Monday, July 16, 2007

Mancat Monday and the Team Destruction!

It's my mancat pose! I did it for mom last night after she finally sat down! We've been kinda quiet the last 4 or 5 days and here is why....
On Monday the 9th mom got a call from the sister of an old friend, mom's friend lost her battle with cancer and died on Monday morning...mom saw her Saturday afternoon, which she was furry grateful for cuz they talked and laffed and cried and just acted like dey were, well, normal. Not like they were saying goodbye fur the last time, just hanging out and being friends like they're suppose to do. So, the sister says she is flying in to finish up the memorial service and take care of stuff, you know, the things you hafta do when someone leaves you behind. She's kinda worried cuz she's never had to do anything like this afore and mom and dad have done it a few times now, so, mom talks to dad and dad sez it's a good idea for her to stay here with us and mom will help her with the arrangements and all the other 'legal' stuff. Anyway, Tuesday mom drives to the airport (something she hates doing) to pick up her friend's sister (they are also friends cuz dey are only like a couple years apart in age) and, oh oh, it's not just her but also her two kids! So, mom brings them here, dad comes home, they order Chinese food fur everyone and the friend sez dat she should get a hotel cuz mom wasn't expecting the kids too and that her hubby couldn't get off work to take care of them and they're not in school now and, well, it would be too much. Mom is about to suggest that they stay at one that is close by and that she'll take her there and pick her up in da morning and they can get started on taking care of stuff when dad just blurts out "oh, you can stay here, it's no problem". Uh, dad, where are we going to put 3 extra people? So, the first nite The Kids, henceforth known as TEAM DESTRUCTION slept on the trundle pop-up bed and The Friend, henceforth known as 'D' slept on the daybed. Mom slept in da big bed wif dad...this was a mistake. She didn't sleep much and got some new bruises, dad doesn't just snore or toss and turn. No, dad grumbles, snores, talks, thrashes and throws punches and knees in his sleep. From then on mom slept on the couch in the basement, 'D' slept on the couch in the living room and TEAM DESTRUCTION slept on the daybed and trundle. We all hid for most of their stay, or tried to. Let's look into the goings on shall we...
Wednesday - Mom and dad are up at the usual time (5 am), we get fed, dad leaves for work, D and TD (TEAM DESTRUCTION) finally roll out of bed about 4 hours later! Mom hadda be kinda quiet because they were sleeping...translation, she got nothing done! Finally, everyone showers (including mom) and after about another 3 hours they are ready to start the day. It's now after noon and mom has done one thing-showered/dressed! The TD has eaten all the cereal and polished off a gallon of milk. They've also - stepped in Sadie's bowl of CatMilk, dumped my plate of stinky goodness, chased Sadie behind the couch, made Zippy hiss a squillion times and I've decided being with the kittens is better than being anywhere neer THEM!
Off they go to talk to the funeral beans, mom's friend and 'D's' sister has already made her own arrangements and all they need to do is make the final payment...D writes check and they're all set. Mom sez that was the easiest funeral she's ever arranged, they now have the "itinerary" of what 'K' wants. Kewl. It's now 4 pm and mom stops at the grocery store, more cereal and one of those 2 packs of milk and a ton of stuff fur cooking cuz D and TD will be with us the rest of the week! Dad beats mom home and when mom gets there, with D and TD he wants to know what happened to all the towels - oops. Mom goes downstairs and throws in a load of towels. It's a good thing we have one of those jinormus front load washers! Mom comes upstiars and starts dinner. TD is busy causing cats to have nervous breakdowns. D had suddenly realized that her sister is gone and is crying uncontrolably, dad sits with her and talks, between telling TD that the kitties don't want to play "hang by the tail" or "lay on the kitty"! Dinner is ready, kids don't like baked mustacolli and instead want McDogdoos! Dad indulges and drives them to get crap burgers...everyone watches a movie and goes to bed. Mom stays up to wash another load of towels, dry and fold them....
Thursday - Same as Wednesday except instead of funeral home they go to flower shop, D ends up paying for crystal swan TD broke in shop and flower arrangement that was in it...mom gets to keep the flowers! More whining about McDogdoos at dinner (pork chops) this time mom gives D car keys and she takes them for crap burgers. More washing, towels, sheets younger gerl got juice on and dad is mumbling a lot!
Friday - Mom wakes D up earlier than 9 am by vacuuming - TD has managed to destroy small feather pillow they brought along and fought over. D gets kids up, more showers, cereal all gone, milk all gone, dad has decided he needs to work the overtime and left! Mom takes D and TD to lawyers office to see about K's estate at 12:30, kids sit in lobby and whine about being hungry, they want McDogdoos - mom sees why they're both fat chubby (yeah, like 60 pounds over what they should weigh chubby). Another trip to the grocery store, more towel washing (the girls need two, one for the hair one for the body) and dinner - baked chicken - no McDogdoos tonight, dad sez so! TD tries to crawl behind couch to get Sadie out, knock over lamp and break bulb, dad is making funny noises in his throat, we think he is growling! Mom is loosing more hair, talking to herself while she loads dishwasher, we think she is plotting to kill everyone in their sleep. Cats all go in basement and hide.
Saturday - Funeral starts at 1 pm, D and TD take their time getting ready...they're late getting to funeral home! Mom sez the service is very nice, no sad music, no bad memories...just lots of loving momories and beans celebrating a life that was way to short....D takes mom and dad out to dinner (not at McDogdoos) to thank them for putting up with TD and making everything so much easier for her. TD is well behaved at dinner except for spilled iced tea - no biggie, stuff happens. They come home, TD sees Sadie run behind couch, they look for her and can't find her, mom sez that's because she is actually under the couch. TD then proceeds to try and pull attached cushions off said couch to get to kitty. Now, our furniture is 15 years old and seen better days. It's clawed on one corner (dad covered it with a carpet square) and one arm is nothing but stuffing hanging out. That's why mom keeps it covered. But, our cushions up until this point were still attached! One is almost completely ripped off and another now has a hole in it! Mom is taking asparin and washing more towels for tomorrow morning...
Sunday - Mom wakes everyone up early (hehehe) they shower, eat cereal (all gone again and so is the milk). They load up dad's van and drive them to the airport, they all get on a plane and GO HOME. Yahoo, things are starting to be normal again. Mom takes the sheets and stuff off the day bed and trundle but doesn't wash them, she does wash the couch covers and sews the cushions up. She vacuums and cleans up a little. Our house looks like someone turned a pack of wild dogs loose in here. Zippy, Sadie and I are seen in daylight for the first time in 5 days.
Mom is sleeping in today, dad sez he didn't loose any sleep...mom just glared at him. He said he was sorry, he wasn't thinking when he said they should stay here. Mom says, that's okay, wait till you get the food and water bills and laffed like a crazy lady.


32 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

how horrible! we wouldn't be able to deal with that, and our Lady would actually hate it even more. she doesn't let anyone come over ever - not even for an hour. you and your people are furry nice and tolerant. we're all stressed out just from reading that nightmare.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're real sorry to hear about your mom's friend though. our Lady has a friend who's battling cancer right now too.

Kimo & Sabi said...

UUGGGHHHH! That team destruction must be frustrating...but we has learned from Mommakitty that sometimes you gots to put up wif dis stuff to help yer friends out. Our purrrs to yer mom and her friend during this challenging and sad time.

lordjaders said...

Despite the terrrible trrrauma forrr you thrrree having to hide, it sounds like you live with verrry carrring beans. It is not always easy to be arrround little sticky people, I know, I live with thrrree of them. You know, they seem to multiply everrry time they go outside, cuz they always brrring in some morrre little, sticky frrrom next doorrr. As long as they don't steal my new toy, I'm happy. But if the grrrab me gotchya girrrl comes--I rrrun!
Purrrs to yourrr Family,
Jade

Dragonheart said...

Oh my goodness! You guys went through a lot of trauma!

So sorry to hear about your mom's friend. Your humans are obviously very kind, caring and compassionate people. Your mom has my condolences on the loss of her friend.

Sorry to hear that Team Destruction caused such chaos. And wanting McD's all the time - gross! I hope things quickly get back to normal for you.

DEBRA said...

Your Mom and Dad were furry foughtful to let D and TD stays wif yu. It wuz a stressfull time, but dey udderstood how bad it wuz furrs D. STILL...it is furry bad when BIGbeans don't conntroll their littlebeans espezially in someone else's home. My Momma doesn't udderstand dis. I am glad dat fings have gotten back to usual furrs all of yu! Our deepest sympathies furr the loss of yur Momma's frend.

Purrs
~Abby

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Just reading dat gave our mom a headache. It sounds like what goes on when the grandbeans come to our house, but dey leave da same day. I'm really sorry you hadda hide for a whole week. It was nice of yore mom to help her friend, but maybe next time yore dad can make dem stay at a hotel.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry about your Mom's friend and that you all had to hide all week.

Ann M & the Kitties said...

We're sorry for the loss of your Mom's friend. It was very kind of all of you to do that for her sister. We hope you get extra special treats for putting up with TD.

The Crew said...

Oh Speedy, what a terrible weekend you had. Why didn't you 3 come over here? Shasta is visiting but she's OK. It would have been better than dealing with TD!

Love
Misty

Gretchen said...

Oh, wow. I'm happy to hear your house is back to normal. What an experience...sounds like a bad movie.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh my goodness. *shudder* they tried to play "hang by the tail?" with you? *faints*

we're glad you have your house back!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh dear, it sounds like everycat and everybean at your house had a tough week! I don't like company either, luckily my Mum doesn't volunteer like your Dad did : )

P.S.
Sorry to hear about your Mum's friend.

The Meezer Gang said...

Thank you, guys for your kind words. We will make sure that you guys know as soon as the babies are born!!! Mom thinks it may happen early next week!
Purrs to you!
Stella

Rascal said...

Excellent Mancat pose. Give your mom an extra snuggle for Me.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh my how awful ' team destruction' indeed! Sounds like a dreadfully sad time for all concerned though, sending our best wishes from across the globe xx

Peach Man said...

Dudes! That is madness! How terrible to be sad about your friend and have to deal with TD. I hate kids. I think maybe that's what I'll start calling Mama's niece and nephew. hehe.
P

Fat Eric said...

OMG, what a nightmare. I do not blame you all for hiding while TD were in the house. Sounds dreadful.

I am sorry your mum lost her friend too.

Chairman Mao said...

Huggies to your momma for helpin' out, and I'm so sorry she lost her friend! Your momma sounds like a furry lovin' and carin' bean.

I'm sorry youkitties had to deal with Team Destruckshun -- that does sound furry skeery, and I'd hide from alla them beans, too, until I was furry sure that they weren't gonna pull my tail or nothin'!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Henry Helton said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but happy that you got your house all back, even if broken.

Tyler said...

Mom here: You've been through a lot lately. It's good to know that the turmoil is over at least. We hope that happy memories of your friend wash away any sadness.
You and your husband did a very good thing taking care of those people during such a diffiult time and at such a sacrifice to your sanity. Lynn

Forty Paws said...

OMG!!! No wonder you guys have been quiet all week. That totally sux da big one!

Dat was nice of your mom & dad to help out the friend's sisfur tho. Too bad she brought da rug rats wid her. Yuck. We would all be sick and yakkin an haffin da squirts after dat.

Luf, Us

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Thanks for stopping in at our blog. No, we're not really brothers from the same mother, but we iz adopted brothers which iz just as good!

~Napoleon & Hunter~

Daisy said...

What a terrible week you all had! You must be very relieved to have some peace and quiet again. I am very sorry about your mom's friend. But it is very good and special that your mom got to have a regular visit with her just a few days before.

Derby said...

What a week, maybe the next time your Dad won't be so fast to invite them to stay!

LHK said...

Man, I thought I had a bad week!
Smokes, TD sounds awww-fulll.
Its nice that the beans were so helpful to your mombean's friend's sister. I bet she'll need some snuggles to feel better, it'll make you feel better too.
---Beezer

The Meezers said...

oh my gosh - what a horror story!! good fing you all came out of it wif tails attached!

Lux said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's friend. What a week you guys had!

P.S. Very nice mancat pose!

William said...

Oh dear. We're sorry to hear about your mom's friend--and sorrier to hear about your mom's friend's sister and brood! Holy moly, I think your dad owes you and your mom a vacation!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Oh dearie me! I dunno who's had it worse - all of you kitties or your mommy or maybe your daddy later, when da bills come in. We are glad that you are ok and that things are back to normal.

~Marie

Tara said...

What a week! But you should be very proud of your mom and dad. Such caring is what makes life worth living. What goes around, comes around.

Tara

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Wow, that was so nice of your mom and dad to help out, but what a week! Hope you're back to normal now.

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow