Saturday, August 14, 2010

Disaster of EPIC proportions

At the moment, dad is working on stripping our back deck. He uses paint stripper and usually I am not allowed outside to help him.

Last Saturday, he did not realise I was already outside when he went out to strip the next section, and had just coated the deck with paint stripper when I made a break for it and sprinted into the house. Well, I tried to run really fast but as you can see I got into a bit of trouble.

Huffle 101

Dad chased me into the house and made mum hold me really tight and I have to have a BATH! I yelled the whole time. Dad said he had to get all the paint stripper off my paws and tail, and my pantaloons, so that my skin didn't get burned, and so I didn't lick my paws and get sick.

I tell you pups and kitties, I was not happy. Lucky I have my new toasty heated bed to make me feel better.

40 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Huffle that is just awful! We are glad that you are ok, and normally we are extremely anti-bath, but well, this time we 100% agree with him. We know that stuff could have hurt you a lot, so we are glad that they got you to the bath right away!! We hope this doesn't happen again though - another bath would be awful!

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Huffle! Your dad should be more observant, shouldn't he?

Glad he got all of that stuff off of you so you wouldn't get sick.

Cat said...

Yikes Huffle that could have been bad news for you! I'm sure the bath was horrible, but really they did it because they love you :-)

Hope they got the nasty stuff all off!!!

Simba said...

What a horrible exerience for all three of you. I am sure Mom and Dad very verry wurried. Thank COD for the heated bed.

Eric and Flynn said...

Yikes! That was not a good idea Huffle. A bath was definitely better than burnt pads and a sick tummy.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds horrid, Huffle! We are glad your dad and mum got all of it off of you before anything bad happened.

Poppy Q said...

Oh noes, paint stripper is nasty stuff. We hope you didn't get any burns.

Love your new bed girlfriend.

Freya's Staff said...

Sorry Huffle, but I'm very glad they caught you. the alterative doesn't bear thinking about.
xx

brandi said...

Oh, my! Glad you are okay, though. And what a neat cuddle cup! I sure miss mine, but the bed is mine all the time anyway.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Huffle! We are sure glad you are OK. That is the only way we can condone a bath...to get something that nasty off of you. We think you should be able to sleep off this terrible experience in 16.7 naps in your new toaster bed.

pee ess: we bet you smell kitten-fresh!

Cara n Crew said...

oh Huffle! We dont blame you for not being happy but you gotta be careful! glad you got all cleaned up and didn't get sick! hope you had a nice cuddle in you pawsome new bed to make you feel better. have a great weekend!

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Natalie said...

Eek, that sounds like a traumatic experience! Glad you have come through your exposure to paint stripper unscathed!

The Island Cats said...

Well, that will teach you to try to make a run for it, Huffle.

One time I ran underneath the car and got oil all over me and I hadta have a bath...no fun at all!!

Wally

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Huffle, it's good your dad was alert and thinking, even though it did mean a bath. It could have been worse.

Lorenza said...

Oh-oh!
Now... stay away from the painting work, ok?
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That's what woo get fur being a WORKING breed!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Thundering Herd said...

A Huffle bath? The horrors.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You have a mighty good daddy for catching you so quick my dear! And we're sure glad he did. Let me know if you need some comforting...

*RUMBLEPURR*

Au and Target said...

Auch Huffle, that could have been a disaster! Glad they caught you quick before you could get into trouble. But that bath sounds very nasty...

meemsnyc said...

Sorry you had to take a bath!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

sorry you had to have a bath, but nice work on your dad's part to realize he had to act fast before you got to licking it off yourself! Whew!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh that could have been awful if yoo had licked yerself! Fank goodness yoor beans grabbed yoo and sorted efurrything owt. We know having a bath is horrible but the consequences could have been worse.
We're so glad yoo're OK. Purrs.

Sparkle said...

What an awful ordeal! Binga once had to have a bath because she dashed out onto a deck that was being tarred - and she had to wear a cone for a day. So it could have been worse. At least it is over.

Jacqueline said...

Sorry about such a tramatic experience, Huffle...We're glad you got the bath to get that junk off of you...We bet you smell sweet though :)...Happy day, lovely friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Barb said...

Oh dear, Huffle! Your Mom and Dad must have been very askeered seeing that stripper stuff on you and then having all the horrible stuff that might have happened flash through their minds... but most especially they must have been askeered for their own safety while bathing a wet Huffle! Yeowie!

ZOOLATRY said...

That could have been a majorly huge ooowwwie. Glad your Daddy was there to clean you up quick...

We think you got into this trouble in the first place, cause you're the explorer cat, mmm.

Furkidsmom said...

A BATH???????????????????? OH NO!!!

We're glad they caught you and got that stuff off you. We wouldn't want you to get sick.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Paw Relations said...

Goodness Huffle, thjat must have been an awful experience.

We're glad that you're okay and didn't get burned or sick.

TK and Squashies said...

OMCC Huffle, you poor thing. Is very gud your daddy is so smart, we nots want you to has a sick! We hopes your recovers from your baff.

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

Oh poor Huffle! What a perfectly awful experience! But it might have been even more awful had you licked something bad.

Cyber-sibes said...

Bad as a bath might be, the alternative would have been much much much much worse, Huffle! Good thing you your bipeds worked fast!
Now, about your dad not noticing....

jack a-roo & miss moo

Ginger Jasper said...

Huffle thank god your dad saw you and got you in that bath fast. It would have been much worse otherwise. I bet dad looks realy close as to where you are next time.. Be safe.. HUgs GJ xx

Danielle said...

Uhoh! A bath isn't fun, but that paint stripper could be pretty toxic dope, so it's good that they caught you before you licked it off yourself.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

OMG, Huffle!! The Human says she has never given a kitty a baff because we usually do such a good job of it ourselves, BUT!! this time it was 100% necessary. She has used that stripper stuff and it HURTS & BURNS sooooo bad to get it on your skin. She can't even IMAGINE what would happen if a kitty licked it!! So, you might not have enjoyed your baff, but sometimes a kitty's gotta endure what a kitty's gotta endure!

CCL Wendy said...

O noes! Say it isn't so, Huffle! You went for a big slippy slidey, did you?

I imagine the bath afterwards was much worse, though. Just try to put it out of your mind now that it's over. I hope you don't have any nightmares.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Huffle, we are just so glad you are OK. A whole lot worse could have happened to you than just a bath. Thank catness and dogness that your Dad got you all taken care of.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Tofu yells when he has to get wet, too. But we are glad you are okay - they say getting a bath is better than ingesting that stuff.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Huffle, we are very glad that your dad saw you that quick even if it mean getting a bath. Stay safe please! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Huffle! Are your feety-feet OK?
Luv,
DAve

Mr Koda MD said...

OMC!

That does sound disastrous!

I am not fortunate enough to have seen a kitty be bathed but i hear it is a very traumatic and vocal experience.