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Old February 21st 18, 03:30 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Yesterday, I had a plumber come out to unclog the master bathroom sinks
and to remove the awful pop-up stoppers that are the cause of all the
issues! Call me a luddite, I want rubber stoppers in the sink.

Now, I never know how Buffy is going to react to people who come into
the house. There was an electrician here last weekend replacing an
electrical outlet. She didn't hide from him. She rubbed up against his
boot! He gave her scritches.

When the plumbers arrived yesterday afternoon, she was sitting on the
pet steps in the dining room, looking out the window. I was at the
computer in the living room. Suddenly she shot off like a rocket... I
didn't see exactly where she went. But I thought: Aha! The plumbers
are here! LOL

I went to the front door and opened it just as he raised his hand to
knock. That took him by surprise. I said, "My cat alarm let me know
you were here."

The plumber brought an apprentice with him. The apprentice noticed some
cat art on the walls opposite the sinks. He asked, "You like cats?"
Yep, there's one around here somewhere. I said good thing about a cat,
you don't have to walk it. He laughed and said, "But they'll walk on
you!" Yeah, this guy knows cats.

He was admiring a particular lithograph print my SO gave me a few years
ago. A black & white big fat cat. He said, "I used to draw like that.
When I was in art school." I wasn't expecting to hear that.

They weren't here all that long. It was an easy fix. They got rid of
those stupid pop-up stoppers which cause the majority of clogs in this
old house.

Buffy hid the entire time they were here. After I showed them out I saw
her crawl out from under the sofa in the living room. She hardly ever
goes under there. She checked all over the house after they left.
Investigated the master bath... looked out front. Went into the hallway
because, sometimes when the HVAC unit is serviced someone is up in the
attic. She remembers things like this. She searched the house to make
sure no one was here.

Is that weird or what?

Jill
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Old February 21st 18, 07:58 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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On 2/21/2018 7:30 AM, jmcquown wrote:
Yesterday, I had a plumber come out to unclog the master bathroom sinks
and to remove the awful pop-up stoppers that are the cause of all the
issues!* Call me a luddite, I want rubber stoppers in the sink.

Now, I never know how Buffy is going to react to people who come into
the house.* There was an electrician here last weekend replacing an
electrical outlet.* She didn't hide from him.* She rubbed up against his
boot!* He gave her scritches.

When the plumbers arrived yesterday afternoon, she was sitting on the
pet steps in the dining room, looking out the window.* I was at the
computer in the living room.* Suddenly she shot off like a rocket... I
didn't see exactly where she went.* But I thought: Aha!* The plumbers
are here! LOL

I went to the front door and opened it just as he raised his hand to
knock.* That took him by surprise.* I said, "My cat alarm let me know
you were here."

The plumber brought an apprentice with him.* The apprentice noticed some
cat art on the walls opposite the sinks.* He asked, "You like cats?"
Yep, there's one around here somewhere.* I said good thing about a cat,
you don't have to walk it.* He laughed and said, "But they'll walk on
you!"* Yeah, this guy knows cats.

He was admiring a particular lithograph print my SO gave me a few years
ago.* A black & white big fat cat.* He said, "I used to draw like that.
When I was in art school."* I wasn't expecting to hear that.

They weren't here all that long.* It was an easy fix.* They got rid of
those stupid pop-up stoppers which cause the majority of clogs in this
old house.

Buffy hid the entire time they were here.* After I showed them out I saw
her crawl out from under the sofa in the living room.* She hardly ever
goes under there.* She checked all over the house after they left.
Investigated the master bath... looked out front.* Went into the hallway
because, sometimes when the HVAC unit is serviced someone is up in the
attic.* She remembers things like this.* She searched the house to make
sure no one was here.

Is that weird or what?

Jill


Nope. She's a cat.

Joy
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Old February 25th 18, 08:27 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2/25/2018 2:43 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article ,
jmcquown wrote:
Yesterday, I had a plumber come out to unclog the master bathroom sinks
and to remove the awful pop-up stoppers that are the cause of all the
issues! Call me a luddite, I want rubber stoppers in the sink.


Now, I never know how Buffy is going to react to people who come into
the house. There was an electrician here last weekend replacing an
electrical outlet. She didn't hide from him. She rubbed up against his
boot! He gave her scritches.


When the plumbers arrived yesterday afternoon, she was sitting on the
pet steps in the dining room, looking out the window. I was at the
computer in the living room. Suddenly she shot off like a rocket... I
didn't see exactly where she went. But I thought: Aha! The plumbers
are here! LOL


I went to the front door and opened it just as he raised his hand to
knock. That took him by surprise. I said, "My cat alarm let me know
you were here."


The plumber brought an apprentice with him. The apprentice noticed some
cat art on the walls opposite the sinks. He asked, "You like cats?"
Yep, there's one around here somewhere. I said good thing about a cat,
you don't have to walk it. He laughed and said, "But they'll walk on
you!" Yeah, this guy knows cats.


He was admiring a particular lithograph print my SO gave me a few years
ago. A black & white big fat cat. He said, "I used to draw like that.
When I was in art school." I wasn't expecting to hear that.


They weren't here all that long. It was an easy fix. They got rid of
those stupid pop-up stoppers which cause the majority of clogs in this
old house.


Buffy hid the entire time they were here. After I showed them out I saw
her crawl out from under the sofa in the living room. She hardly ever
goes under there. She checked all over the house after they left.
Investigated the master bath... looked out front. Went into the hallway
because, sometimes when the HVAC unit is serviced someone is up in the
attic. She remembers things like this. She searched the house to make
sure no one was here.


Is that weird or what?


Jill



It is weird but we all know cats are weird. maybe she picked up on
something about them that was wrong. They can be clever like that too. The
trouble is we rarely find out why.

Judith

I got a bit of a weird vibe off them. Pne of the first things he asked
me was am I married? Not sure what that has to do with a blocked drain.
I locked the door when they left. I don't often feel the need to do that.

Jill
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Old February 27th 18, 03:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2/27/2018 9:38 AM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article ,
jmcquown wrote:
On 2/25/2018 2:43 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article , jmcquown
wrote:
Yesterday, I had a plumber come out to unclog the master bathroom
sinks and to remove the awful pop-up stoppers that are the cause of
all the issues! Call me a luddite, I want rubber stoppers in the
sink.


Buffy hid the entire time they were here. After I showed them out I
saw her crawl out from under the sofa in the living room. She hardly
ever goes under there. She checked all over the house after they
left. Investigated the master bath... looked out front. Went into
the hallway because, sometimes when the HVAC unit is serviced someone
is up in the attic. She remembers things like this. She searched
the house to make sure no one was here.

Is that weird or what?

Jill


It is weird but we all know cats are weird. maybe she picked up on
something about them that was wrong. They can be clever like that too.
The trouble is we rarely find out why.

Judith

I got a bit of a weird vibe off them. Pne of the first things he asked
me was am I married? Not sure what that has to do with a blocked drain.
I locked the door when they left. I don't often feel the need to do
that.


Jill


I think you were very wise. We once had some window sales people here, we
took them in the dining room to talk but we didn't like them, there was
just something we didn't know what. Sophie (RB) was very upset and uneasy,
it was the only time we saw her like that. these two men became very pushy
and even threatening and wouldn't leave unless we bought their product.
They were from a well known company too. We threatened to call the police
and still they wouldn't go until I pretended to call the police.

Strong arm sales tactics, that's no fun. Cats are intuitive, that's for
sure.

I didn't like the fact that this guy immediately asked me if I am married.

Um... my marital status doesn't have whit to do with you unclogging the
sinks in the bathroom.

Sorry, that's not your business. And he was a little creepy. Long
greasy hair, and he had a weird way of blinking at me constantly. He
was "twitchy". His apprentice (who pretty much just stood around and
watched but who also noticed the cat lithograph) was not at all odd but
the guy doing the work on the drains was odd. And inquisitive.

As a woman living alone I sometimes feel people are trying to figure out
if I'm an easy mark. Except they were sent by my home warranty company,
so it was a fixed rate/service call.

Maybe some guy looking for a rich widow? (I'm not one.) He made a point
of saying how nice this house and neighborhood is. And oh, you aren't
married? What's wrong with the men around here?

Excuse me?! It's none of your business whether or not I'm married and
if not, why not. Just unclog the drains and leave my house.

Yes, I locked the door after they left. I didn't like him and Buffy
definitely didn't like him. She's a smart cat.

Jill
 




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