cat that got wet

That's me. The cat that got wet, I mean. Not that I mind water so much, but as a surprise?
Let me tell you the story.
Mom was taking one of her bubble baths. Okay, so her tongue is very inferior when it comes to cleaning herself and let's not even think about her physical flexibility. You won't see her around with one leg in the air grooming it, I can tell you, and a good thing that is, too. So it's showers and bubble baths. She takes a book and then she's gone for the world for a while. I can live with that.

Merlin used to guard her lying next to the tub on a special towel she'd put there for him. Esme loved to check out if Mom had chosen one of the herbal baths that she liked to taste, Esme, not Mom. Very strange if you ask me. Then she would sit there, at the end of the tub, dipping the tip of her tail into the water. She had to wait if Meffi wanted to claim the spot, though (sans dipping). Greebo and Gandalf were satisfied with a quick check and a pet every, now and then. Gundel prefers an empty (not necessarily dry, however) tub to sit in it and, no idea, meditate?

There was a time when I was more interested in the tub than I am now. I used to hunt the odd spider in there and sometimes I'd try to walk around the edge a little or just sit at the end telling Mom stories.
Lately I have shown more interest again, though, especially after Mom told me that it was not a good idea for me to do "the walk". Can you believe she said I was too big and she didn't mean my height by that! She also told me that she loved me, but that I would stop at the tap, anyway, and then get all whiny because it was slippery to climb over it what with the shower hose hanging over there as well and even more difficult to turn around on the narrow edge of the tub against the wall, and me being not as slender as I used to be and she wouldn't try to hold me, and did I remember the time when I jumped on her belly, geez lady, are you done now??
And today she tried to tell me all of that again. Too bad I was already beyond the shampoo corner, and before she even knew, well, let's say I may have lost my balance for a second. And maybe my claws dug into her shoulder a little and only maybe one a little more than the other when I used her shoulder for a springboard as there wasn't anything better at the time.

I have no idea why she yelled like a baby. I was the one who got wet, legs, tail and my underbelly. With soapy foam, too! All because she is a very bad springboard. There's no "spring" in there at all. Instead she's more of a "diveboard" meaning she sank into the water even more, with me on there.
I had to clean myself completely out of schedule, and believe me, while I did, she got quite an earful from me!

You know something, though? Shh, don't tell her.
I regret nothing! :-D

P.S. Except that she didn't take a better picture of me afterwards ....


  1. Bwahaha, Ponder! I remember the first (and only) time I fell in the tub. I was just a kitten, and I ran around the edge of the tub until I ran out of edge and ended up splat! in the water. I was so surprised. I just stood there for a while because Mom was laughing so hard she could not even lift me out. Very disrespectful, I must say. - Voodoo

    1. I hope you had a good revenge for that one, Voodoo!
      You know how there are stories about chimpanzees learning from each other? Why don't humans learn? They really are quite inferior!

  2. Dear Ponder, I am not yet brave enough to explore the big white tub but I nave found the small white bowl that the humans like to sit on! I was not impressed when they found my footprints in there and started to put the lid down....Inconsiderate furless creatures. Yours, Jak x

    1. You still have so much time, Jak, and I know you will be using it wisely. If you need tips, give me a call.
      Please give my best to your lovely sister, the Diva.

  3. I'm sure Ponder didn't learn his lesson and will repeat this again. At least he got a bubble bath.

    1. Learning stuff like that is not in my job description.