Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Giggle!

Happy February!



Last year Susanjanejones started it all by doing a monthly giggle blog. Then Lynne Hackles joined in (Lynne also has a book out, Racing Start, read more about it here). What a great idea, I thought, but I could never think of anything to giggle about.

However….

Last night we found Madam Fizz in the laundry room.



“Why are you in the sink?” I asked.

“Duh! Because I am,” she replied with a sulky teenage look.

“But you must have a reason,” I said.

“Watch and learn, Mother,” she said. “Watch and learn.”

A little while later my son came downstairs and said he could smell burning coming from the kitchen.

We checked it out and found a puddle on the worktop underneath the boiler and a strong smell of burning coming from the electric sockets – which were fizzing and spitting!

While the men rushed round turning off electric circuits and mopping up water and poking around the boiler trying to find the leak (one brandishing a chair in case he needed to shove the other away from the sockets in case of electric shock - all highly technical you understand and please do NOT try that at home), I deduced that it was rainwater being driven in the flue by the fierce wind.

My suggestion was met with doubtful looks.

However, since the rain cleared up, the water has stopped pouring down the wall… just saying.

Harley prefers books to sinks.


 And when they’re not chasing each other up and down and round and round, the ladies do love each other really.





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  1. Fizz's expression does look as though she wasts to say 'Duh!'.

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    1. She's very good at looking disdainful, Patsy x

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  2. Fizz is clearly an intelligent cat, and well prepared for anything. :D

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  3. Ah, but I bet nothing can beat cardboard boxes for either of them! :)

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    1. Funny you should say that - I got my sewing machine out this morning and they both jumped straight in the box x

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  4. Oh, I can just picture the scene, Teresa!

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    1. It was funny, Wendy - once I knew the house wasn't about to blow up x

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  5. Awwwwww your gorgeous kitty ladies are adorable!!

    Hope the leak and electrics are now all sorted! Stay safe, please! Take care
    x

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    1. Not sorted yet, but while it's not raining, there's no water to worry about - and the sockets seem to have dried out so may not need to be replaced - fingers crossed x

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  6. I'm with Harley. Books over sinks, every time.

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  7. 'Madam' Fizz suits her so well!

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    1. Very cold in that basin though and she was lucky Harley didn't turn the taps on - she's done that before and scared herself! x

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  9. Madam Fizz. Love it. And Lovely Harley in the books. Now - choice between sink and books - er let me see ..........:o) xx

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    1. The books are directly behind where I sit, Sue and on the cupboard where I keep the dried chicken treats - she's usually there when she's feeling peckish which seems to be very often x

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  10. Thanks for joining the Giggle Blog, Teresa. If people giggled more and complained less the world would be a happier place.

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    1. Yes indeed, Lynne - we could do with more giggles x

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  11. Happy February to you too, Teresa! Fizz certainly does look as if she does!! Fizz, I mean...

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Oh she is very fizzy, but when she's being sweet and loving she turns into Fuzzy x

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  13. Hi Teresa, I posted a message, then it vanished. I think Fizz is saying 'you sink I want to hear that fizzing noise, I am Fizz' and Harely says, 'I'm sitting on mom's books and folders because they're important. I know I'll be safe here.' Love the pets Teresa, thanks for the giggle, and glad you're a giggler too. P.s. if this has come through twice, please delete one of them:))

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    1. Thank you for coming up with the giggle blog idea! I think it's fabulous and I hope lots more bloggers will join in. It's good to smile isn't it. Harley certainly would be safe there - those folders would definitely be for saving x

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  14. So Fizz wasn't doing the "fizzing" then, it was the boiler! Smart cat you've got there. Hope everything is working for you now - this weather has a LOT to answer for. My only hope is that we have a nice spring and summer to make up for it! Caroline x

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    1. Oh let's hope so, Caroline. I think we really need a lovely spring and summer x

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  15. Awwww. The mogs are sweeties. But eek! about rain getting into your electrics.

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    1. I must admit I did do a bit of "Eeeking!" x

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  16. Lovely puss pics. They are just adorable, Teresa. You obviously get so much pleasure from them.x

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    1. Yes, it's amazing how much a kitty cuddle can cheer me up x

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  17. Sometimes Teresa, it just takes a bit of female logic - well done. Lovely puss cats too.

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    1. Must admit I didn't get logical until after I'd run round like a headless chicken for about five minutes x

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  18. Love your beautiful kitties Teresa, Harley looks just like Izzy, her fav place at the moment is watching the fish tank......Love the giggle blog :-)

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    1. Glad you've joined the gigglers! Izzy is lovely x

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  19. Hi Teresa,

    Thankfully, I had Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar read me this kitty posting. I "sink" reading is a better idea.

    Penny's alleged human,

    Gary :) x

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