Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guilt Trip: Boarding All Rows


Hi everyone, Katie here.

Glogirly took a trip today. It started out innocently enough I suppose. She needed to go to the post office to mail my secret paws package, Spitty's giveaway prize and a raffle prize I donated to Blind Cat Rescue. So in a way, she was going to the post office on behalf of me. Even so, what you are about to read will horrify you. There is no excuse.

She carried the packages downstairs to the garage and was about to leave when she realized we'd had a winter storm and the 15" of new snow meant she was going to need to dig her boots out of the tiny, dark and very messy coat closet.

What she didn't see in her haste was a certain black and white kitty who entered said closet for a routine check.

Slam. Closet door closes. Beep, beep, beep, beep. She sets the alarm. Garage door opens. Car starts. Car backs out of garage. Garage door closes.  Poof, she's gone.


And I'm trapped. The time was 3:10 pm CST. 

7:05 pm CST – Glogirly and Gloman are watching TV with the pea-eyed monster, Waffles Too.

7:06 pm CST – Glogirly realizes she hasn't seen me for awhile.

7:07 pm CST – Checks my food dish – full.

7:08 pm CST – Goes upstairs to check on laundry – I'm nowhere to be found.

7:09 pm CST – Looks under the beds, in the bathtub, even in Waffles' room – nothing.

7:10 pm CST – Now she's worried.

7:10 pm CST – Did I go off somewhere to die? Seriously??? Is THIS what you think when you can't find me???

7:12 pm CST – She runs downstairs. I'm not in my litter room or anywhere else.

7:13 pm CST – Gloman finally decides to join in.

7:14 pm CST – Glogirly opens the door to the tiny, dark, messy coat closet. IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!

She does the math and realizes I've been locked up in the tiny, dark, messy coat closet for FOUR HOURS.

Tears gush. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry..."  "I can't believe..." "I feel horrible..." "I'm a terrible person..."

I'm fine. Not that I'd ever admit it to her. She may have unknowingly locked me in a closet for 4 hours today, but she gave me something very important. Something of immeasurable value. Leverage.


Guilt Trip – Boarding all rows.

43 comments:

Victoria Henderson said...

I feel...woozy... four hours...
*faints*
~Vicat

Ann Paws said...

Oh no how horrible poor Katie! I am glad Glogirly was able to find you in a kind of timely manner :-P glad to know your ok though! At least maybe you got some peace and quiet from Waffles Too in the closet.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Did Waffles lock you in?
Benny & Lily

Prancer Pie said...

Ahhh yes, the guilt trip. What a wonderful little "get-away" this should be! HaHaMeow!

Cory said...

*snicker*

I mean....OMC! How horrible!

I'm only laughing because that has happened at our house. Once with our guardian angel Nimue who wandered into the coat closet as mom and dad headed out to see the Nutcracker (awesome holiday memories)...dare I say it happened to my momma Ellie who has been voted most likely to be locked in a closet...or between the door and the screen door. Just remember, I didn't tell you these things.

Pasha said...

Oh Katie!!! you poor little thing!!!! You innocent little kitty!!! How could this have happened to you??!!!!
.... If you want me to keep on going you have to share some of those goodies you'll be milking out of this! :)

Stacy Hurt said...

Oh this will be an epic journey. We can't wait for it tho begin !

Patty Woodland said...

Katie, Katie.
You gave poor Glogirly a scare. Cats are not allowed in closets, are they?

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I have a feeling it might have been the fault of your little brother... at least it would be the case in this house! *looking at Hammy*

Simba said...

You got a 4 hour break from Waffles Too!

Dorothy Abernathy said...

Oh, poor, poor Katie. I'm sure GLOGIRLY feel truly terrible. She would never do something like that on purpose. And about Waffles Too, you realize that the only reason she would consider taking another kitty into her home is because of the joy you have brought her. At least, these are the things my huMom try's to feed me. Of course, having me has been nothing but joy! That doesn't mean this Hitch character ...... Oh, sorry, this is about you. Guilt her for everything you can get. Silly humans, don't realize who they're dealing with!
Purrs to you!
Mistletoe & Hitch

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I would love yet another thing for my human to feel guilty about! Especially since I would not mind being in a dark closet for four hours - I could nap undisturbed with nary a camera in my face!

Molly The Wally said...

Katie that is awful and we are not laughing, really we are not. Yikes you poor poor thing. Leverage is well good. Milk it girl. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

The Island Cats said...

We can't believe she did tihs. Milk it for all it's worth, Katie. We see lots of salmon in your future.

The Kitties of Purring Pines said...

So sorry you were locked up! But milk it for all it's worth!!!!

Selina said...

Oh Katie!!! Poor thing! Of course, you probably got all caught up on your shut-eye in there but ... still. MomKatt ALWAYS does a head-count before she leaves the house - she's paranoid that way.

OTOH you had a NICE long period for an uninterrupted nap. But ... yeah ... leverage. *giggles*

PURRS!
Selina

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Don't beat yourself!! I bet if we all admit it we have ALL done that at some point. I had someone in our condo once years ago doing work for us (a dear friend who has a key) Lenny and I were both at work, when she left she didn't realize that she had locked my Angel Bobo in our closet (accidentally)...I came home and flipped OUT....he had been in the closet for at least 4 hours.....he was rather "amazed" when he was released but he was fine. xoxo

Fuzzy Tales said...

Our rotten human laughed and laughed and laughed..... :-D

Cathy Keisha said...

WHAA!!!!!!! I think you need my services once again. I will sue GG for all she's worth! Luckily there was some air in there. And it took Gloman how long to join in the search???? Didn't they hear you crying? Didn't they hear the whimpers of a wrongfully imprisoned cat???? TW locked me in a closet once—no twice—only Pop heard me screaming and yelling for help and rescued me.

FURKIDSMOM said...

Mom knows that feeling of panic when she can't find one of us....we're usually napping somewhere!

Work it for all you can!!!

The Florida Furkids

LP said...

OMC! LP was laughing and laughing and holding her sides! Jeez. Talk about lack of empathy!
Why... just last week Daddyman accidently locked Malou in the linen wardrobe. It has "windows" on the doors and Malou was looking through them with her big saucer eyes for FIVE hours until LP noticed she hadn't seen her for a while and went looking for her!! Of course she took the same guilt flight your Mama did... maybe they could do a trip together one day :)

the critters in the cottage xo

cattywumpus said...

Yeah, milk it milk it! You must send her on a really long trip. And tell her to take along Waffles Too. He must have had something to do with it.

Terri said...

Horrors--being in the dark closet without food, water, or litter box! I'd make Glogirly pay for that big time!

On the other hand, Waffles Too couldn't stalk you :)

Belle said...

OMC - dat ticket had better be for first class - I can imagine she feels pawful about it - but hey, milk it my dear - milk it - we all would if we could

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Use your power for good, Katie, not evil! Try to resist using the power of guilt to get them to remove the stalker... Someday, you'll be glad to have someone to take the fall for crimes that you might otherwise be accused of! Just think if he'd been there when the shoestring thing had happened! Total reasonable doubt and a huge suspect because, hey, he's a kitten, they play with everything!

Brian said...

And that is a first class ticket fur sure!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

MOL !!!!


katie...ewe bee crazee !!!!!

:)

pee ess...a rotting salmon in an undisclosed heat vent will suffice az pay bak....

try it !

speedyrabbit said...

she will make it up to you Katie,don't forget to enter out christmas count down give away,xx Speedy

Mr. Black said...

Oh, Katie! You must not be much of a meower. I would have been "talking" up a storm and scratching at the door.

And, the fact that they didn't notice you were not around immediately? We know whose fault that was don't we? I'll bet that Waffles Too knew you were stuck in the closet and he didn't say a word. Watch your back.

meowmeowmans said...

WE have no doubt Glogirly feels horrible about this whole fiasco, Katie. Milk it for all it's worth! ;)

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Allie: oooh WORK it girlfriend! Give her the big, sad ACCUSING eyes. Oh the guilt starts DRIPPING off them when you turn up the volume on *that8 baby.

And don't forget, they were happily watching TV with *whom*...??

Sweet Purrfections said...

We know it's not funny, but can visualize a little fur brother smiling in the background.

pumpkinpuddy said...

What is wrong with humans? They know we have to inspect the closet when they open the door! They should never close the closet door without doing a thorough kitty check.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Oh, guilt trips! We love sending Mommie on them. In fact we have sent her on so many, she just recently qualified for the million mile club!

savannahspawtracks.com said...

ohhhh I want on the flight!!! My Mom and Dad are already talking about another 'get-away'...(from whom, I ask??)...in Feb...maybe they will "accidentally" close me in the Harry Potter closet under our stairs!! The Horror!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Just say bub bye
Benny & Lily

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Is there an award for BEST POST EVER ON THE INTERNET? Cause you know, This Post would win it. Teh innerwebs--Dey R Belong to YOU, Katie!

Ingrid King said...

I bet in addition to the guilt, tose 10 minute between the time she realized you weren't anywhere to be found and the time she found you took about 10 years off of Glogirly's life.

Fenris and the Cats said...

We hopes you acted like you were about to die of starvation and very traumatized. This should get you toys, treats and attention for MONTHS.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I feel faint...need treats....four hours...yes, indeed--board ALL those rows, and bring a back up jet for the second helping!

Noir

The Cat From Hell said...

What! Yous did not scream at the top of your lungs!
Mommy always knows when me gets stuck somewhere!
Kisses
Nellie

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Katie, you must have been so frightened. I did that to Livia a few months ago when she did the same thing. She rarely mews, so when I heard banging and mewing and only one cat was in my bedroom with me, I thought it was Abbi. Livia spends a great deal of time in her penthouse, so I didn't realize she was gone for more than four hours! I happened to walk by the coat closet and heard the racket going on inside there, and then I found her. I know exactly how your mommy feels!

Mariodacat said...

Oh noooo dat's horrid Katie. I'd tell you to come over here, but my peeps did the same thing to me one time., Only at least they had the courtesy not to leave the house, Now i don't meow much, so I kept quite for 2-3 hours at least. I did get extra loving and snuggles tho.,