Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When Mommy's Away...the Cats do Play

This is not my photo - but I loved it...so, kudos to the photographer, who is not me!

I'm minding my own business today...the house is quiet, as the whole family is out and about. They're all out enjoying the last few days of freedom summer before school starts back up next week.

Yep, just me and the furry four-legged family members...

I'm in my bedroom, sitting with the laptop, paying bills and enjoying the quiet....

When, suddenly....

What the hell??!!

The most strangest sound comes out of the living room....it's loud and it's obnoxious.

Worse, I am unable to identify this bizarre sound. It is foreign to my inner sound-library....which means, of course, that I must go and investigate this nerve-wracking NOISE. Because, you know, it could be dangerous or something.

I enter the living room to see both cats...perched oh-so-innocently on the hardwood floors...they look up at me and give me a look, as if to say, "Why, Mommy! What a surprise! What would YOU be doing in here? Because we're so innocent, you know...."

Uh huh. I know better.

The cats both have "guilt" written all over their whiskered faces. Because they're not forthcoming to me on what they had been up to before I entered the room, I have to resort to doing a search.

I search. I look high and low to find the source of that weird sound. What the hell WAS that??!!

Meanwhile, the cats sit there, watching me...purring in a prayerful tone that I just leave already and let them get back to whatever it was they were doing.

And then....SUCCESS!!!

I found it. The source of the noise.

The cats had somehow - in their great hunting skills - managed to find a lone glass marble.

Which they had been rolling back and forth on the hardwood floors.

Culprit #1...aka "Romeo"

Culprit #2...aka "Juliet"

A glass marble on a hardwood floor makes a most horrible sound.

However, it provides minutes of delight for two playful cats on a Tuesday afternoon...until horrible, mean Mommy takes the marble away.

Peace. (And yes...peace...no more nerve-wrattling noises.)



Terri said...

I can just imagine the racket! I love the innocent faces on your cats!

Emily said...

Oh how I miss having cats sometimes... :)

Lora said...

Aww, so cute! I wish my husband wasn't allergic to cats. I'd have 2 if it was up to me.