Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Help Fall Down On Their Duties

Yes, it's me, Carlton The Special One

For the duration of the A to Z Challenge, Carlton Cat will be taking over this blog. He's a little bit of a maverick moggie with strong views.

The Help Fall Down On Their Duties 

I MAY occasionally sound slightly grumpy but I do appreciate my staff.

The Help (Mr and Mrs) do their very best for me despite their limitations. I expect good service and on the whole I get it. In return, they are well paid with guard duties (I always let them know vociferously when there is an interloper in the garden) and entertainment. They are always laughing at me and will often say: "Here comes Carlton's funny five minutes," demonstrating how much they appreciate my comedy routine.

However, yesterday they let me down but, even worse, they let themselves down.

As you may have noticed, Spring is springing so the Mr and Mrs have had a couple of days' holiday in order to get out into the garden. They have started tilling so many seeds that you might suspect there is a famine just around the corner and they want to be prepared. I haven't seen the cat nip going in yet but no doubt it's just an oversight which will be remedied shortly.

I curled up on a bag of compost, peering out of the shed door to keep an eye on them. They always need me to supervise. It was a sunny day and as I was catching a few rays I thought I would "rest my eyes" for a while. The next thing I knew, that shed door was banged shut and I was TRAPPED.

I must have been there for HOURS AND HOURS, although I later heard Mr telling Mrs: "I don't know why he's making so much fuss, he was only in there  20 minutes." I think it was a slip of the tongue and he meant "hours", or possibly days.

Anyway, I yowled and scratched and then jumped up on the bench and pressed my face to the window to see if I could attract anyone's attention. My friend Toffee strolled by to see what all the fuss was about but neglected to tell anyone of my predicament. That's her crossed off my Christmas card list.

When they FINALLY let me out, I stalked off in a right old strop. This made them laugh. They're so stupid they can't even tell the difference between a justifiable sulk and one of my comedy routines.

I took myself off to the guest bedroom where I stayed for the rest of the day, punishing them by not allowing them my company. I saw later that they had tried to drown their sorrows by drinking lots of red wine and beer.

They are obviously contrite so I have forgiven them but they should know they are ON A WARNING and should anything similar happen again I might not be so forgiving.

(The Mrs has another blog in the A to Z HERE - although I don't why I should bother to tell anyone bearing in mind her behaviour yesterday....)

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  1. 20 minutes in cat time is totally longer!

  2. I should think several demerits there for trauma caused by accidental 20 day hour minute incarceration!!!!!

  3. Poor Carlton! I'm reminded of one Thanksgiving here in the USA when we traveled to see family and decided to come home after one night instead of two. What a good thing! Our poor Tilly had gotten trapped in the coat closet. The food bag was in there and she used a luckily placed cardboard box for a toilet but the sweet girl had no water. We felt so awful when she raced for the water bowl. I can't imagine what we would have found if we'd stayed away longer. ~shudders~ I'm glad you're okay. :)
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    Best wishes!

  4. Oh, my Heaven! I am so glad you did not perish! I hope The Help will make sure this never happens again.

  5. How dreadful for you Carlton. I do agree, the help should be much more careful of you. I am so sorry you were trapped in the shed.

  6. I can't believe they were so negligent and inattentive that you were trapped in the shed for even 20 seconds. You were justified in your indignation, but it was nice of you to forgive them.

  7. *giggles* Love the premise here... the cat PoV. Definitely enjoyed this.

  8. I am so happy you gave them the punishment they so richly deserve!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  9. Oh Carlton, you need to forgive. Whenever we do wrong, we do our best to make it up to our pussy cats no matter how long they rebuff us


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