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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:08 am 
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I have to share/get off my chest the events of the night before last.

Oh, and does anyone want a couple of Bengal cats ?

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Right, so after a day of running around, I finally get to sit down and relax with a carafe of water and some red wine.

...make that some red wine - Babbage pops up out of nowhere and tips the glass of water all over the table/floor/rug.

I mop up the puddle.

A little while later I need to visit the smallest room in the house, I ask my mum "Can you please look after my glass of wine for a moment". Seconds later I hear a commotion and my mum says "They've just knocked your glass of red wine over".

I open the loo door to find a trail of drops of red wine stretching the length of the apartment, from living room to kitchen. The rug ( which used to be a cream colour ) in the living room looks like a cat/cats had tried to cover as much of it as possible with red wine. With no little success.

Much mopping up of wine takes place and we dab and scrub and soak the rug in cold water. We get it to be less red than it was.

I get another glass, pour myself some wine and sit back to relax. Looking down, Babbage is pissing on the newly cleaned rug. :eek:

Cat is removed from the rug, rug is dabbed at and scrubbed, Enzyme cleaner is deployed.

I collapse back into the chair, wondering why the gods have cursed me.

Eventually give up on the evening and decide to go to bed. I pick up the unfinished glass of wine, then the carafe of water. The carafe has some condensation on the outside, it slips in my hand, knocks into the stem of the wine glass. The stem breaks and a crack goes up from the stem into the bowl of the glass. Red wine pours out onto the rug, which is now sodden, more red than it used to be and has a sprinkling of broken glass.

Babbage comes over to see if the broken glass is a toy. I carry dripping glass and ( unharmed ) cat out of the room, clean up, hoover ( it was 2 am at this point - sorry neighbours ). Go bed and hide my head under the pillow until fate decides to start being nice to me again.

Anyway, recounting that, I need to go to my happy place - does anyone have any pictures of CUTE cats ?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:44 am 
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But they look like butter wouldn't melt!

What is it with Bengals and knocking over glasses - or anything really? I swear my two do it to see what happens when things smash to the floor! If they break, all the better and like yours try to jump into the wreckage lol

I had a similar evening last week. I decided an early night would be lovely as it had been a busy weekend. I get up to start closing the shutters and blinds. The shutter came off its attachment to the top rail it runs along. I suspect one of the boys has jumped on the top of it or crashed into it during a mad moment... I start trying to fix it, with Hendrix very interested in what is going on and basically being a complete hindrance.... when I hear a crash from the other room. I go back to where I had left Jagger sleeping on the footstool. He had woken up and decided to knock my glass off the side table and then started knocking everything else off as well as disappointingly for him nothing had actually smashed.

I put the light on to sort out the mess and pick everything up, forgetting I hadn't closed the blinds yet, and a massive moth started bashing against the window. Both boys are then trying to climb through the said blinds to try to catch the huge moth. I manage to pull up the blind before they break it or kill themselves, sort out the mess and turn the light off as quickly as possible before going back to the shutter and spend another fruitless hour trying to fix it but really needing another pair of hands.

So much for an early night lol

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:34 pm 
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Raiden's previous owner told me he loved to knock over glasses, but he's only done it once and that's because he rubbed up against it when wanting treats. You had "one of those days." Club soda is supposed to help remove the wine stain from the carpet. I know people prefer the nice stemmed wine glasses, but it sounds like you need a mug with a cover that is spillproof. Not sure what to say about the peeing on the carpet! Something surely got into Babbage! Your babies are super adorable and I know you couldn't stay mad at them for long.

Hope you had a nice relaxing bath at some point! You couldn't have a worse day than that again, could you? LOL


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Good thing they are super cute! It's hard to get mad when they are adorable being naughty. I think salt also helps get red wine out of carpets.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:19 pm 
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After a day like yours there is only one rational response.... WINE FIGHT!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:55 pm 
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:lol: Brian

I've had those days. I just go to bed and hope tomorrow is better lol.

Diesel LOVES to knock over cups/glasses, it stated with stealing straws so we made sure we never left a cup with one in it, so it turned into sticking his paw into the cups, sometimes this meant sticking his whole leg in which led to knocking them over. Well it was like :idea: HEY I can just knock them over!
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Ironically our moggie that used to always knock over cups and bowls has been leaving them alone since we got Diesel.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:20 pm 
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Cats perspective: It is easier to fish the straw out when the glass is on its side. An upright glass is an excellent paw washer, especially after using the litter box.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:13 pm 
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hahaha yes it is a great paw washer!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Donna - where did you get that picture from - it would be good framed in my living room.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:27 pm 
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But just look at those faces!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:50 pm 
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cranberry wrote:
Donna - where did you get that picture from - it would be good framed in my living room.

I just googled it. A friend of ours has a big one that she painted on some old fence wood that says the same thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:58 pm 
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What if Wine Country is your happy place can the cats come?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:57 am 
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Raiden isn't interested in straws and I always have one in my glass. Maybe that's why he doesn't knock the glass over! LOL


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:00 pm 
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It sounds like you all need to join me in my happy place ,.......South of France :cool: and not a pesky Bengal in sight! The outlaws are looking after his lordship (Oscar) so I have a week off from being a Bengal butler! :rolleyes: I do miss him though :sad:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Melissa -- how wonderful you are on vacation -- are you on vacation from the real kiddies, too? I'm sure Cranberry would love to join you in the south of France. Amazing at how many naughty bengals there really are. I enjoy the bengal Facebook page where people post "Free to a good home...." then go on about the cat and then say "just kidding." There are many times i just want to get away from Raiden who cries and cries and cries until he gets to go out on his daily walks.


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