Friday, October 15, 2010

"I have no idea..."

"... about how this plant that was up on the fireplace mantle managed to get onto the living room floor. It must have jumped! Suicide, suicide I say!"

The Mighty Fang pretends he is innocent as the driven snow, "huh, what's this? How did this get into the middle of the living room floor?". Too bad I happened to catch him in mid-leap when his leap off the top of the bookcase onto the fireplace mantle while chasing after that bug fluttering around my living room led to gravity doing its usual.

The poor plant is now reduced to a stalk and some roots devoid of branches, all of which broke off in its leap from the fireplace mantle. Hopefully it'll come back. I have it repotted in a larger pot now, luckily I had some potting soil in the garage and could repurpose a plastic container for that project.

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

Below: Mencken joins the investigation of this mysterious event. Mencken was on the futon beside me when 18 pounds of rampaging black cat managed to knock the pot halfway across the living room, so I *know* he didn't have anything to do with it. Not for lack of desire I think, though :).


  1. Your plant committed suicide! Reminds me of a Family Guy scene, where one of Meg's stuffed animals commits suicide. If you hate Family Guy, feel free to delete or ignore (and accept my apology.)

  2. New item: Must be sniffed.

    Old item in new place: Must be sniffed.

    Old item does something: Must be sniffed.

  3. I don't know how you can accuse such an innocent kitty! TMF would never do such a thing!

  4. DopeAddict, this was definitely an "assisted" suicide. Sorta in the same way that a 10 year old kid being shot in the head by a drive-by shooter is an "assisted" suicide, that is.

    Nangleator: You shoulda seen the fat tubba lard run over there to sniff the plant he'd just sent flying. I mean, it was thump (onto top shelf of cat tree) thump (onto next shelf down of cat tree) THUMP (to the floor) and a swift jog, belly wobbling, to get to where I finally captured him on pixels. Or maybe he was just tryin' to get into position to where he was down on the floor sniffing the plant, so surely *he* had nothing to do with its untimely demise, right?

    Sungold: No such luck. The reason I had the camera was that TMF had been dashing around, running up the cat tree across the mantle and leaping to the top of the bookcase then running the other way to thump back down onto the floor, chasing a bug, and I hoped to capture him in action. Just as I settled back on the futon... CRASH! He mistimed his leap and 18 pounds of lard smashed into the plant! I guess he was just tired. He's a fat old lardbutt kitty, after all... chasin' those bugs is hard work!

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


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