The adventures of Ambrose, Clarence, Baskin, Abner, and Teddi (brofurs and sisfur of angel Grrreta)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 2136 of the Hostage Situation


















Pssst! Kitties! As you know, we cats have been held hostage in this house for some time now... so we finally decided to do something about it. We're going to break out of this joint! Look what we did today! While Mommy was away at work, we pried the heavy steel vent cover out of the floor and exposed the long, dark, narrow tunnel where the cool air comes out. We left Mr. Toy Mousie beside our handiwork so Mommy would think he was the guilty culprit. When Mommy came home, after doing a frantic head count to account for all kitties, and breathing a huge sigh of relief that she wasn't going to have to tear down the house to rescue one of us from the duct work, Mommy put the kibosh on our escape plan and put the vent cover back where it belongs. Rats!




























Note from Mommy: The basement level of our house is actually our garage which contains a few crickets whose songs emanate from the upstairs floor vents and drive the kitties nuts. I think the cats might have been trying to go cricket hunting today. For now, I've secured the vents with duct tape, but hopefully I'll find a more secure and attractive solution for keeping the kitties out of the vents. With four energetic mancats demonstrating handiwork like this, perhaps I need to invest in a nanny cam so I can see what sort of other crazy mischief they get into while I'm at work.

18 comments:

Brian said...

Well, that was a darn good plan...for a little while!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Our human doesn't know if she should laugh or be worried that Nicki might figure out how to remove the vent covers! :-D

BeadedTail said...

Our mommy would've had a panic attack if she came home and saw that! Next time you need to put it back so she doesn't figure out what you do during the day and mess up your plans!

Mariodacat said...

M is laughing, but at the same time feels your pain. M says you have a bunch of very smart kittens. You'll have to work hard to stay a step ahead of them.

Tamago said...

Oh my! You are very smart and with no doubt strong! Toy mouse to cover the action...LOL.
I'm relieved for your mom that no one was trapped down the vent :-)
We set nanny cam for my boys while back and it sure give us peace of mind :-)

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! You kitties are strong AND smart! How did you get that vent cover off of that hole???

The Island Cats said...

Well, that was pretty cool, guys, but we don't think you should go down there. We bet it's creepy down there.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

mmm crickets.. I hope you are able to catch one some day

Cory said...

What's up with the hostage stuff...seems like that is happening EVERYWHERE! What I don't understand is why some of us here get day passes and others...like me...can NEVER escape.

But wow, I'd try extra hard if crickets were the prize!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow. Awesome job, guys! That was a real accomplishment. I can't believe she destroyed all your hard work! At least she ought to go capture some of the crickets and set them loose in the house for you!

Flynn said...

That was a good escape attempt, pity she saw what was going on though. Better luck next time.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We came back so the Human could say how much she LURVES your desk. Do you get to sit on it?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, how scary! You guys could have gotten lost if you had tried to escape. Or stuck. Good thing you were well-behaved and didn't investigate the vent.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Furiends, I figure I am on +/- Day 3265 of captivity here in the Castle.

It's not so bad, really.
The Noms are good.
The beds are soft.
The Sidewalk TV is okay.

The Staff? Usually pleasant, but kind of incompetent, though.

ANGEL ABBY said...

We know it has been some time but we did want to tell you how very much we appreciate all the kinds words of compassion you left us for over the loss of our dearly beloved Abby. We are humbled by all the support and love we received and there is no way we can tell you how much it meant to us.

xoxoxo
Angel Abby & Family

Julia Williams said...

Good thing you kitties didn't go in the vent - who knows what strange and dangerous things are lurking in there!

Melody said...

MOL! I love it! You naughty boys. Like they say boys will be boys!
Shame on that Mousie..trying to get you boys in trouble!

Jude,Babybella,Poo,Marley,Piper and Charlie....

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Your comment made me laugh and laugh! Do you know why the house looks clean? The Human vacuums with Photoshop! Hahahahahahahaha! Hope you kitties had a good Caturday!