Morning Mayhem

This story happened on Monday of last week and involves three bad cats.

My wife, Rose, recently developed wrist pain and she sometimes wakes up and can’t go back to sleep because of it. On this day she got up at about 3:15 in the morning. As I was trying to go back to sleep I heard her open the outside door to throw something out and then I heard her yell at Frankie. She then announced, “Frankie got out.”

That morning happened to be the coldest this season and I was tired and I didn’t want to get up at 3:15 in the morning to chase Frankie around the neighborhood. I knew he would come back so I tried to go back to sleep but him being outside bothered me so I eventually dragged myself out of bed, put on some warm clothes and a jacket, and went out to look for him.

The Jacket I had on was a Florida jacket and didn’t come close to fulfilling its job of keeping me warm. I walked around the area for 15 minutes looking for Frankie but eventually got too cold and had to go home.

I decided to go back to bed because I was very tired but now Chris and Puck were on the bed. I just left them there and got into bed.

Everything was fine for a short time and I almost fell asleep but then Chris started bothering me. He positioned himself next to my face and started licking and biting my nose. When I turned my head away, he started digging his claws into my neck and the back of my head. I tried pushing him away but he kept coming back. Eventually, Rose heard what was going on and came in to help. She removed all the cats from the bedroom and closed the door so I could go back to sleep.

After a little while of trying to go back to sleep, I heard the door open and I heard Rose say, “Come inside you bad boy.” Frankie was back. That made me feel better but I had another problem.

Just before or just after Frankie came back, I don’t remember, I felt Puck get on the bed. Appearently, Rose did not remove all the cats from the bedroom. That concerned me a little because the last time he was trapped in the bedroom he peed on the bed and on me. I tried to put that thought out of my mind but before too much time passed I felt a very warm feeling against my leg. He did it again! He peed on the bed! And he peed on me!

That woke me up fast. I got out of bed and gathered up all the sheets and threw them outside to be washed. Then I got in the shower before I did anything else.

Fortunately, we had a mattress cover on the bed which protected our mattress and our expensive foam mattress pad. I replaced the sheets and blanket with a new set and I put the other ones in the wash.

Washing clothes in our house is a step-by-step process. I might put a load in the washing machine in the morning before I go to work and then put it in the dryer when I get home. We have a high-efficiency washer and dryer but the dryer is not very efficient. Even at the driest setting it never dries on the first try. Since the machines are outside, I never hear the buzzer when they’re done so I always have to remember, which is something I am not good at.  Sometimes it will take a full day or more to wash, dry and remove clothes from the dryer. Eventually, I got everything out and folded but decided to wait until we changed the sheets, which we always do on Saturday morning, before putting the mattress cover back on. Bad decision.

Friday morning Rose got up to use the bathroom and all the cats busted through the door when she opened it. This time it was a more reasonable hour. It was almost time to get up anyway. Chris and Puck jumped on the bed like they usually do while I waited for Rose to get out of the bathroom.

When I got up and walked towards the bathroom I touched the foot of the bed for some reason and noticed it was wet. Puck peed on it again! I couldn’t believe it. He was only in our room for two minutes. This time there was no cover to protect the bed.

I pulled the sheets up and I pulled up the mattress pad and noticed some of the pee had gone down through four inches of foam into the mattress. I was able to save the mattress with some urine eliminator but the mattress pad was a goner.

The rest of the story is only appropriate for an R-rated blog.


21 thoughts on “Morning Mayhem

  1. easyweimaraner

    that sounds like a purrfect CAT-astrophe… I feel with you for being outside in the ultra-early morning looking for Frankie… I did this last night… in vain he was still inside and slept on my pillow ;o(((

  2. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    Hard to give a like star, this is a bad story. Life with cats is never boring. Poor Puck, I feel so sorry for him, and you too, because nothing seems to help. What about Rose, is she okay?
    Yesterday evening Kosmo disappeared, I was sure he went secretly out when I looked from the door is it raining. So I screamed to hubby, we took flashlights, boots, winterjackets and so we were ready to go to search Kosmo. I opened the door and Kosmo walked in. So we had an emergency training.
    As I said, every day a catastrophe.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I’m happy to hear Kosmo is okay. Rose is not happy but there is hope. We are planning to have a catio built sometime after Christmas. Maybe if Frankie is outside more Puck will feel less intimidated.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Reminds me of the movie “The Jerk.” Steve Martin was getting shot at but the shooter kept missing and hitting the oil cans next to him. Steve Martin said, “He hates these cans!”

  3. 15andmeowing

    I have been peed on twice, once from Lucy and once from Sammy- not fun. We have a regular mattress pad and a waterproof one under that plus waterproof pads on the couch too. Remind the kitties that Santa is watching them.

  4. onespoiledcat

    That’s just awful and I know you and Rose are very tired of dealing with Puck’s problem – it’s just such a shame that nothing you’ve tried has helped with things but you will always know you TRIED EVERYTHING!


    1. Charles Huss Post author

      He peed on the floor this morning and some of it soaked into the Christmas tree skirt so I had to pull all the presents out and wash it which was an easy because there’s a bunch of bells attached to it.


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