Sunday, September 12, 2021

I'm not the only one with dental issues

 Funny story;

So dad's had multiple fillings over the years, and he's had these twin white ones smack dab in the middle of his two front teeth that have been there for about 30 billion years. One night he was gobbling from a cement mixer-sized bowl of popcorn, a favorite nighttime snack, and one of the front teeth broke off just below the filling.  "That's fine," he says.  "I'll just be careful."  Mom looked at him and shook her head as she seems to do more and more these days. Flash forward a few weeks and dad notices a hairline crack in the other front tooth right along the edge of the filling on that side. Well, I'm sure you can guess where this is going.  The other morning he comes up from the dungeon workshop to tell mom that that one broke, too.  "Let's see," says mom, holding back a snicker.  Dad opens his gob wide to expose a 4-lane highway-wide gap between his two front teeth, and mom pretty much peed herself with, umm, concern.  She was so concerned she could hardly breath between bouts of concern.  Once her concern subsided and she got up off the floor & changed her underpants she said he'd have to make an appointment to get that taken care of.  

Now, ordinarily I'd have a photo to add to my post, but dad's teeth are pretty gross overall what with the collection of fillings and amount of coffee he drinks, so I won't make you upchuck this time 'round.  Consider yourself fortunate that you'll have to make do with my pencil-sketched rendition. 


Yeah, I'd say that's pretty accurate. Do you know how hard it is to hold a writing implement with a paw?  The twin forests sprouting from his schnoz are just to make it more lifelike, and they're pretty dead-on. 

23 comments:

Brian said...

Oh no, that's no fun, at least for your Dad. We hope he gets those teeth all fixed up super soon.

Lynn said...

Cleo you and your mom are hilarious. Not so much the tooth problem, though.
I'm still laughing at you using a pencil and mom being concerned. Of course,
tough men are the last to go to the dentist, right? They tie kitties up in
a bag and force them to the doctor for unspeakable events, but hide in the
closet, or dungeon if they have one. Good luck that your dad makes it
OK with out popcorn for a bit.

meowmeowmans said...

Great drawing, Cleo. That sounds like fun for everyone, except for your dad, of course. We hope he can get those fixed soon. Hugs!

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Oh Dear, Cleo! That sounds very unfortunate and quite unpleasant fr your Dad! We hope he can get it taken care of soonest!

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

The Swiss Cats said...

Poor dad, that's no fun ! We hope that teeth problem gets fixed very soon. Purrs

Leah said...

I had to laugh at the funny way you told this, Cleo! But seriously I hope your Dad can get this taken care of as soon, and as easily, as possible.

The Whiskeratti said...

Ohhh nooo.... I am so sorry.

The Island Cats said...

Yikes! I hope your dad can get those teeth fixed!

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, my 'concern' for your dad's teeth had me silently giggling here too!
"What fools these mortals be!" William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

pilch92 said...

Your poor dad, maybe the human tooth fairy will visit.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We feel sorry for your dad but are grateful for the laugh

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Your poor dad! Dental issues are no fun. You're a pawsome little artist :)

My Mind's Eye said...

I love how very concerned your mom was...MOL MOL MOL
OMCs Cleo that gap reminds me of the tunnel on Tunnel Road in Asheville and hey it might be the same size too.
Ok now that I have voiced my concern and am back in my chair...I hope and purr that Dad can get a quick appointment. Hugs Cecilia

My Mind's Eye said...

PS just as a heads up...Dad might want to apply for a
purrsonal loan to get the pearly whites fixed. Advice from one who has had way too many dental issues over the last few years.

Saku said...

Our mom bean must be concerned too Cleo. She's been doubled up with it, and we had a heck of a time getting her to sit down and type this comment.

Pee Ess: we hope he's able to get them fixed soon.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Our Dad had the same thing happen a few years ago and opted for "pull em all and give me a plate" he was so disgusted. Dont do that! Get implants if you can!

Summer said...

I'm glad your male human is getting that taken care of - dental health is important!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo....YOW.....we hope dadz teeth R knot givin him fitz oh "hole lee $#!Tz that hurtz....

bye de way; best drawin we haz seen a kitty cree ate in a looooooong time; ewe haz talent cleo :) ☺☺♥♥

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We hope your dad's teeth are feeling better soon.

Darla M Sands said...

Ouch! My dentist has been cashing in on me. ~sigh~ Best wishes to your fun and sweet family.

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo...I have to tell you MY mom is so concerned she is doubled over and her eyes started leaking some. She was making these loud howling sounds, and her mouth was open! Your most excellent drawing for our considered education on what happened, well...that finished her off.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

You poor dad, Cleo! With the experiences she's had with the last two dentists, she is a confirmed anti-dentite.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your poor dad! I must say you did a very good diagram, and those twin forests are an inspiration!! I hope he gets better luck with his dentist than I did. Near the beginning of first lockdown I was chewing a toffee and my bridge fell out leaving a gap and 2 filed stumps either side. At least masks have hidden it! Of course they wouldn't do anything and said they would contact clients when they started up again. I got fed up waiting and kept getting the same answer The last time they said it was too long since my last treatment and had taken me off their client list! Now I have to try and find another dentist and they are in very short supply.

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Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which 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 Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC 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.