By Grammy - using Sweetie's voice
Good morning, Everyone. Do I have a tale to tell about those brothers of mine! It might be their birthday but there's no way I could pass this up... a chance to tease my big brave brothers.
First one:.... Our Balcony Awning.
Note: Grammy & the boys live on the top floor of our condo building... (We girls lived there too, obviously, but now we live amongst the stars above.) and every year awnings are installed so the balcony can be enjoyed rain or shine.
The installers suddenly flop/toss the awning over the frame then lower a ladder down and jump onto the balcony, lace and tie the awning to the framework. Finally, with grappling hooks and ropes they return to the roof taking the ladder with them. Sometimes a pair of them do the task, other times they do it solo.
In the past I, Sweetie, have always stood in the doorway to the balcony, paws on hips and shout my displeasure at the intrusion to our space. Well! This year, I'm not there to protect those big, brave boys. What did they do to protect Grammy?
THEY HID BEHIND HER NIGHTDRESS. Grammy's gown was flapping like crazy from their tremors you'd have thought she was going to levitate and fly like a demented butterfly. Then those brave boys made a mad dash - Rondo scampered behind the sofa and Etude made a bee-line for the bedroom - leaving Grammy unprotected. *sighing and shaking head in dismay*
Item Two: The Fire Alarm
Monthly Fire Alarms tests are done in our condo complex on a monthly basis and once a year a full check of all alarms and smoke detectors in each unit is completed as required by law!
Well, Thursday was the BIG DAY... Grammy gave the management personnel permission to enter as she might be out when they came. Let me tell you... she was home but in the shower. Wouldn't you know it? They knocked loudly three times, unlocked the door, called out again two or three times. Grammy responded to go ahead, that she was unable to greet them in person so 'Just Carry On' and they did. All was tested and they left, locking the door behind them.
BUT, when the boys saw big boots, heard the stomping of a massive Fire Inspector as he stepped through the door calling in his booming voice, "Hello, anyone here?" they freaked. Both ran for cover behind the sofa, Rondo, into the drawer beneath it and Etude on the floor huddled as close to him as possible. Grammy hinted that they were shaking so badly that the sofa shook.
Can you imagine it? Even food didn't entice them out. Well, Etude did come out but, belly to the floor slinking to beneath the table, ears flattened and eyes wider than saucers. But, he refused to eat. A FIRST! Rondo was so deep into the drawer Grammy couldn't even pry him out once she located him. BUT, at least he hadn't been kitnapped and would feed when he was hungry enough.
THEN, hours later when Grammy returned they were both still spooked and back in hiding. At least they had both eaten some food.
Those poor fellows have led such a sheltered life. So, the question is..."Who's going to protect Grammy?" I think she might have to adopt another feisty girl kitty, just to protect them. Yep! That's what I think.
AND Grammy's response??? Not anytime soon. Not until she recovers from the feline medical expenses of the last 4 years and maybe much longer.
Comments are welcomed.
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