Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Forced feline fun...

Well, in the aftermath of what we are now calling the Great Flood of 2013 (aka, the pipe bursting upstairs and getting nine rooms wet), we were forced to spend some time in the bonus room over the garage. It was a safe dry space, away from workers and the fans and dehumidifiers, with the laundry and a place for the litter boxes, and a TV.

The result of being forced into one cold room
Strange things happened because of this, like Josie and Maggie sharing a blanket (although they were not touching).

Jasper hanging out with me
I really enjoyed some extra snuggles with Dad before Mom got back home.

Josie and Jasper
Mom and Dad tried their best to make it a comfortable and safe-feeling place for us. They brought in our favorite blankets to make it smell like us, and make it a place where we'd want to be. You can see the orange blanket that we all love to curl up on.

Maggie ang Huggy Bear
Huggy Bear and Maggie are best buds, so it was no surprise to find them hanging out together.

We are out among the normal space now. The fans are all gone, and most everything is set back where it goes. The contractor looked at everything and thinks he can knock it out in about a week -- baseboards, paint one wall (the one they had to cut to get to the pipe), drywall, repaint every ceiling downstairs. That week we'll be back in captivity -- at least during the day when work is being done.

Fortunately the carpets were saved. The bathroom floor -- not so much. But Mom thinks she wants tile in the bathroom now. They had to pull up the linoleum and left some staples in the floor (pokey side down). I managed to bruise my paw pad on one, jumping down from the counter, and limped around for a few days. This made Mom very sad, but I'm OK now -- just sneezing a little from all the dust that got blown around by the fans. It'll all be OK. It can just be a bit overwhelming.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It sounds like you all have had a very hectic time. We are glad things are starting to get back to normal.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, THAT was an ordeal! I am glad for you kitties that it is mostly over now.

Max said...

Dood, limp more, milk it for all you can. You might score some extra crunchy treats!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Oh dear what a mess but glad to hear things are on the mend. We think it would be kinda fun like camping out in the garage space, but also kind of confusing. You ought to all be getting treats for your inconvenience.

Frodo said...

Oh, dear friends, we are sorry for your troubles! Dear Jasper, we hope your paw didn`t hurt to bad! Love from Frodo, Lexi and Moty

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wow! That's an adventure we don't think we'd like. At least things are starting to return to normal.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Glad you survived the great flood. It doesn't sound like any fun at all. Except for the "camping out" with your dad part.