Wednesday, 30 December 2015

last dance

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a...

WRONG!!!  That's not what happened at all.  Let me explain.

It was exactly a week before Christmas. Peep #1 put a load of laundry in the washing machine and then came into the family room to spend some time with us cats.  Everything was fine, for a while, but then she started hearing strange noises emanating from the basement.  Bangs and booms and bangity-boom-boom kinds of noises.  MOUSES!

Never one to shy away from strange noises, even if they might be being made by a horde of elephant-sized weasels from that dastardly weaselly enterprise known as the Weasel Syndicate, the peep headed downstairs at a trot.

And what before her wondering eyes did appear?  Let's just say, it wasn't a weasel.  MOUSES!

There before her, the washing machine was doing the dance of the sugarplum fairies.

WRONG!!!  There were no sugarplums, nor fairies, nor anything of the like but the washing machine was dancing up a storm, to be sure.

That's right, the washing machine was dancing across the basement floor, swaying to the left as far as its electrical cord would allow and then back to the right, doing the tango of all tangos and then jigging like a drunken leprechaun let loose at a fiddle fest in the heart of leprechaun country. MOUSES!

Also, there was water all over the place.

Apparently, our washing machine can't handle its liquor.  I mean, water.  I mean...  Actually, I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this.  MOUSES!

So the peep wrangled that washing machine like she was wrangling some poor, helpless beast at a stampede and managed to turn the moused-up dancing thing off.  Yup, she took that washing machine's dance card away and tore it right up, right there on the spot.  MOUSES!

Anyway...

The next morning the plumber arrived and said something 'bout there possibly being tree roots in the pipes and whatnot, not allowing the water from the washing machine to escape.  Said he'd be back with a pal, the very next week.  They were gonna do some digging and investigating and whatnot.

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'Twas two days before Christmas and all through the yard, not a creature was stirring, not even a...

WRONG!!!  There was stuff a-stirring all right.  There was the truck pumping out the septic tank and a backhoe and goodness knows what else back there in my yard, digging and pumping and making a whole lot of noise, to be sure.

Bottom line is, the field into which peeps empty their litter boxes failed its final exam.  MOUSES!

So now there's this gigantic-sized hole, not even a horde of elephant-sized weasels could dig, out in my backyard.  Backhoe is gone but it's coming back here very soon.  And with it will be tonnes - literally! - of rock and whatnot, too.  And pipes.  Lots and lots of pipes, I am told.  Gonna be a mess, I am sure.

Peeps are waiting on permits and paperwork from the Department of Environment before the digging peeps can come back to start working on digging more holes.

Hopefully this permit will be issued quite soon because let me tell you, there is no room for peeps in our litter boxes, to be sure.  We share a lot but when it comes to our litter boxes, share we will not. MOUSES!

Oh, and then there's the snow.

That's right, when all this stuff was going on before Christmas, the ground was soft and bare but now...

Now we've had two major snowstorms in a matter of days.  Gonna have to do something 'bout all that snow before the digging begins, I should think.  So I have a call in to the Weasel Syndicate, hoping they can send over some elephant-sized weasels who might be willing to take some away.  If they think they are stealing it, I think they just might.  Weasels are like that, especially in the dead of the night.

But before I forget, there's one more thing I must say.  Something I sincerely want to wish for you all, if I may.


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  Happy New Year, all.



44 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and your family, Seville ! But we wonder : if you don't share your litter boxes, and if your peeps are waiting for permits and papers for digging holes, HOW DO THEY DO ? Purrs

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    1. Luckily for them, the tank was still in place and working. It was the actual field that failed. purrs

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  2. OH my, I do hope your peeps flowers haven't been damaged in all that digging...on the plus side, maybe the diggers can get rid of that old hedge your peeps has been working on, sort of speed it on its way?

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    1. Unfortunately, what remains of the hedge is at the front and the main digging will be at the back. MOUSES!

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  3. Oh no! That is not good to happen any time of the year, but it makes it worse to happen at Christmas. I hope they can get the permits quickly or the peeps will have to walk around with their legs crossed.
    Happy New Year to all of you!

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    1. It sure does and do you know what? The 'big dig' has not yet begun. Hoping for early next week. purrs

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  4. dood....a most happee new yeer two ewe N yur familee az well N we hope de dood in red waz good two ewe all....N just a thought....purrhaps...just purrhaps... bee fore de purrmmits R filed N de hole lee mackerull look at de size of that hole iz filled in.....yur peepz will ad sum water and sum fish.....just sayin ....happee 2016 guys....with R sorreez ta yur peepz.....de peepz heer noe what they iz goin thru ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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    1. You're thinking fish pond? I LIKE IT! I like it a lot. purrs

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  5. Happy New Year to you too sweetie!

    Noodle and crew

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    1. And a very happy new year to you, too. purrs

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  6. Happy New Year from all of us! Dang, I guess it does happen and it rolls down hill too!

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  7. Oh what a pain about the washing machine and the pipes etc. Hope it all got fixed. Too funny about the washing machine doing a dance. We sure do wish all of you a very Happy New Year.

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    1. Not yet. Permit took like FOREVER to get but the peeps have it now and the 'big dig' shall begin. purrs

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  8. Dancing washing machines, tree roots, septic tank pumping and snowstorms? MOUSES! Well, we do hope you have a most wonderful and happy new year, regardless of all that other stuff. :)

    HUGS!

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    1. We had nip and that, my friends, is important. purrs

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  9. OMC, there's some crazy trouble going on at your place, Seville! I get the feeling that 2016 is not going to get off to a fantastic start.

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    1. Tell me about it! I'm hoping it gets better from here on in. purrs

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  10. Seville - Oh my CAT this is something terrible! I hope the Peeps, the Pipes and the water all get better soon!!

    Silver

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    1. Me too. I'm not washing THEIR clothes for them and that is for sure. MOUSES!

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  11. OH NOOOOOO!!!! This sounds serious indeed. I'm sure your peeps would have preferred the problem to be giant weasels rather than all new plumbing having to go in. Especially when the ground is hard as a ROCK from winter. Well, best keep a smile on your face and soldier on. A new year - new pipes - try to look on the sunny side (if you can find one!!!!!). Happy New Year my friend Seville.......going out with a bang aren't you!

    Love, Sammy

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    1. Yeah, giant weasels and the whole moused-up Weasel Syndicate would have been way easier to handle, for sure. MOUSES!

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  12. oooh dears, that DOES sound serious! Things are never quiet around those parts are they? MOL!! Wishing you a wondrously happy Mew Year!!

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    1. Nope, quiet does not appear to live here at all. MOUSES!

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  13. Happy New Year from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

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  14. Goodness, that was a whole lot of excitement at your house Seville! We sure hope the snow disappears quickly so the digging and pipes can happen.

    But stay away from those weasels, mom bean says they are mean little suckers!

    Happy New Year efurrybody!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. The permit has been issued so next week, we hope, the 'big dig' will begin. Luckily for us, Sunday & Monday are gonna be above zero so that just might work out. purrs

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  15. Came by to bring you Extra fresh Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year :) <3

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    1. Awww... Thank you so much. Pawkisses to you, my friend, too. purrs

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  16. I pity your peeps because we have been there before and almost were unable to find another spot to have a new septic. I hope everything works out. Happy and healthy 2016 to all of you kitties and your peeps too. XO

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    1. They're doing a different kind or something and perhaps for that same reason. It used to be a big squarish field but this new one will be five feet wide and sixty feet long. purrs

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  17. Sounds like quite a mess at your house, Seville. Hope it gets sorted out soon. We all wish you a very happy New Year.

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    1. Me too, my friends. Me too. Happy New Year! purrs

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  18. Your washing machine certainly went out with a bang. We're so sorry you and your peeps have to deal with the inconvenience, etc. We hope things are back to normal soon. We wish you a very happy New Year.

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    1. The sooner the better and that is for sure. purrs

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  19. OMC it sounds like the weasel patrol did get to messing with your wash machine and messed up the plumming! Hoping that the New Year gets better because the "old" year is ending quite spectacularly!

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    1. Yeah, those weasels are trouble and that is for sure. purrs

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  20. MOUSES! That's a mighty big hole in your yard.

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    1. Oh yeah and it's only gonna get bigger. MOUSES!

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