Thursday, March 5, 2009

Why I love to go to out of town soccer tournaments...


Hello, my name is Beth. I'm married to Michael. We're enablers.

When we moved to this house from an apartment many moons ago, Ellie (on the right) was an only cat. We made the mistake of letting her wander outside once in awhile. Along came George (not pictured) & Harry (of Harry Potter fame, see the it kind of looks like he has a "scar" on the top of his forehead?). They all became indoor/outdoor cats. Ellie rarely leaves our yard, George just wanders back & forth between our house & his "other house" & Harry stays on our street pretty much.

Our master bedroom is at the front of our house, right off of the foyer. Somewhere along the way, the cats decided they should be able to come and go whenever they please, no matter what time of day or night it is. This is the scenario every night... The cats (usually just Ellie & Harry) scratch on the door several times. Michael & I both pretend we don't hear them. The cats run their evil claws over the window (SCREEEEECH!!!). One of us begrudgingly trudges to the front door & opens it. Ellie & Harry tag team it. I think Ellie does the scratching, Harry waits by the door. Sometimes Ellie won't come in, she acts like she was just doing Harry a favor. Until we get comfy again under the covers, THEN she decides inside is the place to be.

Like I said, Michael & I usually take turns dealing with them. Michael has been out of town this week. I'm tired from dealing with the cats all night & I'm feeling like an idiot for letting them control me so.

These are things I realize about the situation...
  • We should never have gotten the first cat.
  • Once we had the first cat, we should have kept her an indoor cat.
  • Once we let her outside, we should have installed a cat door.
  • First cat is now 15 years old & does not take to change well. I moved their food bowls a few years ago & she refused to eat at the new location. We now have 2 sets of food bowls at both locations.
  • First cat won't use a cat door if we install it now.
  • First cat can't live forever, can she?
  • While the cats are sleeping (on my bed, I might add) during the day, I should go around & wake them up every 5 minutes or so.

We have a soccer tournament in 2 weeks. I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

We've done the cat thing. Right now we're cat free and I like it that way. I refuse to be suckered by a cute kitten held by one of my cute kids. Refuse!

Joanne said...

HA! Same thing here, just with dogs ... They whine at night, they stomp around ... completely annoying and they mess with my sleep

Heidi said...

I think my cat has taken over my house. As I stare at her sitting on my folded laundry....

Jenni Jiggety said...

This all supports my theory that cats are evil...

Ben said...

Stupid cats! I have an idea. Cats are taking over the world. Now I need to let the cat inside.q

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Oh, my friend, two weeks is a very long time to wait for a good night's sleep, especially in the name of cats.

Have you heard of the drop box? :)

-Francesca

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

My cat had two cats when we got married, and I am not a cat person at all, hehe.