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To start off a dreary Monday 
9th-Mar-2009 08:51 am
This is from debris4spike ... if you just need a giggle ... then read!!

Warning - if you read it at work, and choke ... don't try to read it to the boss ... especially if said boss is male!!

We've all had trouble with our animals, but I don't think anyone can top this one:

Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. No matter how legitimate my excuse, I always get the feeling that my boss thinks I'm lying.

On one recent occasion, I had a valid reason but lied anyway, because the truth was just too darned humiliating. I simply mentioned that I had sustained a head injury, and I hoped I would feel up to coming in the next day. By then, I reasoned, I could think up a doozy to explain the bandage on the top of my head. The accident occurred mainly because I had given in to my wife's wishes to adopt a cute little kitty.

Initially, the new acquisition was no problem.

Then one morning, I was taking my shower after breakfast when I heard my wife, Deb, call out to me from the kitchen.

'Honey! The garbage disposal is dead again. Please come reset it.'

'You know where the button is,' I protested through the shower pitter-patter and steam. 'Reset it yourself!'

'But I'm scared!' she persisted. 'What if it starts going and sucks me in?'

There was a meaningful pause and then, 'C'mon, it'll only take you a second.'

So out I came, dripping wet and butt naked, hoping that my silent outraged nudity would make a statement about how I perceived her behaviour as extremely cowardly.

Sighing loudly, I squatted down and stuck my head under the sink to find the button. It is th e last action I remember performing.

It struck without warning, and without any respect to my circumstances. No, it wasn't the hexed disposal, drawing me into its gnashing metal teeth. It was our new kitty, who discovered the fascinating dangling objects she spied hanging between my legs. She had been poised around the corner and stalked me as I reached under the sink. And, at the precise moment when I was most vulnerable, she leapt at the toys I unwittingly offered and snagged them with her needle-like claws. I lost all rational thought to control orderly bodily movements, blindly rising at a violent rate of speed, with the full weight of a kitten hanging from my masculine region.

Wild animals are sometimes faced with a 'fight or flight' syndrome. Men, in this predicament, choose only the 'flight' option. I know this from experience. I was fleeing straight up into the air when the sink and cabinet bluntly and forcefully impeded my ascent.
The impact knocked me out cold.

When I awoke, my wife and the paramedics stood over me.

Now there are not many things in this life worse than finding oneself lying on the kitchen floor butt naked in front of a group of 'been-there, done-t hat' paramedics.
Even worse, having been fully briefed by my wife, the paramedics were all snorting loudly as they tried to conduct their work, all the while trying to suppress their hysterical laughter......and not succeeding.

Somehow I lived through it all. A few days later I finally made it back in to the office, where colleagues tried to coax an explanation out of me about my head injury. I kept silent, claiming it was too painful to talk about, which it was.

'What's the matter?' They all asked, 'Cat got your tongue?'

If they only knew!
Avon_Cally_Laugh Together
9th-Mar-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
At least I'm at home.
9th-Mar-2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. You've been signed me off work for four weeks. Do you have to measure your blood pressure daily to keep an eye on it? How is your eye?
9th-Mar-2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
I was at the doc's this morning. The new pills are starting to work, my bp is lower than it was Friday but not low enough. (160/98) And my eye seems to have cleared already.

I don't have to measure my bp every day, I have an appointment for Friday of next week to check on progress. And a blood test scheduled for a couple of days before that because the new pills might affect the electrolyte balance.

Other than that I'm to have a nice relaxing time. I'm going to do some gardening if the weather stays fine (bright sunshine at the moment) and knitting when it isn't.
9th-Mar-2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the pills are already showing progress. Let knitting mend the raveled sleeve of care... oh, you know what I mean. :^)
9th-Mar-2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
It's good to have time to just relax and recuperate. The blood pressure going down is good. Hopefully it will keep improving as you rest these next couple of weeks.
9th-Mar-2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
LOL a lot, I know it's cruel but I can't help it.
10th-Mar-2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Oh yes, the dangers of owning cats they don't warn males about!
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