Sunday, September 6, 2009

What happens when you have a careless bath

Some of you who follow me on Twitter already know this story but I thought I'd share it with every pup and kitty today.

The other night I was sitting on the couch next to my heater, as I usually do in the evenings. I decided to give myself a bath, as I'd been out rolling around on the deck earlier in the day. Mum was sitting at our iMac and dad was at his computer, Zim.

There was a big CRASH and mum and dad looked all around to see what happened. They couldn't see anything wrong but then mum noticed that the heater had moved. Then I jumped up at her and meowed for sympathy.

I fell off the couch! And crashed into the heater on my way down! It was Not Fun.

Mum picked me up and soothed me but I was not very happy about this event. From now on, all baths will be taken on the floor where I can't fall anywhere.

Don't forget you can still comment on my 500 post to raise money for the Cat Protection Society! You have until midnight Sunday to make a comment (one comment per cat or dog please; humans are allowed too :), tell your friends!)

And finally, thank you all for your kind words about MrSippi. I know his family appreciates them and I do too.

37 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So THAT was the thud we heard!



Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cheyenne -Millie said...

My goodness Huffle! We hopes you didn't burns yourself!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Sometimes I do that when I'm sleeping.

Steve

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We think we felt the....err...take care of yourself Huff!


PE&B

pughy said...

Oh ouch.. Take care Huffle we dont want you getting hurt or burnt..

Hugs GJ xx

Eric and Flynn said...

It's so embarassing when something like that happens isn't it.
We were very sad to hear about Mr.Sippi and have offered our condolences to his family. We send you our comforting purrs too.

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Huffle,

I can't believe that you would admit this to the whole wide world!!!! I mean, you obviously MEANT to do it, right? Of course you did. I'm sure that you just wanted to see what it would feel like to touch the heater while you were moving really fast at the same time. I understand.

Ozzie

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Huffle,

I can't believe that you would admit this to the whole wide world!!!! I mean, you obviously MEANT to do it, right? Of course you did. I'm sure that you just wanted to see what it would feel like to touch the heater while you were moving really fast at the same time. I understand.

Ozzie

CatLadyDiary.com said...

As long as your not burned!

Lorenza said...

Ooops!
Glad to know you are ok!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Romeo said...

Oh no1 i hope you are okay! xoxo Romeo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no! Yoor okay right? No burns, bruises or sprains? Dat can be furry scary...

The OP Pack said...

Ouchie - hope you didn't get too close to the heater and get burned. Maybe you need to get Mum to put a pillow on the floor in front of the sofa where you bathe.

woos, the OP Pack

Stella said...

You are made of strong stuff, Huff.
I have never known one cat to take a fall and admit it was a mistake!

Glad you are OK. You ARE OK, aren't you?

Only Stella has commented for the 500 post blog so now Mom and Ali Z are gonna do it too.

Kisses,
Stella

The Thundering Herd said...

Somehow, we thought cats were graceful and always landed on their feet and all of that. Somehow, our myths are being shattered.

P.S. - We are actually used to hearing Rusty fall off the couch, bed, whatever. He rolls over in his sleep and disappears. Just gets up, shakes himself off, and acts like nothing happened.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you didn't get hurt when you fell on the heater. Hopefully that never happens again.

Fin said...

I think that heater is out to get you.

Samantha said...

You poor kitty - I can't imagine how painful that must have been and sympathize so much - licks to you. And we are very sorry to hear about Mr.Sippi. We send hugs to his family and to you, Huffle.
Hugs and Licks xo
Ozzie (and Sammie too)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

You come sleep near our heater, we'll keep you safe!!!

Kari said...

Poor sweet Huffle! We hope you didn't burn yourself. We know that you are probably not yourself after the unexpected loss of your dear Mr Sippi. Take care and know that we love you.

Karen Jo said...

Ouch! I hope you didn't burn yourself. I agree that baths are best taken on the floor.

Reese =^..^= said...

Ut-oh! I sure hope you didn't hurt yourself.

Misha said...

Ouchie! It's very game of you to admit to your fall!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We are so sorry to hear about MrSippi, Huffle.

Now, do please be caredul when taking your baths. The middle of a large bed is one very good place we would like to recommend.

Cats in trees said...

Ah yes. Bathing only on ground. We always say that too, after a fall out of the tree. And we always forget.

Furkidsmom said...

We know you meant to do that! Watch out for that vishus heater!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Huffle, in the interest of full-disclosure we must report that yesterday both Whitey and Grayson did something similar.

Whitey was on his Red Throne and went off the back of Mom's desk.

Grayson was napping on the bed and rolled off the edge.

There. We've said it and feel much better now.

Batu said...

I've done that - it is awful!!!

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Huffle...that hadta be kinda embarrassing for you...I've fallen off the counter before...not good for a kitty's image....

Ernie

Madi and Mom said...

Huffle what a terrible fall and I know you must have been slightly embarrassed too. Oh dear..me thankfully only mum and dad were there to witneesthe fall from grace.
:-) Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

Yikes! Who knew that bathing could be so perilous?!?

The Army of Four said...

I KNEW baths were evil! I guess cat-baths are, too! Are you OK, Huffle!!??!
Love,
Ammy
PS: Zim says, "Ha roo."

Milo and Alfie said...

It musta been LOUD 'cos we heard it in England too! Poor yoo.

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh Huffle...we hope you are okay and didn't burn yourself!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

brandi said...

Huffle, you take extra care!! Hope you didn't hurtie your furs.

Sweet Praline said...

I thought for a minute you were going to say you burned your lovely furs. I'm glad all that was damaged was your pride.

MAX said...

Hey there Huffle
He-he-he-he. Poor you. Such indignity! Were you day-dreaming?
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA