21 April, 2008

Is No Space Sacred?

Hey, there.. it's me, Hannes. Again, I have a problem, and I'm coming to you for help. Here's the deal. The problem is the cat, she's sneaky annoying diabolical. Before Turbo came here to live it was just me and my Mom in the Studio. I'd curl up and nap on my ottoman to the hum of the sewing machine or sometimes I'd snuggle in right beside Mom and lay my head on her lap when she settled herself down for some hand sewing. Those days were heaven-sent. This all came to a screeching halt when Turbo arrived. She just doesn't understand, or refuses to obey, boundaries! I think it's high time for a cat-free zone. This is where I need your assistance, I want you to help me convince my Mom that "our" room should be off limits to "you-know-who". When I tried to explain how out of hand this space invasion has become, I'm not sure Mom grasped the severity of the problem. OK, I have photo proof:






Turbo on "our" (mine and Mom's) chair. I told her to get down. Getting lower is not my idea of getting down! She can be so infuriatingly literal at times!








Finally she got down... and where did she go? Right here, up on a stack of quilts, Mom's going to be so mad! I happen to know that Mom doesn't like cat fur on her quilts at all, only my fur; she told me that... I think.


I have some markers and some paper. I made a sign: "No Cats Aloud Allowed" and posted it down low on the Studio door. Now, I just figured this out, I have an even greater problem... the dumb cat can't read!

So, what do you say? Can you help me out here? Any and all ideas are welcome.

20 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Very funny, but I don't want to laugh out loud and hurt Hannes' feelings. ;)

Bella said...

Hannes, this is not what you want to hear...but you are going to have to suck it up and try to get along with Turbo. Once that species gets in, there is no getting rid of them or any chance of them listening to reason. Best of luck to you Hannes! Puppy smooches.

Salem Stitcher said...

Aww Hannes, you made me spit hot tea all over my computer monitor with that second picture of Turbo. Too funny! I know it's not funny to you but you have to admit that's a pretty silly cat.

Hang in there and just remember you were there first and Mom loves you best!

mamaspark said...

Hannes, you now have a partner in crime! You just have to learn to live with her. Cats can be very charming (although Laxy, our dog, would probably side with you and she has to deal with 5 cats!) Mom can put plastic over quilts she wants cat hair free but other than that I am afraid you will have to just get used to her. Oh and BTW, watch out for those cat induced "Nap Zones". When anyone comes into contact with a sleeping cat and begins to pet them they are liable to get sucked right into a Nap Zone! So be careful!!

Sherry said...

Hannes, this is Bogart in NJ. I'm very sad to hear of your plight. I'm lucky, my Mom knows that we live in a "one animal" sanctuary -- but I did let her get married a couple of years ago ("Dad" gives me more food than Mom does, and hey, bribery is always good, isn't it???).

Hopefully your Mom will give you special time with her --- after all, it sounds like you are her favorite --- and that has to count for something, right?!

Keep in touch to let me know how you are doing. . . I wish you much luck!

Sherry said...

Hannes, this is Bogart in NJ. I'm very sad to hear of your plight. I'm lucky, my Mom knows that we live in a "one animal" sanctuary -- but I did let her get married a couple of years ago ("Dad" gives me more food than Mom does, and hey, bribery is always good, isn't it???).

Hopefully your Mom will give you special time with her --- after all, it sounds like you are her favorite --- and that has to count for something, right?!

Keep in touch to let me know how you are doing. . . I wish you much luck!

quiltkeemosabe said...

Hang in there, Hannes! That wedding can't come soon enough and then that darn cat will be your new sis-in-law's problem. Unless, new-sis-inlaw develops an allergy to cats and Turbo stays with you!!! If that happens, dog heaven forbid, maybe the two of you can go for relationship therapy!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Sorry to hear about your problems, little doglet! My little ones can relate ... and send your their sympathies!

Bailey, Shatzie and Pip's mom.

Marcia said...

Little H...when brother and I were younger we used to have a couple of cats. The difference between them and Turbo was that they were outdoor cats. Mom and Dad would never let those cats inside! Why not try opening the door to the side porch and letting her out. Problem solved!

Owens Family Adventures said...

Dearest Hannes...here is what you do...start knocking over the trash cans, grab that cat and stick em' right by the mess then go get mom. Turbo will be out of there in no time flat!
VIVA LA DOGGIES!!!
heehee
dawn

Libby said...

Dogs Rule - Cats Drool! Lots of barking and chasing is good - cats don't like that very much, but it's lots of fun for us canines.

Harper *s*

Katie said...

Hannes, Ngaire would love to come and help you out. She LOVES to chase and bark at cats (the ones on the other side of the fence anyway) and she's BIG. :-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hannes - check out the photo at the end of my blog post today... you need a really great empty box just OUTSIDE the studio door. Cats cannot resist empty boxes ~ they're just right for _____________. Maybe you can tempt Turbo to crawl into the box (the rest is up to you)...

Thanks for sharing the great photos ~ of yourself (and the funny ones of Turbo)

Quilt Memories said...

OK, Hannes, enough is enough, I'm coming to get you, cause I don't like cats either.I think in the meantime you should try opening the OUTSIDE door and then scare Turbo so she will run out!!If that doesn't work I think you should rush this marriage thing up so that your brother and SIL can have Turbo back! Good Luck, remember, I'll be there soon! J

G'G'ma said...

Hannes, do you know any of the neighborhood cats? Could you find a girlfriend for Turbo? Maybe you could just chase him out and he could find his own girlfriend. With a name like Turbo he sounds too young to be lounging on quilts anyway. Good luck.

Sioux said...

Hannes, go snuggle up close to Turbo every where she goes. Don't give her any space, love her to....death!

Nane said...

Hannes..Turbo can climb and jump higher than you. Maybe a truce, you get everything under two feet and she gets the top half of the studio. Better yet, maybe Turbo should start hanging out more with your Dad down in the shop!

Rhonda said...

Ohh Hannes, I feel for you. My two little doxies, Suki and Yoshi, are afraid of the cats also. But they have learned to share their spaces since the felines were here first. I would send them over there to help you chase Turbo out, but I think that they won't be much help.
Good luck convincing Mom! Just give her your sad, soulful eyes... she won't be able to resist. ;c)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Hannes, Mom makes strange boxes for the cats around here. They like to hide when I try to chase them, which apparently falls under "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" so don't go doing that. We'll end up in Animal Court.

The Legality of Cat Love, Duke!

Beth said...

Hannes, Our mom puts tin foil on the quilty stuff that Rags isn't allowed on. Oh, and that spray bottle of water from the ironing board is a BLAST! She spritzed that in Rags direction and she makes herself SCARCE! More room for me and my brother, Rookie. Let us know if you need any chasing techniques. I get in trouble for them (except when Rags rattles Mom;s bedroom door in the middle of the night! THEN I get to chase her with PERMISSION!) Your friend, the terrorist I MEAN terrier, Rally