Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Humble apologies

...was the title of the email I received last night from the person who had inadvertently set the cat amongst the pigeons the other day and provoked us all to respond as we did.

I was pleased and relieved by it, have stepped down from my position of High Dudgeon, and hope that we can consider the matter calmly closed now? Excellent!

Back to the world of the mundane (and tiresome): I have to replace my cat flap today, and the replacement is oh-so-slightly bigger than the old one. Anyone who has fiddled about amateurishly with a jigsaw and a hole in the back door (not to mention doing this in the current cold, wet and windy weather) will know how inconvenient this discovery was.

And why? Cat flaps and their flimsy hinges don't seem to be designed as lookout apertures for this giant self-designated 'cat' with a rock-hard head.


The cats, of course, are looking smug and slightly triumphant.


18 comments:

love those cupcakes said...

Add a sprig of holly and you've got this year's Christmas card.

geigerandsporran said...

Of course they are!
(And our bi-ped is pleased that the nasty person has mellowed. Or something.)

Our bi=ped is going to New York next month! Guess why?

Dartford Warbler said...

What a brilliant photo! Isn`t it amazing how the arrival of a new animal changes the dynamics in a house?

It`s good to hear that the"other matter" has been resolved.

flwrjane said...

Oh Flossie! And the small dog could pop right out, but evidently doesn't want to go anywhere.

Our Lab received a serious swat acros the nose from the cat last night for being in her way.

Everybody's in their corners at my house.

xo Jane

jabblog said...

That is priceless!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Funny.... or is this a Beware of Dog sign with the actual dog.

the veg artist said...

You have our sympathy! Over last winter we had (much and long-drawn-out) building work in our cat's quarters. This involved TWO cat flaps. Hubby spent many hours sitting on freezing floors, fiddling with contraptions that had miniscule scope for error. He is not a swearing type of man. He came close. More cake will be needed!

Dan said...

That's a gem of a photo!

Susan said...

I don't believe that the person who emailed you was nasty or hateful in any way. Because of my own deep, at times obsessive love of all animals and often misplaced & projected personal feelings of sadness & loneliness I have found myself very worried and conjuring up similar upsetting & negative assumptions about many animals who were in someone's else's care. I've been wrong as often as I've been right. I have been in this person's shoes. I know that. I have pounded on people's doors, just a little more invasive than an email ;-)

Let's just assume she had only dear, teeny Tosca's best interest at heart and her words tinged with passion came out not quite as she intended.

Sam sends a big ol' goofy Woof! to Flossie. Could there be another long distance romance blossoming ?? Oliver would love a travel buddy.

judy in ky said...

I laughed out loud... sorry, Flossie! She's just trying to "fit in".

Shelagh said...

I'd say Love Those Cupcakes has a great idea there! I can think of all kinds of captions besides the usual Happy Christmas...

Susan said...

I like the sprig of holly Christmas card idea !!

Poshyarns said...

Oh look at Miss Flossie, she seems so confused.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

She just wants what they call here a "Frisse neus " . A breath of fresh air .

"Sunshine" said...

How nice to receive a note of humble apologies...
Such is a woman of character and great convictions...

mountainear said...

Why does a dog always want to be on the other side of a closed door?

Preseli Mags said...

I love the 'pleased to see you' expression! I have a photograph of my Mum's dog doing the same (only further out) - then she pulled the whole thing out leaving a big yawning gap in the door.

Marcheline said...

Gwen Buchanan's comment has me spitting coffee all over my keyboard. HAHAHAHAHAHHHH!

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