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Sorry for the absence, it's Pengy's fault.

post #1 of 15
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She's fine. However, she knocked me offline on Wednesday night, and I just got service restored.

How's that?

Well, see, I live in an old place. When I moved here 5 years ago, there was a phone jack that wasn't secured to the wall. Like everyone else, things get forgotten...and it laid on the floor at the wall of the bedroom for years.

I shouldn't have forgotten...

Pengy decided to piddle outside her box (unusual for her, but not a medical thing)...and this time she chose to piddle on the exposed phone jack. Which shorted the jack. And then shorted some other fuses here in the house. Which, of course, set up a power surge which took out other things. Sigh... burnt cat pee is not a fun thing to smell.

Because I'm on a dial-up connection, the shorted out jack took my phone lines out.

She's very scared and upset; there was a strange man in the bedroom making all sorts of noise at her corner, and while she had fled, she was still shaking about an hour ago...poor thing.

On the brighter side, Simon tried to help the phone guy reinstall the jack. He kept nudging the screwdriver to the guy's foot, playing with the stuff on his belt, and at one point climbed up onto his shoulder to watch over the installation. Simon pawed at the new phone jack, and tried to plug in the line, and when the phone was tested it rang, and Simon tried to answer it. The phone guy thought that was the funniest thing, and kept ringing the phone to see if Simon could actually get it off the hook. He did, and the phone guy now has a new story to tell. LOL.

Sigh...life in my house is never boring. It's many other things, but never boring.

Best-
Michele
post #2 of 15
Aww Poor girl! i hope she's feeling a bit better now!.. That's too funny about simon, though!
post #3 of 15
Good to see you back Michele! I had wondered where you were, but I just attributed it to setting up for the new promotion.

Aw, poor Pengy to have such a scare with the strange man in her room! Was she stressed or something to cause her to pee outside the box?

Simon is such a good boy to help (and impress!) the phone guy like that!
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Good to see you back Michele! I had wondered where you were, but I just attributed it to setting up for the new promotion.
Yes, well, there's that, too...only an additional 30ish hours a week to set this thing up, and my regional manager wants to introduce the first Mentorship Training Intensive by mid-April...so now I'm writing the syllabus, meeting with people, and designing the workbook, as well as running my own real estate business, training 15 new licensees, calendaring special events, and handling all the legal compliance for my office...I hope at some point (soon!!) that things balance out. It's getting a tad difficult to hear myself think.

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Aw, poor Pengy to have such a scare with the strange man in her room! Was she stressed or something to cause her to pee outside the box?
Not really; on occasion she pees outside the box because of territory stuff with Charlotte or Pie. Esse and Simon are her friends, but Pie has lately been rather "curious" about Pengy, and I can see that Pengy thinks Pie is encroaching onto her territory. Charlotte likes no-one, and so that's just a thing which happens. If Charlotte uses Pengy's boxes, Pengy gets upset...and if I am at work or not aware that Charlotte has used the boxes, and don't get it clean right away, Pengy will sometimes pee outside.

Yes, she was scared...but she's back in the condo now, being her hidey-hole self.

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Simon is such a good boy to help (and impress!) the phone guy like that!
LOL, yes, he was. He said hello and goodbye, too, just like a little boy would. It's scary with him sometimes...really unnerving. But definitely a delight!

Turtlecat, she'll be fine...and yes, Simon is a funny cat! Life here, like I said, is not ever boring. I caught Simon climbing the screen door today, too. I so wish I had my camera ready...it would've been a hysterical photo...he looked like one of those flying rats, all spread out on the screen like that. Maybe he'll do it again, and I'll get a shot. That would indeed be funny.

Best-
Michele
post #5 of 15
What a funny story! That's quite a little helper you've got there!
post #6 of 15
Glad you're back, Michele!Poor Pengy, sure hope she's feeling better.Good thing Simon was there to help you get it back straight!
post #7 of 15
Burnt pee -eewww My cat when I still lived with parents used to pee over the furnance vents.

I'm sorry Pengy got frightened by the phone man I would have loved to see your little guy helping him out.
post #8 of 15
Good to see you back Aww...i hope pengy is feeling a little better now bless her *sends her soft cuddles* and the thing with simon is just so cute, he sounds so cute and helpful...bless him....Thanks for sharing.

Glad you got everything sorted now and I really hope Pengy feels a lot better soon

Take care Eva x
post #9 of 15
lol, my bf thinks our cat is human untill yesterday he saw teufel lick out of the toilet bowl. He was really upset at teufel and wouldnt speak to him for hours!!!!!!!
Teufel runs to the front door as soon as he hears it ring! he doesnt like the telephone though!
post #10 of 15
I was wondering where you were. Poor Pengy - life is tough for her (and I think the opposite for Simon). back!
post #11 of 15
Yes, I was wondering, too, where you'd got to but, like Heidi, figured you had a fair bit on your plate right now, so....

Poor sweet Pengy! Strange man in her room! I hope Simon reassures her there's nothing to worry about -- perhaps coming from a feline friend, it will be credible and she'll relax sooner -- for sure, he's got the gen on the situation, having been right in there helping! What a guy!
post #12 of 15
So glad Simon could help out and get that strange man out quick so Pengy could feel safer LOL Gotta love them furrys!
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Simon indeed is helpful...at least he thinks so....LOL.

Pengy was back on the rocker last night, so we're back to normal (or what passes for that here.)....

Best-
Michele
post #14 of 15
Maybe we should exchange telephone numbers, Michele - then Simon and Jamie could call each other when they're bored! Think of the phone bills (and the 9-hour time difference)!
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