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Asheville, North Carolina
Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Not So Smart, Are You, Big Guy?

Really wish I had a picture to go with this one...

Dad is officially an idiot (not that mom and I ever question it).  
     He tends to go off on hysterical rants sometimes about the morons in the world, and the stupid things they do.  We get quite sick of hearing him, honestly.
     Anyway, one of his responsibilities at work is keeping the community pool clean (yup, you can guess where this is going), and yesterday he had to clean the leaves out of the bottom of the pool.
     Sure enough, he wasn't paying attention to where he was stepping and sploosh!, in he went.  Of course, the sun was shining brightly, the birds were singing oh so gaily and temperatures were hovering right around a toasty 40 degrees or so.
     Thankfully, the dingbat says, it was only the shallow end, so he only went in up to his waist, but his cell phone, two-way radio, flashlight and wallet (to name only a fraction of the crap he wears on his belt) don't share the sentiment.
     None of his co-workers witnessed what must've been a hilarious event, and he went right into the office to proclaim his stupidity, then headed straight home to change.
     After he explained to me and mom what happened and stripped his drenched clothes off at the door mom just couldn't hold back and let out with her best shrinkage joke, which lightened the mood some (at least for me and mom).
      Dad put mom's blow dryer to work, trying desperately to save his stuff (the tools, wallet, etc., not THAT stuff), then headed right back to work.
     Next time he goes off on idiocy we'll remind him of yesterday's smooth move, and hopefully he'll shut up.


Eastside Cats said...

Oy, Orbit! Your dad's manly pride got a soaking, that's for sure!

Catio Tales said...

Hehehehe - you know what, Orbit, we are kind of glad there wasn't a camera!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Orbit, you can bet we can imagine this *almost* as if we'd had a photo! Maybe Santa needs to bring him a wetsuit for Catmas!

Brian said...

Oh my wet oops!

Marg said...

Bet that was a chilly dip. Can't blame him for complaining about that. You all have a great day.

Summer said...

Ha! Sounds like something MY human would do!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Would loved to see that *mol*


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Would loved to see that *mol*


The Island Cats said...

Too bad there wasn't a video of that. :)

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Fur Everywhere said...

MOL! That is too funny.

Kitties Blue said...

Glad you cleared up for us on which "stuff" your dad was using the hairdryer. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...sew...we guess we can say yur dadz cell ewe lar dee vize be a total wash huh !!!! ♥♥ ☺

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

:) maybe next time he won't bring his cell phone so close to the water

My husband once became so moved to jump into the ocean that he forgot he had stuff in his shorts like his wallet..

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.