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I love my cat

Elli on the Stairs

Originally uploaded by Mike A.

Our home was part of an agent tour today. Twenty-eight agents stopped by to get a look at the place to get an idea about if it will meet the needs of potential buyers that they represent and also to provide some feedback on the saleability of the home. With the large amount of traffic, doors were sure to be open for long enough periods to let a cat or two escape, so we put them in their kennels in the basement. Freddie didn’t really mind, especially after I tossed a few pieces of food in the cage, but Elli was not pleased in the slightest. She was whining as I left for work.

I got home and noticed a slight off-putting smell in the air and saw that the basement door was now closed. A nice (and by that, I mean definitely not nice) smell hit me as I opened the door and got progressively worse as I went down the stairs. Elli was whining and was also standing in a mess. I’m assuming she freaked out with all of the realtors traipsing through and ended up decorating the nice pillow in her cage with the contents of her intestinal tract. Whether it was intentional or accidental, I don’t know, but it stunk up the place all the same.

Bathing a freaked-out cat is quite a chore, and both Carol and I have the scratches to prove it. A load of laundry and a generous airing-out of the basement got everything back to normal (if not even better than before), but now I’m hoping all of the neighborhood realtors don’t think of us as the “cat poop house.”

2 Comments

  1. Michelle wrote:

    That sucks. If need be for any showings I could pick up the kitties for a while.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 8:55 pm | Permalink
  2. Mike wrote:

    Thanks, but I think if we do another open house, we’ll put them out in the garage. We were going to do that this time, but it was a bit too cold. Hopefully the weather’s finally going to warm up.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

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