Monday, October 01, 2007

All Hell Breaks Loose

Oh. My. Goodness.

Saturday night Jasmine seemed so much better. Mom got into bed late Saturday night and realized somecat had marked her pillows and sheets. Sunday morning Jasmine left a stinky poopie in Mom's room.

Sunday afternoon all Hell broke loose.

First Mom ran the rug sucking monster all over. Then she prepared a little tray with crunchies, stinky goodness and water and put it in the bathroom. Next she set up a new litterbox with fresh litter. After that she put Millie's bed in there. Oh, oh, I could see where this was going.

Next was Mom got Jasmine and stuck her in the bathroom and shut the door. Jasmine wasn't too happy. I could hear her MEOWING all over the place.

I should have seen what was coming next. -I- got stuck in the sewing room with the door shut.

Mom's sister the Karate Lady was over. They had been talking about the ratty carpet in the picture box room. I dunno WHAT was going on, but it sounded really nasty.

Much later, when I was allowed OUT of the bathroom, I had to go exploring....


The carpet in the picture box room was GONE. (Of course, the picture box is gone too, but it was broken. Mom says the new picture boxes are FLAT and REALLY EXPENSIVE so she isn't going to get one for a while.) The furniture was all stacked in the studio and the table room. But that wasn't the worst. There was a big stinky black spot on the floor (hardwood, mind you) that stunk to high heaven of cat pee. The Karate Lady had had to open all the windows, and even then she had to leave because it was so bad.

Mom had to finish by herself. That was not how she had planned to spend her day. She got blisters, cuts, and slivers on her hands, and they are still swollen. The furniture in the picture box (oops, I mean "living") room is all moved around. She has to go buy some special stuff to get the smell of the cat pee out of the floor.

Jasmine got stuck in Mom's room with a tray and a litter box. (Which she hadn't used all day.) Mom says Jasmine's going to spend the next couple of days in the bathroom. Mom says Jasmine HAS to learn to use the litter box, or she's toast.

Toast? What does bread have to do with any of this?

Actually, I don't think Jasmine's gonna get toasted. She spent most of last night in Mom's room with her food tray (crunchies, stinky goodness, water AND some full-fat plain yogurt) and her very own private litter box. Did I tell you the door was closed?

I got the same treatment in the sewing room (but I didn't get any yogurt.)

Mom has also keeps the french doors to the studio closed. Anyway, in the middle of the night, Jasmine wanted to get out of the bedroom. She woke Mom up, and Mom let her out. The only places Jasmine could go didn't have any carpeting. Mom wanted to make sure Jasmine used a litter box, and the only way to do it was to keep me someplace else.

This morning Mom got up, and lo and behold, Jasmine had used the litter box in Mom's room and the litter box in the bathroom.

So it's looking good. But Mom says we're still spending the day in separate rooms today.

At least my room has better accomodations.

23 comments:

Parker said...

Jasmine! You used boxes! Yippee!

Dragonheart said...

Wow, Millie, lots of stuff happening! Your poor mom - sounds like a lot of work! I'm glad to hear that Jasmine used the litterboxes though - that's great news! I hope she keeps using the box and feeling better!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Wowzers, what a weekend! I think you should come over here and let your big lug tend to you. I've got some fresh new crunchy food and treats. MomBean just made the bed and I'll ask her to leave the curtains open for us.

And we have yogurt too.

Mickey said...

Poor Jasmine! Your poor Mom!
I hope Jasmine feels better and continues to use her box. This is a hard time for you too.
Purrs

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z glad dat Jasmine has decided to use da litter boks. Mom has dat enzyme stuff fur taking da stink out cuz Zippy goes unner da desk in da big bed room sumtimes! We'z glad dat Jasmine is feeling a little better, we'll keep purring fur her...

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh no, what a stressful weekend for you all! I hope that Jasmine continues to use the boxes because that is very very important!!

Kaze

Betty J in OKC said...

Please let your Mama know that if she keeps checking the Pawn shops in your area, she may be able to get a flat tv for dirt cheep before Santa-Paws comes.

ASTOR CATS said...

That's a lot going on! Your mom was real busy. Sounds like Jasmine is feeling better - we's glad she's eating and using the litter box. Being toasted doesn't sound like fun!

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Daisy said...

That sounds like a lot of hard work your mom had to do. I am glad Jasmine used her box like a good girl.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Oh my - we're sorry for your mum Millie. I hope the stink went away!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Hehe I think Jasmine is hilarious...she is obviously trying to convey her displeasure by the use of bodily functions and i salute her for that. i think it is amusing that your human had to go to such desperate measures to coax the cat into using the tray. he he I think baby mao might just be looking up to jasmine right now! x

Annie said...

Sometimes the no-carpet look is the way to go, even if just temporarily.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow, your poor Mom! But we are glad it is working and Jasmine is using the litter boxes. We hope she gets all better and keeps using the boxes.So sorry you have to be in a room all by yourself.
Your FL furiends,

Ariel said...

"Wow" your house sounds busy.Hope your mom gets to relax soon :)

Kimo & Sabi said...

Woo hoo! Progress!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

wow, we hasn't been able to visit your bloggie while our momma has been away, cause she doesn'ts has the links or something like that. Well when we gets a chance to sneaks online, we sees you and Jasmines been having a rough time! We is so sorry to hear about her nnot doings so well.

~Napoleon,Hunter,&Belle~

Henry Helton said...

Does your mom have any hair left? My Lady says she would have ripped her hair out of her head if I did that.

Mr. Karate said...
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Mr. Karate said...

Boxes were a smart move, dear Jasmine. Mom isn't someone I'd cross twice.

Much Love
Mr. Karate

ps: Millie, I think 'the karate lady' is a great name for my auntie! Did I ever tell you I used to call her Auntie Ree?

Christine and FAZ said...

Good Luck Jasmine, I am sure you'll do it because cat toast doesn't taste very good. FAZ

p.s. come visit my blog today my Gizzy Quilt is the star feature. purrs

Lizzy said...

Could Jasmine have inflamatory bowel disease?

Carrie said...

Poor Jasmine! It sounds like she's a bit stressed out! You should get your Mom to try some kitty anti-stress products, like Feliway Plug-in or Rescue Remedy. There are even anti-anxiety medication for kitties that have low side-effect that a vet can prescribe.

Skeeter And LC said...

We sure hope Jasmine keeps usin the litterboxes! The situation sounds serious. But sometimes things go good for a while when ya get off some medicines.

Our purrs to all...

Skeeter and LC