Friday, August 3, 2012

Hey, Up Here!

As cats, we love to take naps, sit in windows and gaze out at the world, always reflecting on what it would be like if we ran things. Half asleep and right in the middle of this happy thought--

A rude awakening!

 




Gasps coming from outside!

I what??

Great Granny's cotton socks, I'm pushing out the screen with my butt and putting a big hole in it?






It was all awfully embarrassing. I tried to look cute because Mom Julie wasn't sure whether to laugh or freak out.






She came inside and reinforced the whole thing so it would be secure. Now, all that was left to do was get upset over the hole, but she figured since she's replacing the screens from our going after bugs and stuff over the years, it was going to be okay.

So, all of me is still in one piece.

Secure in knowing my particular human is running things just fine.







--Tom

Don't forget! We'll have an excerpt of "High Feather" as our post next week. I'm so excited helping Mom Julie decide which part we'll use. There's a blurb about the book on the sidebar.

I'm so glad she makes me a little cat priest in her stories :)



30 comments:

Maine Kitties said...

Haha! Its a good thing there are people to watch out for the window screens. Its a big scary world out there for kitty cats!

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's a good thing that Mom Julie saw that screen was loose (it surely wasn't your shapely bottom that made it need reinforcing Tom) - it must have got broken by Notme!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

That isn't as as bad as a loud thud would have been! Be careful up there!

sagechronicles said...

Pshew. Good thing someone had your back, Tom.

Prancer Pie said...

That would have totally freaked our Mommy out, too. She's a little paranoid bout us. (cod luf)

Katie Isabella said...

My mom would have been totally complete;y freaked out cause she never ever wants me out, nor Admiral and she would be afraid I would hurt myself. Good on you, Tom..making her fly upstairs like that. Keep her on her toesies.

~*Connie*~ said...

Why no, that screen does NOT make your butt look big.. why do you ask?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Our Mommy would have completely freaked out! What a relief that Mom Julie has the screen thoroughly secured now.

Julia Williams said...

Oh my!! I'm glad she fixed the screen so you can nap safely in that window. It does look like a mighty fine place to sleep and enjoy the view, too.

meowmeowmans said...

We're sure glad to know that Mom Julie is watching out for you! :)

We're excited to read the excerpt!!!

Have a great weekend, dear friends.

Hugs!

Sparkle said...

My human is a fanatic about screens! If one is not absolutely secure, that window remains shut until the handyhuman can fix it. I'm not sure if I feel protected or like a prisoner.

Cindy said...

Mommy gasped at that sight of you almost falling out of that window!

Mariodacat said...

I got outside through the screen door on our patio. d had to fix it. Now I'm watched like a hawk and they are always checking the screens over.

Katnip Lounge said...

Somebody needs to invent elastic screens.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Ok, I'm one of the ones who would do the whole freak out thing! But then I had a kitten fall out of the second story because of a faulty screen.. (completely unhurt, just shocked at where he was) In fact, we did't open any upstairs windows for years until the screens were fixed!
We're glad your butt is back on the inside and you're all safe again!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Phew! We're glad the screen is fixed and you didn't fall out butt first.

ABBY said...

Whew we are glad things are safe and sound Tom.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

The Island Cats said...

Whew! We're glad that Julie saw what was happening before your butt pushed all the way out!

Cara n Crew said...

we can safely say our mom would have been freaking out too, Tom! clawed screens are the reason our mom barely opens the windows for us :( we're very excited for you second mystery book, Tom! we're glad you're part of the stories too :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

The Lee County Clowder said...

Be careful there, Father Tom. Waking up half way down to the ground would be a rude awaking for anykittie.

Fisher and Staff said...

All's well that ends well. I have a feeling Mom Julie got in some good snickers when it was all over - not in your presence, though.

Tamago said...

Oh I'm glad your mom saw you there! We put baby gate at window when we open it as one of my boys can easily break the screen!
You look quite comfy in the last photo. I hope you have a very relaxing weekend :-)

Mary said...

All's well that ends well! Glad it's all good for you, and Mom secured your window screen perch. She runs things pretty well, after all, doesn't she. She sure has your safety and well-being in mind. :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Not that we're laughing or anything....

You know you can get pet-proof screening, right? It's thicker and has sort of a rubbery texture, so it will give instead of tear. We have it on our patio door screen and it's withstood four cats' claws over the past decade+. (The human installed it long before we were born!)

The Cat From Hell said...

That was pretty funny (but I did not laugh -- much)
I can't wait to read the exerpt! I read the fisrt book and I have eagerly been waiting for the next one!
Kozmo at the Cat from Hell

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That's really funny. It wouldn't have been had you fallen out cause of the hole, but what a surprise for your human!

rumpydog.com said...

Jen says she can relate. She doesn't raise our windows high because she doesn't want the evil June Buggie to tear them out.

Marg said...

Our person cannot leave our windows open since we just rip them to shreds. So we understand about holes in screens. Hope all of you have a great week.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww!!!! Your gorgeous furry and floofy butt is never to blame! Yay!!

Take care
x

Shaggy and Scout said...

OOOOOHHHHH! Can't wait for the excerpt! Won't be back until Monday to see it though.
Tom, we'd hate to see you fall out that window. We're glad Julie saw it, errrr. you....bulging out!