Friday, June 12, 2015

Behind Closed Door: Will Katie & Waffles Make a Break for it?

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! What're you doing?

KATIE:  What does it look like I'm doing, Waffles? I'm trying to break us OUT of here. Now if I can just turn the boingy thing a little more to the –

WAFFLES:  But Glogirly said we have to stay in her bedroom until the guys with the big tool belts leave. Remember? When she brought us in here and gave us those treats and stuff?

KATIE:  You mean when she LURED us in here. And SHUT THE DOOR!!!

WAFFLES:  Wow Boss. I think you need to switch to decaf.

KATIE:  We're going to die in here! I know it. It's been HOURS. I don't even know what DAY it is.

WAFFLES:  Jeez, somebody's awfully dramatic.

KATIE:  Waffles! How can you just sit there?

WAFFLES:  I don't think I'm going to be sitting for very long, Boss.

About Today's Photos
Today's blog post is not just based on a true story, it IS a true story. We're knee deep in construction and repairs following the Great Dishwasher Flood of 2015. While the pounding and sanding and painting and pounding and more pounding were going on downstairs in the garage and guest room, Katie, Waffles and Glogirly were tucked away two flights up in the master bedroom for the better part of the day.

Every time Glogirly would go to check on the work, she'd trick Waffles & Katie with freeze dried chicken treats in order to keep them from darting out the door. Well, to keep Katie from darting out the door. While Waffles slumbered away on the bed, took in a little Bird TV and checked out the mobile litter box, Katie sat vigil by the door.

Why is it that with the door open, Katie is perfectly comfortable meandering around the bedroom, taking in a nap on Glogirly's pillow... just hanging out. Yet when the door shuts, it's like an episode of Orange is the New Black.  (ooh! Now THAT might make a fun #TVTripCaturday spoof, wouldn't it?!)


  1. One always wants what one doesn't have....right?

  2. Somehow I don't think Katie would like OITNB. Waffles would luv it though, MOL!

  3. Binga would be the same way as Katie! I hear that when she and the other cats and the humans moved into this house, the cats were locked in an upstairs room while the movers brought the furniture in - and she meowed until she was hoarse!

  4. We're surprised Waffles wasn't The Drama King?!?

  5. We woulda expected it to be Waffles trying to make a break for it.

  6. I love that tummy shot of Katie - I just love kitty tummies. :)

  7. I hate closed doors too. I can snooze all day in the master but close that door and I must leave NOW.

  8. Katie has catitude! Waffles is the cool dude cat. MOL

  9. That reminds me of the T S Elliot poem:

    The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore:
    When you let him in, then he wants to be out;
    He's always on the wrong side of every door,
    And as soon as he's at home, then he'd like to get about.
    He likes to lie in the bureau drawer,
    But he makes such a fuss if he can't get out.

    Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat--
    And there isn't any use for you to doubt it:
    For he will do
    As he do do
    And there's no doing anything about it!

  10. Miss Katie, is it bad to say we loved the shot of your undercarriage? You should really relax and enjoy your time with Glogirly so close, she is kind of locked in with you!

    Waffs! My calm, cool and collected. Snoozin' away. Good job!

  11. Hmm. You should try scratching the carpet up, Katie! Dig it, dig it, dig it! I do that when our mom makes Cam and me stay in the bedroom and it always gets Mom real excited. I'm sure that means it's what she wants me to do. Cam just naps and acts all calm and stuff, and she gets NO attention from Mom - so there you have it!
    Stay safe, kit-cats!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  12. My kitty brother is the same way! He doesn't care about going into a room if the door is open, but if you shut it, he HAS to get in RIGHT NOW! If the bedroom door gets accidentally shut, he'll sit outside and yowl until Momma wakes up and opens it -- then he walks off the other direction.

  13. My kitty brother is the same way! He doesn't care about going into a room if the door is open, but if you shut it, he HAS to get in RIGHT NOW! If the bedroom door gets accidentally shut, he'll sit outside and yowl until Momma wakes up and opens it -- then he walks off the other direction.

  14. WE hope reconstruction is going well and all will be restored soon.

  15. Funny Katie! I would have thought she would want to stay away from the noise but apparently she's a curious girl kitty.

  16. Some kitties just can't stand closed doors! I'm sure you will all be glad when everything is back in order and quiet prevails :)

  17. Having construction done on your home always feels like an invasion of privacy. MOL My kitties would act just like Katie if they were in a room with a closed door. Cats are very dramatic creatures! :)
    -Purrs from your friends at

  18. MOL Dat foto of Katie wiff fangs bared is adowable. And a little scarry me has to tell ya'. Me finks she didn't have hers coffee this meownin'., cuz dat's what mommy looks like wiffout hers coffee. MOL Y'all have a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  19. Closed doors are EVIL!

    The Florida Furkids

  20. Miss Katie does not like to be confined to one room. She expects to do laps of her kingdom on a regular basis. I don't like it when mum shuts me in a room, but I am like Waffles. I nap!

  21. Grass is ALWAYS greener...on the other side of the boingy thing!

  22. “Switch to decaf” now that’s funny! Poor Katie, trapped like a rat with nowhere to go but stir crazy. Yep, you got cabin fever.

  23. This was great. It really somehow seems like a role reversal for Katie and Waffles. Fiona and Giulietta cannot stand closed doors and will sit and whine and scratch at the door for as long as it takes to get it open. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid and Calista Jo

  24. Orange is the New Black is Back!!!!!!!! Yes, that would make for a very funny episode for sure! Poor Katie... I'm kinda with Waffles on this one... had no idea she was such the drama queen! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey kitties.

  25. How did I miss this post???..So funny..Katie..I have never seen such a look on your pretty face before..LOL!!!


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