So, you might remember that not that long ago we had a major incident at our house where all the carpet was stolen and Mike and Judy were held hostage for 3 days (The Stolen Carpet/Eating Out, posted 12/26/16.) You might remember that it all started with a truck pulling up and dropping a load of lumber in the driveway. Well, don’t you know, just a few mornings ago I was across the street from the house making my rounds, when another big truck pulled up in front of the house, and darned if he didn’t drop another load of lumber in the driveway. If that wasn’t disturbing enough, an hour or so later another truck pulled up and left the biggest litter box I ever saw in the driveway right next to the lumber. You can imagine my alarm at this development.
Here is a picture from the garage looking out at the street. You can see Mike’s hamstermobile parked at the end of the driveway. As you can also see, by the time we shot this picture the litterbox was full. And to learn what it was full of, you may read on.
The next day some other men in a big blue van drove up and unloaded a lot of equipment. Mike went out to talk to them, but he couldn’t make them leave. He left Judy and the rest of us cats in the house and went off to work, I guess. Not much spine, I’m thinking. The next thing I know, there commenced a great banging on the house, so violent that some of the tchotchkes were jumping off the shelves onto the floor. Ladybug and Jackson ran to the other side of the house where there was less noise, but Shayna Maidel was right there on it, waiting in the living room for the monster to break right through the wall and get us. It’s hard to say what she thought she was going to do about it when it happened, but as they say, curiosity killed the cat. I made my departure through the cat door while I still had the opportunity to get away. Going around the side of the house where all the noise was coming from, I saw these dudes up on ladders and scaffolding ripping the side of the house slap off! Lord, have mercy! I took off, fearful of what might happen next, but when I returned late in the day, I could see that Judy had come out and made them take the lumber in the driveway and put it up on the side of the house where they had tried to break into the living room, and all the way up the chimney. It’s too bad I don’t have pictures of this, but Mike takes the pictures, and as I said, he had run off to work and left the defense of the house to Judy and us four-leggeds. You would be shocked if you could have seen what they did to our poor house. For the next several days these dudes worked their way all around the house doing the same thing. And everywhere they ripped off the siding, Judy made them fix it up with the new planks from the driveway. They haven’t been here for a couple of days, but I don’t think its over, because the litterbox and all their stuff is still in the driveway and front yard. I must say that, surprising as it may seem, Mike and Judy don’t appear to be too upset about the whole thing. Anyway, I will keep you informed as events transpire.