Saturday, 1 December 2012

Stepping Out In Style...

Life for Cardinal Furretti and Monsignor Miaowrini was beginning to get a little precarious. The ledge outside the cat flap was rotting away, and the available space being reduced bit by bit. I had placed a chair nearby because Miaowrini couldn't comfortably manage the distance between the ground and the ledge, and that was starting to disintegrate as well. On more than one occasion, when the two cats were vying for the prime spot on the ledge, I heard an ominous slithering sound followed by a thump as one or other of them stepped on the rotten piece of ledge...

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Jonathan, Blackfen's Senior MC came to the kitties' rescue. He'd told me that he had some old bits of wood handy, and he'd weather-proof them and attach them to the wall outside the cat flap. I was expecting a couple of bits of MDF...

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In fact these are not just any old bits of wood. They have been beautifully varnished (so much so that I wonder if the kitties will end up slithering off the ends) and fastened securely to the wall in a step-like fashion. Furretti has been out and in again, so that's ok. Miaowrini's still out gallivanting, so I don't know if she's figured out the new system yet...

5 comments:

Supertradmum said...

Why do we spoil cats? This is one of the great mysteries of life. I hope they do not use the shelves to drag dead thing into the room...

Mac McLernon said...

Gazing upon a sleek and happy cat is one of the greatest pleasures in life... cats do not give their regard to just anyone (unlike dogs) and so if a cat condescends to acknowledge us, it is a great treat...

;-)

(The cats managed to get all sorts of stuff into the house, dead or alive, without the shelves, so I doubt I'll see a difference... )

Zephyrinus said...

Excellent bit of workmanship, Mac.

Excellent.

Er. . .

Er. . .

How's the Senior MC at building Minor Basilicas ?

Mac McLernon said...

I suspect that he'd be pretty good, actually, so keep collecting the bricks..

Matthaeus said...

A great improvement.

I was surprised, however, at the simplicity of the brackets. Since the MC was involved, I would have expected at least a bit of baroque ornament (or are you just awating the shipment of marble from Italy?):-)

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