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From: dmoses
Date: 05-10-2007, 11:02 AM (1 of 5)
This hasn't happened to me...the worst thing I can think of is catching my cat in the sewing room, drinking from my glass of water. :shock: Rule # 23: Never leave your drink unattended!!!


So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died.

Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and
nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this
mat in our bathroom.

Well we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old,3
years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves
chapstick; LOVES it!!!!

He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I
showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use
it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer
when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try
to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys
are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little
one at the same time I am putting on my make-up.

Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a
wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and and the baby loaded in the car and I am
looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner
to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick
very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end.

Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped." Now if you have a cat,
you know that he is right -- their little bottoms do look pretty chapped.
And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.

And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the
FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth. And THAT
is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no
matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little
creatures,there will always be that day when you realize they've been using
your chapstick on the cat's A**!!!!
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 05-10-2007, 12:09 PM (2 of 5)
LMAO oh my that was a great story. Thank God I don't have any animals lol.
User: Addicted2Sewing
Member since: 02-01-2007
Total posts: 133
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-10-2007, 11:09 PM (3 of 5)
And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the
FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth.

You know, that is something I wouldn't want to know.
Great story.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: sewingrandma
Date: 05-11-2007, 12:13 PM (4 of 5)
I think we've all heard the toothbrush to the toilet stories. It actually happened to my DM. My brother liked to help with the housework and one day Mom caught him scrubbing the toilet bowl with her toothbrush. I used to wonder why she kept her toothbrush in her bedroom.
User: sewingrandma
Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-11-2007, 09:33 PM (5 of 5)
Oh gosh, don't you just LOVE kids!! What a great story.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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